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Movie Review: ‘Rigor Mortis,’ a Hong Kong Horror Film From Juno Mak

The Hong Kong horror film “Rigor Mortis” puts an actor through an exorcism.

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Movie Review: ‘Filmistaan,’ a Bollywood Take on Indo-Pakistani Relations

In “Filmistaan,” an aspiring actor tries to bridge political differences when he is mistakenly captured by extremists.

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Movie Review: ‘Burt’s Buzz,’ About a Maverick Company’s Co-founder

The documentary “Burt’s Buzz” profiles the bearded co-founder pictured on the Burt’s Bees line of personal care products.

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Movie Review: ‘The Only Real Game’ Traces a Sport’s Impact in India

“The Only Real Game,” directed by Mirra Bank, traces the history of baseball in Manipur, a state in India, where it was introduced during World War II.

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Movie Review: Marco Bellocchio’s ‘Dormant Beauty,’ About the Right to Die

The filmmaker Marco Bellocchio’s 2012 drama, “Dormant Beauty,” draws on a famous right-to-die case to perform a kind of CT scan on the Italian republic and some of its citizens.

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Movie Review: ‘2 Autumns, 3 Winters,’ Homage to the New Wave

In “2 Autumns, 3 Winters,” a stylistic homage to French New Wave cinema, three young adults come together by chance and stay together because of something more.

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Movie Review: ‘Master of the Universe,’ a Documentary About Stock Trading

Marc Bauder directs a German documentary in which a former stock trader divulges his experiences and observations.

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Movie Review: ‘The Case Against 8,’ on Fighting a Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The documentary “The Case Against 8” portrays the harrowing legal battle leading to the reversal of California’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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Movie Review: ‘The Sacrament’ Invokes Jonestown

In “The Sacrament,” written and directed by Ti West, two journalists accompany a man traveling to meet his sister, a recovering addict, at a compound in a foreign country.

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Steven H. Scheuer Is Dead at 88; He Put the TV Review Before the Show

Mr. Scheuer provided guidance to viewers with the “TV Key” column and the “TV Movie Almanac & Ratings.”

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