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This Week’s Film Reviews: Crazy Heart and the Final Performance of Heath Ledger

All a country song needs, the modern proverb goes, is three chords and the truth. In the case of Bad Blake, the truth ain't pretty. Jeff Bridges plays a washed-up, liquor-soaked former country star in Crazy Heart, which critic Tricia Olszewski reviews in this week's City Paper. She writes:
Bridges is generating Oscar talk, and rightly [...]

AFI European Union Film Showcase, Nov. 5 – 24

AFI's 22nd annual European Union Film Showcase opens tonight with Mammoth, Swedish writer-director Lukas Moodysson's first English-language feature starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Michelle Williams.
The festival runs through Nov. 24 with centerpiece screenings including The Young Victoria, a period romance from Gosford Park writer Julian Fellowes with Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend as Queen Victoria [...]