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    Review: Is It Some Kind Of Solstice? 'Girls' Finds Hannah & Marnie's Sex Lives Turned Upside Down

    "Try and give less of a shit," guest star Jorma Taccone says during the third episode of "Girls" and it's advice Hannah (Lena Dunham) and Marnie (Allison Williams) eventually learn to take to heart. But not without seeing some major changes that re-orient their respective sex lives.

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    GIRLS RECAP 3: ALL ADVENTUROUS WOMEN DO

    Remember those Cosmo-ish "Which Sex & the City character are you?" quizzes that every single editorial outlet featured during that show's run? Of course you couldn't take the results seriously; you can't "be" one of those people, because those people weren't p...

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    Review: 'Veep' Goes 'Contagion' As A Virus Makes Its Way Through Washington

    We addressed this in the season's first episode, but if you're looking trenchant insight into the American political system played for laughs, "Veep" won't be doing that. But as, essentially, a workplace comedy boasting a higher concept that most, the week's entry proves that within that structure, ...

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    GAME OF THRONES RECAP 5: THE GHOST OF HARRENHAL

    One of the most appealing things about "Game Of Thrones" as a fantasy narrative is the lack of magic at the core of its story.

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    Opening Weekend Figures For AFFRM's "Restless City" + "Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day" Expands

    In the so-called "specialty box office" category for this weekend... 2 films of note, one new, the other 3 weekends old.

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    Watch: New 3-Minute 'Prometheus' Trailer Sends Already High Expectations Into Orbit

    Fuck it. No intro, let's just get right to the point: "Prometheus" looks like the movie event of the summer, hands down, no argument (sorry Marvel and DC comic movies).

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    Arthouse Audit: The Weekend is 'Bernie''s, 'Sound of My Voice' is Weak, 'Elles' Gets Boost from NC-17

    An incredible 20 films premiered in limited runs in NY or LA this weekend (including three on Wednesday). While most were branded by festival play, few boasted much pre-opening coverage. Only "Bernie" wielded much box-office muscle --while "Headhunters" also showed signs of early strength.

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    Tribeca Fest: Controversial Art Doc 'Portrait of Wally,' Audience Award Winners

    Andrew Shea's art doc 'Portrait of Wally,' which documents the tug-of-war surrounding a controversial Egon Schiele painting, played at Tribeca Saturday night, and earned some strong early reviews: Variety:

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    TRIBECA REVIEW: Competent 'Deadfall' Proves the Resilience of the Noir Genre

    Recently noir has seemed marginalized, almost antiquated, in its application of dark tones that point to a suspenseful end. "Deadfall," an understated, slow-burn thriller, doesn't reinvigorate those rules but illustrates their lasting value. Director Stefan Ruzowitzky ("The Counte...

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    Tribeca's Heineken Audience Awards Go To 'Any Day Now' and 'BURN'

    The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival presented Heineken Audience Awards to narrative feature "Any Day Now," directed by Travis Fine, and "BURN," a documentary directed by Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez, at the closing-night party April 29. Each award includes a $25,000 cash prize...

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