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By Genevieve Valentine

"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" a trippy, effective parable

Ana Lily Amirpour's feature film debut has been called an Iranian vampire Western, and for good reason. It feels both familiar and fresh.

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Posted Feb. 25, 2015 | Comments: 0

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By Genevieve Valentine

"McFarland, USA" puts focus in the wrong place

(Director: Niki Caro / Writers: Bettina Gilois and Grant Thompson) The poster for McFarland,...

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Posted Feb. 18, 2015 | Comments: 1

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By Genevieve Valentine

Societ hockey heroes tell fascinating tale in "Red Army"

You don’t have to be a sports fan to find the background interesting—or the on-ice choreography beautiful. There’s something poignant in their shared love of the sport.

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Posted Feb. 11, 2015 | Comments: 0

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By Genevieve Valentine

Ambitious "Jupiter Ascending" never reaches altitude

Though clearly aiming to be a romp along the lines of "The Fifth Element," this is a film characterized by a distinct lack of narrative curiosity—about its own plots.

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Posted Feb. 11, 2015 | Comments: 3

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