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    DOLPHIN TALE: NEW TO DVD!

    Not all family films are created equal. This one was inspired by the remarkable real-life story of a dolphin named Winter who washed ashore in Florida, had to have its tail amputated, and taught itself to swim even without the appendage. As it turns out, that wasn’t the end of Winter...

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    REVIEW | "The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)" Will Satisfy Your Gruesome Expectations

    The first impulse when discussing the gruesome details of "The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)," Tom Six's simultaneously anticipated and feared follow-up to the 2009 cult hit, is simply to describe them. First, here's the plot: A bite-sized British security guard takes his fetishization of the f...

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    What to See, What to Skip: New Reviews this Week

    A number of high profile films hit theaters this weekend, including four that premiered in Toronto. Get a feel for what's worth your money by checking out the reviews published this week on indieWIRE and our blog network.

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    REVIEW | Guns a-Blazing, "Machine Gun Preacher" Repeatedly Shoots Itself in the Foot

    "African Rambo" are the two words that best summarize Marc Forster's "Machine Gun Preacher," but they would actually make a better title. They're spoken by a clueless hillbilly archetype to describe the emotionally charged Sam Childers (Gerard Butler), the real-life junkie-turned-pastor whose newfou...

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    Critical Consensus: Gay Romance "Weekend" Is The Critics' Pick For This Weekend

    Coming off an acclaimed run on the festival circuit, Andrew Haigh's gay romance "Weekend" opens in New York this weekend (followed by a national rollout in the coming weeks) and it's the pick of the week, according to the folks polled on criticWIRE.

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    REVIEW | A Non-Linear Labyrinth: Cam Archer's "Shit Year"

    Ellen Barkin puts on a bold, candid performance in Cam Archer's "Shit Year," but the enigmatic movie is composed of too many fragments to sustain her efforts. An experimental account of fictional actress Colleen West, this obsessively non-linear character snapshot never settles down and consequently...

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    REVIEW | Gay Romance "Weekend" Deserves Its Breakout Status

    Writer-director Andrew Haigh's British drama "Weekend" depicts a fleeting romantic encounter with delicacy and philosophical depth, but its chief appeal is simplicity. Revolving around a brief affair between two young men with vastly different perspectives on life, the film operates on a familiar dy...

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt on RECollection: Volume 1: "This is the first time that I’ve made something."

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt doesn't seem like he's running a collaborative multimedia studio.

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    Steve McQueen's "Shame" Tops indieWIRE's Poll of Toronto Critics

    The Toronto International Film Festival has wrapped up its 2011 edition, and indieWIRE has entered hundreds of critics grades from 25 folks on the scene in Toronto to our criticWIRE section. Of the 300+ films screening at the festival, Steve McQueen's "Shame" had the highest average. It joined three...

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