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  • Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner) A
    dir. Zacharias Kunuk; with Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq
  • Blackboards A
    dir. Samira Makhmalbaf; with Said Mohamadi, Bahman Ghobadi, Behnaz Jafari
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
          [Reissue]
    A
    dir. Steven Spielberg; with Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Robert MacNaughton
  • Late Marriage A
    dir. Dover Kosashvili; with Lior Ashkenazi, Ronit Elkabetz, Moni Moshonov
  • Morvern Callar A
    dir. Lynne Ramsay; with Samantha Morton, Kathleen McDermott, Jim Wilson
    Russian Ark A
    dir. Aleksandr Sokurov; with Sergei Dontsov, Mikhail Piatrovsky, Mariya Kuznetsova
  • Talk to Her A
    dir. Pedro Almodóvar; with Darío Grandinetti, Javier C#&225mara, Leonor Watling

    25th Hour A–
    dir. Spike Lee; with Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Rosario Dawson
  • Bowling for Columbine A–
    dir. Michael Moore; documentary; polemical inquiry into American gun culture
    The Dangerous Lives of
          Altar Boys
    A–
    dir. Peter Care; with Emile Hirsch, Kieran Culkin, Jena Malone
    Far from Heaven A–
    dir. Todd Haynes; with Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert
  • Mighty Times: The Legacy of
          Rosa Parks
    A–
    dir. Bobby Houston; documentary short about the civil rights activist
  • The Pianist A–
    dir. Roman Polanski; with Adrien Brody, Emilia Fox, Thomas Kretschmann
  • The Piano Teacher A–
    dir. Michael Haneke; with Isabelle Huppert, Benoît Magimel, Annie Girardot
  • Read My Lips A–
    dir. Jacques Audiard; with Emmanuelle Devos, Vincent Cassel, Olivier Perrier
    Secretary A–
    dir. Steven Shainberg; with Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader, Jeremy Davies
  • Spirited Away A–
    dir. Hayao Miyazaki; animated; dubbed with the voices of Daveigh Chase, Jason Marsden
    Y tu mamá también A–
    dir. Alfonso Cuarón; with Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal, Maribel Verdú

  • Adaptation. B+
    dir. Spike Jonze; with Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper
  • The Bourne Identity B+
    dir. Doug Liman; with Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper
  • Daughter from Danang B+
    dirs. Gail Dolgin & Vicente Franco; documentary about mother-daughter reunion
  • Full Frontal B+
    dir. Steven Soderbergh; with Catherine Keener, Blair Underwood, David Hyde Pierce
  • Insomnia B+
    dir. Christopher Nolan; with Al Pacino, Hilary Swank, Robin Williams
  • Lilo & Stitch B+
    dirs. Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders; animated; voice of Daveigh Chase
  • Punch-Drunk Love B+
    dir. Paul Thomas Anderson; with Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Luis Guzmán
  • Solaris B+
    dir. Steven Soderbergh; with George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Jeremy Davies
  • Songs from the Second Floor B+
    dir. Roy Andersson; with Lars Nordh, Stefan Larsson, Bengt C.W. Carlsson
  • Spider B+
    dir. David Cronenberg; with Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne
  • Time Out B+
    dir. Laurent Cantet; with Aurélien Recoing, Karin Viard, Serge Livrozet

  • Afghanistan Year 1380 B
    dirs. Alberto Vendemmiati & Fabrizio Lazzaretti; documentary
    Barbershop B
    dir. Tim Story; with Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Anthony Anderson
  • Chicago B
    dir. Rob Marshall; with Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere
  • City by the Sea B
    dir. Michael Caton-Jones; with Robert De Niro, James Franco, Frances McDormand
  • Derrida B
    dirs. Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering Kofman; documentary about the philosopher/critic
  • The Emperor's Club B
    dir. Michael Hoffman; with Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Joel Gretsch
  • The Grey Zone B
    dir. Tim Blake Nelson; with Allan Corduner, David Arquette, David Chandler
    Heaven B
    dir. Tom Tykwer; with Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Remo Girone
  • The Hours B
    dir. Stephen Daldry; with Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore
    © K-19: The Widowmaker B
    dir. Kathryn Bigelow; with Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard
  • Lan Yu B
    dir. Stanley Kwan; with Hu Jun, Liu Ye, Huatong Li, Lu Fang
    The Laramie Project B
    dir. Moisés Kaufman; with Nestor Carbonell, Kelli Simpkins, Grant Varjas
  • Narc B
    dir. Joe Carnahan; with Jason Patric, Ray Liotta, Krista Bridges
  • The Son's Room B
    dir. Nanni Moretti; with Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante, Jasmine Trinca
  • Sunshine State B
    dir. John Sayles; with Edie Falco, Angela Bassett, Timothy Hutton
  • The Transporter B
    dir. Cory Yuen; with Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand

