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The Dog

With his thick New Yawk accent and humorous braggadocio, John Wojtowicz eagerly recalls what led him to rob a Chase Manhattan Bank in Brooklyn on August 22, 1972. The ensuing hostage situation and media circus was immortalized in Dog Day Afternoon. Allison Berg and Frank

Charlie Bartlett

Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) is Ferris Bueller by way of Rushmore’s Max Fischer: an aristocratic freak with a compassionate streak. There’s something about Charlie, a bracing mix of maturity and naïveté, that makes him the ideal confidante for fellow students at West Summit, a Connecticut

Autumn Blood

The Tyrolean Western Autumn Blood embraces its contradictions. Beautiful and brutal, sparse and lush, primal and modern, Markus Blunder’s debut feature hovers between the allegorical and the literal. It’s as if Herzog had decided to film a Western in the Austrian Alps with characters who

Elegy

There’s a sexy beast lurking beneath the smooth respectability of academic David Kepesh (Ben Kingsley), one he doesn’t try to hide, even when being interviewed by Charlie Rose. Elegy opens with Kepesh railing against the Puritanical suppression of sexual expression, which wouldn’t flower again in

You Will Be Mine

Concert pianist Marie Dandin (Judith Davis) is not only the focus of You Will Be Mine, but the narrative mirrors her emotional swings during a tumultuous year at the Lyons National Conservatory. Marie is impetuous and frustrating, driven by whims and struggling to hit the