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Mojave

Like the high desert that provides its main setting, Mojave is dry, often windy and full of hot air...

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Anomalisa

Anomalisa takes its title from combining "anomaly" — something that deviates from the standard — and Lisa, the name of the woebegone anti-heroine.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

The Hunger Games series has come to a sporadically stirring climax with Mockingjay, Part 2.

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By the Sea

By the Sea takes place sometime during the mid-1970's in a coastal village in the south of France.

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Spotlight

Spotlight is the year's best movie so far, and a rarity among all those dramatizations that claim to be based on actual events. Remarkably, the movie and its flawless ensemble cast have captured their subject in all its richness and complexity.

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Our Brand Is Crisis

Our Brand Is Crisis is meant to be a fictional version of Rachel Boynton's 2005 documentary of the same name...

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Nasty Baby; Rock the Kasbah

Nasty Baby is alive with random energy that sets up a surprise ending without blowing the surprise. Rock the Kasbah is a two-bit Ishtar that might play better on a phone.

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Room

Although its derivations are anything but poetic — notorious cases of real-life imprisonment and abuse, Room is as beautifully wrought as any film that's come our way in a very long while.

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