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An

(Ja­pan) A del­i­cate ode to na­ture and food, “An” is named af­ter the sweet red bean fill­ing of a do­rayaki pan­cake sand­wich. Sen­taro re­cruits the ec­cen­tric 76-year-old Tokue to help out at his stall, where sales soon be­gin to sky­rocket thanks to Tokue’s care­ful cook­ing. Opened Jan 28.

Kill The Mes­sen­ger

(USA) Michael Cuesta (TV’s “Home­land”) brings the true story of in­ves­tiga­tive re­porter Gary Webb to the big screen. Jeremy Ren­ner plays Webb, who put his life on the line in the 90s when he un­cov­ered the CIA’s in­volve­ment in crack co­caine smug­gling to fund rebels in Nicaragua. Ren­ner doesn’t dis­ap­point, and the dark story is apt for our times. Opened Jan 28.

The Last Women Stand­ing

(China) Shu Qi is Ruxi, a 35-year-old ed­u­cated boss bitch who, along with her suc­cess­ful girl­friends (Hao Lei and Xiong Dailin), is sud­denly fac­ing the pres­sure to set­tle down with a man. In comes the dash­ing 25-year-old Ma Sai (Ed­die Peng), a new as­sis­tant at Ruxi’s com­pany, who pre­sum­ably swoops in and saves her heart. But in what world would th­ese ass-kick­ing ladies need sav­ing? Opened Jan 28.

Les Aven­tures d’An­thony

(China) Zhou Xun’s first film from the pro­ducer’s seat is a story about a 20-some­thing’s experience of leav­ing his home­town of Dalian to study in Mel­bourne, while his soul­mate Ying also leaves for Ja­pan. Long dis­tance al­ways sucks! Opened Jan 28.

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