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    'Inbetweeners 2' Beats 'Guardians of the Galaxy' at UK Box Office; Why Can't the Comedy Get a US Release?

    Every so often a local movie becomes a runaway local hit. But that doesn't mean it will work in North America. With an opening day gross of just short of US $5 million in the United Kingdom, "The Inbetweeners 2" yesterday broke the record for comedies in that territory and beat out "Guardians of the...

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    7 Great and 6 Disappointing English Language Debuts by Foreign Filmmakers

    "Snowpiercer" is South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho's first English language feature. Here's our list of favorite U.S. debit's from foreign director's, and which ones sucked.

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    Adopt Films Grabs U.S. Rights to Palme d'Or Winner 'Winter Sleep'

    Adopt Films has secured the U.S. distribution rights to Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Winter Sleep," which won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

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    French Animated Pic 'Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart' to Get North American English-Language Release

    When it comes to animated films, most people here in the U.S. think of the big names: Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, Blue Sky, perhaps Japan's Studio Ghibli. The great films being made abroad either don't come to the states, or they don't get much play because they're not in English.

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    Zhang Yimou to Helm Legendary's 'Great Wall' Chinese Co-Production

    Chinese auteur Zhang Yimou has another new project lined up: "Great Wall," a fantasy about the obscure reasons behind why China's most iconic piece of architecture was constructed.

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    'Alphaville': Why This Piece of 60s Pulp Fiction is Must-See Jean-Luc Godard (CLIP)

    My favorite Jean-Luc Godard film, the glorious 1965 black-and-white surreal sci-fi noir "Alphaville," starring Eddie Constantine, Godard's wife Anna Karina and Paris at night, has gotten a snazzy digital restoration and new subtitles. It opens for a week at the Nuart Friday.

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    Indiewire’s Film Critic Picks the Oscars: The Best Foreign Language Oscar Nominee Is the One Least Likely to Win

    The category is riddled with darkly introspective looks at solitary figures struggling against forces beyond their control, but none taps into that scenario with the focused, analytical abilities of Rithy Panh’s “The Missing Picture.”

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    Review: Oscar Nominated 'Omar' a Taut Thriller about Paranoia's Occupation of the Soul

    Hany Abu-Assad’s smart thriller “Omar,” which has been nominated for the Best Foreign-Language Oscar, is like a modern-day “Romeo & Juliet” tale, if Romeo were a double agent in the middle of the West Bank.

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    Berlin Review: Silver Bear Best Script Winner 'Stations of the Cross'

    “Kreuzweg (Stations of the Cross),” which won the Best Script Silver Bear at this year's now wrapped Berlinale, is a well-designed and constructed portrait of a young, devout Catholic girl trying to make her way through a maze of satanically influenced culture (i.e., normality) and sin (e.g., attrac...

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