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13 Going on 30 B
dir. Gary Winick; with Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer
  • Aileen: Life and Death of a
          Serial Killer
    B–
    dirs. Nick Broomfield and Joan Churchill; documentary about notorious murderer
    Alexander D–
    dir. Oliver Stone; with Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer
  • Alfie B–
    dir. Charles Shyer; with Jude Law, Marisa Tomei, Omar Epps
  • Anatomy of Hell D
    dir. Catherine Breillat; with Amira Casar, Rocco Siffredi, Jacques Monge
  • The Assassination of
          Richard Nixon
    B–
    dir. Niels Mueller; with Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle
  • The Aviator B–
    dir. Martin Scorsese; with Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Alan Alda
    © Baadasssss! C+
    dir. Mario Van Peebles; with Mario Van Peebles, Khleo Thomas, Nia Long
  • Bad Education B
    dir. Pedro Almodóvar; with Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Lluís Homar
  • The Battle of Algiers [Reissue] A
    dir. Gillo Pontecorvo; with Brahim Haggiag, Saadi Yacef, Jean Martin
    Before Sunset A–
    dir. Richard Linklater; with Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff
  • Being Julia C
    dir. István Szábo; with Annette Bening, Shaun Evans, Jeremy Irons
  • Birth A–
    dir. Jonathan Glazer; with Nicole Kidman, Cameron Bright, Anne Heche
  • Blissfully Yours A–
    dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul; with Min Oo, Kanokporn Tongaram, Jenjira Jansuda
  • Born into Brothels B
    dirs. Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski; documentary about poor children in Calcutta
    The Bourne Supremacy A–
    dir. Paul Greengrass; with Matt Damon, Joan Allen, Brian Cox
  • Breakin' All the Rules B
    dir. Daniel Taplitz; with Jamie Foxx, Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union
    Bridget Jones: The Edge
          of Reason
    F
    dir. Beeban Kidron; with Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant
  • Brother to Brother B+
    dir. Rodney Evans; with Anthony Mackie, Roger Robinson, Duane Boutte
  • The Brown Bunny C–
    dir. Vincent Gallo; with Vincent Gallo, Chloë Sevigny, Cheryl Tiegs
  • Cavedweller C–
    dir. Lisa Cholodenko; with Kyra Sedgwick, Regan Arnold, Aidan Quinn
  • Les Choristes C
    dir. Christophe Barratier; with Gérard Jugnot, François Berléand, Jean-Baptiste Maunier
    The Clearing B
    dir. Pieter Jan Brugge; with Robert Redford, Helen Mirren, Willem Dafoe
  • Closer A–
    dir. Mike Nichols; with Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts
  • Code 46 A–
    dir. Michael Winterbottom; with Tim Robbins, Samantha Morton, Om Puri
    Coffee and Cigarettes C–
    dir. Jim Jarmusch; with Roberto Benigni, Steven Wright, Steve Buscemi
    Collateral B+
    dir. Michael Mann; with Jamie Foxx, Tom Cruise, Jada Pinkett Smith
    Control Room B+
    dir. Jehane Noujaim; documentary about al-Jazeera and CentCom news during Iraq War
  • The Corporation A
    dirs. Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott; documentary about history of corporations
  • Cowards Bend the Knee B–
    dir. Guy Maddin; with Darcy Fehr, Melissa Dionisio, Tara Birtwhistle
  • Crimson Gold B+
    dir. Jafar Panahi; with Hossein Emadeddin, Kamyar Sheisi, Ehsan Amani
  • The Cutting Edge: The Art of
          Film Editing
    B–
    dir. Wendy Apple. Documentary on the craft of film editing
    The Day After Tomorrow B–
    dir. Roland Emmerich; with Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum
    Dawn of the Dead A–
    dir. Zack Snyder; with Sarah Polley, Jake Weber, Ving Rhames
  • Days of Being Wild [re-issue] B+
    dir. Wong Kar-wai; with Leslie Cheung, Carina Lau, Maggie Cheung
    De-Lovely B
    dir. Irwin Winkler; with Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Pryce
  • Distant C+
    dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan; with Muzaffer Özdemir, Emin Toprak, Zuhal Gencer Erkaya
    Dogville B+
    dir. Lars von Trier; with Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgård
    Donnie Darko [The Director's
          Cut]
    A–
