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Big Week for Small Releases

February 6th, 2004

It's a crowded week for limited releases with half a dozen limited releases. And those are just the ones that Exhibitor Relations is tracking. Others will have slipped between the cracks.

An Amazing Couple - Reviews
The second of the daring, cross genre trilogy by Lucas Belvaux, the first being On the Run. The reviews for this one are not up to the first's, but since it is a Romantic Comedy, that is to be expected. Next week when the final film comes out we'll see if this was a genuine success or an experiment gone awry.

The Dreamers - Reviews
This film is being released with an NC-17 rating, the first time a MPAA studio has done that in six years. That could severely limit its audience, but giving the reaction to a certain recent 'wardrobe malfunction' too much of the film would have to be cut before it would be accessible to the mainstream movie going public.

Hiding and Seeking - Reviews
This is a powerful film about the dangers of religious intolerance. It is a documentary about the religious intolerance shown by and against members of the Orthodox Jewish Community and how it affected the family of the filmmaker.

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra - Reviews
This film is a parody of really cheesy 50s sci-fi movies. And if it's as cheesy and fun as the official site then it should be worth checking out. Hopefully in the coming weeks it will expand into more theatres in more cities. But chances are I'll be hunting this one down on DVD. Wubba, wubba, woo!

Osama - Reviews
The first Afghani film since the fall of the Taliban. It is one of the nominations for best Foreign Language film at this year's Oscars and won the same award at the Golden Globes. So it comes as no surprise that it is the best reviewed film of the week. Hopefully these awards will carry this film

The Return - Reviews
This film lost out to Osama for Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Golden Globes, and didn't manage to earn a nomination for the Oscars. And with such direct competition this week, it might get lost. And that would be a shame as its reviews are just a shade lower than Osama's.

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