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Movie Reviews: The Possession of Hannah Grace, Border, Life and Nothing More, Mirai

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A post-Thanksgiving dead zone at the multiplexes leaves room for a few unique art-house offerings.

The Swedish fantasy Border crafts an intriguing romantic allegory about assimilation and the hate-inspiring ripple effects of dehumanization. A Spanish filmmaker offers a sensitive portrait of an African-American single mother trying to raise a teenage son in Life and Nothing More.

Eric D. Snider shrugs at the generic supernatural spookiness of The Possession of Hannah Grace (pictured).

MaryAnn Johanson finds the Studio Ghibli fantasy Mirai presenting a story of sibling jealousy with compassion, but too gentle and mundane to be of much interest.

In this week's feature review, City Weekly critics talk about their holiday movie and TV comfort-food viewing.

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