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    How HBO's 'Looking' Went from Boring to Brilliant

    "Looking" began like most blind dates: awkwardly. It made introductions and exchanged pleasantries, but it was unsure of itself, and of us. With time, though, it eased up and leaned in close, becoming one of the best new series of the year. [SPOILERS below if you're not up to date.]

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    Starz and BBC Team for Original Drama Series 'The Missing' Starring James Nesbitt and Frances Conroy

    Starz will produce and air the original limited drama series “The Missing” in partnership with the BBC.

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    A Southerner's Defense of Bayou Gothic 'True Detective'

    Emily Nussbaum may be my favorite critic working today -- her New Yorker column is my North Star of trusted opinion in the televisual wilderness. But she gets "True Detective" wrong, wrong, wrong.

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    Watch: A Teenage Girl Navigates Her Sexuality in 'It Felt Like Love' Trailer

    Welcome to a world of complicated teenage sexuality. In her feature debut, Eliza Hittman presents us with Gina Piersanti, an innocent 14-year-old who delves into a steamy romance with bad boy Sammy.

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    Berlin Review: A Sex Surrogate Finds Love, Kinda, In Anja Marquardt's Fascinating Debut 'She's Lost Control'

    From the opening minutes of "She's Lost Control," it's clear that Anja Marquardt's portrait of a sex surrogate in New York City will take its subject matter dead seriously.

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    Berlin Review: Forest Whitaker Impresses As Paroled Criminal In Uneven 'Two Men In Town,' A Remake At War With Itself

    French-Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb has lately alternated between sweeping historical dramas (the WWII drama "Days of Glory," the Algerian War portrait "Outside the Law") and sentimental two-handers with quieter approaches ("London River," "Just Like a Woman"). In all cases, however, Bouchareb...

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    Josh Brolin on Being Exposed in 'Labor Day' and Why Kate Winslet is a 'Truck Driver'

    Jason Reitman puts Josh Brolin's handsomely rugged features and deep well of vulnerability to powerful use in his latest "Labor Day," which opens this Friday following screenings at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals. (go here for Indiewire's glowing review).

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    Review: Jason Reitman Shifts Gears With Melodramatic 'Labor Day,' Starring Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet

    A significant departure for its director, "Labor Day" is a classical, melodramatic tearjerker that's also a sincere coming-of-age story.

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    Four Reasons 2014 Will Be the Year of the Immigrant on Film (VIDEO)

    From reportorial nonfiction to epic drama, from the couch to the art house, immigrants past and present will be at the forefront of 2014's film offerings -- not to mention your cable news network of choice. As the Congressional debate over immigration reform heats up and the midterm election gears b...

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