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    Critic's Picks: The Best Film Performances of 2012

    We no longer live in the age of the method. The performances that stand out in current cinema radiate a self-reflexive intensity less impressive for how much they convince us of their authenticity -- although they do that -- and pertain instead to addressing viewers aware of the artifice.

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Killing Them Softly' Looking To Take A 'Collection,' Hopefully It Won't Be A 'Silent Night'

    Even the heartwarming and familial atmosphere of Thanksgiving can't last forever. Or longer than a few days, it seems. Last weekend's prevalent buoyancy - marked by an animated fairy world, a triumphant teenage army, and CG zoo animals - is eschewed this week in favor of violent real world problems....

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    Criticwire Picks: "Beware of Mr. Baker" Delivers Another Music Doc Hit, Plus: Netflix Docs, Fan Picks & More

    Another 2012 documentary of a musical enigma finds its way into Criticwire Picks this week. Also, we single out a documentary on Netflix that has gained traction among Indiewire's Criticwire members.

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    Review: 'King Kelly' Is A Scabrous Look At A Generation's Narcissism

    The early moments of “King Kelly,” a new found-footage movie shot entirely on the iPhone, announces it’s intentions and attitudes right off the bat. The first images are of a crowded, low-rent internet chat-room, where we’re confronted with the sight of a half-nude nubile blonde who vacuously pleads...

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    Out This Week: 8 Reviews Of New Releases, From 'Addicted to Fame' to 'Universal Soldier'

    This weekly column is intended to provide reviews of nearly every new indie release (and in certain cases studio films), including some VOD titles. Specific release dates and locations follow each review.

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    In His Own Words: Andrew Neel Shares a Scene From His Found-Footage Satire 'King Kelly'

    Shot exclusively on iPhones, the SXSW discovery "King Kelly" delivers a "ferocious indictment of Generation Me by boiling it down to a single ditzy teen," according to Indiewire's Eric Kohn who gave Andrew Neel's satire a glowing A- at this year's festival. The film centers on Kelly (Louisa Krause),...

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    Critic's Notebook: Why 2012 Is A Banner Year For Found Footage Films

    In 2012, found footage took a few promising steps out of the horror genre.

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    Critical Consensus: Ben Kenigsberg and Matt Singer Discuss SXSW 2012

    Time Out Chicago film editor Ben Kenigsberg and Criticwire blogger Matt Singer discuss this year's SXSW Film Festival, which continues through the weekend.

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    SXSW Review Capsule: 'King Kelly'

    Can a film shot on an iPhone be able to say enough about our culture while actually being a compelling film? Apparently, yes.

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    SXSW REVIEW: 'King Kelly' Is an Intense Found-Footage Indictment of Generation Me

    The found-footage approach to cinematic narrative is no longer epitomized by "The Blair Witch Project." Amateur-quality camerawork has become a part of the vernacular, with the first-person perspective providing an intimate window into human behavior, particularly among the youth culture m...

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