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    X-Men: First Class

    Brilliantly reinvented with a terrific new cast, the summer's greatest action adventure so far is so accomplished in what it sets out to do that, even if you haven't seen a single "X-Men" film.

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    A Better Life

    Carlos dreams of a better future for himself and his teenage son, Luis, who is finding himself pulled increasingly closer into gang activity as he distances himself from his father.

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    Changeling

    In her personal life, Angelina Jolie may be the most famous mother in the world, but now she's carrying that over into her cinematic life as well.

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    Sunshine Cleaning

    Though the premise is morbid, the quirky Sunshine Cleaning left a bright spot on my mind, thanks to the fine performances by Amy Adams and Emily Blunt as sisters who, despite not seeing eye-to-eye, become business partners in a cut-rate cleaning service that caters to tidying up after bloody accidents ...

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    State of Play

    When Brad Pitt drops out of a major motion picture just four days before production is set to begin, it could be a complete disaster. But in the case of State of Play, it turned out to be a blessing — mainly because replacement star Russell Crowe has turned in his ...

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    An Englishman in New York

    A sequel to 1975's The Naked Civil Servant, this film once again stars John Hurt as gay pioneer Quentin Crisp. An Englishman in New York documents Crisp's fluctuating fortunes after he moved from Britain to New York City soon after the first film (and the book it was ...

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    In a Better World

    The winner of the best foreign-language film Oscar and Golden Globe, Susanne Bier's magnificent film is an extraordinary, provocative, moving, and important story for our times.

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    Hall Pass

    Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis star as two fortysomethings attempting to play the field in the Farrellys' latest comedy, out in theaters Friday.

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    Cracks

    At first, director Jordan Scott's film adaptation of "Cracks" seems like "Mean Girls" set in the 1930s, but the story soon grows much more complex.

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    Jolene

    Long delayed by distribution conflicts, director Dan Ireland's ("Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont") engaging and well-acted road drama "Jolene" finally hits the screen. And for fans of indie cinema, it was well worth the wait.