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Includes films in U.S. commercial release between Jan. 1, 2004, and Dec. 31, 2004.
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The Battle of Algiers [Reissue] Dir. Gillo Pontecorvo. With Brahim Haggiag, Saadi Yacef, Jean Martin A
The Corporation Dirs. Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. Documentary about history of corporations A
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Dir. Michel Gondry. With Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet A
Maria Full of Grace Dir. Joshua Marston. With Catalina Sandino Moreno, Yenny Paola Vega A
Oasis Dir. Lee Chang-dong. Sol Kyung-gu, Moon So-ri, Ahn Nae-sang, Chu Kwi-jung, Kim Jin-gu A

Before Sunset Dir. Richard Linklater. With Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff A–
Birth Dir. Jonathan Glazer. With Nicole Kidman, Cameron Bright, Anne Heche, Danny Huston A–
Blissfully Yours Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul. With Min Oo, Kanokporn Tongaram, Jenjira Jansuda A–
The Bourne Supremacy Dir. Paul Greengrass. With Matt Damon, Joan Allen, Brian Cox A–
Code 46 Dir. Michael Winterbottom. With Tim Robbins, Samantha Morton, Om Puri A–
Dawn of the Dead Dir. Zack Snyder. With Sarah Polley, Jake Weber, Ving Rhames A–
Donnie Darko [The Director's Cut] Dir. Richard Kelly. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone A–
I ♥ Huckabees Dir. David O. Russell. With Jason Schwartzman, Lily Tomlin, Dustin Hoffman A–
Million Dollar Baby Dir. Clint Eastwood. With Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman A–
Notre musique Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. With Sarah Adler, Nade Dieu, Jean-Luc Godard A–
Osama Dir. Siddiq Barmak. With Marina Golbahari, Zubaida Sahar, Arif Herati A–
Since Otar Left Dir. Julie Bertucelli. With Esther Gorintin, Dinara Drukarova, Nino Khomasuridze A–
Time of the Wolf Dir. Michael Haneke. With Isabelle Huppert, Anaïs Demoustier, Lucas Biscombe A–

Brother to Brother Dir. Rodney Evans. With Anthony Mackie, Roger Robinson, Duane Boutte B+
Closer Dir. Mike Nichols. With Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Clive Owen A–
Collateral Dir. Michael Mann. With Jamie Foxx, Tom Cruise, Jada Pinkett Smith B+
Control Room Dir. Jehane Noujaim. Documentary about al-Jazeera and CentCom news during Iraq War B+
Crimson Gold Dir. Jafar Panahi. With Hossein Emadeddin, Kamyar Sheisi, Ehsan Amani B+
Days of Being Wild [re-issue] Dir. Wong Kar-wai. With Leslie Cheung, Carina Lau, Maggie Cheung B+
Dogville Dir. Lars von Trier. With Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgård B+
Enduring Love Dir. Roger Michell. With Daniel Craig, Samantha Morton, Rhys Ifans B+
Father and Son Dir. Aleksandr Sokurov. With Andrei Shchetinin, Aleksei Nejmyshev B+
Good bye, Lenin! Dir. Wolfgang Becker. With Daniel Brühl, Katrin Sass, Chulpan Khamatova B+
©Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Dir. Alfonso Cuarón. With Daniel Radcliffe B+
In Good Company Dir. Paul Weitz. With Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid, Scarlett Johansson B+
The Incredibles Dir. Brad Bird. Animated. Voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter B+
Infernal Affairs Dirs. Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. With Andy Lau, Tony Leung, Eric Tsang B+
Kill Bill, Vol. 2 Dir. Quentin Tarantino. With Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Michael Madsen B+
Proteus Dirs. John Greyson and Jack Lewis. With Rouxnet Brown, Neil Sandilands B+
The Return Dir. Andrei Zvyagintsev. With Ivan Dobronravov, Vladimir Garin B+
Sex Is Comedy Dir. Catherine Breillat. With Anne Parillaud, Grégoire Colin, Roxane Mesquida B+
Shrek 2 Dirs. Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon. Animated. Voice of Mike Myers B+
Sideways Dir. Alexander Payne. With Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen B+
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring Dir. Kim Ki-duk. With Oh Yeong-su, Kim Ki-duk B+
Tarnation Dir. Jonathan Caouette. Collage-style exploration of filmmaker's family history B+
Vera Drake Dir. Mike Leigh. With Imelda Staunton, Phil Davis, Daniel Mays, Alex Kelly, Eddie Marsan B+

