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BIRTH (dir: Jonathan Glazer, R) - Bart says, "Why does everybody hate this movie? I think this beautiful and enigmatic psychological drama is absolutely one of the ten best of the last decade, and I think even more highly of it than I do the director's previous film, SEXY BEAST, which I thought was superb. So what if Nicole Kidman shares a bath with a 10-year-old boy? Have you never seen a Swedish movie before? The whole picture reminds me of one of those great perplexing European films of the Sixties where you're never sure exactly what's going on until the end, and even then it's still open for interpretation. Is the boy really a reincarnation of the woman's dead husband? Beats me."
THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR (dir: Tod Williams, R) - Greg says, "Jeff Bridges is in top form as usual, in this drama based on the first segment of A Widow For One Year by John Irving. Bridges and Kim Basinger play a couple numbed and distant as the result of an accident that killed their sons. A young Exeter student they hire for the summer soon finds himself caught up in their quiet battle of wills. Full of compelling and complex characters, this is the rare Hollywood film made unapologetically for adults. It has no need to cater to teenagers and is uninterested in pat, sophomoric endings."
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (dir: Michel Gondry, R) - Michelle says, "Just yesterday, I was writing about Emmanuel Kants 'Critique of Aesthetic Judgment,' and you know the part about his distinction between good, beautiful, and pleasant texts? Well, I was thinking that some films totally fulfill the pleasant category for me: theyre sensory, they make me laugh, or they make my heart race, but they dont challenge me emotionally at all. Most of the stuff Im willing to actually watch from beginning to end at this point, since I dont really like movies that much, is kind of like that because Im lazy. And I dont want to watch 'good' movies that appeal to some sort of universal moral construct, like all those boohoo documentaries about good and evil in American politics or society or whatever. But then theres beautiful movies that engender a real emotional conviction that Im watching a perfectly constructed story about damaged lovers who cant undo their attachment to each other, no matter what lengths they go to in trying to escape their dysfunctional union. And this film goes into that category. Its pure romantic cynicism that anyone with taste would fall for. I mean Kant says that stuffs actually really subjective, but whatever dead German guy, I love this movie!"  
BROTHERS (dir: Susanne Bier, R) - Bart says, "I figured with the American remake due out at the end of the week, it's the perfect time for me to write about one of my favorite films of the decade. It's basically just a superbly structured and acted domestic drama about a presumed dead prisoner-of-war in Afghanistan who unexpectedly comes home to his wife and daughters, and must contend with his drifter brother who has been 'comforting' his family in their time of need. I suppose the remake could potentially capture the intense emotions of the original with Jim (MY LEFT FOOT, IN AMERICA) Sheridan directing, but other than the fact that Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal were born to play brothers, the featherweight casting (Natalie Portman, in particular) seems like Hollywood spoofing itself."
METALLICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER (dir: Joe Berlinger / Bruce Sinofsky, R) Greg says, "The directors of PARADISE LOST and BROTHERS KEEPER started out making a documentary about the recording of Metallicas new album. What they ended up capturing is astonishing. Unlike any music documentary ever filmed, Berlinger and Sinofsky follow the band through group therapy as raw emotions spill across the screen. At moments the proceedings are so unguarded and intimate, the level of voyeurism is uncomfortable. This is fascinating stuff and certainly not only for fans of the band."
BEFORE SUNSET (dir: Richard Linklater, Not Rated)
CLOSER (dir: Mike Nichols, R)
DiG! (dir: Ondi Timoner, R)
I HEART HUCKABEES (dir: David O. Russell, Not Rated)
INNOCENCE (dir: Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Not Rated)
MYSTERIOUS SKIN (dir: Gregg Araki, Not Rated)
SIDEWAYS (dir: Alexander Payne, Not Rated)
SPIDER-MAN 2 (dir: Sam Raimi, Not Rated)
VERA DRAKE (dir: Mike Leigh, Not Rated)   
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