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.

Boy, Wonder: In a Hollywood that's increasingly in the business of telling kids' stories to adults, even an auteur as bloody-minded as Martin Scorsese gave in to the temptation of the childlike in this year's Hugo. Jaap Buitendijk/Paramount hide caption

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During the early-'90s war in what was then Yugoslavia, a Serbian soldier (Goran Kostic, right) and a Bosnian painter (Zana Marjanovic) negotiate boundaries personal and political. Dean Semler/FilmDistrict hide caption

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Rooney Mara plays Lisbeth Salander, the dark heroine of the American movie adaption of the Swedish novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Merrick Morton/Sony Pictures hide caption

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'My Woman-Interpreter': Stephane (Gilles Lellouche) knows the markets, but turns to his lively housekeeper, France (Karin Viard), for perspective on dating — and raising his son. IFC Films hide caption

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IFC Films

Uncomfortably Numb: For Brandon (Michael Fassbender), the endless pursuit of sex doesn't involve any particular pleasure — only a driving obsession. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Fox Searchlight Pictures

'Dangerous' minds? Psychoanalyst Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) applies the talking cure to Sabina (Keira Knightley) a young woman diagnosed with what was then called hysteria. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Sony Pictures Classics

Double Game: Barcelona-born Juan Pujol Garcia established himself as a German spy — then turned to the British, who called him "Garbo" and used him to feed disinformation to the Nazis. First Run Features hide caption

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First Run Features

A Good Ride: Journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp, left) is looking for more than a story in The Rum Diary, based on a semi-autobiographical story by Hunter S. Thompson.

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In Bayaka culture, everything from getting married to gathering mushrooms has a music to fit.

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