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THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED (NR) This engrossing, real-life political thriller details a coup d'état in April 2002 Venezuela which the filmmakers insinuate, was encouraged by the Bush administration. American officials were threatened by President Hugo Chvez's Marxist policies. In the kind of fluke that might have been dreamed up by a Hollywood screenwriter, two Irish filmmakers Kim Bartley and Donnacha O'Briain just happened to be making a documentary in Chvez's presidential palace the coup occurred, so they captured everything on film. At Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. --FF
DISNEY'S TEACHERS PET (PG) Nathan Lane's the whole show in this spinoff from the Saturday morning animated series. He's the voice of Spot, the dog who wants to be human and gets his wish via wacko scientist Ivan Krank (Kelsey Grammer). Five "punch-up writers" keep the gags coming, Gary Baseman's drawings prove crude but colorful and (mostly brief) songs fill the film, but Lane's contribution makes it a high-grade comedy for all ages. --SW
TORQUE (PG-13) This new school action movie zooms past The Fast and the Furious in kinetic visuals but lags behind it in plot and characterization. Ford (Martin Henderson) is a biker with two buddies and a babe (Monet Mazur), who's caught between two drug-dealing biker gangs and the FBI. The actors, the machines, even the scenery strike more poses than Madonna in the process of telling the story, which appears to have been put together by a computer. --SW
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