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MAKING ROUNDS

Making Rounds follows cardiologists Valentin Fuster and Herschel Sklaroff as they visit patients at bedside, showing young doctors how to diagnose patients’ illnesses simply by listening to them. Fuster and Sklaroff are working to utilize these techniques to combat doctors’ common habits of resorting to expensive, technologically-advanced tests, which can often be inaccurate. One of…

HEART OF A DOG

Artist and musician Laurie Anderson’s Heart of a Dog is like a collection of journal entries, or a visual record of Anderson’s dreams. Anderson’s own memories and philosophical musings, often deliberately indistinguishable from each other, overlay a collection of images that mirror what Anderson might see in her life: details of Anderson’s favorite places, news…

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I SMILE BACK

In a shockingly different role for Sarah Silverman, the stand-up comedian gives a dramatic, career-defining performance as a drug-addicted wife and mother of two children. Although the script by Amy Koppelman and Paige Dylan falters in its bizarre, grotesque depiction of suburban housewives, Silverman’s transformation is mesmerizing. (BKP: 3.5/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K.…

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SHAANDAAR

Bollywood’s new romantic comedy hits all the predictable notes, telling the story of Jagjinder, Alia and their two families from East Indian dynasties. Although the script has charming and comedic elements, the scattered script could have eliminated unnecessary dance numbers and elaborate shticks. (BKP: 3.5/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Shaandaar takes place…