    8 Mile B–
    dir. Curtis Hanson; with Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy
  • About Schmidt B–
    dir. Alexander Payne; with Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Kathy Bates
  • Blue Crush B–
    dir. John Stockwell; with Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis
  • Catch Me If You Can B–
    dir. Steven Spielberg; with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken
    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya
          Sisterhood
    B–
    dir. Callie Khouri; with Ellen Burstyn, Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd
  • Femme Fatale B–
    dir. Brian De Palma; with Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Antonio Banderas
  • The Good Girl B–
    dir. Miguel Arteta; with Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, John C. Reilly
  • Ice Age B–
    dirs. Chris Wedge & Carlos Saldanha; animated; voice of Ray Romano
    The Lord of the Rings:
          The Two Towers
    B–
    dir. Peter Jackson; with Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin
    Lovely & Amazing B–
    dir. Nicole Holofcener; with Catherine Keener, Emily Mortimer, Brenda Blethyn
  • Maelström B–
    dir. Denis Villeneuve; with Marie-Josée Croze, Jean-Nicolas Verreault
  • Monsoon Wedding B–
    dir. Mira Nair; with Naseeruddin Shah, Vasundhara Das, Shefali Shetty
  • The Notorious C.H.O. B–
    dir. Lorene Machado; concert documentary; with Margaret Cho
  • Rabbit-Proof Fence B–
    dir. Phillip Noyce; with Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan
  • Red Dragon B–
    dir. Brett Ratner; with Edward Norton, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes
  • The Ring B–
    dir. Gore Verbinski; with Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman
  • Sia, the Dream of the Python B–
    dir. Dani Kouyaté with Fatoumata Diawara, Sotigui Kouyaté, Hamadoun Kassogué
  • The Sleepy Time Gal B–
    dir. Christopher Münch; with Jacqueline Bisset, Martha Plimpton, Nick Stahl
  • Star Wars, Episode II:
          Attack of the Clones
    B–
    dir. George Lucas; with Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor
  • The Trials of Henry Kissinger B–
    dir. Eugene Jarecki; documentary about the diplomat's alleged war crimes
  • Undercover Brother B–
    dir. Malcolm D. Lee; with Eddie Griffin, Aunjanue Ellis, Denise Richards
  • The Weight of Water B–
    dir. Kathryn Bigelow; with Catherine McCormack, Sarah Polley, Sean Penn
  • White Oleander B–
    dir. Peter Kosminsky; with Alison Lohman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Renée Zellweger
  • Wisegirls B–
    dir. David Anspaugh; with Mira Sorvino, Mariah Carey, Melora Walters

    8 Women C+
    dir. François Ozon; with Catherine Deneuve, Fanny Ardant, Danielle Darrieux
  • All or Nothing C+
    dir. Mike Leigh; with Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Alison Garland
  • Ararat C+
    dir. Atom Egoyan; with David Alpay, Christopher Plummer, Arsinée Khanjian
  • Bartleby C+
    dir. Jonathan Parker; with Crispin Glover, David Paymer, Glenne Headly
    Changing Lanes C+
    dir. Roger Michell; with Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Kim Staunton
    © Frida C+
    dir. Julie Taymor; with Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush
  • Human Nature C+
    dir. Michel Gondry; with Patricia Arquette, Rhys Ifans, Tim Robbins
  • Jackass: The Movie ¿?
    dir. Jeff Tremaine; with Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius
  • Maryam C+
    dir. Ramin Serry; with Mariam Parris, David Ackert, Shaun Toub
  • Minority Report C+
    dir. Steven Spielberg; with Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Max von Sydow
  • Personal Velocity C+
    dir. Rebecca Miller; with Kyra Sedgwick, Parker Posey, Fairuza Balk
  • Roger Dodger C+
    dir. Dylan Kidd; with Campbell Scott, Jesse Eisenberg, Isabella Rossellini
    The Rosa Parks Story C+
    TV movie; dir. Julie Dash; with Angela Bassett, Peter Francis James
    Spider-Man C+
    dir. Sam Raimi; with Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst
  • Swept Away C+
    dir. Guy Ritchie; with Madonna, Adriano Giannini, Bruce Greenwood
    A Walk to Remember C+
    dir. Adam Shankman; with Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote
    We Were Soldiers C+
    dir. Randall Wallace; with Mel Gibson, Sam Elliott, Barry Pepper
    World Traveler C+
    dir. Bart Freundlich; with Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore, David Keith

