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15 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Café Lumiere (2003)

Café Lumiere recreates Japan's lush colors and busy depths, but doesn't imbue them with any universal meaning.

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8 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Undead (2003)

Imagining it as a pastichey homage, the directors make plain here their affection for the low-budget zombie genre, and a few horror and western details too.

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8 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Heights (2004)

Isabel dances along the edges of her life, hoping to maintain enough speed so as not to have to look at it.

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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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