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22 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Interpreter (2005)

Sydney Pollack's latest thriller touches on a range of topical matters, from diplomatic skirting of African genocides to U.S. intelligence agency confusions.

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22 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Dust to Glory (2005)

After outlining the hazards of driving these non-roads, the film offers plenty of actionated footage.

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15 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Walk on Water (2004)

Following enough plot threads to fill three more films, Gal Uchovsky's screenplay considers alienation in several forms.

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15 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

House of D (2004)

The ideal girl wears an orange jumpsuit. At least that's the way Tommy Warshaw remembers it.

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15 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Amityville Horror (2005)

She has three kids from a previous marriage (her husband is dead); he has a body left over from Blade 3.

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8 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Sahara (2005)

No surprise, all these plots -- whether engineered by villains or heroes -- rehearse imperial fantasies at the expense of African tribespeople.

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8 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Monsieur N (2003)

Exile is a complicated business for Napoleon Bonaparte.

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8 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

The movie's delightful mix of action and makes these fight scenes little stories all their own.

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8 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Fever Pitch (2005)

Fever Pitch is something more complicated than a paean to the Red Sox mystique.

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1 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Sin City (2005)

Distraught, ornery, self-critical, these heroes are certainly more "anti" types than straight-ahead.

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1 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Oldboy (2003)

A silhouette looms in the dark center of Oldboy's first frame.

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1 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Beauty Shop (2005)

Good news: Queen Latifah is free of wet noodle Jimmy Fallon.

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Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)

Gracie, it appears, has learned nothing from her previous 'girl power' outing.

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25 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Guess Who (2005)

Guess Who raises yet-discomforting questions concerning interracial relationships, as differences, assumptions, and resentments still circulate.

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25 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

D.E.B.S. (2005)

D.E.B.S. challenges us to rethink our straight-up relationship to the genres it parodies.

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The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

They inhabit an ideal world, located, a title helpfully informs you, on an isolated island off the Eastern Coast of the United States, 1986. They coo and cuddle, he coughs ominously, and they seem momentarily content, absorbed in one another. And then comes trouble.

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18 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Upside of Anger (2005)

Lurching into the simultaneously delicate and banal business of Terry's anger, not to mention her daughters' understandable bewilderment, the movie offers little in the way of complexity or sense.

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18 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Ring 2 (2005)

Rachel misses the fact that she's living in a horror movie sequel, which ordains that she's not anywhere near 'starting over' in the usual sense.

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18 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Off the Map (2003)

The fact that they're sharing such tragedies while Richard Nixon is resigning suggests a certain harmony of the universe.

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18 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Melinda and Melinda (2005)

Hobie rejiggers his life in order to make himself look 'available' for Melinda, the joke being that the Allen character is never actually available, but rather, needy, fervent, and clumsily scheming.

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