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Keane

Filmmaker Lodge Kerrigan (Clean, Shaven and Claire Dolan) specializes in moody, tragic ruminations on the subject of "family." His newest film is a dramatic thriller, of sorts, that follows an obsessive loner (Damian Lewis) as he repeatedly prowls New York's Port Authority bus terminal looking for his long-ago-abducted daughter. The film's slow-burning tension comes from the sinking feeling that our titular protagonist is capable of anything at any point in time. Is he insane? Is he consumed with grief? Did his daughter ever really exist? The film takes a potentially dangerous turn when Keane goes from drowning his sorrows in booze and prostitutes to befriending an impoverished woman and her 7-year-old daughter. Like Kerrigan's previous films, this one avoids all the genre trappings in favor of a claustrophobic, cinéma vérité drama with dreams of redemption. 100 minutes R.