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    FANTASTIC FEST REVIEW | "A Lonely Place to Die" Does '90s Action Movies One Better, Until It Doesn't

    The setting is vast but the tension is tight in British director Julian Gilbey's "A Lonely Place To Die," a first-rate outdoors suspense yarn about a couple of mountaineers facing off against cold-blooded killers. Gilbey's fourth feature, written with his brother Will, has a frantic pace set against...

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    Happy New Year! indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs Checks out Jewish Portraits

    Rosh Hashanah -- the Jewish New Year -- falls this week, so it's fitting that indieWIRE-curated selections on Hulu's Documentaries page offer a series of portraits of Jewish lives in the past and the present.

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    The Little Movie That Could—movie review

    It isn’t often that I designate myself a movie’s advocate, but that’s how strongly I feel about an underdog release called Tucker and Dale vs Evil, which begins a limited theatrical engagement on Friday. (It’s already available On Demand, so check your local cable pro...

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    REVIEW | Jeff Nichols and Michael Shannon Create American Epic With "Take Shelter"

    Part family drama, part psychological thriller, "Take Shelter" manages to succeed as an otherworldly blend of "Field of Dreams" and Noah's Ark. Following up his 2007 festival hit "Shotgun Stories," director Jeff Nichols re-teams with Michael Shannon for the absorbing saga of a mentally disturbed hus...

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    "Paranormal Activity 3" Premieres Unfinished at Fantastic Fest, But It Closes the Book on "Catfish"

    In 2010, "Catfish" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and became an overnight sensation. Presented as nonfiction and credited to directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the movie followed the experience of Ariel's brother Nev, a twentysomething photographer based in New Yor...

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    Critical Consensus: "Take Shelter" Narrowly Tops "50/50" As The Pick of The Week

    Coming off an acclaimed run on the festival circuit, Jeff Nichols' psychological drama "Take Shelter" opens in limited release this weekend via Sony Pictures Classics, and it's the pick of the week, according to the folks polled on criticWIRE.

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    FANTASTIC FEST REVIEW | Danish Sex Comedy "Clown" is Raunchy, Fearless and Awesome

    Awkward comedy usually finds a home on television, where cable hits like "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" trap their characters in uneasy situations that build to a hilarious finish over the course of 20-odd minutes. Danish comedy "Clown," which is based on a six-season...

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    Juror's Notebook: Fantastic Fest Acclaim Will Put "Bullhead" Director Michael R. Roskam on the Map

    Participating in a film festival jury is never easy, since it requires a negotiation between personal taste and group consensus. However, the process offers a unique challenge at Fantastic Fest, where I've had the privilege of serving on juries for the past two years.

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    REVIEW | Wacky Horror Spoof "Tucker and Dale vs. Evil" Is a One-Note Romp

    A comedy of errors disguised as campy schlock, "Tucker & Dale vs. Evil" lovingly sends up its genre roots, but first-time director Eli Craig runs his idea about a bunch of friendly hillbillies mistaken for serial killers into the ground. Still, for anyone frustrated with countless formulaic exercise...

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    indieWIRE's 5 Hidden Gems from the 2011 New York Film Festival

    The New York Film Festival, which begins September 30, offers plenty on the surface: There's the new Roman Polanski (opening-night selection "Carnage"), the sweeter side of the Dardenne brothers ("The Kid With a Bike") and David Cronenberg turning his camera on the relat...

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