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26 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Valiant (2005)

Though Valiant is cheerful enough, its actors, animators, and audience have all been let down by its lack of ambition.

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26 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Undiscovered (2005)

A non-meeting on a subway platform serves as the first scene in the exceptionally uninteresting Undiscovered.

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26 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Mysterious Skin (2005)

Rendered in vivid colors, Neil's past appears more lucid than the present, but his memories are also selective and likely unreliable.

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The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

Here, a one-note title evolves into a 3-D landscape of guffaws and awws.

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26 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Cave (2005)

Space is a primary concern in a movie called The Cave.

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26 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Will worries out loud, 'Nothing makes sense here, it's like being inside Jake's head.'"

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Supercross: The Movie (2005)

The brothers race against a spectacular California backdrop, with the sort of ridiculous fearlessness that afflicts boys in sports action movies.

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19 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Red Eye (2005)

Tough, ingenious, and completely fun to watch, Lisa makes the narrative absurdities seem largely irrelevant.

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The Edukators (Die Fetten Jahre Sind Vorbei) (2004)

The Edukators see the executive's wealth as a kind of state-sanctioned violence, as it's only achieved by the poverty of others.

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Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)

The man-whore's back.

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19 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Asylum (2005)

The affair leads to disaster, not least because Stella feels compelled to punish Max for his emotional abandonment.

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12 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Skeleton Key (2005)

For anyone with even passing knowledge of Southern gothics, Violet (Gena Rowlands) is all red flags.

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12 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Great Raid (2003)

The relationship between heroism and villainy remains reductive, subjective, and devastatingly predictable.

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12 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Grizzly Man (2005)

In the bears, the film proposes, Treadwell found companionship and refuge, a way to escape or maybe remake himself.

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12 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Four Brothers (2005)

In between the guilt-tripping and the domestic melodrama, the boys argue over priorities.

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12 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Aristocrats (2005)

The sheer number of performances wears thin by film's end.

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5 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Last Days (2004)

A mediation on sadness, desire, lack of direction... and yes, Kurt Cobain, Last Days seems almost to stretch out its minutes.

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5 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Junebug (2005)

The film portrays such reframings and delimitations, of borders that can't be crossed, in images at once delicate and acute.

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The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)

A series of rowdy antics instead of a sustained storyline, The Dukes of Hazzard is all about the car.

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5 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Broken Flowers (2005)

A sort of minimalist male melodrama, Broken Flowers tracks a journey through regret and hope.

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