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Observe These 13 Movies Just before They Leave Netflix in March

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Anne Rice’s best-offering, very long-managing “Vampire Chronicles” eventually made it to the silver display in 1994, with Tom Cruise in the top purpose of the vampire Lestat, a job whose sexual fluidity and camp theatricality appeared to numerous (which include Rice herself) out of the actor’s arrive at. Nonetheless Cruise acquits himself nicely, conveying the character’s charisma and menace, although Brad Pitt captures the hopelessness of the narrator, Louis. But the display stealer is Kirsten Dunst in a haunting general performance as Claudia, a vampire who is “turned” as a youngster and stays locked at that age. The director Neil Jordan beautifully mixes the story’s Gothic horror and dim comedy components, ladling on the Bayou atmosphere for excess spice.

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Campion’s second look on this month’s record is for 1 of her most controversial movies, an unapologetically uncooked and thorny erotic thriller that dedicated what seemed an unforgivable sin back in 2003: It sexualized America’s sweetheart, Meg Ryan. With its hyperventilating hype considerably in the rearview, we can last but not least respect “In the Cut” for what it is, a scorching exploration of feminine need, a harrowing meditation on the resistance to female sexual company and a showcase for atypical but affecting performances by Ryan, Jennifer Jason Leigh and an up-and-coming Mark Ruffalo.

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The initial film adaptation of the beloved 1981 children’s guide, this 1995 family members adventure stars Robin Williams as a youngster trapped for decades in a board sport, Bonnie Hunt as a close friend who hardly manufactured it out and Dunst and Bradley Pierce as the present-day youngsters who enable him escape — and must then end the sport. Joe Johnston (“Captain America: The 1st Avenger”) directs with the proper combination of childlike enthusiasm and large-eyed terror, and the unique results (of wild animals and swarms of insects descending on suburban enclaves) continue being startlingly convincing.

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The German director Wolfgang Petersen followed up the all over the world success of his tense, Oscar-nominated submarine thriller, “Das Boot,” with an unpredicted left turn: He directed a relatives fantasy. Adapting the novel by Michael Ende, Petersen tells the tale of Bastian (Barret Oliver), a shy younger outcast who finds he can escape the misery of his day to day lifetime by disappearing into a magical guide and its tales of princesses, warriors, fantastical beasts and darkish forces. Like “Jumanji,” this is a longtime loved ones most loved that has lost none of its electricity or magic, nevertheless enchanting technology immediately after generation.

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Brad Pitt was continue to a mounting young actor — only 1 yr out from his breakthrough part in “Thelma and Louise” — when he starred in this lyrical adaptation by Robert Redford of the novella by Norman Maclean. Pitt and Craig Sheffer star as the sons of a Montana minister (Tom Skerritt) as they come of age, and occur apart, in the early 20th century. It is 1 of the greatest-looking films of the 1990s (Philippe Rousselot’s cinematography gained an Oscar and deserved it), and it was a cable standby for a long time immediately after. But it is far more than comfort and ease foods. Redford’s refined direction resists vacant nostalgia and excellent-old-days grandstanding in favor of a nuanced portrait of shifting values and mores.

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Also leaving:300,” “As Good As It Receives,” “Braveheart,” “The Hangover,” “The Holiday,” “Paranormal Exercise” (all March 31).

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