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By Genevieve Valentine

"Art and Craft" an enigma wrapped in an obsession

Is this a laid-bare portrait of a con man, or is the documentary just another con? Whatever it explores, there are no easy answers.

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Posted Oct. 29, 2014 | Comments: 0

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By Genevieve Valentine

Gyllenhaal's creepy newshound gives "Nightcrawler" chills

Dan Gilroy's hopelessly black comedy of modern media is a neo-noir portrait of the way we eat our news—and how it eats at us.

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Posted Oct. 29, 2014 | Comments: 0

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By Genevieve Valentine

A jazz student discovers how far he'll go to reach perfection in "Whiplash"

Andrew at first seems like any student in Fletcher’s class determined to be perfect: first for love of the music, then to avoid humiliation, then for reasons that become darker and harder to know.

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Posted Oct. 22, 2014 | Comments: 0

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By Genevieve Valentine

A has-been actor attempts to restart his career in "Birdman"

Riggan Thompson tries to survive the behind-the-scenes disasters rattling the previews for a Broadway play of which he’s writer, director and star.

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Posted Oct. 22, 2014 | Comments: 0

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