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    A Woman, a Gun, and a Noodle Shop

    "A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop" re-imagines the film "Blood Simple" and transposes the Coen brothers' debut thriller to a whole new world: an isolated outpost in the desolate desert beyond the Great Wall of China.

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    The Freebie

    If you had a "freebie" to do whatever you wanted and be with whomever you could, would you appreciate your partner more or could it cause a fracture that might careen out of control?

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    Applause

    "Applause" is about, among other things, addictions. But after seeing it you may find it hard not to become addicted to the searing and potent work of its Danish star, the remarkable Paprika Steen.

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    Brighton Rock

    Perhaps it's unfair, but comparisons are inevitable when a filmmaker re-conceives an iconic film that was in turn based on a classic novel.

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    The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

    Robin Wright (she's dropped the Penn due to her divorce from Sean) has finally found the role of a lifetime in Pippa Lee, an aging woman who on the surface would seem to have it all.

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    Invictus

    If ever there was an actor who seems born to play a part, it's Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela. Freeman had the rights to do a film version of Mandela's autobiography for years.

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    The Last Station

    At its core this film is a sexually charged love story between two forces of nature. It is also a political movie, pitting warring ideologies against one another.

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    Tony Manero

    Chile's official entry into Oscar consideration for best foreign-language film is this idiosyncratic black comedy, seamlessly combining a tense crime story, quirky character study, and high-stakes political drama into a compelling whole that brims with originality.

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    Flash of Genius

    In the end, even at two hours, the film is deeply involving. This is a sure-fire Oscar nomination for the talented Greg Kinnear as a lone individual up against a giant corporation.

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    Hancock

    With a cast this good, it's a shame the script wasn't better or at least a little more plausible