13 Going on 30 Dir. Gary Winick. With Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis B
Bad Education Dir. Pedro Almodóvar. With Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Lluís Homar B
Born into Brothels Dirs. Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski. Documentary about children in Calcutta B
Breakin' All the Rules Dir. Daniel Taplitz. With Jamie Foxx, Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union B
The Clearing Dir. Pieter Jan Brugge. With Robert Redford, Helen Mirren, Willem Dafoe B
De-Lovely Dir. Irwin Winkler. With Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Pryce B
The Dreamers Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci. With Michael Pitt, Eva Green, Louis Garrel B
Fahrenheit 9/11 Dir. Michael Moore. Documentary/essay about the George W. Bush administration B
Hero Dir. Zhang Yimou. With Jet Li, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, Zhang Ziyi B
Hotel Rwanda Dir. Terry George. With Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Nick Nolte B
House of Flying Daggers Dir. Zhang Yimou. With Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau B
In the Realms of the Unreal Dir. Jessica Yu. Documentary about artist Henry Darger B
The Merchant of Venice Dir. Michael Radford. With Al Pacino, Joseph Fiennes, Lynn Collins B
The Mother Dir. Roger Michell. With Anne Reid, Daniel Craig, Cathryn Bradshaw B
The Motorcycle Diaries Dir. Walter Salles. With Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna B
Napoleon Dynamite Dir. Jared Hess. With Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino B
The Notebook Dir. Nick Cassavetes. With Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner B
Primer Dir. Shane Carruth. With Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden B
Secret Things Dir. Jean-Claude Brisseau. With Sabrina Seyvecou, Coralie Revel, Fabrice Deville B
The Story of the Weeping Camel Dirs. Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni. Documentary B
©Super Size Me Dir. Morgan Spurlock. Documentary about American obesity trends B
A Thousand Clouds of Peace Dir. Julián Hernández. With Juan Carlos Ortuño, Rosa María Gómez B
Twentynine Palms R>Dir. Bruno Dumont. With David Wissak, Katerina Golubeva BUndertow Dir. David Gordon Green. With Jamie Bell, Devon Alan, Josh Lucas B

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer Dirs. Nick Broomfield and Joan Churchill. Documentary B–
Alfie Dir. Charles Shyer. With Jude Law, Marisa Tomei, Omar Epps, Nia Long, Jane Krakowski B–
The Assassination of Richard Nixon Dir. Niels Mueller. With Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle B–
The Aviator Dir. Martin Scorsese. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Alan Alda B–
Cowards Bend the Knee Dir. Guy Maddin. With Darcy Fehr, Melissa Dionisio, Tara Birtwhistle B–
The Cutting Edge: The Art of Film Editing Dir. Wendy Apple. Documentary B–
The Day After Tomorrow Dir. Roland Emmerich. With Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum B–
Facing Windows Dir. Ferzan Ozpetek. With Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Massimo Girotti, Raoul Bova B–
Friday Night Lights Dir. Peter Berg. With Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Derek Luke B–
Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry Dir. George Butler. Documentary B–
Kinsey Dir. Bill Condon. With Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Peter Sarsgaard, Chris O'Donnell B–
Last Life in the Universe Dir. Pen-ek Ratanaruang. With Tadanobu Asano, Sinitta Boonyasak B–
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Dir. Brad Silberling. With Jim Carrey B–
The Machinist Dir. Brad Anderson. With Christian Bale, John Sharian, Jennifer Jason Leigh B–
Mean Girls Dir. Mark S. Waters. With Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert B–
Open Water Dir. Chris Kentis. With Daniel Travis, Blanchard Ryan, Saul Stein B–
The Passion of the Christ Dir. Mel Gibson. With Jim Caviezel, Maia MorgensternB–
The Twilight Samurai Dir. Yoji Yamada. With Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Mitsuru Fukikoshi B–
Vanity Fair Dir. Mira Nair. With Reese Witherspoon, James Purefoy, Romola Garai B–
The Yes Men Dirs. Chris Smith, Dan Ollman, and Sarah Price. Documentary about activist-impostors B–
Young Adam Dir. David Mackenzie. With Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan B–

