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1 Dec 2006 // 2:30 AM

The Nativity Story (2006)

When word of Catherine Hardwicke's attachment to The Nativity Story first surfaced, the possibilities swirled: what if the film reimagined the about-14-year-old Mary as a recognizable teenager?

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30 Nov 2006 // 3:30 AM

Iraq in Fragments (2006)

A meditation on chaos and coping, the documentary keeps its focus intently on Iraqis.

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27 Nov 2006 // 2:00 AM

Deck the Halls (2006)

How did it happen that such determinedly ugly 'men must learn their holiday lessons' movies are now de rigeur?

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22 Nov 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Fountain (2006)

Izzi is both Tommy's end and his means, and so, at last, not quite herself.

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22 Nov 2006 // 3:00 AM

Candy (2006)

Addiction and guilt shape the junkies' existence, until the inevitable, life-threatening crisis shakes up their routine.

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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)

Jack Black. I feel like I never knew the guy.

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21 Nov 2006 // 6:19 PM

Déjà Vu (2006)

The movie's leap from contemporary coppish thriller into science fiction is initially jarring.

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For Your Consideration (2006)

Despite its comparatively strong plot and sharp satire, For Your Consideration seems less substantial than Guest's other films.

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20 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Happy Feet (2006)

The penguins learn to refine their engrained vocal skills not in the interest of spiritual uplift or any such, but, basically, to get laid.

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19 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Shut Up & Sing

Still, and to their credit, the Chicks will not shut up.

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16 Nov 2006 // 6:00 PM

Bobby (2006)

With Kennedy serving as a symbol for what might have been, Bobby illustrates the problems he identifies.

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16 Nov 2006 // 6:00 PM

Fast Food Nation (2006)

Unabashedly didactic, Fast Food Nation points out the cruel lot of immigrant laborers without rights.

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16 Nov 2006 // 6:00 PM

Casino Royale (2006)

The new Bond understands loss, but focuses on revenge instead of grief. He's a hard body in a hard new world.

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15 Nov 2006 // 9:41 PM

Wondrous Oblivion (2006)

Before David can learn cricket, he must confront racism against his neighbors, a life lesson complicated by his own Jewish descent.

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Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

In making Arbus' biography understandable, if "imaginary," the film also makes her work -- so thrillingly strange -- a bit too familiar.

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12 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

The Return (2006)

Joanna's restlessness is pathological and symptomatic. "Sometimes," she says, "I think that if I keep moving forward, nothing bad will happen to me."

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9 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Copying Beethoven (2006)

Ed Harris is inspired, inventive and nuanced. At times he appears to be performing in another movie, the better one that might have been.

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9 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Harsh Times (2006)

Harsh Times is something of a blunt instrument.

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9 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

A Good Year (2006)

As lovely as she may be, Fanny has her work cut out for her in A Good Year.

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Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Maybe Professor Hilbert knows exactly how right he is, given the film's relentless archness: it knows that you know that it knows it's meta.

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