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John Wick

The film breathes exhilarating life into its tired premise, thanks to some dazzling action choreography, stylish visuals and–most importantly–a vintage anti-hero performance from Keanu Reeves.

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Low Down

Preiss' movie does a consistently excellent job of explaining the lure of jazz, and the psychology of addicts, their enablers and their children, without explaining…

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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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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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24 Exposures

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The latest from prolific independent film director Joe Swanberg ("Hannah Takes the Stairs," "Uncle Kent") is a meandering, theoretical exercise about a crime scene photographer who stages grotesque art photos of women that make them look like murder victims. The movie clearly has something to say, but what?

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