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Transcendence

"Transcendence" is a serious science fiction movie filled with big ideas and powerful images, but it never quite coheres, and the end is a copout.

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Heaven Is for Real

Faith-based film tries reaching past its audience, but falls back on preaching to its own choir way too much.

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Monsieur Hire

Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common. It involves a…

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The Cold Lands

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This intense and poignant drama from writer-director Tom Gilroy is about a young man whose world is suddenly turned upside-down; it's a throwback to 1990s American indie films that were more about atmosphere, characterization and regional detail than gimmicks.

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Veronica Mars

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I can't imagine anyone who liked the show not enjoying this movie, even though the first half is stronger than the second. All in all the movie delivers what you expect but not in the way that you expect it.

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Jimmy P.

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Benecio del Toro stars as a Blackfoot Indian and World War II veteran seeking treatment for headaches and catatonia with help from a French psychoanalyst (Mathieu Amalric). Meandering and peculiar but highly original, this is a psychodrama unlike any you've seen.

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A Field in England

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Ben Wheatley's historical drama "A Field in England," about a group of men wandering the countryside during the English civil war, is at once too little and too much. But this is to be expected from such a profoundly visceral movie.

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