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July 31, 2009|By Michael Sragow

Food, Inc. **** ( 4 STARS) Documentary maker Robert Kenner rarely sacrifices humanity for horror or humor for sarcasm in this vivid, even playful expose of American supermarket food and fast food. He stimulates our eyes and engages our sympathies as agricultural heroes as well as journalists Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan lay out the reasons for buying healthy food. A perfect dinner-date movie - if you eat at a place that uses local and organic food.

Opening next Friday

A Perfect Getaway: (Rogue) Vacationing lovers discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists. With Timothy Olyphant.

Daytime Drinking: (Eleven Arts) A road trip takes several disastrous turns after one too many rounds of drinking. In Korean with English subtitles.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra: (Paramount Pictures) An elite military unit takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer. With Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

In the Loop: (IFC Films) The president of the United States and the British prime minister scheme to start a war. With James Gandolfini and Gina McKee.

Julie & Julia: (Columbia Pictures) The rise of famous chef Julia Child is told through the lens of a young blogger who decides to cook her way through Child's classic text Mastering the Art of French Cooking. With Amy Adams and Meryl Streep.

Release dates are subject to change.

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