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Bowling for Dollars

May 27th, 2005

After Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith scared away almost all the limited releases last weekend, there are twice as many such films this weekend, including the latest in what promises to be a pretty good year for documentaries.

Bomb the System - Reviews
As the site says, this is the first movie to tackle the subject of graffiti in more than 20 years. It's an interesting film for first time writer / director Adam Bhala Lough and it shows potential and maybe in ten years or so it will be looked back as the beginning of a great career. But on its own it's flawed enough that it's not entirely satisfying on its own.

Bunty Aur Babli - Reviews
Being released day-and-date both here and its native India and in more than four dozen theaters. Bollywood films are certainly gaining in popularity here. I'm not saying they are beyond niche market, or even at the level of other foreign language films, but they are getting there.

League of Ordinary Gentlemen - Reviews
The best-reviewed new movie of the week is a documentary about Bowling. At one time Bowling was the most popular sport on TV. (What was number 2, curling?) A fascinating look at the sport and how it's trying to revive its popularity. The film opens tonight in New York City at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema before expanding to Los Angeles next weekend.

Saving Face - Reviews
Secret love complicates the relationship between a widow and her adult daughter. The film is earning excellent reviews, including 100% positive from the cream-of-the-crop. The film opens tonight in six theaters including the Angelika Film Center and the Westside Pavilion Cinema.

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