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 BEST FILMS OF 2002
 WORST FILMS OF 2002

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  BEST of 2002
 "CHICAGO"
 "ADAPTATION"
 "FAR FROM HEAVEN"
 "CATCH ME IF YOU CAN"
 "THE ROOKIE"
 "IGBY GOES DOWN"
 "ABOUT SCHMIDT"
 "WAYDOWNTOWN"
 "IVANS XTC."
 "THE QUIET AMERICAN"
The one that got away
(technically 2001)
 "LAGAAN"
Honorable Mentions
 "THE PIANIST"
 "THE HOURS"
 "KISSING JESSICA STEIN"
 "THE CAT'S MEOW"
 "8 WOMEN"
 "ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS"
 "DOGTOWN & Z-BOYS"
 "THE BOURNE IDENTITY"
 "THE BUSINESS OF FAN..."
 "CONFESSIONS OF A D..."

  WORST of 2002
 "Mr. Deeds"
 "Serving Sara"
 "Resident Evil"
 "Vulgar"
 "8 Crazy Nights"
 "Sorority Boys"
 "Half Past Dead"
 "I-Spy"
 "Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever"
 "Stealing Harvard"
 "Master of Disguise"
 "Rollerball"
 "Juwanna Mann"
 "All the Queen's Men"
 "Analyze That"
 "Men In Black II"
 "The Country Bears"
 "Equilibrium"
Please note: I didn't see
"Pluto Nash" or "Swept Away"
Dishonorable Mentions
 "Jackass: The Movie"
 "The Four Feathers"
 "Enough"
 "Jason X"
 "A Walk to Remember"
 "Bad Company"

Rating translation:
 ****
 WOW

 ***
 Solidly recommended

 **1/2
 "It was OK"

 **
 Coulda been but isn't

 *
 Don't say I didn't warn you

Recommended films IN CAPITALS

   2002 INTERVIEWS
Peter Bogdanovich
director of
"The Cat's Meow"
Adrien Brody
co-star of
"Harrison's Flowers"
FULLNAME Ice Cube
star of
"Friday After Next"
Mark Dacascos
co-star of
"Brotherhood of the Wolf"
Dennis Farina
co-star of
"Big Trouble"
America Ferrera America Ferrera
star of
"Real Women Have..."
David Hare David Hare &
Michael Cunningham
writers of
"The Hours"
Salma Hayek Salma Hayek
star of
"Frida"
Shekar Kapur Shekhar Kapur
director of
"The Four Feathers"
Charlie Kaufman & Spike Jonze Charlie Kaufman
& Spike Jonze

writer & director of
"Adaptation"
Val Kilmer
star of
"The Salton Sea"
James LeGros
star of
"Scotland, PA"
Michael Lehmann
director of
"40 Days & 40 Nights"
David Levien &
Brian Koppelman

writers-directors of
"Knockaroud Guys"
Malcolm McDowell Malcolm McDowell
co-star of
"Gangster No.1"
Mandy Moore
star of
"A Walk to Remember"
+ photo gallery!
Michael Moore Michael Moore
documentary-maker
"Bowling for Columbine"
Samantha Mumba
co-star of
"The Time Machine"
Andrew Niccol Andrew Niccol
writer-director of
"S1m0ne"
Christopher Nolan Christopher Nolan
director of
"Insomnia"
Philip Noyce Philip Noyce
director of
"The Quiet American"
"Rabbit-Proof Fence"
Stacey Peralta
& Tony Alva

skateboard legends
"Dogtown & Z-Boys"
Dennis Quaid
star of
"The Rookie"
Ryan Reynolds
star of
"Van Wilder"
John Sayles John Sayles
writer-director
"Sunshine State"
Leiv Schreiber
co-star of
"Sum of All Fears"
Finn Taylor
writer-director of
"Cherish"
Randall Wallace
writer/director of
"We Were Soldiers"
Jennifer Westfeldt
Heather Juergensen

writers/stars of
"Kissing Jessica..."
John Woo John Woo
Christian Slater
Roger Wille

