CHUCK & BUCK Mike White (Artisan, R) This indie oddball’s humor flies under the laugh-out-loud radar, but its psychosexual anxiety resonates. EW VIDEO GRADE B
GENGHIS BLUES Documentary (Docurama/New Video, unrated) This Oscar nom watches blues singer Paul Pena master the art of throat singing. [EW VIDEO GRADE] A-
THE TERRORIST Ayesha Dharkar (Fox Lorber, unrated) The heroine of this laconic Indian drama lets her expressive eyes do the talking. [EW VIDEO GRADE] A-
THE ART OF WAR (Warner, R) Boutros Boutros golly! Wesley Snipes raises a ruckus at the U.N. after being framed for murder in this espionage thriller.
AUTUMN IN NEW YORK (MGM, PG-13) Richard Gere likes ’em young. Winona Ryder likes hats. Add a Central Park backdrop and voila! Romantic melodrama galore.
ME, MYSELF & IRENE (Fox, R) A Kaufmanesque game of good cop/bad cop ensues when Jim Carrey’s state trooper suffers a split personality.
SMALL TIME CROOKS (DreamWorks, PG) Robbed of too many Oscars, Woody Allen turns to theft in this farce about an amateur bank heist.
WONDER BOYS (Paramount, R) Michael Douglas and Robert Downey Jr. navigate sex, drugs, and bad writing. It’s a wonder they got this picture insured.