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ELENA

Decades after her death, filmmaker Petra Costa is still mourning the loss of her beloved sister Elena. This is a heartbreaking premise and the documentary begins with all the promise embodied in these two young –and extremely beautiful — Brazilian-born women.  But even tho there seems to be a compelling family backstory, Costa chooses not…

LUCKY THEM

Toni Collette plays a music critic for a hip Seattle magazine who is nudged by her editor (Oliver Platt) to “solve a mystery” by finding an old star — and former lover — who has long since disappeared. Megan Griffiths’ new film has so many promising elements that I should love it… but watching it was…