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WIN WIN★★★ ½ (Comcast Movies: All Movies) A charming, self-effacing comedy about average Americans and their fears of failure, from writer-director Tom McCarthy (“The Station Agent,’’ “The Visitor’’). Paul Giamatti’s role - a small-town lawyer and wrestling coach tempted to cross an ethical line - isn’t a big stretch, yet it’s one of his richest performances. With Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, and Alex Shaffer, all wonderful. (R; runs through Jan. 25) — TY BURR

THE DEBT★★★ (Comcast Movies: All Movies) A Mossad team captures a Nazi in 1966 East Berlin and struggles with the aftermath in 1997 Tel Aviv. A remake of a 2007 Israeli film, it’s a potboiler but a gripping one, and it leaves you chewing on both nuances and implausibilities. With Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, and Jessica Chastain. In German, Ukrainian, and English, with subtitles. (R; runs through May 28) — TY BURR

UP CLOSE & PERSONAL★★ ½ (Comcast Movies: Free Movies) Throwback to vintage Hollywood star vehicles, with Michelle Pfeiffer as a TV anchor on the rise and Robert Redford as her lover, mentor, and husband. What brings it into the ’90s is its way of giving the woman equal time and dramatic weight and realizing that what’s likely to get between a man and a woman isn’t a romantic rival, but career demands. (PG-13; runs through Jan. 17)

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