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After Everything

As long as the focus is on Mia and Elliot, the film is involving and moving.

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First Man

If you want to get an almost first-person sense of what it felt like to ride a rocket into orbit and beyond, "First Man" is…

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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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Out of the Furnace

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"Out of the Furnace," about two suffering brothers (Christian Bale and Casey Affleck) in Pennsylvania steel country. hits some of the same notes as "The Deer Hunter" and Bruce Springsteen's early albums, but doesn't seem to have any idea what, exactly, it wants to say, or be.

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Oldboy

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This American version of Park Chan-Wook's Korean thriller is Spike Lee's most exciting movie since "Inside Man"—not a masterpiece by any stretch, but a lively commercial genre picture with a hypnotic, obsessive quality, and an utter indifference to being liked, much less approved of.

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At Berkeley

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A typically massive, obliquely structured documentary from Frederick Wiseman explores the present and future of the University of California at Berkeley during a time of budget cuts and civil unrest. A classic of its type.

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Go for Sisters

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In this laid-back, character-driven thriller, two childhood friends, one a parole officer and the other a petty criminal turned recovering addict, who team up to solve a mystery with help from a retired border cop.

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