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This Week’s Movie Action

Summer in Genoa Rodrigo Garcia, who wrote and directed the excellent Nine Lives (2005), scales down to three lives (and change) for his latest feature, Mother and Child, the subject of this week’s long review. We also have a Critic’s Choice for Michael Winterbottom’s Summer in Genoa, starring Colin Firth, Catherine Keener, and Hope Davis.

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3:10 to Yuma

Period westerns are so unfashionable and costly that they usually require a top-drawer script to get off the ground–and this one, adapted from an Elmore Leonard story and its 1957 movie version, travels with an arrow’s clean arc. Christian Bale is a one-legged Civil War veteran who can’t keep his ranch and young family solvent; […]