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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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    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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    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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    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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    The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

    It's not that this film is dreadful; it's just dull. Pippa (Robin Wright) has been happily married for several decades to a man (Alan Arkin) 30 years her senior.

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    J. Edgar

    Ambitious, controversial, speculative, engaging, and sometimes frustrating, Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar" is a worthy, if at times uneven, attempt to encapsulate the life of the man who ruled the FBI for nearly 50 years.

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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.