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    "Monsieur Lazhar" Delivers a Moving Take on the Classroom Drama

    The classroom drama has become such a popular genre for social analysis that it can be boiled down to a few essential ingredients: Good-natured but internally conflicted instructor takes on intellectually capable but emotionally stunted class and figures out a way to tame them. "Monsieur L...

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    Locarno REVIEW | Despite Fix to Formula, Comic Misadventure "Headhunters" Recalls "The Fugitive"

    The heroes of great crime stories generally come equipped with extreme inferiority complexes. If there's a list ranking those wily characters, then Roger Brown, the daring art thief anti-hero of Morten Tyldum's widely enjoyable Norwegian action-comedy "Headhunters," belongs somewhere in the pantheon...

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    Mia Hansen-Love's Smart "Goodbye First Love" Critiques the Clichés of Teen Romance

    Director Mia Hansen-Love is only 30 years old, but her three films already contain textures sharply attuned to the experiences of a long life. This may have something to do with her close kinship to Olivier Assayas, who cast her in "Late August, Early September" as well as "Les d...

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    Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

    A movie that opens as well as this one does—and draws you in so effectively—ought to have a finale that doesn’t remind you of cheesy monster movies from years past. On the other hand, the visual effects in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' are so astonishing that I have to cut the movie some slack.

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    The Change-Up

    No one wants to be the one to raise his hand and be so uncool as to say “I’m offended,” but I’m willing to take that risk after seeing The Change-Up. I’ve tried to make my peace with what I call The New Vulgarity, as Hollywood has jumped on the R-rated comedy ...

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    The Whistleblower

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    What to See, What to Skip: New Reviews This Week

    There's a lot opening this week. That said, not everyone is going to want to see monkeys battle it out with James Franco and even fewer will want to brave Raul Ruiz's 4-and-a-half hour epic "Mysteries of Lisbon." That's where we come in. Below you'll find all the revie...

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    book review—Music Makes Me: Fred Astaire And Jazz

    by Todd Decker (University of California Press)

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    Critical Consensus: Epic "Mysteries of Lisbon" Is The Pick of The Week

    Legendary director Raoul Ruiz gives audiences the first film of his sixth decade of filmmaking with "Mysteries of Lisbon," which topped four other specialty openers this weekend to be the criticWIRE pick of the week. An adaptation of a famous 19th-century novel by Portuguese author Camilo Castelo B...

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    REVIEW | Raúl Ruiz's "Mysteries of Lisbon" Has Plenty of Intrigue -- But Enough for 4 1/2 Hours?

    Almost everything written about Chliean-born director Raúl Ruiz discusses the prolific nature of his career -- at last count, over 100 features in addition to scholarly texts and other projects -- and how it's almost impossible to absorb it all. Ruiz's transnational filmography is all over the place...

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