Picks and Pans Review: Also Playing

updated 07/10/2006 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/10/2006 AT 01:00 AM EDT

The Great New Wonderful

A year after 9/11, disparate New Yorkers carry on with their lives, but tensions simmer below the surface in this slight, underdramatized story. Tony Shalhoub and Maggie Gyllenhaal star. (R) [STARS 2]

Who Killed the Electric Car?

Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Peter Horton and Alexandra Paul were all happy drivers of the EV1, a spiffy electric car that General Motors launched in California in 1996 and then, a few years later, pulled. This crusading documentary offers a fascinating look at the reasons why. (PG) [STARS 2.5]

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