for "Windtalkers"
   2002 GALLERIES

Mandy Moore


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  2002 REVIEWS    (Recommended films in CAPITALS)
  Released in DECEMBER
***1/2"ABOUT SCHMIDT"
****"ADAPTATION"
*"Analyze That"
***1/2"ANTWONE FISHER"
****"CATCH ME IF YOU CAN"
****"CHICAGO"
***"DRUMLINE"
**"Empire"
1/2*"EQUILIBRIUM"
**1/2"Evelyn"
***"GANGS OF NEW YORK"
*1/2"The Hot Chick"
***1/2"THE HOURS"
***"LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS"
**1/2"Maid in Manhattan"
**"Max"
**1/2"Morvern Callar"
***"NARC"
**"Nicholas Nickleby"
***1/2"THE PIANIST"
***"SPIDER"
**"Star Trek: Nemesis"
***"TALK TO HER"
***"25TH HOUR"
**"Two Weeks Notice"
***"THE WILD THORNBERRYS MOVIE"
Saw it, rated it, never wrote review...
***"INTACTO"
***"LOVE LIZA"
  Released in NOVEMBER
**1/2"Ararat"
***"EL CRIMEN DEL PADRE AMARO"
**1/2"DIE ANOTHER DAY"
1/2*"8 Crazy Nights"
***"8 MILE"
**"The Emperor's Club"
0"Extreme Ops"
****"FAR FROM HEAVEN"
***"FEMME FATALE"
**"Friday After Next"
1/2*"Half Past Dead"
***"HARRY POTTER & THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS"
1/2*"I-Spy"
***"INTERVIEW WITH THE ASSASSIN"
***"PERSONAL VELOCITY"
***1/2"THE QUIET AMERICAN"
***"RABBIT-PROOF FENCE"
**"Reunion"
***"ROGER DODGER"
**1/2"The Santa Clause 2"
***"SOLARIS"
*1/2"They"
**"Treasure Planet"
***"THE WEIGHT OF WATER"
  Released in OCTOBER
*"All the Queen's Men"
**"Abandon"
**1/2"AUTO FOCUS"
***"BELOW"
**1/2"BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE"
***"BROWN SUGAR"
**"Foruma 51"
***"FRIDA"
**1/2"GHOST SHIP"
***"THE GREY ZONE"
***"HEAVEN"
*"Jackass: The Movie"
**1/2"Knockaround Guys"
***"NAQOYQATSI"
***"PAID IN FULL"
***"PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE"
***"REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES"
**"Red Dragon"
**"The Ring"
**1/2"THE RULES OF ATTRACTION"
***"THE TRANSPORTER"
**1/2"The Truth About Charlie"
**1/2"TUCK EVERLASTING"
**1/2"Welcome to Collinwood"
**1/2"WHITE OLEANDER"
Saw it, rated it, never wrote review...
***"COMEDIAN"
  Released in SEPTEMBER
1/2*"Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever"
**1/2"THE BANGER SISTERS"
***"BARBERSHOP"
***"CITY BY THE SEA"
**"Das Experiment"
***1/2"8 WOMEN"
*"The Four Feathers"
***"HIS SECRET LIFE"
****"IGBY GOES DOWN"
***"MOONLIGHT MILE"
**"Secretary"
**1/2"Spirited Away"
1/2*"Stealing Harvard"
**1/2"Sweet Home Alabama"
**"Swimfan"
**"Trapped"
**"The Tuxedo"
Saw it, rated it, never wrote review...
***"How I Killed My Father"
**1/2"Quitting"
***"SKINS"
  Released in AUGUST
**1/2"Blood Work"
**1/2"BLUE CRUSH"
***1/2"THE BUSINESS OF FANCYDANCING"
0"fear dot com"
***"FULL FRONTAL"
**1/2"The Good Girl"
***1/2"IVANS XTC."
**1/2"LITTLE SECRETS"
**1/2"Martin Lawrence Live: RunTelDat"
*"Master of Disguise"
***"ONE HOUR PHOTO"
***"POSSESSION"
0"Serving Sara"
***"SIGNS"
**"S1m0ne"
**1/2"Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams"
**"Undisputed"
**"xXx"
**"Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars"
Saw it, rated it, never wrote review...
**1/2"METROPOLIS" (rerelease)
**1/2"Swimming"
  Released in JULY
**"Austin Powers in Goldmember"
*1/2"The Country Bears"
**"The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course"
**1/2"EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS"
***"GANGSTER NO.1"
**"Halloween: Resurrection"
**1/2"K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER"
***"LIKE MIKE"
**"Lovely & Amazing"
*"Men in Black II"
**1/2"My Wife is an Actress"
**1/2"The Powerpuff Girls Movie"
**1/2"REIGN OF FIRE"
**1/2"ROAD TO PERDITION"
***"SEX & LUCIA"
**1/2"STUART LITTLE 2"
***"TADPOLE"
Saw it, rated it, never wrote review...
**"Who is Cletis Tout?"
  Released in JUNE
*"Bad Company"
