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THE ROUND-UP | January 23’s movies rated

What were the best films that came out in the last week? What were the worst? Were there any you weren’t sure of seeing? Below are quick and easy star ratings of the past week’s releases to help you decide, including short plot details from IMDB. Full comment and opinion can be found in The Film Journal.


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A Most Violent Year
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In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city’s history.

125 min
Director: J.C. Chandor
Writer: J.C. Chandor
Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo

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Ex Machina
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• Recommended | A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.

108 min
Director: Alex Garland
Writer: Alex Garland
Stars: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac

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Mortdecai
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Juggling angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to lost Nazi gold.

107 min
Director: David Koepp
Writer: Eric Aronson
Stars: Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor

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The Gambler
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Lit professor and gambler Jim Bennett’s debt causes him to borrow money from his mother and a loan shark. Further complicating his situation is his relationship with one of his students. Will Bennett risk his life for a second chance?

111 min
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Writers: William Monahan, James Toback
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman

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American Sniper
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Duck Soup [1933 rerelease]
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Testament of Youth
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Whiplash • Recommended
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Wild
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