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Rams Directed by Grímur Hákonarson Opens February 3 Sometimes it's the littlest things that are the most revelatory. Take the opening scene of Grímur Hákonarson's poignant Icelandic dramedy (the top prizewinner of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard section), in which the entire relationship between estranged farmer brothers Gummi (Sigurður Sigurjónsson) and Kiddi (Theodór Júlíusson) is defined simply through a sick sheep changing hands. Though they live in neighboring houses, the siblings haven't spoken to each...
Ricki and the Flash Directed by Jonathan Demme Opens August 7 Jonathan Demme’s first straight dramatic feature in several years is something of a companion piece to his jagged-edged 2008 ensemble piece Rachel Getting Married. Both are about familial dysfunction, both include an exuberant scene set at a wedding, and both feature a bona fide movie star (Anne Hathaway in Rachel; Meryl Streep here) doing some self-conscious deglamming. There’s something a bit more Hollywood about Ricki, however—a...

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