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  • 2046 B+
    dir. Wong Kar-wai; with Tony Leung, Faye Wong, Zhang Ziyi
  • 3-Iron B–
    dir. Kim Ki-duk; with Hee Jae, Lee Seung-yeon, Kwon Hyuk-ho
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin B+
    dir. Judd Apatow; with Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd
  • 5x2 B–
    dir. François Ozon; with Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Stéphane Freiss
  • 9 Songs B
    dir. Michael Winterbottom; with Kieran O'Brien, Margo Stilley
  • The Amityville Horror C+
    dir. Andrew Douglas; with Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Chloë Grace Moretz
  • The Aristocrats B–
    dirs. Paul Provenza & Penn Jillette; documentary about an infamous joke
  • The Ballad of Jack and Rose B–
    dir. Rebecca Miller; with Camilla Belle, Daniel Day-Lewis, Catherine Keener
    Batman Begins B–
    dir. Christopher Nolan; with Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson
  • The Beat That My Heart
          Skipped
    A–
    dir. Jacques Audiard; with Romain Duris, Niels Arestrup, Jonathan Zaccaï
  • Beautiful Boxer C
    dir. Ekachai Uekrongtham; with Asanee Suwan, Sorapong Chatree, Sitiporn Niyom
  • Bee Season B+
    dirs. Scott McGehee and David Siegel; with Richard Gere, Flora Cross, Juliette Binoche
  • Brokeback Mountain B
    dir. Ang Lee; with Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams
    Broken Flowers C–
    dir. Jim Jarmusch; with Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Sharon Stone
  • Brothers B+
    dir. Susanne Bier; with Ulrich Thomsen, Connie Nielsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas
  • The Brothers Grimm F
    dir. Terry Gilliam; with Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Lena Headey
  • Caché B+
    dir. Michael Haneke; with Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Bénichou
  • Capote A–
    dir. Bennett Miller; with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr., Catherine Keener
  • Charlie and the Chocolate
          Factory
    C
    dir. Tim Burton; with Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly
  • The Chronicles of Narnia:
          The Lion, the Witch, and
          the Wardrobe
    C–
    dir. Andrew Adamson; with Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley
  • Cinderella Man C
    dir. Ron Howard; with Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti
  • The Constant Gardener C
    dir. Fernando Meirelles; with Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston
  • Constantine B–
    dir. Francis Lawrence; with Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf
  • Corpse Bride B
    dirs. Mike Johnson & Tim Burton; animated; with the voice of Johnny Depp
  • Crash B–
    dir. Paul Haggis; with Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Terrence Howard
  • Dark Water B–
    dir. Walter Salles; with Jennifer Connelly, Ariel Gade, John C. Reilly
  • Darwin's Nightmare B
    dir. Hubert Sauper; documentary; profile of Tanzanian ecological disaster
  • Down to the Bone B–
    dir. Debra Granik; with Vera Farmiga, Hugh Dillon, Clint Jordan
  • Downfall B
    dir. Oliver Hirschbiegel; with Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Juliane Köhler
  • The Dying Gaul C–
    dir. Craig Lucas; with Peter Sarsgaard, Patricia Clarkson, Campbell Scott
  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in
          the Room
    B
    dir. Alex Gibney; documentary about infamous energy-trading corporation
  • Eros D+
    dirs. Wong Kar-wai, Steven Soderbergh, Michelangelo Antonioni; with Gong Li
    The Exorcism of Emily Rose B–
    dir. Scott Derrickson; with Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Jennifer Carpenter
  • The Family Stone C
    dir. Thomas Bezucha; with Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Keaton, Dermot Mulroney
  • Fever Pitch C
    dirs. Peter & Bobby Farrelly; with Jimmy Fallon, Drew Barrymore, KaDee Strickland
  • Flightplan C
    dir. Robert Schwentke; with Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Bean
  • Forty Shades of Blue A–
    dir. Ira Sachs; with Dina Korzun, Rip Torn, Darren Burrows
  • Gay Sex in the 70s C
    dir. Joseph Lovett; documentary about exactly what the title implies
  • Good Night, And Good Luck. C+
    dir. George Clooney; with David Strathairn, George Clooney, Frank Langella
  • Grizzly Man A
    dir. Werner Herzog; documentary about a deceased grizzy enthusiast
  • Happy Endings B
