Blue Is the Warmest Color chronicles the love affair between high school student Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos, left) and Emma (Léa Seydoux), who is older and more experienced. IFC Films/Sundance Selects/Wild Bunch hide caption

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In Emotionally Charged 'Blue,' Sex Is Graphic, But Not Gratuitous

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Robert Redford stars in All Is Lost as a solitary man struggling to make his yacht seaworthy again after it collides with a rogue shipping container adrift in the Indian Ocean. Richard Foreman/Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate hide caption

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At Home At Sea: Robert Redford, At His Best Alone

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Barkhad Abdi (middle) plays Muse, the leader of a band of Somali pirates who take over a freighter in Captain Phillips. Hopper Stone/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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A Pirate Saga More Sobering Than Swashbuckling

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In Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, Sandra Bullock plays Ryan Stone, an astronaut careening through space after an accident. Warner Bros. hide caption

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Houston, We Have A Space Flick: A Sentimental Mission In Zero 'Gravity'

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt --€” in his writing and directing debut --€” plays Jon, a porn addict with no interest in relationships until Barbara (Scarlett Johansson) changes things. Relativity Media hide caption

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Gordon-Levitt's 'Don Jon' Is An Openhearted Directorial Debut

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James Gandolfini plays a divorced TV archivist who falls in love with a divorced masseuse, played by Julia-Louis Dreyfus, in Nicole Holofcener'€™s Enough Said. Lacey Terrell/Fox Searchlight hide caption

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Gandolfini Is So Vivid In 'Enough Said,' You Forget He's Gone

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In Short Term 12 — named for the youth facility where it's primarily set — John Gallagher Jr. and Brie Larson play young counselors not too far removed from their own adolescent struggles. Cinedigm hide caption

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Reaching Across What's Broken, 'Short Term' Fix Or No

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Nick Frost (from left), Eddie Marsan, Simon Pegg, Paddy Considine and Martin Freeman play a group of friends who reunite for a pub crawl challenge in The World's End. Laurie Sparham/Focus Features hide caption

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Boozy Bromance 'World's End' Rises Above Its Lowbrow Tactics

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Jody Foster plays her political opposite as the brutal secretary of defense in Elysium. Kimberley French/Sony Pictures hide caption

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A Future Where Class Warfare Is Much More Than A Metaphor

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Shailene Woodley, who played George Clooney's rebellious daughter in The Descendants, turns in a splendidly calibrated performance as a soft-spoken good girl who falls hard for a high school party animal (Miles Teller) in The Spectacular Now. Wilford Harewood hide caption

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A Good Girl And A Lost Boy, Looking For A Way Forward

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Ginger's (Sally Hawkins) best moments happen while in the company of a persistent suitor named Al (Louis C.K.). Merrick Morton /Sony Classics hide caption

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'Blue' Rhapsodies: Woody Allen, In Need Of New Tricks

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The new documentary Blackfish looks at the practice of keeping orca whales in captivity. EPK hide caption

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Two Documentaries Examine Violence, Human And Animal

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Based on a true story, Fruitvale Station won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Michael B. Jordan stars as Oscar Grant and Ariana Neal stars as his young daughter, Tatiana. Cait Adkins/ The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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Introducing Oscar Grant, The Man Behind The Headlines

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Armie Hammer stars as the Lone Ranger in a new Disney adaptation. Film Frame/Disney hide caption

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'The Lone Ranger': Summer Fun With Manifest Destiny

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Saoirse Ronan plays Eleanor, an ancient (and uncharacteristically ethical) vampire in Neil Jordan's Byzantium. IFC Films hide caption

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Two Master Moviemakers, Two Singularly Fine Films

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