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    Why One of My Favorite Movies of the Year Was a Huge Flop In Its Home Country

    A French action thriller was well-received in America, and hated in France. Why?

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    Why 'Damsels in Distress' Tops Indiewire's 5 DVD/Blu-ray Picks for the Week

    This week on DVD/Blu-ray: Whit Stillman's first film in 14 years(!!); a dirty Danish comedy that puts its American counterparts to shame; a relentless French actioner; a twisted thriller from David Fincher; and every 007 film, available for the first time in one massive collection.

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    Critic's Notebook: Why 'Bourne Legacy' Isn't As Mature As It Thinks -- And What You Should See Instead

    There's a big difference between complex and confusing, but "The Bourne Legacy" confuses the latter for the former.

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    The Best Indie Movies of 2012 So Far, According to Criticwire

    With nearly six months of 2012 already gone, Criticwire takes a look back at the films with the highest averages of the year. Some are new favorites and some are holdovers from 2011 festivals, but there a number of 2012 movies that might become more well-known in the months (and years) to come.

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    In Theaters: 'Dark Shadows' May A Cause A 'Sleepless Night,' But 'God Bless America' For 'Bonsai'

    So “The Avengers” knocked it out of the park, huh? With a $600 million intake worldwide and lots and lots of good reviews, Joss Whedon and the folks over at Marvel can probably even one-up James Cameron at the next Masters of the Hollywood Universe fete. (That sounds fun, doesn’t it? I’d go to a par...

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    Weekend Preview: From Steve Jobs and Paul Simon to France, Lebanon & Japan

    Take your pick: A Johnny Depp-Tim Burton misfire, a slight but charming Lebanese comedy-musical (Toronto's People's Choice Award, "Where Do We Go Now"), an anti-American shoot 'em up ("God Bless America"), a delightful Japanese kids' movie ("I Wish"), th...

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    Criticwire Critics Rank Tribeca; 'Yossi,' 'Planet of Snail' Among Standouts

    Unlike this year's Sundance, where “Beasts of the Southern Wild” cemented its status as the Sundance feel-good after seemingly everyone got behind it early, the Tribeca Film Festival program has divided critics. Rather than one film catching the attention of the masses, the reviews f...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Sleepless Night' A Deceptively Simple Thriller That Packs A Punch

    Containment thrillers can often be limited by the landscape of their locale, but in the French film “Sleepless Night,” the nightclub where corrupt cop Vincent (Tomer Sisley) races to rescue his son is expansive enough to make it seem like a mini-mall. Writer-director Frederic Jardin some...

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    Capsule Options: 13 Reviews of New Indie Releases

    Capsule Options is a new weekly column intended to provide reviews of nearly every new indie release. This week's capsules are written by Indiewire's Chief Film Critic, Eric Kohn along with other contributors as noted.

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