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    Pilobolus

    It used to be that once you saw Pilobolus perform, there was no need to see the company again anytime soon. Its gymnastic, shape-driven works, though undeniably intriguing, were all of a very similar aesthetic.

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    The Lodger

    Like Brian De Palma before him, writer-director David Ondaatje is obsessed with Alfred Hitchcock.

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    The Artist

    "The Artist" is an original, lyrical, and at moments haunting valentine to black-and-white silent films. Indeed, it's a love letter to American filmmaking traditions.

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    Dumbstruck

    "Dumbstruck" is a fascinating documentary that explores the bizarre, funny, and, at moments, sad world of ventriloquists.

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    Of Gods and Men

    A film as austere as the lives of the men it portrays, "Of Gods and Men" centers on eight French Christian monks who live peacefully with their indigenous Muslim brothers in a mountainous North African monastery.

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    Stone

    On paper, "Stone" has a lot going for it: Robert De Niro and Edward Norton reuniting; Milla Jovovich as the duplicitous babe; and director John Curran ("The Painted Veil"). Unfortunately, the finished film sinks like a stone.

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    Saint John of Las Vegas

    Despite an engaging performance in the title role by Steve Buscemi, this insignificant indie is just too slight to drum up much interest.

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    Terribly Happy

    Folks in Denmark liked "Terribly Happy" enough to make it their selection for the Academy Awards' best foreign language film category, and there's little reason to argue with the Danes over their choice.

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    The Messenger

    The performances  in "The Messenger" are the most striking element in Oren Moverman's first-time directorial effort.

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    The Rocker

    The Office'sDwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) shows he has what it takes to be a movie star in the delightful late August surpriseThe Rocker.