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The Da Vinci Code The Da Vinci Code
Deprived of stakes, The Da Vinci Code posters a linearity which, under the cover of legitimacy for a simple spectator, is transformed into a smoky endeavor which falls flat

The Dancer Upstairs The Dancer Upstairs
With The Dancer Upstairs, John Malkovich has created a taut political thriller and a complex character study of a man who must choose between his heart and his country's future.

Dark Water Dark Water
A new evil child from the duo that transformed our television sets into sudden objects of terrors—writer Koji Suzuki and director Nakata Hideo, to whom we owe Ring 1 & 2Dark Water tries once again to scare us with a young ghost, trading a video cassette in for a downpour.

Days of Glory Days of Glory
Days of Glory is one of these films I would recommend everybody to watch — most particularly in France — even though it's not a good movie.

Dead Leaves Dead Leaves
An indie film set in an arthouse mood, Dead Leaves follows a young man who, after the accidental death of his beloved girlfriend Laura, decides to keep her body as if she were alive.

Death Race Death Race
Death Race is a variation on the theme of the original Death Race 2000 rather than a straight remake of Roger Corman's cult film.

The Debutantes The Debutantes
In Los Debutantes, while director Andrés Waissbluth has successfully created a seedy nightlife, his vision of Chilean yakuza isn't entirely convincing and his John Woo finale is too over the top to take seriously.

The Deep End The Deep End
The Deep End is the most engaging film of an otherwise blah summer. Lake Tahoe proves to be the perfect setting for this "thriller bleu", replacing nighttime, urban noire with the cool serenity of water and forest. Combined with superb acting and an exquisite attention to detail, this is a film that will only continue to look better over time.

Deficit Deficit
In Deficit Gael Garcìa Bernal directs, produces and stars in a film that seeks to uncover the ever-widening class chasm in Mexico.

Demonlover Demonlover
The idea of a film with industrial espionage and virtual worlds as a background is rather exciting in principal. The intentions of the director are no less enthralling, since he proposes a reflection about image at a time of globalization.

Desnudos Desnudos
The director's desire to approach nudity as a natural facet of acting is obvious onscreen, and he certainly succeeds at this level thanks to the cast's glorious lack of inhibition.

Die Another Day Die Another Day
Celebrating the 20th installment of the franchise with great pomp, Die Another Day combines fun over-the-top action with an amusing look at Bond and his imitators, in an omnipresent mise-en-abime.

DiG! DiG!
DiG! follows the trajectories of The Dandy Warhols & The Brian Jonestown Massacre, two bands whose friendship and mutual admiration will turn to rivalry as both fail to meet the music industry's high expectations.

The Dinner Game The Dinner Game
A perfect example of well crafted French comedy with good timing. Directed by Francis Veber known for La Cage aux Folles, the movie is an adaptation of a famous French, Le Dîner des Cons play featuring some of the actors of the original play.

Distant Distant
Distant, the third film by Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, paints a bitter but joyful portrait of a country struck by crisis.

District B13 District B13
A a transposition of Escape from New York to Paris's suburban projects.

Divine intervention Divine intervention
Suleiman makes a militant film that, as often the case, is a vehicle for excesses and sometimes extremism, provoking uneasiness.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly possesses all the weapons needed to seduce the public, the critics and the festival jury. A difficult subject based on a true story, a mise en scène rich in proposals, a clever mix of tones, alternating tears and cynical laughter, and finally, impeccable acting.

Dogville Dogville
A true homage to the stripped theater of Bertolt Brecht, Dogville draws its force from faultless acting and writing, served by a mise-en-scène whose genius lies in the capacity to renew a style, avoiding the sketches pre-established by the director in his preceding filmography.

Domestic Disturbance Domestic Disturbance
Domestic Disturbance is by any standard a god-awful movie, one of the year's worst. This, of course, also means there's a lot of unintended, excellent entertainment to be had.

Don't Tempt Me Don't Tempt Me
Paradise and, especially, hell have never appeared so welcoming, battling for our poor souls through their respective envoys, a couple of angels whose terrestrial wrapping resembles Victoria Abril and Penélope Cruz.

Double Agent Double Agent
Double Agent examines the inside work and psychological struggle of double agent Lim (Han Suk-kyu) who infiltrates the South Korean secret services.

The Dreamers The Dreamers
From the inside of the apartment to quoting classics, both visually through clips and verbally through the characters constantly referring to films, Bertolucci has built his film like a museum, creating a shrine to cinema.

Dr. T & The Women Dr. T & The Women
"Thank God I don't live in Dallas" is all I could say after seeing this film. Because, really, none of the women who live there seem all that happy. Hmm, maybe it's because they're mostly jobless nouveau riche alcoholics. Altman has been criticized for being a misogynist, but I think his real gripe is with a selfish middle class that in its insolence lacks any sort of self awareness. While far from perfect, Dr. T. and the Women provides more than one laugh at the drama surrounding the life of one unlucky gynecologist.

Drive Drive
Having surprised us earlier with Valhalla Rising, a metaphysical masterpiece on the edge of experimental cinema which reinvented the Vikings subgenre, we could justly wonder what director Nicolas Winding Refn would do with the classic story of a lone hero who gets in trouble after a heist went bad.

Duck Season Duck Season
After seeing so many Mexican films about crime or poverty, Duck Season, a comedy about a group of kids letting loose while alone for the weekend, is a good surprise.

   




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