*1/2"Bartleby"
***"THE BELIEVER"
***"THE BOURNE IDENTITY"
**"Cherish"
***"CINEMA PARADISO - The New Version"
**1/2"The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys"
**"Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood"
***"THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES"
*1/2"Hey Arnold! The Movie"
*"Juwanna Mann"
***"LILO & STITCH"
**1/2"MINORITY REPORT"
0"Mr. Deeds"
***"SCOOBY-DOO"
***"SUNSHINE STATE"
**"Windtalkers"
  Released in MAY
***"ABOUT A BOY"
***"CHELSEA WALLS"
**1/2"CQ"
***1/2"DOGTOWN & Z-BOYS"
***"ENIGMA"
*1/2"Enough"
***"HOLLYWOOD ENDING"
**1/2"THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST"
***"IN JULY"
***"INSOMNIA"
**"The Lady & the Duke"
****"LAGAAN: ONCE UPON A TIME IN INDIA"
**"The New Guy"
**1/2"SPIDER-MAN"
**1/2"SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON"
***"STAR WARS: EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES"
**1/2"Stolen Summer"
**1/2"The Sum of All Fears"
***"13 CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ONE THING"
**1/2"UNDERCOVER BROTHER"
**"Unfaithful"
**"Very Annie-Mary"
1/2*"Vulgar"
Saw it, rated it, never wrote review...
***"RAIN"
  Released in APRIL
**1/2"BIG TROUBLE"
***"THE CAT'S MEOW"
**1/2"Changing Lanes"
***"FESTIVAL IN CANNES"
*1/2"Frailty"
**"High Crimes"
**1/2"THE INDEPENDENT"
*1/2"Jason X"
**1/2"LIFE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT"
**1/2"Lucky Break"
**1/2"Murder by Numbers"
***"MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING"
**1/2"NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VAN WILDER"
*1/2"New Best Friend"
**1/2"THE SALTON SEA"
***"THE SCORPION KING"
**1/2"The Sweetest Thing"
***"Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN"
Saw it, rated it, never wrote review...
**1/2"World Traveller"
**1/2"HUMAN NATURE"
***"SON OF THE BRIDE"
  Released in MARCH
**1/2"All About the Benjamins"
**"Blade II"
**1/2"CLOCKSTOPPERS"
***"DEATH TO SMOOCHY"
***1/2"E.T."
***"40 DAYS & 40 NIGHTS"
**"Harrison's Flowers"
***"ICE AGE"
***1/2"KISSING JESSICA STEIN"
***"LAST ORDERS"
***"MONSOON WEDDING"
**"No Such Thing"
***"PANIC ROOM"
0"Resident Evil"
****"THE ROOKIE"
**"Showtime"
0"Sorority Boys"
**1/2"THE TIME MACHINE"
***"WE WERE SOLDIERS"
Saw it, rated it, never wrote review...
***"HOW TO KILL YOUR NEIGHBOR'S DOG"
***"THE SON'S ROOM"
  Released in FEBRUARY
**"Beijing Bicycle"
**1/2"BIG FAT LIAR"
**1/2"Birthday Girl"
**"Collateral Damage"
**1/2"CROSSROADS"
**1/2"Dragonfly"
***"HART'S WAR"
***1/2"IRIS"   ('01 in NY/LA)
***1/2"ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS"
*1/2"John Q"
**"Queen of the Damned"
**"Return to Never Land"
*"Rollerball"
***"SCOTLAND, PA"
*1/2"Slackers"
**1/2"Storytelling"
**1/2"What Time Is It There?"
Saw it, rated it, never wrote review...
***"WERKMEISTER HARMONIES"
  Released in JANUARY
***"BLACK HAWK DOWN"   ('01 in NY/LA)
**1/2"BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF"
**"Charlotte Gray"
***"THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO"
**"Dark Blue World"
**"Everything Put Together"
**1/2"Final"   ('01 in NY/LA)
***1/2"GOSFORD PARK"   ('01 in NY/LA)
*"I Am Sam"   ('01 in NY/LA)
***"IMPOSTOR"
**"KANDAHAR"   ('01 in NY/LA)
**"Kung Pow: Enter the Fist"
***"LANTANA"   ('01 in NY/LA)
***1/2"MONSTER'S BALL"   ('01 in NY/LA)
**1/2"THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES"
***"ORANGE COUNTY"
***1/2"PINERO"   ('01 in NY/LA)
***1/2"THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS"   ('01 in NY/LA)
**1/2"The Shipping News"   ('01 in NY/LA)
**1/2"SNOW DOGS"
*1/2"A Walk to Remember"
***1/2"WAYDOWNTOWN"
Saw it, rated it, never wrote review...
***"ABERDEEN"


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