Scott TobiasScott Tobias is the film editor of The A.V. Club, the arts and entertainment section of The Onion, where he's worked as a staff writer for over a decade.
The productions of Le Crazy Horse de Paris blend technical and choreographic artistry, using bodies, lights and costumes to create an erotically charged experience. Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman set out to document how it all comes together.
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One Last Job: A reformed smuggler (Mark Wahlberg, left) gets back in the game to save a family member, enlisting an old friend (Ben Foster) in a heist movie adapted from the Icelandic thriller Reykjavik-Rotterdam.
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How The Other Half Lives: When 10-year-old Laure (Zoe Heran) moves to a town where no one knows her, she introduces herself as "Michael" — and spends the summer exploring what it's like to be a boy.
The Conquest portrays Sarkozy's estrangement from second wife and trusted adviser Cecilia Sarkozy (Florence Pernel) as just one consequence of his singular focus on his advancement.
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When A Plan Comes Together: Eddie Murphy (second from left) is a small-time hoodlum recruited by a gang of would-be thieves (Ben Stiller, left, Matthew Broderick, and Gabourey Sidibe) who aim to steal back their life savings from a Wall Street swindler.
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An Otis Redding concert inspired a Texas high school teacher to turn the Kashmere High School Stage Band into a soul powerhouse. In Mark Landsman's film, one former student — a keyboardist, not the unidentified trombonist pictured — says he'd be a felon today if the band hadn't given him a constructive focus.
Hostile Work Environment:Kristin Scott Thomas plays an executive with a mean streak in Alain Corneau's Love Crime, a tale of corporate intrigue and personal revenge.
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Man Of Iron: A ship-breaking worker in Chittagong, Bangladesh, makes his living tearing down old, decrepit water vessels — while struggling every day to avoid the ships' fate in a dangerous working environment.
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Conan O'Barbarian: Conan (Jason Momoa) is charged with using his wooden stoicism to prevent ancient warmongers from unleashing their supernatural hammy acting on an unsuspecting public. Though the film's lore tells us he was born on a battlefield, in truth this Conan was born out of Hollywood's current joint lust for remakes and sword-and-sandals mythos.
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