New releases this week
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The Lives of Others
An east German secret policeman grows a conscience in this smart, suspenseful story.
The Astronaut Farmer
A wannabe astronaut’s methodical approach to his outlandish dreams gives this film emotional weight.
The Number 23
One note affair strains to build an engaging story as a man becomes obsessed with the number 23.
Reno 911!: Miami
Film plays like a stretched-out version of one of the less-stellar episodes of the Comedy Central series.
Amazing Grace
Emotionally engaging drama tells the history of the hymn and its place in the abolition of slavery in Britain.
An Unreasonable Man
This engrossing new documentary favors its subject (Ralph Nader) without letting him off the hook.
An adopted film producer returns to her native Russia, where strange things begin to happen on the family farm. This film was not screened in advance for critics.
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