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The Parisian Journey of ‘Le Pont du Nord’ Echoes With Loss and Abandonment

This slow, long-winding walk around Paris is a languorous exploration of two lost souls.

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Those Talented, Tempestuous Van Goghs: ‘Vincent and Theo’

Robert Altman’s beautiful film reminds us of Van Gogh's genius and provides an intimate portrait of two brothers bound by their love of art.

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‘Top Five’ Is the First Film to Fully Showcase Chris Rock’s Genius

Top Five is one of the most original and satisfying comedies in years.

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James Franco and Seth Rogen Meet ‘Call of Duty’ in ‘The Interview’

Even if Sony had pulled off a successful marketing gambit with The Interview, they couldn't have masked that this is a genuinely unfunny film.

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‘Through a Lens Darkly’ Should Have Let the Pictures Tell the Story

Through a Lens Darkly surveys the often hidden or forgotten history of African Americans as photographic subjects as well as photographers.

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Liam Neeson and Ed Harris Make ‘Run All Night’ Electrifying

This paint-by-numbers crime film is buoyed by the sharp work of its lead actors.

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‘The Wrecking Crew’ Celebrates One of the Music Industry’s Best Kept Secrets

By showing the range and the influence these session musicians had on the hits from the '50s to the '70s, The Wrecking Crew proves their place in rock 'n' roll history.

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‘Cinderella’ Is All Eye Candy and Empty Entertainment Calories

The audience already primed for more "happily ever after" will be more than satisfied with the results. Everyone else will wonder what the studio was thinking with this strategy.

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Truffaut Channels Hitchcock and Chabrol in ‘The Soft Skin’

This is a cold film where it's clear something is always wrong, but no one can quite piece together what it is.

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In ‘Rosewater’, Jon Stewart Conveys the Power of the Human Spirit

In a culture where people Tweet nonsensical thoughts, Rosewater challenges us to consider the ways we can use our voices to speak on behalf of those that are routinely silenced.

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‘Whiplash’ Isn’t Merely a Vehicle for J.K. Simmons

Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons turn music performance into a battle of espionage and counter-espionage under cover of darkness.

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The Odds Are Ever in Its Favor: ‘Mockingjay - Part 1’

Mockingjay -- Part 1 proves that a stellar cast and some meaningful direction can take a dreary storyline and turn it into the ultimate penultimate film.

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Too Much Is Adrift in ‘Every Man for Himself’

In his examination of the social isolation caused by capitalism, Jean-Luc Godard wanders too far off into the cerebral.

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‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ Is a Landlocked Version of ‘The Love Boat’

If you liked the first one, you'll love this return trip. All others should perhaps consider booking their entertainment lodging elsewhere.

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‘Chappie’ Offers up Rave Rap Ridiculousness and Little Else

Chappie is a weird combination of science fiction and South African rage-rap culture that's so off key, you can't see the good for the god-awful.

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With ‘Unfinished Business’, Vince Vaughn Can Kiss the Rest of His Career Goodbye

Unfinished Business is like a juggler given too many divergent elements to manage.

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‘The Francois Truffaut Collection’ Captures the Director’s Finest Hours

These eight films collectively demonstrate a master filmmaker with a total understanding and command of cinematic language.

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‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ Fails to Rise Above Mere Bodice-Ripping

Like all adaptations of this classic work of erotic literature, this film misses the mark in capturing any of the poignancy of the novel's fluid and lyrical prose.

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Women Run the Street Showdowns in ‘Woman They Almost Lynched’

This woman-centric western isn't a lost masterpiece, but rather an entertaining and sometimes fascinating pleasantry.

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Love and Claustrophobia in ‘The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant’

Fassbinder's stifling drama about the sufferings of dependence is high camp, where the sparks fly with radiant colours.

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