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    Online Film Critics Announce Nominees; Miyazaki and To Surprise with Multiple Nominations

    The Online Film Critics have announced the nominees for their 17th annual awards. Alongside films expected to score well at the Oscars, Best Picture mentions also went to Johnnie To's "Drug War," Miyazaki's anime film "The Wind Rises" and Destin Cretton's American indie "Short Term 12."

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    This Weekend: See Blanchett in Allen's 'Blue Jasmine,' 'The To Do List,' Critics Split on Middling 'The Wolverine' and More

    Woody Allen's latest "Blue Jasmine," with a marvelous performance by Cate Blanchett hits theaters this weekend, along with To's "Drug War," "The To Do List" and the latest superhero reboot "The Wolverine," which has critics split.

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    Exclusive: The Goods Get Delivered In Clip From Johnnie To's 'Drug War'

    Rarely does a year go by without a new film from the prolific Hong Kong director Johnnie To, and while they may not always make their way stateside, when they do, it's likely worth tracking down. And one to keep on your radar is "Drug War," which is coming to theaters after a festival run last year ...

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    Review: Prep For the End of 'Breaking Bad' With Johnny To's Action-Packed 'Drug War'

    Johnnie To's new crime movie is a nice scene-setter for countless fans of AMC's "Breaking Bad" awaiting its final eight-episode arc.

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    Critic's Notebook: Why This Year's Rotterdam Gems Were Outside the Competition

    Among the 30-plus features I saw in Rotterdam, Johnnie To’s "Drug War" is the one that has the concrete feel of a masterpiece. The reviews I’ve seen out of this festival as well as from its world premiere last fall in Rome suggest a solid, unexceptional potboiler by a reliable genre craftsman. To ha...

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    Rome Review: Johnnie To's 'Drug War' Is A Gritty, Talky Procedural That Amps Up To A Bruising Climax

    Johnnie To is a prime example of a director whose name means one thing to overseas audiences, and quite another to those in his native Hong Kong. While his home fans know him as a prolific genre-hopping polyglot whose production company Milkyway Image is a force to be reckoned with on the national f...

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    Rome Film Festival Review: How Johnnie To's 'Drug War' Confirms the Director's Skill

    A solid, visceral action flick from Hong Kong maestro Johnnie To, "Du Zhan" ("Drug War") delivers on audience expectations. Confidently following a familiar route, the Chinese director brings his brand of muscular gangster movies to a new potential market. In fact, "Drug War...

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