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Our Nixon

Treating never-before seen home movies by Nixon White House insiders as a visual spine for its tale, "Our Nixon" is an impressionistic account of the first American presidential administration to collapse in scandal.

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Getaway

The plot is nonsensical, the dialogue atrocious, the filmmaking mostly of-the-moment flashy, but the car chase thriller "Getaway" has a few great moments, and if there were an Oscar for wrecking police cars, it would definitely win.

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Prince Avalanche

In this quiet, gentle drama from director David Gordon Green, a man and his brother-in-law (Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsche) repair stretches of highway damaged by wildfire, avoiding and then confronting family secrets and their own deepest fears.

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Frankenstein's Army

"Frankenstein's Army" is no perfect beast. This horror feature from director Richard Raaphorst and writer Chris Mitchell has all the hallmarks of what I call a "reel" film. By that I mean it's a feature length production demo with sets, characters and a story of sorts.

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Stranded

Christian Slater stars in the fourteen millionth low-budget cousin of the original "Alien." Impressive atmosphere on a low budget, but some characterization would have been nice.

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Thumbnails 7/25/2013

Ailing 'Simpsons' co-creator to give away fortune; 'Fruitvale Station' and Trayvon Martin; how comic-book movies make movies irrelevant; correlating violence to hairstyle on 'Breaking Bad.'"

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Blackfish

"Blackfish", about the abuse of killer whales in marine parks, aims to expose abuse and compel reform. Sea World is its main target.