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  1. 'You're Ugly Too': Berlin Review

    2:53 pm PST 02/10/2015
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    Aidan Gillen and young newcomer Lauren Kinsella play a makeshift family navigating each other's guarded feelings in Irish writer-director Mark Noonan's debut. READ MORE

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  2. 'Under Electric Clouds' ('Pod Electricheskimi Oblakami'): Berlin Review

    6:17 am PST 02/10/2015
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    Alexey German Jr.'s episodic epic of 21st century Russia, co-produced with Ukraine and Poland, vies for the Golden Bear at the prestigious German festival. READ MORE

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  3. 'Bloodline': Berlin Review

    3:09 am PST 02/10/2015
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    Kyle Chandler heads a first-rate cast in Netflix's new series from the 'Damages' team, delivering dark family intrigue among the gators in the Florida Keys. READ MORE

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  4. ‘Dora or the Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents’ (‘Dora order die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern’): Berlin Review

    2:11 pm PST 02/09/2015
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    Newcomer Victoria Schultz stars at an intellectually challenged young woman discovering her sexuality in director Stina Werenfels’ Swiss drama READ MORE

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  5. 'Life': Berlin Review

    12:45 pm PST 02/09/2015
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    Dane DeHaan plays James Dean while Robert Pattinson is the LIFE magazine photographer who captured the elusive star in a series of iconic 1955 portraits. READ MORE

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  6. 'Woman in Gold': Berlin Review

    11:45 am PST 02/09/2015
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    Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds star in this real-life account of two individuals' successful fight against the Austrian government to reclaim the painful past. READ MORE

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  7. 'Counting': Berlin Review

    11:15 am PST 02/09/2015
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    New York-based filmmaker Jem Cohen follows his widely admired 'Museum Hours' with a return to his roots in urban portraiture. READ MORE

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  8. 'As We Were Dreaming' ('Als Wir Traeumten'): Berlin Review

    9:45 am PST 02/09/2015
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    Andreas Dresen's adaptation of Clemens Meyer's novel about a group of East German friends right after the fall of the Wall stars Merlin Rose, Joel Basman and Julius Nitschkoff READ MORE

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  9. 'Misfits': Berlin Review

    1:15 am PST 02/09/2015
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    Danish director Jannik Splidsboel's documentary looks at three teenagers frequenting the same LGBT center in Tulsa, Okla., the "city of 2,000 churches" READ MORE

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  10. 'Mr. Holmes': Film Review

    7:15 am PST 02/08/2015
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    Director Bill Condon reteams with Ian McKellen as an elderly Sherlock Holmes, mulling over the unresolved fragments of his final case and the mark it left on his life. READ MORE

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  11. 'The Bunker' ('Der Bunker'): Berlin Review

    3:01 am PST 02/08/2015
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    German-born director Nikias Chryssos's feature debut casts Pit Bukowksi as an unsuspecting lodger at the titular location READ MORE

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  12. ‘Breathe Umphefumlo’: Berlin Review

    2:15 am PST 02/08/2015
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    After overhauling 'Carmen' in modern-day South Africa, director Mark Dornford-May turns to another classic opera with this reinvention of Puccini's 'La Boheme.' READ MORE

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  13. 'Confetti Harvest' ('Dorsvloer vol confetti'): Berlin Review

    3:59 pm PST 02/07/2015
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    The first feature of Dutch-Norwegian director Tallulah Schwab is an adaptation of Franca Treur's bestseller about growing up in rural and religious Zealand. READ MORE

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  14. 'Fish Tail' ('Rabo de Peixe'): Berlin Review

    12:45 pm PST 02/07/2015
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    After their autobiographical masterpiece 'What Now? Remind Me', Joaquim Pinto and Nuno Leonel return with this directors' cut of their Azorean fishing documentary shot between 1999-2002. READ MORE

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  15. 'The Seventh Fire': Berlin Review

    7:57 am PST 02/07/2015
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    Terrence Malick presents this documentary from Jack Pettibone Riccobono that was executive produced by Natalie Portman READ MORE

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  16. 'Summers Downstairs' ('Im Sommer Wohnt Er Unten'): Berlin Review

    3:26 pm PST 02/06/2015
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    Rookie director Tom Sommerlatte directs a small but impressive cast that includes Sebastian Fraesdorf, Alice Pehlivanyan and Godehard Giese READ MORE

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  17. ‘Seashore (Beira-Mar)’: Berlin Review

    1:00 pm PST 02/06/2015
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    A lonely beach on the southernmost coast of Brazil is the scene for two friends on the brink of adulthood to explore their understanding of themselves and one another. READ MORE

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  18. 'Prince (Prins)': Berlin Review

    10:45 am PST 02/06/2015
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    A Dutch-Moroccan youth navigates the tricky first steps to manhood in the Amsterdam projects in this kickoff to the 2015 Berlinale's Generation 14Plus section. READ MORE

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  19. 'Queen of the Desert': Berlin Review

    10:00 am PST 02/06/2015
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    Werner Herzog directs Nicole Kidman as British adventurer Gertrude Bell, who became an influential figure in the Middle East following World War I. READ MORE

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  20. 'Nobody Wants the Night': Berlin Review

    11:45 am PST 02/05/2015
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    Juliette Binoche and Rinko Kikuchi star in this frosty, inconsistent festival opener from Spanish director Isabel Coixet READ MORE

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  21. 'Chlorine' ('Cloro'): Sundance Review

    12:56 pm PST 02/03/2015
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    NYU-schooled Italian director Lamberto Sanfelice's debut feature stars Sara Seraiocco ('Salvo') and Ivan Franek ('La Grande Bellezza') READ MORE

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