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This Weekend's Indies: 'Under the Skin,' Nymphomaniac: Vol. II,' 'The Unknown Known,' & More

Opening in limited release today: an alien seeks out hitchhikers in Scotland, the second half of Lars von Trier's controversial film, a conversation with Donald Rumsfeld, a radio host combats his coworkers and local authorities, a woman leads a life even she doesn't know about, and a trip turns deadly for a couple of friends.

Under the Skin

Scarlett Johansson stars in Jonathan Glazer film about an alien woman who seduces hitchhikers. What is she doing here, and why is she doing it?

Nymphomaniac: Vol. II

The second part Lars von Trier's controversial film has made it to US screens. Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) recounts her life through the sexual encounters she's experienced as a nymphomaniac, after a stranger takes her in. Where did it all start, and will it ever end? The impressive ensemble cast also includes Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgard, Uma Thurman, and Sophie Kennedy Clark.

The Unknown Known

It's Donald Rumsfeld as you've never seen him before. The former Secretary of Defense sits down to talk about his 40 year political career. Every high and every low is explored as Rumsfeld ponders the damning qualities of hindsight.

Alan Partridge

When a huge media conglomerate threatens to take over, Steve Coogan defends his radio station, as local DJ Alan Partridge. Coogan showcases his particular brand of comedy as the radio host goes all out to save the station he loves.

Frankie & Alice

An exotic dancer struggles to retain some part of herself as a mental disorder causes her life to spin rapidly out of control. Just when it looks like all is lost, the help she needs arrives...but is it too late? Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgard, and Phylicia Rashad star in this film based on a true story.


In the tradition of films like The Blair Witch Project, Afflicted follows two friends on their around-the-world-tour. Things go horribly, horribly wrong, and as everything descends into utter chaos, we look to their video diary for answers.


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