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  • The 11th Hour B
    dirs. Nadia Conners and Leila Conners Petersen; documentary on climate change
  • 12:08 East of Bucharest B+
    dir. Corneliu Porumboiu; with Teodor Corban, Ion Sapdaru, Mircea Andreescu
  • 2 Days in Paris B+
    dir. Julie Delpy; with Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg, Albert Delpy
  • 28 Weeks Later C+
    dir. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo; with Mackintosh Muggleton, Imogen Poots
  • 3:10 to Yuma C–
    dir. James Mangold; with Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Ben Foster
  • 300 C+
    dir. Zack Snyder; with Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and
          2 Days
    A–
    dir. Cristian Mungiu; with Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Alexandru Potocean
  • Across the Universe D+
    dir. Julie Taymor; with Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Anderson
  • After the Wedding B–
    dir. Susanne Bier; with Mads Mikkelsen, Rolf Lassgård, Sidse Babett Knudsen
    © Alpha Dog F
    dir. Nick Cassavetes; with Emile Hirsch, Anton Yelchin, Justin Timberlake
  • American Gangster C
    dir. Ridley Scott; with Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Josh Brolin
  • The Assassination of Jesse James
          by the Coward Robert Ford
    B–
    dir. Andrew Dominik; with Casey Affleck, Brad Pitt, Sam Rockwell
  • Atonement C+
    dir. Joe Wright; with Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Saoirse Ronan
  • Away from Her B
    dir. Sarah Polley; with Gordon Pinsent, Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis
  • Bamako B+
    dir. Abderrahmane Sissako; with Aïssa Maïga, Tiécoura Traore, Zégué Bamba
  • Becoming Jane C
    dir. Julian Jarrold; with Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Laurence Fox
  • Before the Devil Knows You're
          Dead
    B
    dir. Sidney Lumet; with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei
  • Beowulf C
    dir. Robert Zemeckis; animated; voices of Ray Winstone, Brendan Gleeson
  • Black Book C
    dir. Paul Verhoeven; with Carice van Houten, Thom Hoffman, Sebastian Koch
    Black Snake Moan B+
    dir. Craig Brewer; with Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake
  • The Bourne Ultimatum B
    dir. Paul Greengrass; with Matt Damon, Joan Allen, David Strathairn
  • The Brave One D+
    dir. Neil Jordan; with Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews
    Breach B–
    dir. Billy Ray; with Ryan Phillippe, Chris Cooper, Laura Linney
  • Broken English B–
    dir. Zoe Cassavetes; with Parker Posey, Melvil Poupaud, Drea de Matteo
  • The Bubble C
    dir. Eytan Fox; with Ohad Knoller, Yousef Sweid, Daniela Virtzer
  • Bug B
    dir. William Friedkin; with Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick Jr.
  • Charlie Wilson's War C–
    dir. Mike Nichols; with Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman
    © Control B–
    dir. Anton Corbijn; with Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Alexandra Maria Lara
    Crazy Love B
    dir. Dan Klores; documentary about a man who marries the woman he maimed
  • Dan in Real Life C–
    dir. Peter Hedges; with Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook
    The Darjeeling Limited C–
    dir. Wes Anderson; with Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman
  • Day Night Day Night A–
    dir. Julia Loktev; with Luisa Williams, Josh Phillip Weinstein, Tschi Hun Kim
  • Days of Glory (Indigènes) B
    dir. Rachid Bouchareb; with Jamel Debbouze, Bernard Blancan, Sami Bouajila
  • Deep Water A–
    dirs. Louise Osmond & Jerry Rothwell; documentary about fateful sailing contest
  • The Devil Came on
          Horseback
    B–
    dirs. Ricki Stern & Anne Sundberg; documentary about genocide in Darfur
  • The Diving Bell and the
          Butterfly
    B
    dir. Julian Schnabel; with Mathieu Amalric, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny
  • Eastern Promises C+
    dir. David Cronenberg; with Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel
    Elizabeth: The Golden Age D+
    dir. Shekhar Kapur; with Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Abbie Cornish
  • Enchanted B–
    dir. Kevin Lima; with Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden
  • Evening D+
    dir. Lajos Koltai; with Claire Danes, Vanessa Redgrave, Hugh Dancy
  • The Exterminating Angels D+
    dir. Jean-Claude Brisseau; with Frédéric van den Driessche, Lise Bellynck
    Fay Grim B
    dir. Hal Hartley; with Parker Posey, Jeff Goldblum, James Urbaniak
  • Flanders D+
    dir. Bruno Dumont; with Samuel Boidin, Adélaíde Leroux, Henri Cretel
  • For the Bible Tells Me So B–
    dir. Daniel Karslake; documentary about homosexuality and Christianity in the U.S.