    dir. Richard Kelly; with Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell
    The Door in the Floor D+
    dir. Tod Williams; with Jeff Bridges, Jon Foster, Kim Basinger
    The Dreamers B
    dir. Bernardo Bertolucci; with Michael Pitt, Eva Green, Louis Garrel
    Enduring Love B+
    dir. Roger Michell; with Daniel Craig, Samantha Morton, Rhys Ifans
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless
          Mind
    A
    dir. Michel Gondry; with Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst
  • Facing Windows B–
    dir. Ferzan Ozpetek; with Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Massimo Girotti, Raoul Bova
    Fahrenheit 9/11 B
    dir. Michael Moore; documentary/essay about the George W. Bush administration
  • Father and Son B+
    dir. Aleksandr Sokurov; with Andrei Shchetinin, Aleksei Nejmyshev
  • Finding Neverland D
    dir. Marc Forster; with Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Freddie Highmore
  • The Five Obstructions C+
    dirs. Jørgen Leth and Lars von Trier; with Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier
    © The Forgotten C+
    dir. Joseph Ruben; with Julianne Moore, Dominic West, Linus Roache
  • Friday Night Lights B–
    dir. Peter Berg; with Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Derek Luke
    Garden State D
    dir. Zach Braff; with Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard
    Going Upriver: The Long War
          of John Kerry
    B–
    dir. George Butler. Profile of Kerry's military service and antiwar activism
    Good bye, Lenin! B+
    dir. Wolfgang Becker; with Daniel Brühl, Katrin Sass, Chulpan Khamatova
  • Grande école D+
    dir. Robert Salis; with Gregori Baquet, Jocelyn Quivrin, Alice Taglioni
    © Harry Potter and the Prisoner
          of Azkaban
    B+
    dir. Alfonso Cuarón; with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
  • Hero B
    dir. Zhang Yimou; with Jet Li, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung
    A Home at the End of
          the World
    D+
    dir. Michael Mayer; with Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts, Robin Wright Penn
  • Hotel Rwanda B
    dir. Terry George; with Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Nick Nolte
  • House of Flying Daggers B
    dir. Zhang Yimou; with Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau
  • I ♥ Huckabees A–
    dir. David O. Russell; with Jason Schwartzman, Lily Tomlin, Dustin Hoffman
  • I, Robot C–
    dir. Alex Proyas; with Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, James Cromwell
  • I'll Sleep When I'm Dead D+
    dir. Mike Hodges; with Clive Owen, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Charlotte Rampling
  • In Good Company B+
    dir. Paul Weitz; with Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid, Scarlett Johansson
  • In the Realms of the Unreal B
    dir. Jessica Yu; documentary; speculative biography of artist Henry Darger
  • The Incredibles B+
    dir. Brad Bird; animated; voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter
  • Infernal Affairs B+
    dirs. Andrew Lau and Alan Mak; with Andy Lau, Tony Leung, Eric Tsang
  • The Intended C–
    dir. Kristian Levring; with Janet McTeer, JJ Feild, Tony Maudsley
  • Kill Bill, Vol. 2 B+
    dir. Quentin Tarantino; with Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Michael Madsen
  • Kinsey B–
    dir. Bill Condon; with Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Peter Sarsgaard
    The Ladykillers D
    dirs. Joel & Ethan Coen; with Tom Hanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans
  • Last Life in the Universe B–
    dir. Pen-ek Ratanaruang; with Tadanobu Asano, Sinitta Boonyasak, Laila Boonyasak
  • Latter Days C+
    dir. C. Jay Cox; with Steve Sandvoss, Wes Ramsey, Rebekah Jordan
  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of
          Unfortunate Events
    B–
    dir. Brad Silberling; with Jim Carrey, Liam Aiken, Emily Browning
    The Life and Death of Peter
          Sellers
    C+
    dir. Stephen Hopkins; with Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Miriam Margolyes
  • The Life Aquatic with
          Steve Zissou
    C+
    dir. Wes Anderson; with Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston
