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Oh Lucy!

The wistful longing of discontented Japanese salarymen in Shall We Dance? is absent from the bracingly funny Oh Lucy! Setsuko (Shinobu Terajima), an office lady tugging at her restrictive white collar, bubbles with anger and resentment.

Copenhagen

A flighty Peter Pan meets his grounded Wendy in Copenhagen, Mark Raso’s tender romance about the sliding scale of maturity. William (Gethin Anthony) finds an eager guide in Effy (Frederikke Dahl Hansen), who’s as calm and perceptive as he is rash and inconsiderate.

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.

Another Me

There’s very little mystery in Isabel Coixet’s adaptation of Cathy MacPhail’s young adult novel Another Me, a ghost story often praised for its ambiguity. Fay Delussy (Sophie Turner) is haunted by dreams of a fetch, a spooky double whose appearance portends death.

The Dog

With his thick New Yawk accent, 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.