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    Cheri

    The enormously talented triad of actor Michelle Pfeiffer, director Stephen Frears, and writer Christopher Hampton, who teamed so memorably two decades ago in "Dangerous Liaisons," are back in period mode with the modestly engaging but deliciously acted "Cheri."

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    Tony Manero

    Chile's official entry into Oscar consideration for best foreign-language film is this idiosyncratic black comedy, seamlessly combining a tense crime story, quirky character study, and high-stakes political drama into a compelling whole that brims with originality.

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    What Just Happened?

    Is it satire? Is it dark farce? Either way, it's not especially funny or insightful or original, unlike Levinson's wickedly cleverWag the Dog.

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    Flash of Genius

    In the end, even at two hours, the film is deeply involving. This is a sure-fire Oscar nomination for the talented Greg Kinnear as a lone individual up against a giant corporation.

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    Cold Weather

    Come to "Cold Weather" expecting a good mystery, and you'll likely leave disappointed. But keep an open mind and you'll recognize writer-director Aaron Katz's latest as a beautifully shot, expertly paced little film.

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    Brotherhood

    College is widely lauded as a time for self-discovery and new experiences. The form these discoveries and experiences take is rarely that of theft, blackmail, and murder.

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    Memphis Beat

    Television needs another cop show about as much as the Gulf of Mexico needs more oil, but in both cases, no one has been able to stanch the flow.

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    Multiple Sarcasms

    Timothy Hutton's latest movie, the independent "Multiple Sarcasms," proves that with the right material, he's still a terrific actor.

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    Pilobolus

    It used to be that once you saw Pilobolus perform, there was no need to see the company again anytime soon. Its gymnastic, shape-driven works, though undeniably intriguing, were all of a very similar aesthetic.

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    The Lodger

    Like Brian De Palma before him, writer-director David Ondaatje is obsessed with Alfred Hitchcock.