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.

Tough Call: Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire, (Roy Dupuis, left) and Maj. Brent Beardsley (James Gallanders) struggle to protect innocent lives and negotiate peace during Rwanda's 1994 genocide, striving all the while to maintain the neutrality required of U.N. peacekeepers. Regent Releasing hide caption

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Bobby Naderi (left) plays an engineering student who moves into an all-Muslim house in New York and unexpectedly gets drawn into the punk lifestyle of -- and tensions among -- housemates including guitarist Jehangir (Dominic Rains). Strand Releasing hide caption

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Most Wanted: Edgar Ramirez stars as Carlos the Jackal, a Venezuelan-born terrorist who fought for Palestinian liberation and then became famous for kidnapping members of an OPEC conference in 1975. IFC Films hide caption

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Friends In Strange Places: Keir Gilchrist plays Craig, a stressed teen who checks into a mental health ward and finds a friend and mentor in fellow patient Bobby, played by Zach Galifianakis. Soon, however, the mentor's duties fall into Craig's own hands. K.C. Bailey/Focus Features hide caption

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Together, Two: Kodi Smit-McPhee plays Owen, a lonely 12-year-old who forms a partnership with isolated vampire Abby, played by Chloe Grace Moretz, in the hopes of finding friendship and protection from bullies. Saeed Adyani/Overture Films hide caption

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The directors of Freakonomics mix things up by incorporating cartoons (above, of the book's co-author Steven Levitt, who argued that incentives are the key to understanding economics) and illustrative tableaux. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Lonely Girl: Orphaned as a child, Linda (Paz de la Huerta) reunites with her long-lost brother in the neon-lit party districts of Tokyo. But the dangers of his job soon catch up with him, and they're separated again. IFC Films hide caption

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What Now? Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield are students whose British boarding school isn't preparing them for the usual sort of post-secondary life. Alex Bailey/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Up Close And Personal: Using old footage and new material, filmmakers Michele Hozer and Peter Raymont explore the life and personality of pianist Glenn Gould. Sony Music Entertainment/Lorber Films hide caption

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Canoodling With Cause: The much-abused wife (Yan Ni) of a wealthy noodle-shop owner buys a gun, telling her lover that her husband must die for them to be happy. Bai Xiaoyan/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Going Out With A Bang: Vincent Cassel stars as bank robber Jacques Mesrine in Public Enemy Number One, the second half of Jean-Francois Richet's gangster epic. Music Box Films hide caption

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Like Father, Like Daughter: All ML (Karin Viard) wants is to throw a successful dinner party. But her efforts keep getting foiled, thanks to unforeseen complications -- such as her long-absent dad, Henri (Pierre Arditi), showing up unexpectedly. IFC Films hide caption

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She's Ready For Her Close-Up: Once again, Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson plays dress-up as Nanny McPhee, a magical caretaker whose appearance becomes less forbidding as her charges learn to behave. Universal Pictures hide caption

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Rocky's Got A Gun: Sylvester Stallone (right) returns to the big screen in The Expendables, alongside action-movie veterans including Jet Li (left) and Dolph Lundgren (center). Karen Ballard/Lionsgate hide caption

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