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Movies: ‘Animal Kingdom’

You may not have seen “Animal Kingdom,” the extraordinary film about an Australian crime family that won a Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Nor will you have heard of Jackie Weaver, quite rightly nominated for best supporting actress at the Academy Awards, Feb. 27.

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A New Horror Genre: Don’t Fret, Friends, Things Will Get Worse

Movies: ‘Another Year’
patricks@lakevillejournal.com

I have two theories about Mike Leigh’s “Another Year.”
The first is that it is the single most depressing film ever made.
How depressing is it?
It’s so depressing it makes “Sid and Nancy” look like “Mary Poppins.”
Tom (Jim Broadbent) and Gerri (Ruth Sheen) are an infuriatingly well-adjusted couple in their early 60s, or thereabouts. He’s a geologist; she’s a counselor. They live in London and get a lot of satisfaction out of their allotment (a community vegetable garden).

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