Picks and Pans Review: Also Playing

updated 06/06/2005 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/06/2005 01:00AM

Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith

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Better than the last two films in the series, which isn't exactly extravagant praise. As the plot accelerates in the second half and Anakin Skywalker inevitably heads for the dark side, Sith finally starts swinging. Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman star. (PG-13)

Saving Face

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In a warmhearted, enjoyable comedy, a young Chinese-American doctor (Michelle Krusiec) deals with her own gayness and the fact that her single mother (Joan Chen, in a lovely performance) is pregnant. Worth seeking out. (R)

Mad Hot Ballroom

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Fourth and fifth graders in New York City's public schools train for a ballroom dancing contest in this irresistible documentary. (PG)

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