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23 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

The New World (2005)

The New World is ambitious and gorgeous, the landscape serving as a kind of objective correlative for characters' cravings and astonishments.

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23 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

Munich (2005)

Munich is about the shifting meaning the city's name took on after that dire moment in 1972, the shorthand it became for survivors, historians, and avengers.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Two-Disc Deluxe Edition (2005)

Tim Burton's movie is mostly perky, slightly edgy, and dully episodic.

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Batman Begins (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition with Comic Book) (2004)

Nolan's Batman is perpetually knotted up, unable to forget his dead parents, seeking a vague solace in his hard body's capacity for violence.

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4 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Layer Cake (2004)

Daniel Craig ensures that you see XXXX's mind wheels turning as he confronts each new impasse.

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28 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005)

While Hellworld is a pretty good generic horror movie, it is an abysmal Hellraiser film.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

This being a Tim Burton film, the celebration of childish pleasures is not simply joyous, but tweaked.

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Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Charming, peculiar, and occasionally ingenious, Howl's Moving Castle tilts between fantastical beauty and philosophical pondering.

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16 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Batman Begins (2005)

Christian Bale brings a menace to Batman, making him radically distinct from alter ego Bruce Wayne.

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9 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Machinist (2004)

Trevor is an image disappearing, more about reduction and loss than self-knowledge and identification.

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28 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Layer Cake (2004)

The hero of Layer Cake has no name. This matters less than you might think.

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23 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Finding Neverland (2004)

'Play' is a means to define childhood, to prolong mythic innocence, to grant nobility.

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19 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Finding Neverland (2004)

As James Barrie, the Scottish-born playwright most famous for imagining Peter Pan, Johnny Depp appears the consummately charismatic child-man.

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11 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Enduring Love (2004)

Samantha Morton's face seems a perfect object for gazing on.

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22 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Machinist (2004)

The Machinist digs so deeply into its protagonist's mind that it's difficult to see a way out.

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10 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Vanity Fair (2004)

Ah, to be young, bright, and scheming in 19th-century Britain!"

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3 Aug 2004 // 1:00 AM

Secret Window (2004)

'Johnny's look,' says director David Koepp, 'mostly came from Johnny'.

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24 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Mother (2003)

May's new sense of self and awakened sexuality are startling, not least of all to her.

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11 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Secret Window (2004)

The foremost asset of this Stephen King adaptation is the wondrous Johnny Depp.

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

If ever there was a filmmaker made for DVD commentaries, it is Robert Rodriguez.

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"Sugar Hill was made in a world before ordinary shuffling, Romero-type zombies took over the cinema world.

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