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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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2 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Underclassman (2005)

Before you can say, 'Drew Barrymore', Tre's got himself a spot just outside the cool-kids-on-campus clique.

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2 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

A Sound of Thunder (2005)

The team has a plan by which all this devastation will be erased. If only the same might be done for A Sound of Thunder.

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30 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Constant Gardener (2005)

That might be the film's most potent insight, that the white guy cannot save the day.

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26 Aug 2005 // 12:00 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 // 12:00 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 // 12:00 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 // 12:00 AM

The Cave (2005)

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

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26 Aug 2005 // 12:00 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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19 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

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 // 12:00 AM

Red Eye (2005)

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

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