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    Contest: Win Matteo Garrone's 'Reality' On DVD Or Blu-ray & A Poster Signed By The Director

    Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize in 2012, and traveling around the globe landing in Karlovy Vary, Leeds, Tokyo, São Paulo, Göteborg, Rotterdam and more, Matteo Garrone's "Reality" certainly made some waves on the circuit last year. But if you missed the movie when it landed in arthouse ...

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    Matteo Garrone Explains Why 'Reality' Will Help You Comprehend Modern Television

    Italian director Matteo Garrone made waves at American art houses with the unsettling mob drama "Gomorrah," which not only unearthed details about his country's powerful criminal organizations but rendered them in cold, brutal terms that imbued the movie with extreme claustrophobia. His follow-up, t...

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    Q & A: Matteo Garrone Follows 'Gomorra' with Fellini-esque Fable 'Reality,' Starring Imprisoned Actor Arena (TRAILER)

    Italian Matteo Garrone is a filmmaker to watch. He has chops, and range. Italy submitted his last film "Gomorra" for the Oscars, a gritty slice of the uber-violent underworld. His follow-up "Reality" is a much lighter fairy tale fable about a man, well-played by prisoner actor Aniello Arena, obsesse...

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Burt Wonderstone' May Be 'The Call' For 'Spring Breakers' Everywhere

    There's a certain sense of heightened and/or alternate reality pervading the theater releases this weekend. On the one hand, we have a film about magicians, professionals who create the illusion of having manipulated real world physics; plus, it takes place in Vegas, a city that, unto and of itself,...

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    Most Divisive Movie of the Week

    Matteo Garrone first became known to many of us when his 2008 film "Gomorrah" won the Grand Prix at Cannes. His next film, "Reality," which opens in New York today and Los Angeles next week, achieved the same feat, but has nonetheless proved itself to be somewhat divisive; the grade snapshot shows t...

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    Weekend Preview: Promising and Diverse Film Fare All Around, 'From Up on Poppy Hill' to 'Ginger & Rosa' and 'Spring Breakers'

    This weekend sees a number of well-reviewed films in limited release. Sally Potter's lovely coming-of-age drama "Ginger & Rosa" stars a remarkable Elle Fanning nimbly handling the role of a budding teen poet struggling to come to terms with her family's latest break-up and the Cuban Missile Cris...

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    This Week's Review Report

    There's a diverse array of choices in theaters this weekend, with spectacle and foreign art-house fare battling it out for the title of best reviewed movie of the week. Nothing breaks the B+ mark on our Criticwire Network, but lots of fairly divisive films have their share of supporters. First off, ...

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    Review: Matteo Garrone's Lightweight & Lifeless 'Reality' Is A Disappointment

    The relationship between audiences and reality television has shifted to some degree over the past decade (or longer). Where early shows were once positioned as voyeuristic/documentary style looks at Real People, it quickly became clear to those in front of the camera, behind it and at home watching...

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    Contest Giveaway: Win Movie Tickets & Signed Poster For Matteo Garrone's 'Reality'

    "Reality" filmmaker Matteo Garrone's follow-up to the 2008 critically acclaimed crime drama "Gomorrah," hits the Angelika theater in New York City tomorrow, March 15th. Centering on a man who becomes obsessed with starring on "Big Brother," to the point of driving himself into isolation and detachin...

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Flynn, Ford & Felons

    This week's collection of film writing from around the Internet looks at great pieces that salute cinematographers, investigate gangster movie stars and encapsulate the roller-coaster life of an on-screen swashbuckler.

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