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    Tribeca Rounds Out Fest Roster

    The Tribeca Film Festival, set for April 21 - May 2 in New York City, is unveiling its Encounters, Discovery, Cinemania and Spotlight section lineups today. The full rosters are listed below.

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    Weekend Box Office: Alice in Wonderland Trounces Weak Remember Me and Green Zone

    Anthony D'Alessandro reports on the weekend box office, which brought major disappointments in Green Zone and Remember Me, which opened in second and fourth place (full b.o. chart below):

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    REVIEW | Not Elementary: Genre and Realism Collide in Aaron Katz's "Cold Weather"

    Some directors experiment with various moods before discovering their sweet spots, but Aaron Katz pulls of the impressive trick of experimenting within the boundaries of his sweet spot. In his first two movies, "Dance Party, USA" and "Quiet City," Katz displayed a unique ability to mix visual lyrici...

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    Meet The SXSW Filmmakers

    The following is a series of interviews with directors whose films are screening at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival. All descriptions of the films are provided by SXSW. The festival takes place March 12-21.

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    REVIEW | A Familiar Can of "Kick Ass"

    The prevalence of superhero movies at the multiplexes has made them ripe for self-reflection. On the surface, Matthew Vaughn's "Kick-Ass" fulfills that opportunity. Adapted from Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.'s 2008 comic book mini-series, which focuses on a nerdy high school student named Dave (U...

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    Star vs. Star: Remember Me's Pattinson vs. Mother's Won Bin

    TOH columnist Tim Appelo assesses the relative merits of opening weekenders Rob Pattinson and Won Bin:

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    Time Cover Boy Hanks' The Pacific Launches Sunday on HBO

    I confess: I am at SXSW wishing I had time to watch the DVDs for The Pacific that HBO delivered the day I left town. At $200 million (more than Rome), the ten-part series is the most expensive HBO has ever made, and earned Tom Hanks the cover of Time (like HBO, a Time Warner company). It's the flip ...

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    SXSW Preview: Rodriguez, Kick-Ass, Predators

    Gold Film/Interactive Badge and packet of party tickets in hand, I'm plugged into a power strip in the main courtyard at the Austin Convention Center. (The wi-fi sucks.) On my way downtown, I drove the wrong way onto several one-way streets, including a train track. I am safely parked in the convent...

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    What Makes Her Tick?: Bradley Rust Gray's "The Exploding Girl"

    What will future generations of film folk make of the countless American indies made in the latter half of the twenty-first century’s inaugural decade that follow inarticulate youths as they graze absent-mindedly through overgrown fields of urban anomie? If these films are taken en masse, future sociocultural dissection may yield winning theories about a coddled generation, but on what level will they actually be enjoyed? Every era has its own claim on ennui and spiritual dislocation, especially trendy topics when paired with youthful hesitation and sexual confusion. But often such umbrella terms give unambitious artists license to justify th...

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    Texas Toast: Saluting Quentin Tarantino

    While the Austin film scene was born out of energy harnessed by Richard Linklater more than twenty years ago, it was apparently bolstered on a sidewalk in Southern California.

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