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The holidays are nigh, so here are ten dysfunctional family films to bring you all together (or drive you apart). The dysfunctional family film can run the gamut from depressing ("Capturing the Friedmans" or "Cries and Whispers," anyone?) to surprisingly warm ("Hannah and Her Sisters"). Below, we've categorized our ten titles into the Dark Meat and the Light(er) Meat -- because everyone has their own preference.  The Dark Meat, by Ryan Lattanzio:"The Color Wheel" (2011) Dir. Alex Ross Perry Dream team Alex Ross Perry and Carlen Altman created one of the most memorable indies of recent years with "The Color Wheel." They play Jr (Altman) and Colin (Perry), two late-twentysomething siblings who hash out their neuroses and push each other's buttons on the road to moving Jr out of her professor boyfriend's apartment. Honest and hilarious, and shot in 16mm, this unflinching sendup of millennial malaise takes a queasy »


- Beth Hanna and Ryan Lattanzio

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