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A quick look at movies opening Friday, Nov. 11.

The Conquest (Music Box)
Directed by Xavier Durringer

Durringer "has a grand old time depicting all the conniving, backstabbing and fork-pointing" involved in France President Nicolas Sarkozy's rise, wrote THR's Jordan Mintzer from Cannes, and "Comedie Francaise actor Denis Podalydes nails everything from the ducklike shuffle to the erratic hand gestures."

London Boulevard (IFC)
Directed by William Monahan

The Oscar-winning writer of The Departed "sashays winningly into his first feature as a director," THR's Ray Bennett wrote from London. "It's a mix of 1960s British gangster-movie flourish and 1940s Hollywood noir, with Colin Farrell poised and entirely credible as a tough guy and a performance by Keira Knightley that trades cleverly on her stardom."

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (New Video)
Directed by Jose Padilha

This fact-inspired police-corruption thriller is "the most successful Brazilian movie in history," THR's Stephen Farber wrote from Sundance. "It's purely entertaining."

Melancholia (Magnolia)
Directed by Lars von Trier

First a family feud spoils Kirsten Dunst and Alexander Skarsgard's wedding. Then the planet Melancholia threatens to destroy Earth. Despite the film's obvious beauty, von Trier "manages to turn the end of the world into a bit of a bore," THR's Todd McCarthy wrote  from Cannes.

Also opening Nov. 9 and 11(not yet available for review)

J. Edgar (Nov. 9) (Warner Bros.)
Directed by Clint Eastwood

Immortals (Nov. 11) (Relativity)
Directed by Tarsem Singh

11-11-11 (Nov. 11) (Epic)
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman

Jack and Jill (Nov. 11) (Sony)
Directed by Dennis Dugan

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