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"Fruitvale Station" stars Michael B. Jordan (second from left) as a young Oakland, Calif., man who was shot and killed by a transit policeman in 2009.
"Fruitvale Station" stars Michael B. Jordan (second from left) as a young Oakland, Calif., man who was shot and killed by a transit policeman in 2009. (The Weinstein Company)
Posted: July 28, 2013

Fruitvale Station Michael B. Jordan gives a deeply nuanced performance as Oscar Grant, the 22-year-old Oakland, Calif., man who was shot and killed by a transit cop in the early hours of New Year's Day 2009. Writer/director Ryan Coogler reconstructs - in some instances, reimagines - the events leading up to that tragic episode. R

The Hunt Mads Mikkelsen in a bracing, complex performance as a schoolteacher falsely accused of sexual abuse. Danish director Thomas Vinterberg's parable about mob mentality and the fabric of trust is a sad, sobering, and powerful thing. R

The Wolverine Hugh Jackman stars in this dark and stormy - and ragingly fun - X-Men thriller, in which Logan, the brooding mutant with the retractable claws, finds himself in the thick of whooshing ninjas, tattooed Yakuza, and all the anime cool of 21st-century Japan. PG-13

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