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The performances are as rich and moody as the cinematography

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Jessica Chastain in J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year

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Leviathan, film review: A beautiful, bleak satire for Putin’s must-see list

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Board meeting: Douglas Smith, Olivia Cooke and Ana Coto in Ouija

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Grace Dent on TV

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