Identity Crisis: Shabana Azmi stars in playwright Girish Karnad's Kennedy Center production of Broken Images, about a Hindu short-story writer who wonders if she has betrayed her language and identity by writing an English best-seller.
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A Mother's Love: Jessica Chastain plays Mrs. O'Brien, mother of R.L.(Laramie Eppler, left), Jack (Hunter McCracken, right) and Steve (not pictured), and a character who filmmaker Terrence Malick portrays as the very embodiment of grace.
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John Waters darkens his mustache with an eyebrow pencil. "It's there," he says, "but it needs help, just like everything needs help that has some kind of style to it. It doesn't come naturally. It needs a little bit of help."
Part creation epic and part family drama, The Tree of Life stars Jessica Chastain and Brad Pitt as the parents of three boys in the '50s. Critic David Edelstein says Terrence Malick's film is self-indulgent — but that some selves are better indulged than others.
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Natural Born Puzzler: Bored housewife Maria (Maria Onetto) discovers a knack for jigsaw-solving and befriends an enthusiast (Arturo Goetz) who helps her hone her craft — and rediscover herself in the process.
The plot might not seem as inventively inspired the second time around, but the trio of Cooper, Galifianakis and Helms still has the winning chemistry that made the first Hangover film so funny.
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Paul and Raluca's affair tears apart his seemingly happy marriage with Adriana, but director Radu Muntean designates no villains — opting instead to paint his characters in an unflinchingly objective light.
The cast of Paul Feig's Bridesmaids: Melissa McCarthy (from left), Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and co-writer Kristen Wiig.
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