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A normally jaded political consultant becomes passionately convinced that his latest client should be the next president. The White House seems well within reach until a woman appears with information that could destroy everything he's worked for. The Oscar-nominated Ides of March stars George Clooney and Ryan Gosling; the film has a 67 percent rating at Metacritic.
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The children of Hailsham School are special; without friends or family, they're given an excellent education but kept isolated from the rest of society. They begin to realize as they reach adulthood that they've been raised for a very sinister purpose. Based on the science fiction novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go stars Keira Knightley and has a 70 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
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Daniel Dillon became rich and powerful during the California Gold Rush. Two decades later, the railroads are about to bypass the town he built, people are leaving and he is being forced to acknowledge the price he paid for his past success. The Claim is a Michael Winterbottom film adapted from a Thomas Hardy novel and has a 63 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
A poor young governess goes to work at the estate of a brooding aristocrat. When her employer unexpectedly proposes to her, she hopes her luck has changed, but strange things are happening at night and no one wants to talk about the previous mistress of the manor. Directed by Bay Area filmmaker Cary Fukunaga, the new Jane Eyre stars Mia Wasikowska and has a 76 percent rating at Metacritic.
Mia is a seriously angry teenager living with her single-parent family in a shabby housing project. Things get complicated when her mother's new boyfriend takes an unhealthy interest in her as well. One of the most critically acclaimed British films of recent years, Fish Tank stars Michael Fassbinder and has a 90 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
In 1966, three Mossad agents return from a mission to East Berlin and announce to the world that they've assassinated an infamous Nazi war criminal. For decades they're celebrated as national heroes, but someone has appeared claiming to be the man they killed and the press is about to find out. The Debt stars Helen Mirren and has a 65 percent rating at Metacritic.