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10,000 B.C. 10,000 B.C.
What happens when you mix a little bit of the best and worst aspects of Apocalypto, Braveheart, 300, Gladiator, Ice Age, Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean?

11'09''01 September 11 11'09''01 September 11
"Eleven filmmakers, eleven looks implicating their individual conscience"... Such is the epigraph of this collective film about the tragic events that occurred a year ago in New York and changed the face of a world, already disturbed, forever.

13 Assassins 13 Assassins
With 13 Assassins, Japanase director Takashi Miike delivers a surprisingly formal samourai film in an otherwise outrageous filmmography.

2046 2046
A nostalgic and stylized work, worked by time, 2046 subscribes to the aesthetic and thematic continuity of In the Mood for Love, its twin film.

2 Days in Paris 2 Days in Paris
2 days in Paris is a mix between two cultures and two ways of being intimate with cinema.

24 Hour Party People 24 Hour Party People
Winterbottom is back in Cannes with a film that will undoubtedly only speak to a certain generation and a particular public. If you are not familiar with bands like Joy Division and Happy Mondays, you might get bored unless you find the adventures of a music label producer appealing. For others, it's visual and musical jubilation.

25th Hour 25th Hour
Spike Lee once again delves into the heart of New York City (and controversy) with his latest film, 25th Hour.

28 Days Later 28 Days Later
In 28 Days Later, Danny Boyle pays homage to genre films, bringing us to a world devastated by a virus that has transformed humans in flesh-eating zombies.

Basic 300
300 takes its cue from Frank Miller's graphic novel based on the Battle of Thermopylae. Historically correct? Doubtful. Bloody and hypermasculine video game with some aesthetically pleasing scenes? Definitely.

4 4
There are a few films, which after seeing them, you are not sure if you loved them or hated them.

4 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Carried from beginning to end by its actors, the film mainly lingers on human feelings, Mungiu's camera taking the time to let them appear.

60 Spins Around the Sun 60 Spins Around the Sun
60 Spins Around the Sun chronicles the hyper kinetic life of Randy Credico, a comedian with a mission for unsung causes, from the Sandanistas and Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. to his battles against New York's Rockefeller Drug Laws and racial profiling in Tulia, Texas.

6inxtynin9 6inxtynin9
Released in 1999, 6inxtynin9, which is Ratanaruang's second film, centers on a lonely young woman who after being laid-off discovers a bag full of money in front of her door.

8 MM 8 MM
Nicolas Cage and Joel Schumacher have us accustomed to their hits and misses, Face-Off & Snake Eye on the one hand and Falling Down & Batman & Robin on the other, the worst winning by knock out. With 8MM and the help of the writer of Seven, these 2 Hollywood mammoths have saved face by tackling one of the most taboo subjects.

Aardvark Aardvark
A movie about a recovering alcoholic blind man who goes to AA meetings and learn jiu-jitsu isn't exactly the kind of premise that would make you run to the theater. In the hands of writer/director Kitao Sakurai, it however becomes a truly unique work that takes the spectator in surprising directions.

A Day at the Museum A Day at the Museum
Making a comedy that satirizes the art world and most particularly museums was certainly a great premise.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence A.I. Artificial Intelligence
In spite of the scientific coldness of its title, A.I., far from being a fortifying technological demonstration, is rather a fairy tale for adults with a child at its center.

A Lost Man A Lost Man
One of the most talented French photographers inspired director Danielle Arbid's story about a search for identity.

A Prairie Home Companion A Prairie Home Companion
Robert Altman's latest film is the personified death of radio.

A Piece Of Sky A Piece Of Sky
A Piece of Sky is about women who try to resist their environment and take advantage of it.

About a Boy About a Boy
Hugh Grant pulls off About a Boy without being too annoying. A Novelist seemingly wrote the Grant's character with him in mind, so perfect is he at playing this charming cad and for once, he's not using his obvious charms to win over some big-haired American girl.

About Schmidt About Schmidt
Watching films this time of year is a challenge. Instead of being bombarded with promises of summer mega-entertainment, all the ads hype the Oscar worthy films, actors and directors. And so is the case with About Schmidt, nominated for a slew of awards before anyone gets to know him.

About The Living About The Living
In About the Living the web of grief and denial is eloquently explored after the death of the young daughter of a wealthy family. Mexican director Jorge Aguilera creates a hypnotic mood, where the colors are cool and distant to better focus on the intense suffering of each character.

Adam & Eve Adam & Eve
Can a romantic comedy be funny, a bit poetic and have a thematic edge? This answer is yes, at least in Germany where censorship and frigid conservatism don't get in the way of making films for adults.

Adaptation Adaptation
After exploring the complex mind of an actor, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and director Spike Jonze reveal what's like being Charlie Kaufman in the brilliant Adaptation.

The Adventures of Tintin The Adventures of Tintin
If the beautiful opening sequence pays a beautiful homage to the comic books, it also shows clearly Mr. Spielberg's intentions: offering his own version of Tintin.

The Affair of the Necklace The Affair of the Necklace
After the grotesque Musketeer, it is comforting to see an American film treating pre-Revolutionary France with respect. Recounting the affair of the queen's necklace, the film prevails by way of a gallery of briny supporting roles and well-carried out intrigue.

After After
When I read the synopsis, After looked pretty promising, combining the virgin territories of urban exploration to a soundtrack by US electronic act The Crystal Method.

