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  • Mary and Max

    Adam Elliot, an Australian clay-animation whiz who picked up an Oscar for his short Harvie Krumpet (2003), created this dour but visually exquisite epistolary 2009 drama about a friendless, neglected Australian girl (given sympathetic voice by Bethany Whitmore and, later, Toni Collette) who strikes up an unlikely but sustaining pen-pal relationship with an obese, middle-aged New York Jew who suffers from Asperger's syndrome (superbly realized by Philip Seymour Hoffman). more...
  • Motherhood

    You know a director is desperate for laughs when she resorts to a fast-motion sequence, and Katherine Dieckmann deploys one in the very first reel of this indie project: Uma Thurman, playing a harried wife and mother in Greenwich Village, races around her little apartment on a typical morning, tending to her husband and preschool children. more...
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    Will Not Stop There

    A former Croatian sniper (Ivan Herceg) enlists a weedy, middle-aged porn stud (Predrag Vusovic) to help him track down one of the latter’s Serbian female costars (Nada Sargin). more...