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31 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Ask the Dust (2006)

Colin Farrell's voiceover at the beginning of Ask the Dust makes it clear that Robert Towne's new film is in love with words.

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Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction (2006)

As in the first film, this premise -- that Catherine's plot is a series of lies -- is mildly interesting.

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23 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Lenfant (2006)

Winner of the 2005 Palme d'Or at the Cannes, L'enfant takes an abrupt turn that's not so startling as it initially seems.

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23 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Stoned (2005)

Brian Jones appears to be diligently practicing infidelity and abusing alcohol throughout.

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23 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Inside Man (2006)

New York is everywhere in Spike Lee's sharp, new, genre-bending movie.

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22 Mar 2006 // 1:00 AM

Joyeux Noël (2005)

Certainly few war zones would allow for such communal religious touchstones, given that religious belief is more often than not the impetus for war.

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21 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Joyeux Noël (2005)

Certainly few war zones would allow for such communal religious touchstones, given that religious belief is more often than not the impetus for war.

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16 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Zodiac (2006)

The Zodiac so altered our consciousness that we can now easily imagine a serial killer with no motivation other than achieving a public spectacle.

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16 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Thank You for Smoking (2005)

The ironies of Thank You for Smoking are not subtle.

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16 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Find Me Guilty (2006)

You might find Vin Diesel guilty of any number of offenses in Sidney Lumet's new film. First, his hair.

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16 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

V for Vendetta (2006)

The Natalie Portman film is an earnestly angry, vaguely philosophical, but ultimately generic action movie.

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9 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Libertine (2004)

John Wilmot, the Second Earl of Rochester (Johnny Depp), is always the smartest guy in the room.

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The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2005)

Already a local legend, Farmer John's legacy seems assured.

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Duck Season (Temporada de Patos) (2004)

The kids are not infused with precocious cynicism or degeneracy. They are optimistic, as befits their age.

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9 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

It's bad to be stranded in the desert. Especially when you're surrounded by flesh-eating human mutants.

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Dave Chappelles Block Party (2006)

Block Party sustains a balance between good-natured light-heartedness social commentary.

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2 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

16 Blocks (2006)

Richard Donner's latest buddy-action flick is thick with wrong decisions.

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National Lampoons Pucked (2006)

Bereft of comic chops, Jon Bon Jovi must carry scenes exclusively on the basis of his good looks, which works for about 10 minutes.

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28 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Tamara (2006)

Tamara's poster shows a pouty Jenna Dewan in a miniskirt, carrying a huge axe. The tagline reads, Revenge Has a Killer Body. I wish I had seen that movie instead.

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28 Feb 2006 // 2:00 AM

Little Fish (2005)

Jacquelin Perske's script delivers Tracy's story in a series of snapshots, brief, highly detailed moments, comprised of close-ups or bits of dialogue.

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