Picks and Pans Review: Also Playing

updated 05/03/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/03/2004 01:00AM

Gypsy 83

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Less Than Perfect's Sara Rue is beguiling in a drama about a pair of outcasts, although the film strains too hard to be fresh. Rue plays a would-be rocker who journeys from Ohio to New York City with a gay pal (Kett Turton) to sing in a Stevie Nicks look-alike contest. (Not rated)

Rhinoceros Eyes

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A strange youth (Michael Pitt) who works at a prop house goes to criminal lengths to satisfy requests for hard-to-obtain props. Tyro writer-director Aaron Woodley shows promise, but this surrealistic thriller wears thin fast. (R)

The Twilight Samurai

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An Oscar nominee for Best Foreign film, this moving, measured Japanese drama is the non-Hollywood version of Tom Cruise's The Last Samurai. In the 1800s, a low-level widowed warrior (Hiroyuki Sanada) just wishes to raise his two daughters and tend his farm in peace. Fate has other plans. (Not rated)

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