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    Review: ‘300: Rise Of An Empire’ Starring Eva Green & Sullivan Stapleton

    In 2006, Zack Snyder took the movie world by storm with “300,” a muscular, testosterone-fueled adaptation of a Frank Miller swords-and-sandals graphic novel which took Robert Rodriguez’s“Sin City” concept—painting the comic book pages right onto the screen—to the next level, and arguably, its zenith...

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    'Top of the Lake' Episode 4 Recap: A Devastating Revelation, and a Simple "Yes/No"

    How do the characters in “Top of the Lake” communicate with each other, and how quickly do they choose to divulge information? This is a central question in this week’s episode, which finds significance in both a harrowing, complex monologue and the two most basic written responses in our language.

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    'Top of the Lake' Recap 1: A Brilliant Beginning to Jane Campion's Dark, Deep and Dreamlike Mystery

    “Top of the Lake,” the new Sundance Channel miniseries created, written and directed in part by Jane Campion, is a masterfully twisty creation that floats just out of the reach of comfortable comprehension. Its characters, united in the search for a missing girl against an ominous backdrop of awesom...

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    Jane Campion's Masterful 'Top of the Lake' Uses a Mystery As a Window Into a Community at the Edge of the World

    There may be no filmmaker better at portraying the differences between men and women than Jane Campion, whose latest work, the masterful seven-part miniseries "Top of the Lake," premieres tonight, March 18th, on the Sundance Channel. Putting it that way has the potential to make her output sound str...

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    Trailer Watch: Jane Campion's Gorgeous, Twisty Mystery Series 'Top of the Lake,' Starring Elisabeth Moss

    Check out the U.K. trailer for Jane Campion's brilliantly unsettling mystery mini-series "Top of the Lake," premiering March 18 on the Sundance Channel. Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men") toplines as a tough young Kiwi detective investigating the disappearance of a local pregnant pre-teen in backwoods New Z...

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    Oranges And Sunshine—movie review

    In telling the story of a true-life unsung hero a filmmaker faces many pitfalls. How often have we seen well-intentioned movies become sanctimonious and lose their dramatic edge? No such accusations can be leveled at Jim Loach’s Oranges and Sunshine, an impressive film that documents a...

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