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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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    The Messenger

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

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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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    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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    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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    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.

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    Barney's Version

    "Barney's Version" is a mildly engaging character study of a misanthropic (albeit endearing) cad as he stumbles through a picaresque life that boasts three failed marriages, assorted misfit pals, and various business ventures

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    Even the Rain

    With a fine cast fronted by internationally known Gael García Bernal, "Even the Rain" makes its points without hitting you over the head and has been majestically directed by Icíar Bollaín.

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    August

    Any fictional character (or, for that matter, real-life person) who is able to make huge sums of money on the basis of a brilliantly cocky self-presentation has an element of interest.