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    Review: Is the Heady Johnny Depp Tech Thriller 'Transcendence' Ahead of Its Time?

    Wally Pfister's debut is a heady science fiction effort that smartly explores mankind’s vulnerabilities in the information age.

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    Jonathan Glazer on Getting 'Under the Skin' of Scarlett Johansson and Why He Reads His Bad Reviews

    It's been a decade since iconic music video helmer Jonathan Glazer's entrancing sophomore feature "Birth," a film that drew both boos and applause at its world premiere in Venice. That film has since amassed a cult following. His third feature "Under the Skin" drew the same response in Venice last y...

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    Indiewire Picks Free Movies: Looking for a Musical Comedy and Don’t Care For Muppets? Try ‘The American Astronaut’ Instead

    Every week, Indiewire chief film critic Eric Kohn singles out a movie available for free streaming from our parent company SnagFilms' library and tells you why you should watch it now.

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    SXSW: Ethan Hawke on What Makes For Good Sci-Fi and Why Robert Redford Isn't That Great An Actor

    Over two decades into his career as a screen actor, Ethan Hawke is now in demand more than ever. Just last year he experienced the biggest box-office opening of his career with the surprise smash hit horror "The Purge," and now Hawke is at SXSW with not one, but two films: Richard Linklater's "Boyho...

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    SXSW Review: Why 'The Infinite Man' Is an Exemplary Time Travel Comedy

    The Australian romcom is part of a rare breed that uses the constant pileup of future and past events to enhance its humor and intelligence at once

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    Sundance Review: 'The Signal,' From the Director of 'Love,' Suffers From Convoluted Sci-Fi Trickery

    It's hard to pinpoint exactly where does William Eubank’s "The Signal" goes from being an alluring and contained science fiction thriller into a full blown parade of slow-motion-driven visual effects.

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    From a Planetary Discovery to Reincarnation: Mike Cahill Returns to Sundance with 'I Origins'

    In 2011, the Sundance Film Festival witnessed the emergence of a new filmmaker with a particular voice, one that has a talent for creating affecting human stories within the context of the science fiction genre. Mike Cahill's "Another Earth" put him under the spotlight of the independent cinema worl...

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    Sundance Review: Mike Cahill Follows Up 'Another Earth' With More Insightful Science-Faith Babble In Michael Pitt Vehicle 'I Origins'

    "I Origins" is like a knock-off of "The X-Files" that grounds its admittedly preachy science-versus-faith battles in subtler moments.

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    2013 S&A Highlights: Page to Screen - SciFi and Fantasy Films

    In addition to my love for romantic comedies, and basically anything that falls under the label of “chick flick” (which I talked about here), I rarely miss the opportunity to see a good science fiction or fantasy film, and I’m an avid science fiction reader. Among the science ficti...

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    Review: Why Spike Jonze's Weird and Wonderful Technological Romance 'Her' Is One of the Best Studio Romances of the Year

    As this peculiar romance plays out in surprisingly believable terms, Spike Jonze depicts a world that blatantly echoes our own.

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