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14 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Domino (2005)

Imagine Mallory Knox as her own reality tv show star, less inclined to take up with the absolutely wrong man, and able to handle her mascara like a pro.

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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

Cute but not aggravating. Witty but not arrogant. Wallace & Gromit is a clever send-up of classic horror movies.

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9 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

In Her Shoes (2005)

In Her Shoes is formula of the quality sort. Formula that showcases big performances and metaphors, and mood-indicating rock songs.

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Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

Shot in exquisite black and white, George Clooney's portrait of Edward R. Murrow is partly reverential, partly probing.

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9 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Gospel (2005)

Frank's ambition to expand the church, following the spectacular-show/mega-church model, has led him to think rather highly of himself as well.

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9 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Dear Wendy (2005)

It's difficult to resist getting all psychoanalytic on Dear Wendy, as it is excessively Freudian in its phallic imagery.

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30 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Serenity (2005)

It's not hard to tell where Serenity's moral druthers lie: much like Whedon's Scoobies, the crew here is an enthusiastic, energetic, and sometimes ornery bunch.

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30 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Oliver Twist (2005)

Oliver is an emblem of Polanski's own thematic obsessions: human cruelty, alienation and dislocation, and above all, identity fragmentation.

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30 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Into the Blue (2005)

Jessica Alba looks fabulous.

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The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)

In the wholly predictable and often cloying The Greatest Game Ever Played, Shia LeBeouf plays amateur golfer Francis Ouimet.

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23 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Roll Bounce (2005)

While Roll Bounce means to be feel-good, its formulaic route to that end is often tedious.

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23 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

A History of Violence (2005)

This slippage between myth and realism, or maybe expectation and consummation, is precisely the genius of A History of Violence.

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23 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Flightplan (2005)

Jodie Foster's face is the most frequently used and most powerful effect in Flightplan.

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16 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Proof (2005)

And yet, for all the potential nuance in this knotting, the film leaves the sisters caught up in a familiar conflict.

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16 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Lord of War (2005)

As Yuri plainly gets off on risk, he's also broadly representative of cavalier attitudes toward risk concerning vulnerable individuals and communities.

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16 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Just Like Heaven (2005)

Because Elizabeth inhabits a romantic comedy, her frantic pace and lonely life cannot continue.

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13 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

An Unfinished Life (2005)

For all its attention to fading landscapes and independence, cowboys and loyalties, the movie is more quaintly melodramatic than adventurous.

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13 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Transporter 2 (2005)

Frank soars gorgeously through the air, his foot stuck out in perfect slicing-edge fashion, kicking back all comers.

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The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

Even if Exorcism doesn't provide outright answers, its 'lessons' -- whether understood as secular or institutional -- seem clear enough.

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8 Sep 2005 // 1:03 AM

Deepa Mehta's controversial film considers the complicated, often excruciating impositions on women's lives at a time when Mahatma Gandhi is exposing the oppressions of colonial powers.

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