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    Death in Love

    "Death in Love" is an original and fascinating film that is nonetheless difficult to watch. Sections are repellent, some might say pornographic.

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    The Girl Who Played With Fire

    As portrayed by Noomi Rapace, Lisbeth Salander is a female force of nature unlike anything seen onscreen since Linda Fiorentino in "The Last Seduction."

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    The Extra Man

    "The Extra Man" is a charming dramedy recounting the evolving relationships among a bevy of New York eccentrics including aging kook (Kevin Kline), and a hirsute neighbor (John C. Reilly).

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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.

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    Burlesque

    A game cast led by Cher and Christina Aguilera; nifty production designs; sharp, flashy choreography; and good songs make this tuner a surprising guilty pleasure.

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    Wishful Drinking

    "If my life wasn't funny, it would just be true," Carrie Fisher reveals in her feature-length special "Wishful Drinking," airing Dec. 12 on HBO.

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    The Company Men

    Downsizing is hot—at least in the movies. Following last year's contender "Up in the Air," which dealt with the corporate job implosion, comes "The Company Men."

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    Rabbit Hole

    Screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire's celluloid version of his play "Rabbit Hole," brilliantly directed by John Cameron Mitchell, offers a surprisingly fresh take on the writer's compelling drama, punctuated with wry humor.

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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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    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 ...