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Monsieur Lazhar

By 5.9.12

A beautiful and moving film.

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Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope

By 5.1.12

From the documentarian of Super Size Me, a rather earnest, unsatirical look at comic book geeks.

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By 4.23.12

A documentary that can only worsen the problem it sets out to explore.

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By 4.18.12

An excellent successor to The 400 Blows and E.T.

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Damsels in Distress

By 4.13.12

A parable or fairy tale of social renewal from the master cinematic chronicler of the Urban Haute Bourgeoisie.

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The Hunger Games

By 4.9.12

A Diana-like Jennifer Lawrence almost redeems this blockbuster.

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Jeff, Who Lives at Home

By 4.5.12

Another Slacker comedy, but perhaps too funny for its own good.

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Friends With Kids

By 3.30.12

The kids should sue the parents for divorce, immediately.

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The Kid With a Bike

By 3.22.12

A moving tale of a young boy, abandoned by his father. 

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By 3.19.12

An inspiring documentary about a coach and North Memphis team that delicately avoids disturbing certain racial and political sensitivities.