    dir. Don Roos; with Lisa Kudrow, Jason Ritter, Steve Coogan
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet
          of Fire
    C–
    dir. Mike Newell; with Daniel Radcliffe, Brendan Gleeson, Emma Watson
  • Head-On B
    dir. Fatih Akin; with Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Güven Kirac
  • Heights C
    dir. Chris Terrio; with Glenn Close, Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden
  • A History of Violence B+
    dir. David Cronenberg; with Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ashton Holmes
  • Hitch D
    dir. Andy Tennant; with Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James
  • The Holy Girl A–
    dir. Lucrecia Martel; with María Alche, Carlos Belloso, Mercedes Morán
  • Howl's Moving Castle B+
    dir. Hayao Miyazaki; animated; with the voice of Jean Simmons
  • Hustle & Flow B+
    dir. Craig Brewer; with Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning
  • In Her Shoes B
    dir. Curtis Hanson; with Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley MacLaine
  • In My Country D
    dir. John Boorman; with Juliette Binoche, Samuel L. Jackson, Menzi Ngubane
  • The Interpreter B–
    dir. Sydney Pollack; with Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener
  • The Jacket D
    dir. John Maybury; with Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Jennifer Jason Leigh
  • Jarhead C–
    dir. Sam Mendes; with Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Jamie Foxx
    The Joy of Life B–
    dir. Jenni Olson; essay film about love and suicide in San Francisco
  • Junebug A
    dir. Phil Morrison; with Embeth Davidtz, Amy Adams, Alessandro Nivola
  • Just Like Heaven C
    dir. Mark Waters; with Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Dina Waters
  • Keane C
    dir. Lodge Kerrigan; with Damian Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Amy Ryan
    King Kong B+
    dir. Peter Jackson; with Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody
  • Kingdom of Heaven C–
    dir. Ridley Scott; with Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson
  • Kings and Queen A–
    dir. Arnaud Desplechin; with Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric, Maurice Garrel
  • Kontroll C+
    dir. Nimród Antal; with Sándor Csányi, Lajos Kovács, Zoltán Mucsi
  • Land of the Dead B+
    dir. George Romero; with Simon Baker, Eugene Clark, John Leguizamo
  • Last Days B+
    dir. Gus Van Sant; with Michael Pitt, Lukas Haas, Scott Green
  • Lie with Me B–
    dir. Clément Virgo; with Lauren Lee Smith, Eric Balfour, Polly Shannon
  • Ma mère D–
    dir. Christophe Honoré with Louis Garrel, Isabelle Huppert, Emma de Caunes
  • March of the Penguins C+
    dir. Luc Jacquet; documentary about the breeding rites of emperor penguins
  • Match Point C
    dir. Woody Allen; with Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Scarlett Johansson
  • Me and You and Everyone
          We Know
    B+
    dir. Miranda July; with John Hawkes, Miranda July, Miles Thompson
  • Melinda and Melinda C
    dir. Woody Allen; with Radha Mitchell, Chloë Sevigny, Will Ferrell
  • Memoirs of a Geisha C–
    dir. Rob Marshall; with Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith C
    dir. Doug Liman; with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughn
  • Mrs. Henderson Presents C–
    dir. Stephen Frears; with Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Kelly Reilly
  • Munich B
    dir. Steven Spielberg; with Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Mathieu Kassovitz
  • Murderball B+
    dirs. Henry Alex Rubin & Dana Adam Shapiro; documentary; with Mark Zupan
  • My Summer of Love C+
    dir. Pawel Pawlikowski; with Natalie Press, Emily Blunt, Paddy Considine
  • Mysterious Skin C–
    dir. Gregg Araki; with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brady Corbet, Jeff Licon
  • The New World A
    dir. Terrence Malick; with Colin Farrell, Q'Orianka Kilcher, Christian Bale
  • Nine Lives B+
    dir. Rodrigo García; with Elpidia Carrillo, Robin Wright Penn, Lisa Gay Hamilton
  • Nobody Knows B
    dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda; with Yuuya Yagira, Ayu Kitaura, Hiei Kimura
  • North Country C
    dir. Niki Caro; with Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Michelle Monaghan
  • Off the Map B+
    dir. Campbell Scott; with Valentina de Angelis, Joan Allen, Sam Elliott
  • Oldboy C–
    dir. Park Chan-wook; with Choi Min-sik, Yu Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jeong
