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    Applause

    "Applause" is about, among other things, addictions. But after seeing it you may find it hard not to become addicted to the searing and potent work of its Danish star, the remarkable Paprika Steen.

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    Flash of Genius

    In the end, even at two hours, the film is deeply involving. This is a sure-fire Oscar nomination for the talented Greg Kinnear as a lone individual up against a giant corporation.