Summer Hours: With the spotlight on holiday blockbusters, you may have forgotten this late-spring gem. Last May, David Edelstein called Olivier Assayas' film "the most elegant movie imaginable about the changes wrought by globalization." Now he's calling it No 1. Jeannick Gravelines/IFC Films hide caption

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When 10 Won't Do: David Edelstein's Top 13 Films
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Just Look At Yourself: Adventurer Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) meets the avatar he'll be inhabiting on the moon Pandora. Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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'Avatar': Cameron's Dizzying, Immersive Parable
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Jackson's 'Bones': The Furthest Thing From Lovely
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"Talk To Me": Communication doesn't come easy when a traumatized Marine (Tobey Maguire) returns home to the wife (Natalie Portman) and family who'd given him up for dead. Lorey Sebastian/Lionsgate hide caption

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'Brothers': Family Ties, Unraveling In Wartime
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The Will To Survive: In a post-apocalyptic landscape where starving humans resort to cannibalism, a father (Viggo Mortensen) has one goal: to keep his son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) alive — both fed and uneaten. Macall Polay/Dimension Films hide caption

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At The End Of The World, Another 'Road' To Trudge
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A 'New Moon' Destined For A Quick Eclipse
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The (Surprisingly) Real Feel of 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'
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Lord Of The Dance: Michael Jackson may have been frail during the last few months of his life, but the rehearsal footage in This Is It shows he could still cut a rug with the best of them. Above, Jackson dons his classic fedora to show his crew what a "Smooth Criminal" really moves like. Kevin Mazur/Sony Pictures hide caption

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'This Is It' Offers Rare Peek At The King Of Pop
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'Amelia': A Biopic With Very Little Life
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Not Your Average Bear: Max (Max Records) gets nose to nose with KW (Lauren Ambrose), a wild thing who's OK with a certain amount of recreational biting but who just can't stand eaters. Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Jonze's 'Wild Things,' A Splendidly Different Animal
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'A Serious Man,' At Sea In A Tragically Absurd World
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Twenty years after his groundbreaking film Roger and Me, Michael Moore pays a visit to a much-humbled General Motors. Overture Films hide caption

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In The Center Ring: Michael Moore Vs. 'Capitalism'
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Campion's 'Bright', Poetic Romance
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