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“Synonyms” (opening Friday, November 22, at the Ken Cinema) frames its protagonist's shifting identity around multiple genre constructs, including riveting musical interludes, blasts of slapstick comedy, and war film iconography. Read more

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“Frankie” (opening Friday, November 8, at Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas) plays like a last will and testament where no earthly possessions come close to sufficing as penance. Read more

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Two ornery barnacles stand slumped over at the center of writer/director Robert Eggers’ psychologically demented period piece about two lighthouse keepers who slowly go insane. Read more

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