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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.

The Big Short

(USA) Re­ferred by some to be this year’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” (with­out the drugs and sex), “The Big Short” is a fun-filled and eye-open­ing retelling of what re­ally went down in the 2008 fi­nan­cial cri­sis, fol­low­ing the story of four fi­nance bros (Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Chris­tian Bale, Brad Pitt) who pre­dicted the mar­ket crash long be­fore it hap­pened, with plenty of lu­di­crous celebrity cameos in be­tween.

Con­cus­sion

(USA) Will Smith is Dr. Ben­net Omalu, the man who dis­cov­ered the sports-re­lated brain trauma dis­ease CTE, which leads to brain de­te­ri­o­ra­tion sim­i­lar to Alzheimer’s. “Con­cus­sion” is the dra­matic retelling of his cru­sade to alert all quar­ter­backs... Con­vinc­ing act­ing from Smith, but the story devel­op­ment is too slow and weak to score a touch-down.

Dirty Grandpa

(USA) Zac Efron, an up­tight lawyer (in what world would that work?), is about to marry his boss’s daugh­ter, but he’s taken on a whirl­wind road trip through Florida with his sleazy grand­fa­ther (Robert De Niro). Prob­a­bly ex­actly what you’d ex­pect from a movie ti­tled “Dirty Grandpa.”

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