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Film Review: Uncle Nick
Set on Christmas Eve, 'Uncle Nick' is a dark family drama with heavy-handed thematic connections and crudeness to spare, which despite itself manages to be vivid and memorable.
Film Review: The Letters
A Mother Teresa hagiography that will speak to faith-based audiences but may feel one-dimensional and/or alien to the religiously uninitiated.
Film Review: Love the Coopers
Relentlessly annoying Christmas comedy, with lots of psychobabble thrown in for good measure, centering on a dysfunctional family finding redemption and hope on Christmas Eve.
Film Review: Shelter
Unexpectedly touching drama about a homeless couple that manages to transcend its oppressive subject with superb acting, writing, directing and cinematography.
Film Review: The Looking Glass
Sensitive indie about a troubled young girl whose grandmother is desperately trying to establish a connection with her and impart valuable life lessons before she dies.
Film Review: Meadowland
Despite some pitfalls, 'Meadowland' is a compelling look at how a married couple handles the disappearance of their young son.
Film Review: Partisan
Dark, chilling, impressive film about the training of child assassins in a sequestered commune led by a charismatic figure, played to perfection by Vincent Cassel.
Film Review: Stonewall
Well-intentioned film about the 1969 Stonewall riots is reductive and adds no new insights.
Film Review: A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story
Well-intentioned documentary about a young woman afflicted with a horrifically disfiguring genetic disorder would like to be inspirational but feels exploitative.
Film Review: Time Out of Mind
This earnestly rendered film about the indignities of homelessness is just plain dull.
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