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22 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

North Country (2005)

As the film more or less locks you into Josey's perspective, it appears that even the bleak environment denotes her perpetual exhaustion.

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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)

Though Ben is gruff and finds it difficult to cuddle up with his adorable daughter, the movie gives him good (or least movie-like) reason.

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18 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Separate Lies (2005)

Minute for minute, the film has more angst, betrayal, and guilt than most daytime soaps muster in a year.

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18 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Fog (2005)

As usual, the child is the one with a clue; as soon as Andy sees the digital fog rolling in, his eyes go wide and he murmurs, 'It wants us.'"

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Where the Truth Lies (2005)

In a mystery titled Where the Truth Lies, solving the case is not going to be easy.

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14 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Two for the Money (2005)

The boys also share a certain erotic/athletic appreciation of Brandon's body.

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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)

Prize Winner goes through odd motions to set Evelyn's taxing context and her admirable survival, its most extraordinary moment turns surreal.

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14 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

MirrorMask (2005)

MirrorMask enforces duality at every step, from the art direction to the thematic subtext.

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14 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Elizabethtown (2005)

Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown does not know how to end.

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14 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Domino (2005)

Imagine Mallory Knox as her own reality tv show star, less inclined to take up with the absolutely wrong man, and able to handle her mascara like a pro.

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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

Cute but not aggravating. Witty but not arrogant. Wallace & Gromit is a clever send-up of classic horror movies.

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9 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

In Her Shoes (2005)

In Her Shoes is formula of the quality sort. Formula that showcases big performances and metaphors, and mood-indicating rock songs.

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Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

Shot in exquisite black and white, George Clooney's portrait of Edward R. Murrow is partly reverential, partly probing.

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9 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Gospel (2005)

Frank's ambition to expand the church, following the spectacular-show/mega-church model, has led him to think rather highly of himself as well.

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9 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Dear Wendy (2005)

It's difficult to resist getting all psychoanalytic on Dear Wendy, as it is excessively Freudian in its phallic imagery.

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30 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Serenity (2005)

It's not hard to tell where Serenity's moral druthers lie: much like Whedon's Scoobies, the crew here is an enthusiastic, energetic, and sometimes ornery bunch.

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30 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Oliver Twist (2005)

Oliver is an emblem of Polanski's own thematic obsessions: human cruelty, alienation and dislocation, and above all, identity fragmentation.

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30 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Into the Blue (2005)

Jessica Alba looks fabulous.

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The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)

In the wholly predictable and often cloying The Greatest Game Ever Played, Shia LeBeouf plays amateur golfer Francis Ouimet.

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23 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Roll Bounce (2005)

While Roll Bounce means to be feel-good, its formulaic route to that end is often tedious.

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