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9 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cars (2006)

Thrilling in its shiny surface detail, the NASCAR scene stretches before you like an anthropomorphized vista: this is the immediate future of animation, and Pixar, recently and loudly sold to Disney, means to own it.

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

You might call A Prairie Home Companion an unlikely Lindsay Lohan movie. You could also call it the best work she's done, the best work she's likely to do, or the best chance she's had to do good work.

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8 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

An Inconvenient Truth

Now that he's lost a presidential contest and done a couple of Saturday Night Lives, it appears Mr. Ex-veep is on a roll.

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6 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Omen (2006)

By the time poor Kate visits a shrink who embodies all the institutional and moral restrictions she faces daily, you're wanting everyone to jump off rooftops, preferably with nooses.

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5 Jun 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Omen (2006)

By the time poor Kate visits a shrink who embodies all the institutional and moral restrictions she faces daily, you're wanting everyone to jump off rooftops, preferably with nooses.

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2 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Break-Up (2006)

For all that goes wrong with The Break-Up, the most compelling question it raises has to do with the state of the romantic comedy.

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2 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Puffy Chair (2006)

The road trip then becomes an occasion for an extended game of relationship chicken: is Josh going to grow up and commit or is Emily going to accept him and stop criticizing?

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2 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

Surf School (2006)

It's as though Silverman asked a group of 13-year-olds to describe a 'hippie' and then created the aging flower children based on their answers.

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2 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

Lady Vengeance (2005)

Lady Vengeance offers its characters what was missing in Chan-wook Park previous vengeance films: the hope of redemption.

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2 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

District B13 (2004)

Pierre Morel's film maintains a healthy tension, as Damien believes in 'the law' and Leïto is never convinced of its efficacy or good intentions.

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1 Jun 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Break-Up (2006)

For all that goes wrong with The Break-Up, the most compelling question it raises has to do with the state of the romantic comedy.

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26 May 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Proposition (2005)

Nick Cave's The Proposition blends equal parts Walkabout and Sergio Leone's grim atmospherics to illustrate the brutality of imperialism.

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26 May 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Proposition (2005)

Signaling death and dryness, the flies also mark transitions from one location to another: everywhere, it seems, someone is dead or dying.

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X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

It's a superhero movie, so all these choices involve massive destruction -- buildings disintegrating, fireballs flying, bodies detonating.

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X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

It's a superhero movie, so all these choices involve massive destruction -- buildings disintegrating, fireballs flying, bodies detonating.

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19 May 2006 // 3:00 AM

Over the Hedge (2006)

The raccoon is shrewd, and the scenario he lays out -- all food, all the time -- is powerfully tempting.

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19 May 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Da Vinci Code

In straining to make its spaces and secrets 'scary', Da Vinci literalizes thoughts and dreams, and abandons mystery and nuance.

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18 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

Over the Hedge (2006)

The raccoon is shrewd, and the scenario he lays out -- all food, all the time -- is powerfully tempting.

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18 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

In straining to make its spaces and secrets 'scary', Da Vinci literalizes thoughts and dreams, and abandons mystery and nuance.

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12 May 2006 // 3:00 AM

Poseidon (2006)

Why cast Andre Braugher and then not use him?

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