    ©
    Birthday Girl C
    dir. Jez Butterworth; with Ben Chaplin, Nicole Kidman, Vincent Cassel
    Gangs of New York C
    dir. Martin Scorsese; with Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz
    Italian for Beginners C
    dir. Lone Scherfig; with Anders W. Berthelsen, Peter Gantzler, Lars Kaalund
    Moonlight Mile C
    dir. Brad Silberling; with Jake Gyllenhaal, Susan Sarandon, Dustin Hoffman
    © Murder by Numbers C
    dir. Barbet Schroeder; with Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding C
    dir. Joel Zwick; with Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine
  • Searching for Debra Winger C
    dir. Rosanna Arquette; documentary about middle-aged Hollywood actresses
  • Signs C
    dir. M. Night Shyamalan; with Mel Gibson, Rory Culkin, Joaquin Phoenix
    © The Sweetest Thing C
    dir. Roger Kumble; with Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Selma Blair
  • The Time Machine C
    dir. Simon Wells; with Guy Pearce, Samantha Mumba, Jeremy Irons

  • 13 Conversations about One
          Thing
    C–
    dir. Jill Sprecher; with Alan Arkin, Matthew McConaughey, Clea DuVall
  • About a Boy C–
    dirs. Paul Weitz & Chris Weitz; with Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette
  • Confessions of a Dangerous
          Mind
    C–
    dir. George Clooney; with Sam Rockwell, George Clooney, Drew Barrymore
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber
          of Secrets
    C–
    dir. Chris Columbus; with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
  • Igby Goes Down C–
    dir. Burr Steers; with Kieran Culkin, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Goldblum
    Kissing Jessica Stein C–
    dir. Charles Herman-Wurmfeld; with Jennifer Westfeldt, Heather Juergensen
  • Max C–
    dir. Menno Meyjes; with John Cusack, Noah Taylor, Molly Parker
  • One Hour Photo C–
    dir. Mark Romanek; with Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan
  • The Quiet American C
    dir. Phillip Noyce; with Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Do Thi Hai Yen
  • Reign of Fire C–
    dir. Rob Bowman; with Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Izabella Scorupco
    Sweet Home Alabama C–
    dir. Andy Tennant; with Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey
    The Truth about Charlie C–
    dir. Jonathan Demme; with Thandie Newton, Mark Wahlberg, Tim Robbins

  • Auto Focus D+
    dir. Paul Schrader; with Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Rita Wilson
    © The Cat's Meow D+
    dir. Peter Bogdanovich; with Edward Herrmann, Kirsten Dunst, Eddie Izzard
  • Crossroads D+
    dir. Tamra Davis; with Britney Spears, Taryn Manning, Zoë Saldana
    © The Mothman Prophecies D+
    dir. Mark Pellington; with Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Will Patton
  • The Rules of Attraction D+
    dir. Roger Avary; with James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, Ian Somerhalder
  • Swimfan D+
    dir. John Polson; with Jesse Bradford, Erika Christensen, Shiri Appleby
    Unfaithful D+
    dir. Adrian Lyne; with Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez, Richard Gere

    The Four Feathers D
    dir. Shekhar Kapur; with Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson
    Road to Perdition D
    dir. Sam Mendes; with Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Paul Newman

    FearDotCom D–
    dir. William Malone; with Natascha McElhone, Stephen Dorff, Stephen Rea
  • Frailty D–
    dir. Bill Paxton; with Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Matt O'Leary
    Panic Room D–
    dir. David Fincher; with Jodie Foster, Forest Whitaker, Kristen Stewart
  • Possession D–
    dir. Neil LaBute; with Aaron Eckhart, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Ehle

  • Killing Me Softly F
    dir. Chen Kaige; with Heather Graham, Joseph Fiennes, Natascha McElhone
    Tadpole F
    dir. Gary Winick; with Aaron Stanford, Sigourney Weaver, Bebe Neuwirth

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