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Year: 200513 20049 20049 20034

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  • This Divided State

      This Divided State A documentary exploring the uproar that ensued when Utah Valley State College invited Michael Moore to come speak on campus in the weeks before the 2004 Bush-Kerry election. It’s a riveting metaphor for our violently divided country, a documentary filled with fascinating real-life characters displaying all the venom and vehemence illustrated in meetings of American conservatives and liberals these days (screaming, hissing, sign-toting, a.k.a. civil discourse, American style). The film drags a bit and is short on reflection, but aptly provides a frightening and fascinating allegory for the hatred between the two sides of our nation.
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  • Futuristic flight of fancy

    Wong Kar-wai produces yet another visually stirring epic
      You’ll be hard pressed to find someone not transfixed by the lurid cinematic flirtations of master director Wong Kar Wai’s 2046, a rambling musing on memory, regret and the torture of unquiet love. A Bogart-like novelist is haunted by the memory of other women who’ve passed through his life, real or imagined, all tortured. Many A-list Chinese actress are featured.
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  • The Warrior

      Director Asif Kapadia’s breakout feature is a mysterious, beautiful and spiritual journey that’s short on dialogue and long in visual symbolism. The tale of a fierce warrior who has a revelation and renounces violence, dialogue and explanation are light; often the expressions on peoples’ faces are meant to tell the story to heartbreaking effect.
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  • Stop me if you’ve heard this one before …

    Rehashing the world’s oldest joke, over and over
      If your gross-out factor causes you to gag during episodes of South Park, then The Aristocrats is definitely not for you. But for the rest of us perverts, this documentary is a rare treat; funny, at times, side-splitting, eyes-tearing, breath-defying laugh-out-loud funny. Filmmakers Paul Provenza and Penn Jillette show dozens upon dozens of famous comedians telling their own renditions of the oldest inside joke in the world.
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  • Hell on wheels

    New quad rugby documentary is deeply moving
      *Murderball* will make you see quadriplegics differently. It will help you to understand what it might be like to lose limbs, to live in a wheelchair, to exist without the full use of arms, hands, legs. But more than that, *Murderball* will move you, it will engage you in a compelling story and it will renew your faith in humanity.
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