©Baadasssss! Dir. Mario Van Peebles. With Mario Van Peebles, Khleo Thomas, Nia Long C+
Distant Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan. With Muzaffer Özdemir, Emin Toprak, Zuhal Gencer Erkaya C+
The Five Obstructions Dirs. Jørgen Leth and Lars von Trier. With Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier C+
©The Forgotten Dir. Joseph Ruben. With Julianne Moore, Dominic West, Linus Roache C+
Latter Days Dir. C. Jay Cox. With Steve Sandvoss, Wes Ramsey, Rebekah Jordan C+
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Dir. Stephen Hopkins. With Geoffrey Rush C+
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Dir. Wes Anderson. With Bill Murray, Owen Wilson C+
The Manchurian Candidate Dir. Jonathan Demme. With Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber C+
Monsieur Ibrahim Dir. François Dupeyron. With Pierre Boulanger, Omar Sharif, Gilbert Melki C+
OutFoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism Dir. Robert Greenwald. Documentary C+
Shaun of the Dead Dir. Edgar Wright. With Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield C+
Spider-Man 2 Dir. Sam Raimi. With Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina C+
Springtime in a Small Town Dir. Tian Zhuangzhuang. With Jun Wu, Jingfan Hu, Bai Qing Xin C+
This So-Called Disaster Dir. Michael Almereyda. Documentary of rehearsals for a play by Sam Shepard C+
Touching the Void Dir. Kevin Macdonald. Docudrama. With Joe Simpson, Simon Yates, Richard Hawking C+

Being Julia Dir. István Szábo. With Annette Bening, Shaun Evans, Jeremy Irons, Bruce Greenwood C
Les Choristes Dir. Christophe Barratier. With Gérard Jugnot, François Berléand, Jean-Baptiste Maunier C
Meet the Fockers Dir. Jay Roach. With Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman C
Ocean's Twelve Dir. Steven Soderbergh. With George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon C
Ray Dir. Taylor Hackford. With Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Sharon Warren C
The Saddest Music in the World Dir. Guy Maddin. With Isabella Rossellini, Mark McKinney C
A Very Long Engagement Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet. With Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Dominique Pinon C
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Dir. Robert Luketic. With Kate Bosworth, Josh Duhamel, Topher Grace C
Zhou Yu's Train Dir. Zhou Sun. With Gong Li, Honglei Sun, Tony Leung Ka Fai C

The Brown Bunny Dir. Vincent Gallo. With Vincent Gallo, Chloë Sevigny, Cheryl Tiegs C–
Cavedweller Dir. Lisa Cholodenko. With Kyra Sedgwick, Regan Arnold, Aidan Quinn C–
Coffee and Cigarettes Dir. Jim Jarmusch. With Roberto Benigni, Steven Wright, Steve Buscemi C–
I, Robot Dir. Alex Proyas. With Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, James Cromwell C–
The Intended Dir. Kristian Levring. With Janet McTeer, JJ Feild, Tony Maudsley C–
Silver City Dir. John Sayles. With Danny Huston, Chris Cooper, Richard Dreyfuss C–
Spanglish Dir. James L. Brooks. With Paz Vega, Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni C–
Stage Beauty Dir. Richard Eyre. With Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett C–
Team America: World Police Dir. Trey Parker. Voices of Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Kristen Miller C–
The Village Dir. M. Night Shyamalan. With Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, William Hurt C–
We Don't Live Here Anymore Dir. John Curran. With Mark Ruffalo, Naomi Watts, Laura Dern C–
The Woodsman Dir. Nicole Kassell. With Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Benjamin Bratt C–

The Door in the Floor Dir. Tod Williams. With Jeff Bridges, Jon Foster, Kim Basinger D+
Grande école Dir. Robert Salis. With Gregori Baquet, Jocelyn Quivrin, Alice Taglioni D+
A Home at the End of the World Dir. Michael Mayer. With Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts D+
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Dir. Mike Hodges. With Clive Owen, Jonathan Rhys Meyers D+
A Love Song for Bobby Long Dir. Shainee Gabel. With John Travolta, Scarlett Johansson D+
The Phantom of the Opera Dir. Joel Schumacher. With Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler D+
p.s. Dir. Dylan Kidd. With Laura Linney, Topher Grace, Marcia Gay Harden D+
Saw Dir. James Wan. With Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover D+
The Sea Inside Dir. Alejandro Amenábar. With Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas D+
The Stepford Wives Dir. Frank Oz. With Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler D+
Troy Dir. Wolfgang Petersen. With Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Brian Cox, Peter O'Toole D+
Zatôichi: The Blind Swordsman Dir. Takeshi Kitano. With Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano D+

Anatomy of Hell Dir. Catherine Breillat. With Amira Casar, Rocco Siffredi, Jacques Monge D
Finding Neverland Dir. Marc Forster. With Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Freddie Highmore D
Garden State Dir. Zach Braff. With Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard D
The Ladykillers Dirs. Joel & Ethan Coen. With Tom Hanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans D
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Dir. Kerry Conran. With Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow D

Alexander Dir. Oliver Stone. With Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Jared Leto D–

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Dir. Beeban Kidron. With Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth F
The Terminal Dir. Steven Spielberg. With Tom Hanks, Stanley Tucci, Catherine Zeta-Jones F


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