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    Review: Patrice Leconte's Edgeless Drama 'A Promise' Starring Rebecca Hall

    He’s fallen out of favor a bit in the last few years, but there was a time when Patrice Leconte was one of the most popular foreign filmmakers in the U.S. While he was never a favorite with the hipper critics, over the 1990s and early 2000s, films like “Ridicule,” “ The Girl On The Bridge,” “The Man...

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    Review: 'Fading Gigolo' Starring John Turturro & Woody Allen Is Breezy And Inoffensive

    "Do you ever just get down on your knees and thank god that you know me and have access to my dementia?" George Constanza asks when his scheme to get Jerry out of a relationship by having him claim he wants to have a menage a trois, winds up with woman actually being into the idea. It's a hilarious ...

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    Review: John Turturro Casts Himself Opposite Woody Allen in 'Fading Gigolo'

    Directing himself and Woody Allen in Miami Fest entry 'Fading Gigolo,' triple-threat John Turturro navigates tricky sexual territory with delicacy.

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    Why the Crazy, Bloody Erotic Thriller 'Proxy' Will Surprise You At Every Turn

    "Proxy" doesn't always work, but its commitment to unpredictable twists and pushing beyond morbid extremes bears the stamp of showmanship sorely lacking from many other examples of the genre.

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    Review: Existential Thriller 'Locke,' Starring Tom Hardy and His Fabulous Voice

    If you’re going to make a film about a guy taking calls from his car -- and if half of those calls are about concrete -- then you sure as hell better cast a lead actor with command of the screen. This apparently wasn’t lost on writer-director Steven Knight, who wisely got Tom Hardy to take the wheel...

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    How 'Fading Gigolo' Illustrates the Best and Worst of Woody Allen Movies

    Intentionally or not, "Fading Gigolo" actually functions as something of a statement on Allen's persona—onscreen and off—as it has been understood in the public eye.

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    Review: Art of the Real Doc 'Castanha' Is a Dazzling Gay Character Study

    There is a line spoken twice by actor/subject João Carlos Castanha in the Davi Pretto’s dazzling character study, “Castanha,” about “an actor without his make up…counts for nothing as soon as he stops representing something else.” It’s a canny metaphor for the film and the title character, a Brazili...

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    Recap: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 4, Episode 2, ‘The Lion And The Rose’ Is A Nice Day For A Westeros Wedding

    If there is one piece of advice in the land of Westeros, it is DO NOT ACCEPT AN INVITATION TO A WEDDING. Also, don’t get married, don’t participate in weddings, just never go anywhere or do anything. I’m starting to wonder if George R.R. Martin is an anti-marriage advocate or something. I do think t...

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    WATCH: Guillermo Arriaga's Anthology 'Words with Gods' (TRAILER)

    Guillermo Arriaga's faith-themed anthology film "Words with Gods," with an original song by Peter Gabriel and shaped into its current structure by Nobel prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa, has a first trailer. Watch below.

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