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What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Lincoln' Will Be 'Breaking Dawn' If All Goes According To The 'Silver Linings Playbook'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • November 16, 2012 6:22 PM
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A week away from the official start to the holiday season release bonanza, there's more than a sprinkling of great flicks to choose from. A few indie comedies, two very intense documentaries, and another solid adaptation of a classic novel. And, of course, we say goodbye to a franchise that has sparked excited squeals and irritated groans in equal measure. As always, let us know where you'll be headed below!

Review: 'Mea Maxima Culpa' A Provocative, Emotive, Dogged Investigation Into A Landmark Clerical Sex Abuse Case

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • November 14, 2012 12:01 PM
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By turns moving, absorbing and downright rage-inducing, “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God” is celebrated documentarian Alex Gibney’s account of sexual abuse in St John’s School for the Deaf in Milwaukee during the '60s and '70s, which he then uses as a launchpad to follow the chain of culpability up the hierarchy of the Catholic Church right to the Vatican and the Papacy itself. As topics go, it doesn’t get much more incendiary, but Gibney’s (“Taxi to the Dark Side,” “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”) native intelligence and tendency to (mostly) downplay, means the film emerges as much more than the torch-and-pitchfork affair it could have been.

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