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Five Movies Out This Weekend You Don't Know About But Should
 

Five Movies Out This Weekend You Don't Know About But Should

October 2014

Each week new movies open in New York (and online) by the dozen. The Voice reviews all of 'em. Here's some you might not have heard about that got our critics excited, for better or worse -- click on the movie title to read the full review.

Daphne Howland makes Carlos Agulló and Mandy Jacobson's doc Plot for Peace sound like a can't-miss thriller about a Master-of-the-Universe type manipulating global capitalism for the greater good, for once:

A shadowy figure with a habit of making deals to line his own pockets inserts himself into global politics, helping to end wars and topple South Africa's apartheid system. It sounds like the premise to a television show like, say, The Blacklist, but the documentary Plot for Peace reveals how real that kind of intrigue can be. French commodity trader Jean-Yves Ollivier in the mid 1980s had the francs and the chutzpah to leverage his business acumen and high-level African contacts to meddle in the Cold War-fueled war in Angola and, ultimately, in South Africa's bleak politics.

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