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Anatomy of Hell (Not rated)

Director: Catherine Breillat. Amira Casar, Rocco Siffredi, voice of Catherine Breillat. (73 min.)

Sterritt * A lonely woman pays a man to watch her during intimate moments. Breillat is a smart, serious observer of sexuality's often disruptive role in human life, but this existential drama is sadly pretentious. In French with subtitles.

Being Julia (R)

Director: István Szabó. With Annette Bening, Jeremy Irons, Michael Gambon, Juliet Stevenson. (103 min.)

Sterritt *** See review at right.

Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (PG)

Director: Stanley Kubrick. With Peter Sellers, Sterling Hayden, George C. Scott, Keenan Wynn. (93 min.)

Sterritt **** Kubrick's great 1964 tragicomedy about superpowers on the nuclear brink continues to fascinate new generations of moviegoers, as its frequent reissues attest. A genuine classic.

The Hillside Strangler (R)

Director: Chuck Parello. With C. Thomas Howell, Nicholas Turturro, Lin Shaye, Allison Lange. (96 min.)

Sterritt * Melodrama based on a real serial-killer case. Sordid and sleazy, although the lead performances are hard to fault.

Lightning in a Bottle (PG-13)

Director: Antoine Fuqua. With Buddy Guy, Ruth Brown, B.B. King, Odetta. (103 min.)

Sterritt **** Concert documentary offering a history of the blues in a set of performances recorded at New York's legendary Radio City Music Hall on a single night. To point out that not all the music is blues just seems like quibbling, so see it with an open heart and a tapping toe.

Moolaadé (Not rated)

Director: Ousmane Sembène. With Fatoumata Coulibali, Maimouna Helene Diarra, Aminata Dao, Salimata Traoré. (124 min.)


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