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  • Tough Living
  • Tough Living

    Tommy Lee Jones' The Homesman is a Western loaded with historical realities
  • The One Who Knocks
  • The One Who Knocks

    Why an Australian indie called The Babadook became one of 2014's creepiest films
  • Growing Up
  • Growing Up

    Seattle director Lynn Shelton delivers another unpredictable story with Laggies
  • Life Itself
  • Life Itself

    Boyhood, made over the course of a dozen years, is Richard Linklater's masterpiece
  • Damn Dirty Future
  • Damn Dirty Future

    The next installment of Planet of the Apes makes for an entertaining dystopia
  • Order Up
  • Order Up

    After a decade making blockbusters, Jon Favreau returns to his indie roots with Chef
  • True Characters
  • True Characters

    Two documentaries give us a look into interesting lives
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  • The Road Crew
  • The Road Crew

    Prince Avalanche is about relationships and yellow road marks
      Sometimes the simplest stories are the best. Stake out an ideal location and two top-flight actors, add a screenplay loosely adapted from obscure Icelandic comedy Either Way, mix with the contribution
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  • Life After Death
  • Life After Death

    The next great rock doc uncovers the true forefathers of punk rock
      A Band Called Death is this season’s engaging entry in the burgeoning field of the should’ve/could’ve/would’ve rock documentary. Along the lines of last year’s
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  • Music, not mayhem
  • Music, not mayhem

    The creator of The Sopranos tries film with Not Fade Away
      It turns out that even though you can take the boy out of episodic TV, you still can’t take him out of New Jersey. In his debut feature film as a writer and director, David Chase, the creator of
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  • The Whodunnit Blues
  • The Whodunnit Blues

    The Paperboy rides on gritty performances from an impressive cast
      In his follow-up to Precious, filmmaker Lee Daniels demonstrates that he has lost none of his power to push the public’s buttons. The Paperboy is a lurid Southern gothic that is e
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  • Portrait of a Dissident
  • Portrait of a Dissident

      “Never retreat, retweet.” So says the parting slogan in Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, the documentary portrait of China’s best-known dissident artist, who has recently adopted Twitter as h
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  • War on Drugs
  • War on Drugs

    Oliver Stone returns to his gritty self with Savages’ hard look at Mexican cartels
      There’s so much that’s so right in Oliver Stone’s dizzying new crime thriller that its impediments stick out like speed bumps. You’ll know you’ve hit one when your vertig
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  • Aging Gracefully and Predictably
  • Aging Gracefully and Predictably

    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel can’t quite pull off a Slumdog.
      The actors are all so delightful that it becomes easy to forgive their characters’ illogical transformations. Maggie Smith steals every one of her scenes as a bigoted biddy who has just had a hip replacement.
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  • Corruption and Compromise
  • Corruption and Compromise

    While not quite as good as the political thrillers it emulates, George Clooney’s new film is still an immediate and necessary story.
      Clooney plays a secondary role in the film, as Democratic candidate Gov. Mike Morris, who is engaged in a presidential primary in the swing state of Ohio. Clooney co-wrote the screenplay with Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon, upon whose play, Farragut North,.
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  • It Doesn't Get Better
  • It Doesn't Get Better

    This tale of a high school outcast is quietly powerful, if not transformative.
      Jacobs’ style is observational, and there’s actually more watchfulness than storytelling going on in this film. His well-cast characters are unpredictable, and they’re given plenty of room to meander through the social mess that is the American high school.
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  • Lacking Punch
  • Lacking Punch

    Kids will get a kick out of Kung Fu Panda 2, but there’s not much for the adults in the room.
      The enthusiasm Black brings to the character’s line readings injects just the right amount of gusto, immaturity, humor and pathos to this animated kids’ action tale. In this second installment in DreamWorks’ non-Shrek franchise, Po has mastered the martial arts and is now tasked with finding inner peace.
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  • Ladies' Mensch
  • Ladies' Mensch

    For decades, Barney’s been a jerk. Naturally, women find him irresistible.
      The emotional life of Barney Panofsky (played with perfect pitch by Paul Giamatti, who received a Golden Globe for his effort) is as messy as Barney’s rumpled appearance. The film, which is based on a 1997 novel by Mordecai Richler (The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz),.
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  • Not Amèlie
  • Not Amèlie

    Audrey Tautou has found a character to finally end the typecasting. Nice for her, but what about us?
      Before her name became synonymous with French couture, perfumes and other luxury goods, Gabrielle Chanel was a girl of few prospects. By the age of 12, she was a motherless child who was then raised in an orphanage after her father abandoned his children.
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  • Not Amèlie
  • Not Amèlie

    Audrey Tautou has found a character to finally end the typecasting. Nice for her, but what about us?
      Before her name became synonymous with French couture, perfumes and other luxury goods, Gabrielle Chanel was a girl of few prospects.
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  • Take Two

      Winner of the 2004 Academy Award for Best Documentary, Born Into Brothels (playing at the Met Cinema this week) is a devastating portrait of impoverished Calcutta children who are born into the sex trades, yet the film is also an in
  • Take Two

      Like Stella a few years ago, this new movie tells the story of how yet another black woman, Helen McCarter (Kimberly Elise), jumps back in the game and gets her groove back. The characters' journeys are somewhat different, as are th
  • Free Fall

      It begins in an idyllic park setting outside Oxford. A man and a woman spread a picnic blanket and uncork some champagne as the man begins to speak. We strain to hear what he is saying, but our attention -- and his -- is diverted by t

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