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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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    Review: Why 'The Spectacular Now' Is Better Than Your Average Coming-of-Age Movie

    There's a unique thrill to movies that break or bend the expectations established by their genres, but it's often just as satisfying when they follow expectation beat by beat without screwing it up. Such is the case with "The Spectacular Now," James Ponsoldt's highly enjoyable coming of age story, a...

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    How To Get Hired By Woody Allen: Newcomer Annie McNamara On Landing Her First Film Role in 'Blue Jasmine'

    How do you land a role in a Woody Allen film? First, act in an eight-hour play.

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    Review: Delightful Relationship Comedy 'Drinking Buddies,' Starring Anna Kendrick and Olivia Wilde, Marks Career High For Joe Swanberg

    In eight years of features, Joe Swanberg has developed a substantial body of minor works, but "Drinking Buddies" proves it had a direction. Swanberg's unabashedly scrappy profiles tend to focus on perpetually inelegant people in search of meaning in their lives as they often struggle to find romanti...

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    Review: Why Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine,' Starring Cate Blanchett, Is His Most Significant Movie In Years

    Woody Allen has achieved a fusion of two sensibilities that resembles one mode of storytelling but plays like a different one altogether.

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