  • A Love Song for Bobby Long D+
    dir. Shainee Gabel; with John Travolta, Scarlett Johansson, Gabriel Macht
  • The Machinist B–
    dir. Brad Anderson; with Christian Bale, John Sharian, Jennifer Jason Leigh
    The Manchurian Candidate C+
    dir. Jonathan Demme; with Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep
    Maria Full of Grace A
    dir. Joshua Marston; with Catalina Sandino Moreno, Yenny Paola Vega, Guilied Lopez
  • Mean Girls B–
    dir. Mark S. Waters; with Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert
  • Meet the Fockers C
    dir. Jay Roach; with Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman
  • The Merchant of Venice B
    dir. Michael Radford; with Al Pacino, Joseph Fiennes, Lynn Collins
    Million Dollar Baby A–
    dir. Clint Eastwood; with Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman
  • Monsieur Ibrahim C+
    dir. François Dupeyron; with Pierre Boulanger, Omar Sharif, Gilbert Melki
  • The Mother B
    dir. Roger Michell; with Anne Reid, Daniel Craig, Cathryn Bradshaw
    The Motorcycle Diaries B
    dir. Walter Salles; with Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, Jorge Chiarella
    Napoleon Dynamite B
    dir. Jared Hess; with Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino
  • The Notebook B
    dir. Nick Cassavetes; with Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner
  • Notre musique A–
    dir. Jean-Luc Godard; with Sarah Adler, Nade Dieu, Jean-Luc Godard
  • Oasis A
    dir. Lee Chang-dong. Sol Kyung-gu, Moon So-ri, Ahn Nae-sang
    Ocean's Twelve C
    dir. Steven Soderbergh; with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon
    Open Water B–
    dir. Chris Kentis; with Daniel Travis, Blanchard Ryan, Saul Stein
    Osama A–
    dir. Siddiq Barmak; with Marina Golbahari, Zubaida Sahar, Arif Herati
    OutFoxed: Rupert Murdoch's
          War on Journalism
    C+
    dir. Robert Greenwald; documentary/essay about corporate control of FoxNews outlet
    The Passion of the Christ B–
    dir. Mel Gibson; with Jim Caviezel, Maia Morgenstern, Monica Bellucci
  • The Phantom of the Opera D+
    dir. Joel Schumacher; with Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler, Patrick Wilson
  • Primer B
    dir. Shane Carruth; with Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden
  • Proteus B+
    dirs. John Greyson and Jack Lewis; with Rouxnet Brown, Neil Sandilands
  • p.s. D+
    dir. Dylan Kidd; with Laura Linney, Topher Grace, Marcia Gay Harden
    Ray C
    dir. Taylor Hackford; with Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King
  • The Return B+
    dir. Andrei Zvyagintsev; with Ivan Dobronravov, Vladimir Garin
  • The Saddest Music in the
          World
    C
    dir. Guy Maddin; with Isabella Rossellini, Mark McKinney, Maria de Medeiros
  • Saw D+
    dir. James Wan; with Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover
  • The Sea Inside D+
    dir. Alejandro Amenábar; with Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas
  • Secret Things B
    dir. Jean-Claude Brisseau; with Sabrina Seyvecou, Coralie Revel, Fabrice Deville
  • Sex Is Comedy B+
    dir. Catherine Breillat; with Anne Parillaud, Grégoire Colin, Roxane Mesquida
    Shaun of the Dead C+
    dir. Edgar Wright; with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield
    Shrek 2 B+
    dirs. Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon; animated; voice of Mike Myers
  • Sideways B+
    dir. Alexander Payne; with Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen
  • Silver City C–
    dir. John Sayles; with Danny Huston, Chris Cooper, Richard Dreyfuss
  • Since Otar Left A–
    dir. Julie Bertucelli; with Esther Gorintin, Dinara Drukarova, Nino Khomasuridze
  • Sky Captain and the World
          of Tomorrow
    D
    dir. Kerry Conran; with Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Giovanni Ribisi
  • Spanglish C–
    dir. James L. Brooks; with Paz Vega, Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni
    Spider-Man 2 C+
    dir. Sam Raimi; with Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina
    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...
