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    Arthouse Audit: 'I'm So Excited' Scores Decent Opening, 'Museum Hours' Is Surprise Success

    Summer isn't the usual launchpad for subtitled films, but this weekend two June openers both show promise. "I'm So Excited" (Sony Pictures Classics), from the most consistently successful foreign language director Pedro Almodovar, opened solidly, if below his usual level. The much less-heralded "Mus...

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    Gemma Arterton On Life After James Bond, the 'Clash of the Titans' Nightmare and Why She's a 'Quite a Sexual Person'

    Playing a Bond girl has long been synonymous with career suicide, especially for actresses just getting their start in the business. For British bombshell Gemma Arterton it was anything but. After portraying Strawberry Fields in the critically reviled Bond outing "Quantum of Solace," the actress has...

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    'Unfinished Song' Leads Weak New Openers As 'Bling Ring,' 'Much Ado' and 'Before Midnight' Fight for Wider Attention

    After several weeks of mainly $20,000 range or better per screen averages for several opening week films in limited release, the new ones this week fell short of that. The best was Weinstein's "Unfinished Song," more of a crowd-pleaser than critics film, while two acclaimed foreign films -- "The Att...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Unfinished Song' Leads Debuts As 'Mud' and 'Frances Ha' Cross Milestones

    The Weinstein Company's release of British import "Unfinished Song" led a generally underwhelming batch of indie debuts this weekend, while holdovers like "Mud" and "Frances Ha" crossed major milestones.

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    Original General Zod Terence Stamp On 'Man of Steel' and Leading 'Unfinished Song'

    With General Zod currently battling it out against Superman on the big screen in Zack Snyder’s massively successful "Man of Steel," the first actor to play the baddie onscreen, ‘60s icon Terence Stamp, returns to cinemas with "Unfinished Song," a film that couldn't be further removed from that summe...

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    Here Are the New Indies (Hopefully) Playing In a Theater Near You: 'Maniac,' 'Downloaded,' 'Unfinished Song' and More

    Elijah Wood goes on a killing spree, Gemma Arterton teaches choir, and Alex Winter, aka Bill of Bill & Ted, brings us a documentary about filesharing's affect on the music industry. Here's a list of the indies opening this week, with synopses courtesy of the distributors.

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    Unfinished Song

    I found this film extremely frustrating; on the one hand it treats its senior-citizen characters as “cute” and then delivers moments of genuine pathos that cause you to tear up.

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    Review: 'Unfinished Song' Starring Gemma Arterton, Terence Stamp & Vanessa Redgrave

    There is a certain strain of mid-budgeted British comedy -- films like "Calendar Girls," "Made In Dagenham," "Greenfingers," "The Full Monty" etc. -- that generally tends to find an audience on both sides of the ocean, makes a modest profit, and then lands on specialty cable where it lives on in rer...

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    Criticwire Picks: 'Lore' a Difficult But Engaging Perspective on WWII

    Our network of critics have deemed Cate Shortland's new film, a tale of postwar survival, the film to watch this weekend. Also in this week's edition of Criticwire Picks: a new look at two documentaries and the film from the late '60s that hasn't aged quite as well with Criticwire members.

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    Palm Springs 2013: Award Winners, Plus 'Unfinished Song,' Denmark's 'A Hijacking' and 'This Life,' Alan Cumming in Conversation

    The 24th Palm Springs Film Festival closed Sunday after 182 films from some 68 countries played for an audience of local enthusiasts and out-of-towners with an appetite for the best in foreign and domestic cinema.

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