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June 2, 2013

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‘AT ANY PRICE’

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Dennis Quaid is an Iowa farmer bent on expanding his acreage, and expanding sales of genetically engineered seeds, in this nicely observed but too obvious drama. “Grow or die” is Henry Whipple’s motto, but in growing his (agri-)business, he’s leaving his family and friends behind. 1 hr. 52 R (violence, profanity, sex, adult themes) — Steven Rea

‘BARBARA’

Nina Hoss gives an amazingly controlled, nuanced performance as a doctor exiled to the provinces in the cold, gray East Germany of 1980. Mistrust hangs in the air in this hushed, suspenseful character study. A gem from filmmaker Christian Petzold. 1 hr. 45 PG-13 (sex, adult themes) — Steven Rea

‘THE BIG WEDDING’

Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton are a long-divorced couple pretending they’re still together so as to not offend their adoptive son’s conservative biological mom, coming from Columbia for his wedding. Susan Sarandon, who lives with De Niro’s randy coot, is not happy about the ruse. A sedated ensemble farce, with Ben Barnes, Topher Grace, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried — and Robin Williams as the priest overseeing the ceremony. 1 hr. 29 R (sex, nudity, profanity, adult themes) — Steven Rea

‘THE CALL’

A sordid slice of abduction porn, with Halle Berry as a veteran 911 operator who is not, no way, never, going to let the 16-year-old girl trapped in the trunk of a psycho’s car disappear and die. Abigail Breslin displays a wide range of shrieks, squeals, yelps and sobs as the victim, and Morris Chestnut is Berry’s LAPD cop boyfriend. 1 hr. 34 R (violence, profanity, adult themes) — Steven Rea

‘THE COMPANY YOU KEEP’

Robert Redford stars in, and directs, this solid, crosshatched thriller about a band of ‘60s radicals who have long assimilated themselves into the mainstream — and are forced to reconsider their past deeds, all these decades later, when the FBI and a newspaper reporter start snooping around. With Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie, Nick Nolte, Shia LeBeouf and Brit Marling. 2 hrs. 05 R (profanity, adult themes) — Steven Rea

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