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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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    Sundance Review: Maya Forbes Makes a Forceful and Heartfelt Debut With 'Infinitely Polar Bear'

    Plowing through the boy-meets-girl-makes-family exposition before the opening credits are through, the super-8 home movie that opens Maya Forbes' directorial debut, "Infinitely Polar Bear," sets the tone for her highly personal if slightly romanticized portrait of familial love and mental illness. A...

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    Review: Alexandre Rockwell’s 'Little Feet' Is the First Great Movie of 2014

    Barely an hour long and blatantly made on the cheap, Alexandre Rockwell's "Little Feet" conveys greater emotion and poignancy than most movies released last year; it's also a terrific start to this one.

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    Felicity Jones on Reuniting With Ralph Fiennes for 'The Invisible Woman' and Her Rise After 'Like Crazy'

    It was three years ago to this month that Felicity Jones officially broke through.

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    Review: Joe Swanberg's 'All the Light In the Sky' Is Carried By Intimate Jane Adams Performance

    A minor effort in a filmography largely composed of them, "All the Light in the Sky" is nonetheless satisfying on the terms it establishes early on.

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    From 'Big' to 'Captain Phillips,' TOH! Ranks Tom Hanks' Ten Best Performances

    One year removed from sprawling $100-million epic (and epic flop) "Cloud Atlas," which even the beloved movie icon couldn't save, Tom Hanks is enjoying the kind of year that defined his heyday in the 1990s.

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