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    Review: 'The Taiwan Oyster' Is A Genial Road Movie

    The moody but genial road movie "The Taiwan Oyster" opens with a death by misadventure. Jed (Will Mounger) believes he can jump between two buildings, only to discover otherwise with lethal results. His passing prompts two friends -- Simon (Billy Harvey) and Darin (Jeff Palmiotti) -- to give their f...

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    Review: 'Clerks' Meets 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' With A Dungeons & Dragons Twist In The Fascinating 'Zero Charisma'

    Directors Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews' directorial debut (from Matthews' screenplay) centers on a highly unlikable character who has alienated himself from social responsibility -- and forces you to sympathize with him against all odds.

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    'Escape From Tomorrow' Will Ensure You'll Never See Disney World the Same Way Again

    A labyrinthine descent into the grotesque extremes of a Disneyfied society, "Escape From Tomorrow" is surreal for many reasons and wholly original because of them. It's also a daring attempt to literally assail Disney World from the inside out.

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    Review: Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' Is Lost In the Sentimental Daydreams Of Its Character

    "Walter Mitty" has the one-note capriciousness of a swooning Mac commercial. It all goes down light and easy, but to what end?

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    Review: High School Shootings In Kevin Smith-Released 'The Dirties' Put the Bully Problem In a Unique Spotlight

    A high school shooter story that creeps up on you with humor and personality, featuring characters so likable the thought that they could transform into killers is at first unthinkable -- which is precisely the point.

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    Review: Does the David Sedaris Adaptation 'C.O.G' Work If You Don't Know the Source Material?

    Touted as the first feature-length adaptation of comic writer David Sedaris' work, Kyle Patrick Alvarez's "C.O.G" arrived at the Sundance Film Festival with plenty of hype generated by fans of the original. A short story from the author's anthology "Naked," it's the kind of low key, reflective story...

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    Locarno Film Festival Review: Filled With Heavy Drinking and Soul-Searching, Hong Sang-soo's Bittersweet Dramedy 'Our Sunhi' Is an Ideal Entry Point to the Director's Work

    There are many variations on the Hong formula. In the past five years, he has completed eight features, including two that have premiered this year alone: Following the Berlin Film Festival entry "Nobody's Daughter Haewon," Hong has unveiled "Our Sunhi," his most enjoyable work since "In Another Cou...

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    How David Gordon Green's 'Prince Avalanche' Compares With the Icelandic Film It's Based On

    If any recent Icelandic film seemed unlikely to attract interest in a remake, it would have be Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson's 2011 debut feature "Either Way," but that's exactly what David Gordon Green has done with "Prince Avalanche."

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    Take a Peek at the Exclusive, William Tell-Inspired Poster for Sundance Entry & David Sedaris' Adaptation 'C.O.G.'

    Premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival, "C.O.G." tells the story of a recent Yale graduate who deviates from his parents' plan for him and ventures to an Oregon apple farm to pick fruit. "The Cider House Rules," this is not. "C.O.G." is based on one of David Sedaris' short stories included...

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