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Kiss Me, Stupid (PG)

Director: Billy Wilder. With Ray Walston, Kim Novak, Dean Martin, Felicia Farr, Cliff Osmond. (126 min.)

Sterritt **** This scalding 1964 comedy was one of the great Wilder's last major films. Martin plays a singing star who falls into the clutches of two small-town songwriters when they sabotage his car and hire him a hooker with a heart of gold, hoping he'll buy some of their ditties. Hollywood censors made Wilder reshoot one scene, but the original version has been rediscovered; while it's tame by today's standards, it makes the movie's caustic social commentary more potent than ever.

Lilo & Stitch (PG)

Directors: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois. With voices of Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere, Ving Rhames. (85 min.)

Sterritt *** See review, page 15.

Minority Report (PG-13)

Director: Steven Spielberg. With Tom Cruise, Samantha Morton, Colin Farrell, Max von Sydow. (145 min.)

Sterritt *** See review, page 15.

Not Nude Though: A Portrait of Rudy Burkhardt (Not rated)

Director: Doris Kornish. With Rudy Burckhardt, Jacob Burkhardt, Yushiko Chuma, Alex Katz. (85 min.)

Sterritt ** Kornish spent a decade filming this documentary visit with the late painter, photographer, and filmmaker. The best parts are excerpts from brief Burkhardt movies like "Square Times" and "Lurk," which show his offbeat artistry in full flower. The film would be better if it devoted more time to showing his work, though, and less to talking heads telling us how great it is.

Sunshine State (PG-13)

Director: John Sayles. With Edie Falco, Timothy Hutton, Angela Bassett, Miguel Ferrer, Jane Alexander. (141 min.)

Sterritt ** See review, page 15.

Virgil Bliss (Not rated)
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