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    Review: Mystery Doc 'The Galapagos Affair' a Riveting Reconstruction of Paradise Gone to Hell

    Jean-Paul Sartre wrote that Hell is other people. Several of the ill-fated subjects at the center of Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine’s riveting historical mystery documentary “The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden” would have probably agreed with him.

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    Review: Chris Eska's Meditative, Slow-Burn Civil War Drama 'The Retrieval'

    Chris Eska’s beautifully made Civil War drama “The Retrieval,” which opens at Film Forum April 2, is a quietly stirring journey into America’s ravaged heartland of 1864. It follows three black men, two fully grown and one barely on the cusp of adolescence, as they walk North and navigate the complex...

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    Career Watch: Will ‘Noah’ Prove a Blessing for Russell Crowe?

    Russell Crowe has often proved his own worst enemy over the years, but "Noah" proves that he's still a major movie star. Can he get out of his own way?

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    Review: Smart Horror Flick '13 Sins' Tests Our Moral Mettle (TRAILER)

    Smart horror flick "13 Sins" asks what would we do for the right price? Or even the “right” reasons?

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    Can Sexy Scarlett Turn 'Under the Skin' Into an Arthouse Hit? (TRAILER)

    Could Sexy Scarlett Johansson turn bizarre sci-fi flick "Under the Skin," Jonathan Glazer's return to filmmaking after a decade, into an arthouse hit?

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    Review: Drake Doremus's 'Breathe In,' Starring Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones

    Felicity Jones plays a young temptress for the second time in 2014, here opposite Guy Pearce, in Drake Doremus’s well-enough-made if irritatingly predictable “Breathe In.”

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    New Directors/New Films: Comedy, Tragedy and Squeamishness in Iceland's Delightful 'Of Horses and Men'

    When director Benedikt Erlingsson concluded his introduction Monday night with a cheery “Bon appétit,” the audience at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater said, “Ruh roh.” The movie, after all, is called “Of Horses and Men.” Thankfully, the movie’s Icelandic, not French. Still -- to what culinary ...

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    Review: Eliza Hittman's 'It Felt Like Love'

    Sexual awakening is common enough in coming-of-age films, particularly those about adolescent girls. But Eliza Hittman’s observant film “It Felt Like Love,” in theaters Friday, isn’t just about sexual awakening -- it’s about feeling the pressure to want a sex life.

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    Review: Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' Volume I

    In Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac Volume I,” a bruised and battered woman, Joe (Charlote Gainsbourg), recounts her lifelong misadventures of nymphomania to a lonely man (Stellan Skarsgard). He continually interrupts her to point out how her sordid tales parallel that of river trout. He’s intellectua...

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    Review: Pat Healy Ain't Messin' Around in Smart and Stomach-Turning 'Cheap Thrills'

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. And a lot of really gross stuff. This is the sly premise behind the smart -- and, yes, very gross -- thriller “Cheap Thrills,” which has dazzled Midnight festival crowds for the past year and hits theaters March 21.

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