Tom Hardy plays the title character in the British film Locke — in which a man's life unravels in the course of a solo drive from Birmingham to London. He's the only person the audience sees in this film, written and directed by Steven Knight. A24 hide caption

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In 'Locke,' A Man's Life Unravels En Route To London

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In Under The Skin, Scarlett Johansson plays an alien who adopts an English accent and cruises Scotland enticing hitchhikers into a darkened building. Film4 hide caption

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Undead Hipsters And An Abstract Alien Star In Two Arty Horror Pics

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In 'Noah,' Earth And The Bible Get A Computer-Generated Reboot

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Felicity Gilbert, Shia LaBeouf and Stacy Martin in one of the episodic flashbacks that spin out the story of Nymphomaniac: Volume I. Christian Geisnaes/Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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'Nymphomaniac': Chasing Sex, But Only On Her Terms

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Ralph Fiennes plays Gustave H., a hotel concierge given to bedding his elderly guests, in Wes Anderson's latest film. Bob Yeoman/Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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'Grand Budapest Hotel': Kitsch, Cameos And A Gloriously Stylized Europe

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Liam Neeson's Action Chops Take Flight In 'Non-Stop'

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In the film, which Miyazaki says is his last, the wind carries off the parasol of a fragile girl, Nahoko, into the hands of Jiro — who will fall in love with her. Studio Ghibli/Nibariki hide caption

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'Wind Rises' Is Exquisite, And Likely To Be Hayao Miyazaki's Last

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Critic David Edelstein says that The Monuments Men has "an all-star cast" — including Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett — but that "the stars are all low-wattage." Claudette Barius/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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Masterpieces In Peril, 'Monuments Men' Protects, But Also Panders

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Middle-Aged And Divorced, 'Gloria' Takes On Life's Uncertainties

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Chris Pine and Keira Knightley anchor Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, opposite Kevin Costner as a CIA veteran and Kenneth Branagh as the story's big bad. Larry Horricks/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Jack Ryan Gets A Makeover, And A Quick Trip To Moscow

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'Invisible Woman' Charts Charles Dickens' Hidden Relationship

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In the sci-fi romance Her, a lonely man (Joaquin Phoenix) finds love in a rather unexpected place — with a computer operating system named Samantha. Warner Bros. hide caption

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A Man And His Machine, Finding Out What Love Is

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A '70s con-artist couple (Christian Bale and Amy Adams) are forced to team up with an FBI agent (Bradley Cooper, right) in American Hustle, inspired by a real-life sting targeting corrupt politicians. Francois Duhamel/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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A 'Hustle' With Flow (And Plenty Of Flair)

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In the Coen brothers' latest film, down and out Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is trying to make ends meet as a folk singer in New York in the early 1960s. Alison Rosa/Long Strange Trip/CBS Films hide caption

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Great Soundtrack Aside, 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Hits A Sour Note

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After 20 years in captivity, Joe (Josh Brolin) is released into the world with a hammer and an appetite for revenge in Oldboy, a Spike Lee remake of the 2003 South Korean film. Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/FilmDistrict hide caption

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A Korean Cult Thriller Gets A Spike Lee Makeover

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