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13 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Bullet Boy (2004)

Bullet Boy begins by the stylized violence book: a boy, locked in the boot of a moving car, uses a key-ring torch to get an idea of his surroundings.

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6 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

As history, it is mightily revisionist -- a blacksmith named turns inadvertent defender of Jerusalem, devoted to the notion that Muslims and Christians can get along.

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6 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

House of Wax (2005)

Carly and Wade are separated, meaning only that he is the film's first casualty.

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6 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Crash (2004)

The lesson seems geared toward those viewers who were surprised by the Rodney King video, that is, people who don't regularly deal with cultural collisions.

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XXX: State of the Union (2005)

Ice Cube makes an unusual action hero, cooler and shorter than most.

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Look at Me (Comme une image) (2004)

Used to being yessed no matter what how small the detail, Étienne assumes his every desire will be satisfied.

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29 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

King’s Ransom (2005)

Malcolm King (Anthony Anderson) is a miserable rich man.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Ford Prefect (Mos Def) wanders into the film of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a little late, and in no hurry.

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22 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

A Lot Like Love (2005)

Any movie that engineers a comic hijinksy highlight around Amanda Peet smacking herself into a glass door is not thinking too far beyond surfaces.

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22 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Interpreter (2005)

Sydney Pollack's latest thriller touches on a range of topical matters, from diplomatic skirting of African genocides to U.S. intelligence agency confusions.

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22 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Dust to Glory (2005)

After outlining the hazards of driving these non-roads, the film offers plenty of actionated footage.

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15 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Walk on Water (2004)

Following enough plot threads to fill three more films, Gal Uchovsky's screenplay considers alienation in several forms.

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15 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

House of D (2004)

The ideal girl wears an orange jumpsuit. At least that's the way Tommy Warshaw remembers it.

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The Amityville Horror (2005)

She has three kids from a previous marriage (her husband is dead); he has a body left over from Blade 3.

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8 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sahara (2005)

No surprise, all these plots -- whether engineered by villains or heroes -- rehearse imperial fantasies at the expense of African tribespeople.

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8 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Monsieur N (2003)

Exile is a complicated business for Napoleon Bonaparte.

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8 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

The movie's delightful mix of action and makes these fight scenes little stories all their own.

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8 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Fever Pitch (2005)

Fever Pitch is something more complicated than a paean to the Red Sox mystique.

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1 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sin City (2005)

Distraught, ornery, self-critical, these heroes are certainly more "anti" types than straight-ahead.

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1 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Oldboy (2003)

A silhouette looms in the dark center of Oldboy's first frame.

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