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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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    Why Paul Dano Will Never Be a (Run-of-the-Mill) Movie Star

    Many young, successful actors dance into the bright lights of fame as if were the path to the after life, but Paul Dano keeps slinking around it.

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    Review: Ralph Fiennes Directs Himself As Charles Dickens In Classy 'Invisible Woman,' But It's Felicity Jones Who Shines

    Ralph Fiennes' quasi-modern adaptation of "Coriolanus," which marked the actor's directorial debut, was a sharply experimental take on the source material. For his second effort behind the camera, "The Invisible Woman," the director has taken a more classical approach. Adapting Claire Tomalin's book...

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    Review: David O. Russell's 'American Hustle' Is Snazzy And Fun -- With a Purpose

    Story comes second to Russell over the rhythms of well-timed bickering, which is a blessing and a curse in "American Hustle"

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    Review: A South African Perspective On 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

    "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" aims to be more emotionally resonant than historically precise.

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    Review: Is 'Kill Your Darlings' the Best Performance of Daniel Radcliffe's Post-'Potter' Career?

    It's the very idea of the British, typically genial Radcliffe embodying the brooding Ginsberg that stands out as a kind of dreamlike oddity, primarily because the actor is actually pretty good at it.

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    Sarah Paulson Explains How She Played a Sad, Alienated Racist Opposite Michael Fassbender In '12 Years a Slave'

    Sarah Paulson might be most readily associated with her role as journalist Lana Winters on "American Horror Story," the FX show with disturbing visuals to spare. But the frightening aspects of that drama look trivial compared to the monster Paulson portrays in Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave."

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    Review: Juliette Binoche Delivers Commanding Performance In Bruno Dumont's Powerful Crisis of Faith Drama 'Camille Claudel 1915'

    As its name implies, Bruno Dumont's "Camille Claudel 1915" captures a moment in time for the woman in question with tremendous precision. In a incredibly contained performance that ranks among the best of her career, Juliette Binoche portrays a woman trapped by mental and physical constraints alike....

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    Has '12 Years a Slave' Already Won the Oscar? Indiewire's Peter Knegt and Eric Kohn Sort Through Early Awards Season Buzz

    Now that the fall season has officially started and Oscar buzz has commenced, Indiewire chief film critic Eric Kohn and senior writer Peter Knegt have decided to jump into the fray. In the following e-mail exchanges, they address several issues. Among them: Has "12 Years a Slave" already secured Be...

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