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Beguiling film 'Summer 1993' takes a child's eye view of some very adult issues

Summer is a time of year when the world has scarcely become accustomed to being alive, with sunny days becoming thunderous, flashing storms in minutes. "Summer 1993," the semi-autobiographical debut feature by writer/director Carla Simon, looks at the season from the quiet, clever perspective of 6-year-old Frida (Laia Artigas, a wonderfully promising child actor), who speaks little but sees every new mystery clearly.

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Robert Pattinson delights in the sly, archly comic western 'Damsel'

"Damsel" opens against a vast expanse of orange dust and red rock, somewhere in the unsettled American West of the 19th century. The vistas are majestic enough for framing (and cinematographer Adam Stone does the honors nicely), the atmosphere hushed to an almost otherworldly degree. Before long, another beautifully weathered landscape looms into the frame: the face of actor Robert Forster, who plays a world-weary preacher at the end of his tether, awaiting a stagecoach bound for greener pastures.

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Capsule reviews of feature films

ADRIFT. 1 star. Dead in the water sea-faring adventure/survival yarn, based on a true story, about a couple (Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin) sailing across the Pacific when a storm disables the boat and causes serious injury. A nice-looking movie, but the love-story chemistry between the two leads is poor. 2 hrs. PG-13 (violence) – Gary Thompson

Transylvania librarian featured in American Animals speaks out about heist, movie

Special collections librarian BJ Gooch recounts the story of two thieves attacking her to steal parts of the special collections at Transylvania University's library. The story was the feature of the film American Animals, directed by Bart Layton.