          and Spring
    B+
    dir. Kim Ki-duk; with Oh Yeong-su, Kim Ki-duk, Kim Young-min
  • Springtime in a Small Town C+
    dir. Tian Zhuangzhuang; with Jun Wu, Jingfan Hu, Bai Qing Xin
    Stage Beauty C–
    dir. Richard Eyre; with Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett
    The Stepford Wives D+
    dir. Frank Oz; with Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler
  • The Story of the Weeping
          Camel
    B
    dirs. Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni; documentary about rural Mongolian family
    © Super Size Me B
    dir. Morgan Spurlock; documentary; personal investigation into American obesity trends
  • Tarnation B+
    dir. Jonathan Caouette; collage-style exploration of filmmaker's family history
  • Team America: World Police C–
    dir. Trey Parker; voices of Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Kristen Miller
    The Terminal F
    dir. Steven Spielberg; with Tom Hanks, Stanley Tucci, Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • This So-Called Disaster C+
    dir. Michael Almereyda; documentary of rehearsals for a play by Sam Shepard
  • A Thousand Clouds of Peace B
    dir. Julián Hernández; with Juan Carlos Ortuño, Rosa María Gómez, Juan Carlos Torres
  • Time of the Wolf A–
    dir. Michael Haneke; with Isabelle Huppert, Anaïs Demoustier, Lucas Biscombe
    Touching the Void C+
    dir. Kevin Macdonald. Docudrama; with Joe Simpson, Simon Yates, Richard Hawking
    Troy D+
    dir. Wolfgang Petersen; with Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom
    Twentynine Palms B
    dir. Bruno Dumont; with David Wissak, Katerina Golubeva
  • The Twilight Samurai B–
    dir. Yoji Yamada; with Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Mitsuru Fukikoshi
  • Undertow B
    dir. David Gordon Green; with Jamie Bell, Devon Alan, Josh Lucas
  • Vanity Fair B–
    dir. Mira Nair; with Reese Witherspoon, James Purefoy, Romola Garai
    Vera Drake B+
    dir. Mike Leigh; with Imelda Staunton, Phil Davis, Daniel Mays
  • A Very Long Engagement C
    dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet; with Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Dominique Pinon
    The Village C–
    dir. M. Night Shyamalan; with Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, William Hurt
    We Don't Live Here Anymore C–
    dir. John Curran; with Mark Ruffalo, Naomi Watts, Laura Dern
    Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! C
    dir. Robert Luketic; with Kate Bosworth, Josh Duhamel, Topher Grace
  • The Woodsman C–
    dir. Nicole Kassell; with Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Benjamin Bratt
  • The Yes Men B–
    dirs. Chris Smith, Dan Ollman, and Sarah Price; documentary about activist-impostors
  • Young Adam B–
    dir. David Mackenzie; with Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan
  • Zatôichi: The Blind
          Swordsman
    D+
    dir. Takeshi Kitano; with Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Gadarukanaru Taka
  • Zhou Yu's Train C
    dir. Zhou Sun; with Gong Li, Honglei Sun, Tony Leung Ka Fai

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