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8 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Fantastic Four (2005)

As Marvel comics fans already know, being zapped by a radioactive cloud in outer space alters your DNA according to your sense of self.

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8 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Dark Water (2005)

The more anxious Dahlia becomes, the more the dark, soppy, unruly apartment resembles her state of mind.

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1 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

War of the Worlds (2005)

Both smart-looking and simple-minded, War of the Worlds powers along on visual tricks and the frequent terrorizing of Dakota Fanning.

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1 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

A Tout de Suite (2005)

Benoit Jacquot's extraordinary film reveals Lili in bits and pieces, mostly wordless.

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1 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Rebound (2005)

Martin Lawrence's entrance into the lucrative kiddie flick arena never figures how to handle his vibrant spacticity.

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1 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Après Vous (2003)

While most secrets e=are eventually confessed, Après Vous offers no indication that these characters will ever be honest with themselves.

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24 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Rize (2005)

The bodies are dynamic, the skin glistening, the costumes clownish, and the faces painted into stark, self-asserting abstractions.

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24 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

My Summer of Love (2004)

Their romance seems alternately fluid and jaunty, as they explore one another and their own feelings.

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24 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Land of the Dead (2005)

Predictably macabre, darkly comic, and grimly class conscious, Land of the Dead imagines a world where humans turn against each other when facing dreadful fates.

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24 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)

Whether or not you believe any angle of Lindsay Lohan's ever new image, she's certainly learned how to recycle, a useful skill in her chosen profession.

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24 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Bewitched (2005)

Like most movies starring Will Ferrell and all movies based on TV series, this one tries too hard.

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17 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Perfect Man (2005)

Think about this: the film's premise is that Heather Locklear can't get a decent date.

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17 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)

e and You and Everyone We Know teaches us that life's tender intricacies and ironies can bring us closer to one another.

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Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Charming, peculiar, and occasionally ingenious, Howl's Moving Castle tilts between fantastical beauty and philosophical pondering.

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16 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Batman Begins (2005)

Christian Bale brings a menace to Batman, making him radically distinct from alter ego Bruce Wayne.

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Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire (2005) - PopMatters Film Review
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What must it feel like to be so insignificant in the world's eyes that your systematic extermination scarcely warrants attention?"

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10 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

More evocative of Fred Astaire than James Bond, John's killer athleticism reflects a general quickness of mind.

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High Tension (Haute Tension) (2003)

Marie never comes to understand her part in the violence of looking, the violation it represents.

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The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D (2005)

Robert Rodriguez is at his enfant terrible game again, for the second time this year.

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

If its resolutions are at times too neat, the movie can also be refreshing, allowing the girls to be confused, perceptive, foolish, mad, and generous.

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