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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    State of Play

    When Brad Pitt drops out of a major motion picture just four days before production is set to begin, it could be a complete disaster. But in the case of State of Play, it turned out to be a blessing — mainly because replacement star Russell Crowe has turned in his ...

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    Management

    "I'm sorry. Sweet just doesn't cut it," Jennifer Aniston's character, Sue Claussen, tells defeated suitor Mike Cranshaw, played by Steve Zahn. That sums up this so-so romantic comedy, which, while sweet, doesn't cut it in the romance and comedy departments.

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    The Brothers Bloom

    'The Brothers Bloom' is a blooming wonderful little flick.

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    Anonymous

    Screenwriter John Orloff tried to get his story about a fraudulent Shakespeare on the screen for 15 years, but that other movie (yes, "Shakespeare in Love") stood in the way.