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Review: A Better Life

A Better Life  tells a tale of a father's love and his struggles to give his son the opportunities he never had.
The illegal immigrants keeping LA afloat
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 15, 2011
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Review: Troll Hunter

André Øvredal's mythical mockumentary takes place among the ravines and forests of Norway, where a troll problem exists that the public is largely unaware of.
Mythical mockumentary
By TOM MEEK  |  July 01, 2011
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The controversial Killing is featured in his HFA retrospective

Vincent Gallo plays an apparent Taliban fighter who escapes from Allied custody and bumps off numerous dumb-ass American troops in his flight to freedom.  
Essential Skolimowski
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 03, 2011

Review: Incendies

Of the five pictures nominated by the Academy for Best Foreign Language Film this year, Denis Villeneuve's Incendies is the one that should have taken the Oscar.

By GERALD PEARY  |  May 13, 2011
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Review: The Robber

Unlike his French counterpart in Jean-François Richet's Mesrine, Johann Rettenberger, the title felon of Benjamin Heisenberg's stark and electrifying The Robber, is no chatterbox.

By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 13, 2011
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Review: Saviors in the Night

Ludi Boeken's earnest adaptation of Marga Spiegel's memoir sheds new light on that much-filmed topic, the Holocaust, largely because it takes place in a small German town over the course of the war, providing a microcosm of a society in the throes of a

By TOM MEEK  |  May 13, 2011

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Foster, Gibson leave it to The Beaver

In January, Summit Entertainment released the trailer for the Jodie Foster film The Beaver, in which Mel Gibson finds a raggedy beaver puppet in a dumpster, begins speaking through it, and reconnects with his wife, Jodie Foster.
Hand job
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  May 06, 2011