Movie of the Year: 2002 – Finale Part Three

Movie of the Year: 2002

Finale Part Three

It is time to finish picking 2002’s Movie of the Year in our 2002 Finale Part Three!

We work really hard on each of the seasons of this show. We do it because it means a lot to us and because that is what the movies deserve. The 2002 season was even more work than we usually do—it was intense. Yet, here we are, at the end of it, and it’s hard not to be just a little sad. 2002 was a bonkers year and the movies are full of a sense of overwrought pride and mounting, undirected aggression. The movies are fun but sometimes in a way that seems manic. A smiling face turned away from a burning house.

But we need to move on. A new season awaits us, full of promise, movies, and lost episodes. As we turn out the lights on this season, we say goodbye to some of our favorite films. Who can forget the pure entertainment of Chicago? The pluck and artistic courage of Russian Ark? And I know we will never forget all the things we said about this season’s very special lost episode recipient, Unfaithful.

And you know we have a sack full of Mooties to bestow!  All this AND the stuff that I remembered but cheekily neglected to mention!

While Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.

The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.

Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what’s best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.

Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn’t be determined by location, and it shouldn’t be the privilege of a small few.

You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit

If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:

1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.

2. Don’t Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.

3. has information about where to find clinics.

4. provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.

5. has a collection of these resources and more.

You can also find links to all of these resources and more info at