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    Review: 'Hercules' Starring Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane And John Hurt

    There are cheap costumes, cartoonish special effects and endless nonsense monologues in Brett Ratner's “Hercules." Ergo, there's also Ian McShane. HBO's "Deadwood" blew up the journeyman actor's career, making him a must-have accessory in the eyes of all casting agents. But since the end of that sho...

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    First Images From Terence Davies' 'Sunset Song,' Film Shooting In 65mm

    With productions labs and resources continuing to dwindle, the march towards a (mostly) digital film future continues, though there are a handful of notable filmmakers hanging on to the old way of doing things. Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas Anderson are just two of the big names who are sticking...

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    'Top of the Lake' Finale Recap: State of Emergency

    Certain episodes of television stand out not only within the course of a series, but within the course of a year. In 2012, it was the eleventh episode of “Mad Men,” titled “The Other Women” (incidentally also featuring a stunning performance from Elisabeth Moss). This year, the finale of “Top of the...

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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 2: Bringing Out the Dead and Missing

    While last week's two-hour premiere of "Top of the Lake" dealt with the blunt one-two shock of a pregnant pre-teen girl and then her disappearance, this week's episode deals with the classic detective-story trope of obsession with a missing person. As is often the case, an obsession with the missing...

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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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    Exclusive: Watch a Behind-the-Scenes Featurette for Jane Campion's Miniseries 'Top of the Lake'

    Having made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, Jane Campion's highly anticipated seven-part miniseries "Top of the Lake" heads to the Sundance Channel on March 18th at 9pm, where it will have a two-hour premiere. The New Zealand-set mystery features "Mad Men" star Elisabeth...

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    Berlin Review: Jane Campion's 'Top Of The Lake' A Satisfying & Cinematic Crime "Novel" In The Shape Of A TV Show

    Taking the concept of binge-watching to a whole new theatrical level, we were lucky enough to spend most of our Sunday at the Berlin Film Festival in a large auditorium consuming Jane Campion’s six-hour “Top of the Lake” TV series, which will air in seven episodes on The Sundance Channel starting Ma...

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    Sundance Preview: Jane Campion’s ‘Top Of The Lake’ Feels Like ‘The Killing’ Only With Haunting, Lasting Sustain

    Moody, without being oppressively dark or atmospheric, compelling and mysterious, Jane Campion's seven-part Sundance Channel series, "Top Of The Lake" – based on two episodes thus far – is an intriguing crime drama and mystery that's got this writer hooked.

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