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    What Just Happened?

    Is it satire? Is it dark farce? Either way, it's not especially funny or insightful or original, unlike Levinson's wickedly cleverWag the Dog.

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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.

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    Tony Manero

    Chile's official entry into Oscar consideration for best foreign-language film is this idiosyncratic black comedy, seamlessly combining a tense crime story, quirky character study, and high-stakes political drama into a compelling whole that brims with originality.

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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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    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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    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 Private Lives of Pippa Lee

    Robin Wright (she's dropped the Penn due to her divorce from Sean) has finally found the role of a lifetime in Pippa Lee, an aging woman who on the surface would seem to have it all.

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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.