  • Fracture C–
    dir. Gregory Hoblit; with Ryan Gosling, Anthony Hopkins, Rosamund Pike
    Freedom Writers C–
    dir. Richard LaGravenese; with Hilary Swank, April Lee Hernandez, Jason Finn
  • The Golden Compass C–
    dir. Chris Weitz; with Dakota Blue Richards, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig
  • Gone Baby Gone C+
    dir. Ben Affleck; with Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Ed Harris
  • Grbavica: The Land of My
          Dreams
    B–
    dir. Jasmila Žbanić; with Mirjana Karanović, Luna Mijović, Leon Lučev
  • Grindhouse B
    dirs. Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino; with Rose McGowan
  • Hairspray B
    dir. Adam Shankman; with Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Harry Potter and the
          Order of the Phoenix
    C+
    dir. David Yates; with Daniel Radcliffe, Imelda Staunton, Emma Watson
  • Helvetica C
    dir. Gary Hustwit; documentary about this ubiquitous sans-serif typeface
  • The Host B
    dir. Bong Joon-ho; with Song Kang-ho, Bae Du-na, Park Hae-il
  • Hot Fuzz C
    dir. Edgar Wright; with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent
  • I Am Legend B–
    dir. Francis Lawrence; with Will Smith, Alice Braga, Salli Richardson
  • I Don't Want to Sleep Alone B+
    dir. Tsai Ming-liang; with Norman Atun, Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Shiang-chyi
  • I'm Not There A–
    dir. Todd Haynes; with Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin
  • In the Shadow of the Moon C
    dir. David Sington; documentary about U.S. missions to the moon
  • In the Valley of Elah C–
    dir. Paul Haggis; with Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon
  • Into Great Silence B
    dir. Philip Groöning; documentary portrait of life inside a French monastery
  • Into the Wild B+
    dir. Sean Penn; with Emile Hirsch, Jena Malone, Catherine Keener
  • Jindabyne A–
    dir. Ray Lawrence; with Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, Sean Rees-Wemyss
  • Joshua C+
    dir. George Ratliff; with Sam Rockwell, Jacob Kogan, Vera Farmiga
  • Juno B+
    dir. Jason Reitman; with Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner
  • Killer of Sheep A
    dir. Charles Burnett; reissue; with Henry Gayle Sanders, Kaycee Moore
  • The King of Kong: A Fistful
          of Quarters
    B+
    dir. Seth Gordon; documentary about arcade-game world record rivalry
  • The Kingdom C
    dir. Peter Berg; with Jamie Foxx, Ashraf Barhom, Jennifer Garner
  • Knocked Up B
    dir. Judd Apatow; with Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Leslie Mann
  • Lady Chatterley B+
    dir. Pascale Ferran; with Marina Hands, Jean-Louis Coulloc'h, Hippolyte Girardot
  • Lake of Fire B+
    dir. Tony Kaye; documentary about abortion debates in the United States
  • Lars and the Real Girl C+
    dir. Craig Gillespie; with Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider
  • Lions for Lambs D+
    dir. Robert Redford; with Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford
    The Lives of Others C
    dir. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck; with Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Mühe
  • The Lookout C
    dir. Scott Frank; with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Matthew Goode, Jeff Daniels
  • Love in the Time of Cholera C–
    dir. Mike Newell; with Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Javier Bardem, Benjamin Bratt
  • Lust, Caution B+
    dir. Ang Lee; with Tang Wei, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Wang Lee-hom
  • Margot at the Wedding B–
    dir. Noah Baumbach; with Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Zane Pais
    Michael Clayton B
    dir. Tony Gilroy; with George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton
  • A Mighty Heart B+
    dir. Michael Winterbottom; with Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Archie Panjabi
  • The Mist B
    dir. Frank Darabont; with Thomas Jane, Laurie Holden, Marcia Gay Harden
  • My Kid Could Paint That B
    dir. Amir Bar-Lev; documentary about 4-year-old artist Marla Olmstead
  • The Namesake C+
    dir. Mira Nair; with Tabu, Kal Penn, Irrfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett
  • No Country for Old Men B
    dir. Joel Coen; with Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem
  • No End in Sight B+
    dir. Charles Ferguson; documentary; anatomy of U.S. failures in Iraq War
  • Ocean's Thirteen B
    dir. Steven Soderbergh; with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon
  • Once A
    dir. John Carney; with Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Geoff Minogue
  • The Orphanage C+
    dir. Juan Antonio Bayona; with Belén Rueda, Roger Príncep, Fernando Cayo
