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Movie review: ‘Nymphomaniac, Vol. 1’

At the start of Nymphomaniac Vol. 1, a man named Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard) stumbles upon a bloodied, unconscious woman (Charlotte Gainsbourg) in an alley and takes her to his apartment to nurse her back to health. When she awakens, she tells him her name is Joe, an... Read more

Movie review: ‘In the Blood’

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Anchor Bay Films

You know your Caribbean honeymoon is in trouble when, while on the dance floor with your husband at a back-alley nightspot, Danny Trejo from the “Machete” movies is trying to horn in on your alone time. Read more

Movie review: ‘Le Week-End’

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Nicola Dove

Le Week-End is a ruefully funny look at a long-term marriage. Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan set aside their tedious academic lives in England for a quick nip over to Paris. There he hopes to rekindle their amorous spark, but the vacation becomes a marathon of comic... Read more

Movie review: ‘Frankie & Alice’

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Sergei Bachlakov

Frankie & Alice is a movie that’s late to the game. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Unknown Known’

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Radius-TWC

Donald Rumsfeld smiles, spins and passes the buck as he spars with Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris in The Unknown Known. Rumsfeld has the certitude of a man — so dismissive of any questioning of his thinking and decision-making in scores of pre... Read more

Movie review: ‘Sabotage’

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Director David Ayer has made two of the best films about the tough lives of cops -- Training Day and End of Watch -- but his streak ends with the very violent and ultimately forgettable Sabotage. Read more

Movie review: ‘Ernest & Celestine’

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Gkids

Ernest & Celestine, the charming French-Belgium animated film and Oscar contender, is about a bear and a mouse whose artistic tendencies are forever getting them into trouble. Marked as outsiders by their respective societies, an unlikely friendship is forged, an ill-... Read more

Movie review: ‘Breathe In’

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Cohen Media Group

In the 2011 film Like Crazy, writer/director Drake Doremus and co-writer Ben York Jones told the story of a couple hopelessly in love — the man American, the woman British — separated by the laws of U.S. immigration. In their latest film, Read more

Movie review: ‘Cesar Chavez’

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Lionsgate

Cesar Chavez is a Mexican-American 42, a quietly inspiring and well-acted tale of a civil-rights icon whose story isn’t nearly as familiar as Jackie Robinson’s. But then, Chavez wasn’t a ball player. He was a union org... Read more

Movie review: ‘Noah’

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AP

Old Testament fury has rarely come to such spectacularly fearsome life than in Noah, Darren Aronofsky’s audacious adaptation of one of the Bible’s best-known but still enigmatic chapters. Read more

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