April 23, 2009 What's not to like about a documentary that takes up the cause of impoverished Latinos trying to keep their community garden from being snatched by greedy fat cats and maneuvering pols? Quite a lot, as it turns out.
April 3, 2009 When a convict breaks out of the pen to make peace with his dying daughter, his route takes him through the tunnels and sewers beneath London — and through far too many of the genre's formulas.
March 26, 2009 A gruff old man and an outgoing West African immigrant become unlikely allies in a North Carolina town. Ramin Bahrani's soulful, stirring film re-frames the encounter between white and black, between old and new America. (Recommended)
March 19, 2009 An ex-CIA operative (Julia Roberts) and a former MI6 agent (Clive Owen) take on corporate gigs — with a twist. Michael Clayton director Tony Gilroy delivers an action-packed caper with an overly labyrinthine plot.
March 12, 2009 Anxious to get her son into private school, a thirtysomething single mom (Amy Adams) starts a crime-scene cleaning service. Formulaic alterna-flavored hijinks — some surprisingly enjoyable — ensue.
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