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Short and Tweet – Brief Reviews of Movies Released Feb. 5


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An authentic drama set on the Israel-Palestine border. Brave and engaging.
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Three films about murder in Northern England — puzzling but so rewarding.
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More melodrama from Nicholas Sparks; this time, a strong second half revives an otherwise sappy story.
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This 1974 Susan Sontag documentary will be reissued in 2010, but its impact is relatively muted.
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How odd is this Danish noir? Let’s start with the cow with two heads (one human).
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In this sequel, the French parkour paean regresses to a Hollywood cliché.
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Travolta actioner is saddled by bad dialogue and not enough good (dirty) fun.
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Real threats prove scarier than zombies and vampires in this trapped-on-a-ski-lift thriller.
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While a gay Orthodox Jewish romance sounds as dramatic as they come, the film is quite dull.
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Templated romance doesn’t get more saccharine than this.
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