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    Lake City

    Sissy Spacek always gives fully realized performances, but maturity has added an unexpected layer to her portrayal as a hard-working country woman haunted by a family tragedy.

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    The Art of Getting By

    "The Art of Getting By" is one of those quirky character-driven movies so slight you won't remember the title or even seeing it a week later.

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    Terri

    "Terri" is the coming-of-age story of a plus-size high school outcast. The plot may sound familiar, but, unlike other films, the main character appears unaffected by name-calling or criticism.

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    The Trip

    Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon may be the funniest impressionists in all of Britain, but they turn their characters' hilarious hop through England's north country into surprisingly tender voyages of self-discovery.

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    Love N' Dancing

    It's hard to believe this film got all the way to theatres with the title 'Love N' Dancing', but—as when a waltz or samba is announced—at least one knows what to expect.

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    On TV: 'Glee'

    'Nip/Tuck' was a groundbreaking FX drama that's become lost in its tired desire to shock, but Fox's 'Glee' is a tightly done hybrid of musical and dramedy that's unabashedly heartfelt.

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    Cheri

    The enormously talented triad of actor Michelle Pfeiffer, director Stephen Frears, and writer Christopher Hampton, who teamed so memorably two decades ago in "Dangerous Liaisons," are back in period mode with the modestly engaging but deliciously acted "Cheri."

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    I Love You, Beth Cooper

    We should have had a clue from the first two words that appear onscreen: Fox Atomic. The recently disbanded production entity responsible for such gems as "Miss March" and "The Hills Have Eyes 2" is also behind "I Love You, Beth Cooper."

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    I Am Love

    It's always fun to watch the super wealthy and fabulously tasteful: their homes, wardrobes, and overstaffed parties. And if these patricians live in Milan, like Luca Guadagnino's "I Am Love," that's yet another layer of elegance.

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    Animal Kingdom

    Writer and first-time feature director David Michôd delivers a superbly crafted metaphor in the Australian crime drama "Animal Kingdom."