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  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)

    In this nutty sequel to the 2005 Dreamworks 3-D animated hit, four best friends and former stars of the Central Park Zoo—a dancing lion (voiced by Ben Stiller), a rollicking zebra (Chris Rock), a lugubrious giraffe (David Schwimmer), and a hippo diva (Jada Pinkett Smith)—look forward to trading their current island residence on Madagascar for their old island home of Manhattan. more...
  • Mala Noche

    For people like me who often feel oppressed by minority-film categories such as "gay films," "black films," "Jewish films" and so on, calling this really well-done, low-budget, personal effort—directed and adapted by Gus Van Sant from a Walt Curtis novel, and shot in Portland, Oregon—a gay film isn't very helpful. more...
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  • Man of Tai Chi (R)

    Keanu Reeves makes his directorial debut with this satisfying pastiche of Hong Kong action cinema, incorporating knock-out martial arts choreography (courtesy of the great Yuen Woo-ping), operatic brutality reminiscent of John Woo, balletic camera movements a la Johnnie To, and even some of Jackie Chan’s populist humor. more...
  • Marion Bridge

    Nova Scotian playwright Daniel MacIvor based the screenplay of this powerful Canadian feature (2002) on his play of the same name, and it has all the virtues of fine stage drama: narrative economy, honest emotion, and characters so clearly defined that the most pedestrian encounters between them can be revelatory. more...
  • The Master
  • The Master (R)

    A self-destructive loner (Joaquin Phoenix), discharged from the navy after serving in the Pacific in World War II, flounders back in the States before coming under the wing of a charismatic religious leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman) transparently based on L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. more...
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  • Me and Orson Welles (PG-13)

    Surely the great filmmaker would have gotten a rueful chuckle from the fact that he's been a character in almost as many movies (including RKO 281, Cradle Will Rock, Ed Wood, and Heavenly Creatures) as he was ever permitted to direct. more...
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