  • The Page Turner C
    dir. Denis Dercourt; with Déborah François, Catherine Frot, Pascal Greggory
  • Paris, je t'aime C
    dirs. Podalydès, Chadha, Van Sant, Coen & Coen, Salles & Thomas, Doyle, Coixet, Suwa, Chomet, Cuarón, Assayas, Schmitz, LaGravenese, Natali, Craven, Tykwer, Dépardieu & Auburtin, and Payne
  • Persepolis B
    dirs. Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi; animated; voice of Chiara Mastroianni
  • The Price of Sugar B–
    dir. Bill Haney; documentary about justice struggle for Haitian migrant workers
  • Private Property C+
    dir. Joachim LaFosse; with Isabelle Huppert, Jérémie Renier, Yannick Renier
  • Ratatouille B–
    dir. Brad Bird; animated; with the voices of Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm
  • Red Road B+
    dir. Andrea Arnold; with Kate Dickie, Tony Curran, Martin Compston
  • Redacted B
    dir. Brian De Palma; with Izzy Diaz, Rob Devaney, Patrick Carroll
  • Rendition C–
    dir. Gavin Hood; with Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zineb Oukach
  • Rescue Dawn B
    dir. Werner Herzog; with Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies
  • Reservation Road C–
    dir. Terry George; with Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connelly
  • The Savages B
    dir. Tamara Jenkins; with Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco
  • Save Me C–
    dir. Robert Cary; with Chad Allen, Robert Gant, Judith Light, Stephen Lang
  • Show Business: The Road to
          Broadway
    C–
    dir. Dori Berinstein; documentary about mounting four big Broadway musicals
  • Sicko B–
    dir. Michael Moore; polemic critique of U.S. health care system
  • The Simpsons Movie B–
    dir. David Silverman; animated; voices of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner
  • Sleuth D+
    dir. Kenneth Branagh; with Michael Caine, Jude Law
  • Southland Tales B–
    dir. Richard Kelly; with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Seann William Scott
  • Starting Out in the Evening C
    dir. Andrew Wagner; with Frank Langella, Lauren Ambrose, Lili Taylor
  • Stephanie Daley B–
    dir. Hilary Brougher; with Amber Tamblyn, Tilda Swinton, Timothy Hutton
  • Sunshine B
    dir. Danny Boyle; with Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Rose Byrne
  • Superbad C–
    dir. Greg Mottola; with Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon
          Barber of Fleet Street
    B–
    dir. Tim Burton; with Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman
  • Syndromes and a Century A–
    dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul; with Nantarat Sawaddikul, Jaruchai Iamaram
  • Talk to Me B–
    dir. Kasi Lemmons; with Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Sheen
  • Ten Canoes B
    dir. Rolf de Heer; with Crusoe Kurddal, Peter Minygululu, Richard Birrinbirrin
  • Terror's Advocate B
    dir. Barbet Schroeder; documentary about controversial defense lawyer Jacques Vergès
  • There Will Be Blood B+
    dir. Paul Thomas Anderson; with Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Dillon Freasier
  • Things We Lost in the Fire B–
    dir. Susanne Bier; with Benicio Del Toro, Halle Berry, David Duchovny
  • This Is England B
    dir. Shane Meadows; with Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham
  • Transformers C+
    dir. Michael Bay; with Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Rachael Taylor
  • An Unreasonable Man B
    dirs. Henriette Mantel & Steve Skrovan; documentary; with Ralph Nader
    Vacancy D
    dir. Nimród Antal; with Luke Wilson, Kate Beckinsale, Frank Whaley
  • The Valet C–
    dir. Francis Veber; with Gad Elmaleh, Alice Taglioni, Daniel Auteuil
  • La Vie en rose B
    dir. Olivier Dahan; with Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Gérard Depardieu
  • Waitress F
    dir. Adrienne Shelly; with Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Sisto
  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox
          Story
    D+
    dir. Jake Kasdan; with John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Tim Meadows
  • We Own the Night A–
    dir. James Gray; with Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes
  • The Wind That Shakes the
          Barley
    B–
    dir. Ken Loach; with Cillian Murphy, Pádraic Delaney, Orla Fitzgerald
    Year of the Dog C
    dir. Mike White; with Molly Shannon, Peter Sarsgaard, Josh Pais
  • Youth without Youth C–
    dir. Francis Ford Coppola; with Tim Roth, Alexandra Maria Lara, Bruno Ganz
    Zodiac B
    dir. David Fincher; with Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr.
  • Zoo A–
    dir. Robinson Devor; with John Paulsen, Russell Hodgkinson, Jenny Edwards


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