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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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    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."

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    The Expendables

    Sylvester Stallone and his cast of fellow action stars flex substantial ensemble muscle in this high-energy battle between good mercenaries and bad mercenaries.

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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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    The Burning Plain

    "The Burning Plain," starring Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger, is a disturbing psychological mystery weaving four seemingly disparate stories.

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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.