Ella Taylor Ella Taylor is a free-lance film critic, book reviewer and feature writer living in Los Angeles.

In their new documentary Finding Vivian Maier, John Maloof and Charlie Siskel profile a reclusive photographer and her undiscovered photo archive. Vivian Maier/Courtesy of IFC Films hide caption

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Vivian Maier/Courtesy of IFC Films

James (James Franco) is a retired actor who may or may not be suffering from a degenerative mental illness in Maladies, an art film from New York painter, sculptor and filmmaker Carter. Tribeca Films hide caption

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Tribeca Films

In 1975, Shoah director Claude Lanzmann interviewed Benjmain Murmelstein, the last surviving Elder of the Jews of the Czech Theresienstadt ghetto, at his home in Rome. The resulting film is The Last of the Unjust. Cohen Media Group hide caption

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Cohen Media Group

Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga star as two weary strangers who meet — and spark mutual midlife awakenings — while taking their kids on a college tour. Anchor Bay Films hide caption

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Anchor Bay Films

Paulina Garcia was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Actress at last year's Berlin International Film Festival for her role in Gloria. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Courtesy of Roadside Attractions

The sprawling drama Generation War follows a range of characters — a Nazi officer and his brother, a nurse, an aspiring singer and her Jewish boyfriend — through Germany during World War II. Music Box Films hide caption

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Music Box Films

Kaya Scodelario plays a melodramatic teenager obsessed with her mother's death in The Truth About Emanuel, the second film from director Francesca Gregorini. Tribeca Film hide caption

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Tribeca Film

Felicity Jones plays Nelly Ternan, longtime mistress of author Charles Dickens, in The Invisible Woman. David Appleby/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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David Appleby/Sony Pictures Classics