After the Apocalypse After the Apocalypse
Shot in black and white, Yasuaki Nakajima's first film centers around five survivors trying to cope with their new life in an alienated world.

All or Nothing All or Nothing
All or Nothing starts like a social drama, introducing several characters from a lower-class neighborhood who are suffering from family and social problems, a setting that falls under Ken Loach territory.

Amelie Amelie
With Amelie, Jean-Pierre Jeunet (The City of the Lost Children) has made a charming and falsely harmless film that is, above all, a fabulous postcard of Paris.

American Beauty American Beauty
Corrosive, provocative, and iconoclastic, American Beauty strips America and, by extension, the famous American Dream. With Kevin Spacey,Annette Bening.

American History X American History X
American History X is hard and realistic, also not at all optimistic in regards to redemption. It is a cruel statement of an American society that is rotten to the core.

American Psycho American Psycho
Adapting American Psycho to the big screen was a perilous task, almost impossible, as Bret Easton Ellis's novel is harsh in its detailed, even surgical representation of violence and sex. Director Mary Harron, however, (I Shot Andy Warhol) carries it out with success, preserving the essence of story while visually toning it down.

American Splendor American Splendor
Exceeding the "biopic" to explore more experimental regions, American Splendor pays homage to Harvey Pekar, a major figure of American underground culture.

Amores Perros Amores Perros
Taking place in Mexico City, Amores Perros is Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's first film. In a metropolis where 21 million people share urban space with roughly one million homeless dogs, it's inevitable for the two to meet. A brutal car crash intertwines the stories of three sets of people and their dogs, all trying to survive their own solitude.

An Almost Ordinary Story An Almost Ordinary Story
The Serbian romantic comedy An Almost Ordinary Story takes place in a modern, urban Belgrade whose embers of war and dictatorship have burned out, giving rise to a Phoenix of American pop culture and lifestyle.

An American Haunting An American Haunting
Based on the Bell Witch case, a true account of a poltergeist dating back to 1817, An American Haunting chronicles the nightmarish experience of a Tennessee family victimized by an evil spirit.

The Apollonide The Apollonide
The Apollonide could have certainly been a major film.

Antichrist Antichrist
Antichrist, which wants to be Lars von Trier's most personal and most important film, closes on itself and shows the hooks to hold the audience at a distance, while paradoxically seeking to shock it.

Ararat Ararat
For quite some time Atom Egoyan has wanted to direct a film about the Armenian genocide perpetrated by the Turks. After postponing it a few times, he finally takes on this delicate subject.

Arcibel's Game Arcibel's Game
With El Juego de Arcibel, Argentine director Alberto Lecchi has crafted a compelling allegory of revolution and the Latin American left.

The Artist The Artist
Director Michel Hazanavicius signs an - almost - silent film that pays homage to the golden age of Hollywood.

The Assassination of Richard Nixon The Assassination of Richard Nixon
Behind the portrait of an ordinary loser who decides to hijack a plane and crash it into the White House, The Assassination of Richard Nixon delivers a harsh and cruel vision of American society, carried from beginning to end by the masterful Sean Penn.

Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra
With a 50 million dollar budget, and a catastrophic predecessor, Alain Chabat's Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra was much-anticipated and became France's #1 blockbuster.

The Astronaut's Wife The Astronaut's Wife
The Astronaut's Wife revives an old genre of movies, the paranoïd kind, which made the great days of the early 80's, when communism was still a threat to the free world. Even if the director revamps the genre with edgy visuals and some B acting, it doesn't however avoid its usual clichés.

At Five in the Afternoon At Five in the Afternoon
Iranian filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf's third film, At 5 in the Afternoon, joins the segment she directed for the film 11'09'01, offering a pessimistic report on women in Afghan society.

Atenco Atenco
As a documentary film, Atenco is a failure. But as a document of an uprising in Mexico in 2006, it serves as proof that this happened and that it won't be forgotten.

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
With Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Lucas has undoubtedly invented a new genre: the intergalactic soap opera. A rose water romance, actors near emotional mummification, and laborious dialogues balance a first part that's difficult to digest. But just at the moment when the threat of a new disaster seems all too real, the film leaves its torpor to offer, in a higher bid of action scenes, a finale faithful to the spirit of the sci-fi B movies of the first trilogy.

Austin Powers in Goldmember Austin Powers in Goldmember
The third installment of Austin Powers adventures marks a series out of breath, as Goldmember resembles a disjointed series of sketches placed end to end in order to fill 90 minutes of film.

Austin Powers 2 Austin Powers 2
Mike Myers's movies target the American audience and cannot survive beyond US boundaries. Austin Powers 2: The Spy who shagged me, in the lineage of its predecessor, is a stupid movie that primarily appeals to its domestic audience.

Auto Focus Auto Focus
I suppose the title, "Auto Focus", was intended to refer to the main character's self-involvement as well as to his hobbies—specifically, photography and pornography. Or, maybe not. I'm confused, because for me, the story of the murdered Hogan's Heroes star Bob Crane remains out of focus.

A Very Long Engagement A Very Long Engagement
In A Very Long Engagement, Jean-Pierre Jeunet once again leads us into his pastel colored fantasy world, this time however, presenting us a war melodrama steering us away from the quirky madness of his first two films, and the nostalgic cuteness of the last.





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