A War is freighted with moral quandaries, impossible choices and terrible consequences.
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February 12, 2016 A War is a contender for the best foreign film Oscar. It's about a soldier in Afghanistan placed in an impossible situation, and NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it brings the big questions home.
February 12, 2016 Ryan Reynolds stars as a soldier-turned-mutant-super-hero in Marvel's Deadpool. Critic David Edelstein calls the film an "unprecedented R-rated ... romp with dirty sex talk and tons of splatter."
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It's sort of a relief to report that Ryan Reynolds is finally coming into his own, superhero-wise, in Deadpool.
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February 11, 2016 NPR film critic Bob Mondello says Deadpool goes in deep on its R rating — and has plenty of fun doing it.
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Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby play two people with bipolar disorder who fall in love in Touched With Fire.
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February 11, 2016 The drama stars Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby as artists hospitalized with bipolar disorder and struggles in its exploration of the link, if one exists, between their work and their illness.
Zhang Yi and Zhao Tao in Mountains May Depart.
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February 11, 2016 Chinese writer-director Jia Zhangke follows his characters from 1999 all the way forward to 2025, where a sun-bleached tomorrowland threatens alienation from tradition.
John (Jack Reynor) must work for a petty criminal to pay for his mother's rehab program in the new film Glassland.
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February 11, 2016 Irish writer-director Gerard Barrett gets fine performances from Jack Reynor and Toni Collette in this story of a young man who bears the burden of caring for his alcoholic mother.
Ben Stiller plays Derek Zoolander and Owen Wilson plays Hansel in Zoolander 2.
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February 11, 2016 It's not hard to believe Zoolander 2 suffers from plot problems, but even beyond that, it can't find the rhythm with its gags at the expense of fashion, either.
Tensions flare when a local "best ram" competition results in a virtual tie, with Gummi's ram taking second place and Kiddi's taking first.
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February 5, 2016 Gummi and Kiddi are two sheep-herding brothers who've spent a lifetime butting heads near the top of the world. When a disease threatens their flocks, they must overcome decades of estrangement.
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Father Vidal (Alfredo Castro) and Father Ortega (Alejandro Goic) in The Club.
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February 5, 2016 Chile's selection for the Oscar for foreign language film is admirable but arduous, following a story of defrocked priests living in a house together.
February 5, 2016 Joel and Ethan Coen — better known as the Coen Brothers — have brought moviegoers some of the most distinctive, quirky movies of the last three decades. They are back in theaters with: Hail, Caesar!
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George Clooney as Baird Whitlock in Hail, Caesar!
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February 4, 2016 The 17th film from the Coen brothers stars George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin and lots more in a rollicking tale of Old Hollywood.
A New York writer (Jason Sudeikis) and a young widow from rural Maine (Rebecca Hall) collaborate to write a biography of the woman's deceased husband, an acclaimed folk singer, in Tumbledown.
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February 4, 2016 Tumbledown, a romantic drama starring Rebecca Hall and Jason Sudeikis, follows a woman whose fierce efforts to defend her late husband's memory lead to co-writing his biography.
A scene from 'Rams'.
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February 4, 2016 Rams, an Icelandic film that follows two feuding brothers through a crisis and a long winter, is an intense and tender tone piece that conveys deep and bitter loneliness.
Annabelle (Jess Radomska) chewing her grandfather in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
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February 4, 2016 Despite the success of the book Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, the adapted film does little to successfully marry the Jane Austen classic with anything interestingly scary.
February 4, 2016 The new period comedy by Joel and Ethan Coen takes place backstage at a 1950s Hollywood studio. Reviewer David Edelstein says that despite flashes of brilliance, the film "feels thin."
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