  • Palindromes A–
    dir. Todd Solondz; with Sharon Wilkins, Shayna Levine, Ellen Barkin
    Paradise Now B–
    dir. Hany Abu-Assad; with Kais Nashef, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal
  • Pooh's Heffalump Movie C
    dir. Frank Nissen. Animated; with the voices of Jim Cummings, John Fiedler
  • Pride & Prejudice A–
    dir. Joe Wright; with Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn
  • Prime D+
    dir. Ben Younger; with Uma Thurman, Bryan Greenberg, Meryl Streep
  • The Prize Winner of
          Defiance, Ohio
    D+
    dir. Jane Anderson; with Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ellary Porterfield
  • Proof C+
    dir. John Madden; with Gwyneth Paltrow, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anthony Hopkins
  • Red Eye B
    dir. Wes Craven; with Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox
  • Rent C+
    dir. Chris Columbus; with Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Rapp
  • The Ring Two C+
    dir. Hideo Nakata; with Naomi Watts, David Dorfman, Simon Baker
  • Rize B
    dir. David LaChapelle; documentary about clown- and krump-dancing in Los Angeles
  • Rumor Has It... D+
    dir. Rob Reiner; with Jennifer Aniston, Mark Ruffalo, Kevin Costner
  • Saw II D
    dir. Darren Lynn Bousman; with Donnie Wahlberg, Tobin Bell, Dina Meyer
  • Serenity B
    dir. Joss Whedon; with Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, Gina Torres
  • Sexual Dependency C–
    dir. Rodrigo Bellott; with Alexandra Aponte, Ronica V. Reddick, Matthew Guida
  • She's One of Us B
    dir. Siegrid Alnoy; with Sasha Andres, Catherine Mouchet, Pierre-Félix Gravière
  • Shopgirl F
    dir. Anand Tucker; with Claire Danes, Steve Martin, Jason Schwartzman
  • Sin City C–
    dirs. Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller; with Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke
  • Sometimes in April B–
    dir. Raoul Peck; with Idris Elba, Oris Erhuero, Pamela Nomvete
  • The Squid and the Whale A–
    dir. Noah Baumbach; with Jeff Daniels, Jesse Eisenberg, Laura Linney
  • Star Wars, Episode III:
          Revenge of the Sith
    B+
    dir. George Lucas; with Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Ewan McGregor
    Syriana B
    dir. Stephen Gaghan; with George Clooney, Matt Damon, Alexander Siddig
  • The Three Burials of Melquiades
          Estrada
    A–
    dir. Tommy Lee Jones; with Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam
  • Transamerica B–
    dir. Duncan Tucker; with Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Elizabeth Peña
  • Transporter 2 D+
    dir. Louis Leterrier; with Jason Statham, Amber Valletta, Alessandro Gassman
    Trilogy: The Weeping
          Meadow
    A–
    dir. Theo Angelopoulos; with Nikos Poursadinis, Alexandra Aidini
  • Tropical Malady A–
    dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul; with Banlop Lomnoi, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Huai Dessom
  • The Upside of Anger B–
    dir. Mike Binder; with Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Mike Binder
  • Walk on Water C
    dir. Eytan Fox; with Lior Ashkenazi, Knut Berger, Caroline Peters
  • Walk the Line C
    dir. James Mangold; with Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Patrick
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse
          of the Were-Rabbit
    C+
    dirs. Nick Park & Steve Box; animated; with the voice of Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes
  • War of the Worlds C–
    dir. Steven Spielberg; with Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin
  • The White Countess C
    dir. James Ivory. Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Hiroyuki Sanada
  • The White Diamond C+
    dir. Werner Herzog; documentary; profile of zeppelin pilot Graham Dorrington
  • The Wild Parrots of
          Telegraph Hill
    B–
    dir. Judy Irving; documentary; profile of bird caretaker Mark Bittner
  • Wild Side B–
    dir. Sébastien Lifshitz; with Stéphanie Michelini, Edouard Nikitine, Yasmine Belmadi
  • Winter Soldier B+
    dirs. Winterfilm Collective; documentary record of 1971 Winter Soldier conference
  • Wolf Creek A–
    dir. Greg McLean; with Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi
  • Yes C–
    dir. Sally Potter; with Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, Sam Neill

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