Picks and Pans Review: Also Playing

updated 11/13/2006 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/13/2006 01:00AM

Shut Up & Sing With just 12 words—a comment slamming President George W. Bush at a 2003 Dixie Chicks concert—singer Natalie Maines ignited a political firestorm that still sizzles three years later. An insightful documentary looks at crisis management on the fly while spotlighting the band's ever-stiffening resolve: What doesn't kill them (chillingly, someone threatens to do just that) makes them stronger. (R)

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Wondrous Oblivion In an engaging but slight British film, a shared love of cricket draws together a Jewish boy and his black Jamaican neighbors in '50s London. Delroy Lindo stars. (Not rated)

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Death of a President Not worth the lurid hype it has generated, this modest fake documentary set in 2008 evenhandedly looks at what might happen in the aftermath of the supposed assassination of President Bush. (R)

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