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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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    Dispatch From Rotterdam: Neo-Nazis, Dog Killers, Yorgos Lanthimos' Crazy New Movie and More

    An overview of Rotterdam's competition and CineMart, where the director of "Dogtooth" unveiled plans for a new film.

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    Sundance 2013: Iranian Director Mohammad Shirvani's 'Fat Shaker' Stirs Trouble at Home

    Could another Iranian filmmaker be in trouble with his government at home? First-time Sundance Film Festival writer-director Mohammad Shirvani, whose film “Fat Shaker” screened in the New Frontier program this week, believes he now has cause for concern.

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