Mark Jenkins Mark Jenkins reviews movies for NPR.org, as well as for reeldc.com, which covers the Washington, D.C., film scene with an emphasis on art, foreign and repertory cinema.
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In The Clutch: Stage veteran Michael Stuhlbarg gets his first leading movie role — as a panicky physics professor — in Joel and Ethan Coen's latest film. A Serious Man is "a sort of innocence-to-experience story," he says, though its outcome is uncertain. Wilson Webb hide caption

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Wilson Webb

A New Kind Of Lesson Plan: Polly (Lily Cole) and her female fellows set out to save St. Trinian's, widely known as the most unruly school in England, from bankruptcy — with a scheme to rob London's National Gallery. NeoClassics Films Ltd. hide caption

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NeoClassics Films Ltd.

Boys' Life: Teenage Harry (George MacKay) joins younger half-brother Artie (Nicholas McAnulty) and their dad (Clive Owen) after a death throws the family into turmoil. Matt Nettheim/Miramax Films hide caption

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Can I Help You With Your Baggage? Eloise (Jennifer Aniston) is a florist with a history of bad relationships, and Burke (Aaron Eckhart) is a self-help grief guru still mourning the loss of his wife. And yet: Love Happens. Kimberley French/Universal Studios hide caption

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Colin Beavan and his daughter Isabella shop at an organic market in New York City. No Impact Man chronicles the year Beavan's family spent trying to live with no net impact on the planet — without moving from Manhattan to some rural place. Oscilloscope Laboratories hide caption

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Oscilloscope Laboratories

Unhappy in their own way: Three generations of a Yokoyama family convene for a rocky reunion in Hirokazu Koreeda's Still Walking. From left, patriarch Kyohei (Yoshio Harada), his step-grandson Atsushi (Shohei Tanaka) and matriarch Toshiko (Kirin Kiki). IFC Films hide caption

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Jam Session: Davis Guggenheim's latest documentary brings together guitarists Jack White of the White Stripes (from left), The Edge of U2 and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. Eric Lee/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Cracking Her Shell: Married, childless, unfulfilled and facing 30, Julie (Amy Adams) decides to jump-start her life with a singular quest: preparing 524 Julia Child recipes in 365 days. Jonathan Wenk/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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