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Love Crime

Christine (Kristin Scott Thomas), the senior executive at the Paris offices of an international food products conglomerate, is a very dangerous woman. Suavely manipulative and disarming in her carefully deployed show of candor, she poses a particular hazard to her young assistant Isabelle (Ludivine Sagnier), whom she draws into a disconcerting, flattering, and false intimacy. Giving Isabelle gifts, fussing over her like a parent or a lover, seeming to offer coveted employment opportunities, she also exploits the young woman’s work for her own career purposes.


Opening this weekend, 50/50 is a a comedy about that merriest of topics, cancer. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a 27-year-old who is told that he has a rare form of cancer: The title refers to the odds he’s given for survival.

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