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The Selfish Giant

This devastating film follows the lives of two poor boys in West Yorkshire who start collecting scrap to help their families and end up crossing paths with a Fagin-like scrapyard owner. Poetic but tough; a tragedy.

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Out of the Furnace

"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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The Unloved, Part 1: ALIEN 3

The first in a monthly series of video essays about unloved films, Scout Tafoya's video essay is an appreciation of Alien 3, the debut feature by David Fincher.

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Black Nativity

Earnest, square and proudly evangelical, "Black Nativity" is so unusual in concept and execution that its many rough aspects are easy to forgive.