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    30 Minutes Or Less—movie review

    What can I say about a movie that made me want to take a shower and cleanse myself afterward? 30 Minutes or Less is so shallow, self-satisfied, and downright repulsive that I hesitate to discuss it at all. It has none of the qualities of director Ruben Fleischer’s debut feature, Zombie...

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    Oscar Watch on Coriolanus: Fiennes and Redgrave Stand Out, New Trailer, Early Reviews

    Rookie feature director Ralph Fiennes and veteran screenwriter John Logan (The Aviator) have crafted a strong modern adaptation of Shakespeare's bloody war tragedy Coriolanus (trailer below). Fiennes shines in the central role, which he played on the London stage in 2000 to raves. It plays to...

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

    Talk about variety. This weekend's new releases include a heart-warming adaption of an Oprah approved best-seller, a hard-R comedy, a Sundance award-winning documentary, a gory horror sequel and more. Want to know what's worth your money? Check out the reviews published this week on ind...

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    LOCARNO REVIEW | The Real-Time "Best Intentions" is One Man's Anxiety, Many Points of View

    In "Best Intentions," a real-time family drama in which a young man continually worries about his mother's health, the tension fluctuates but never sits still. Following up his 2008 directorial debut "Hooked," Romanian filmmaker Adrian Sitaru constructs a temporally complex psychological thriller, m...

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    Why Julia Loktev's "The Loneliest Planet" Earns Its Leisurely Pace

    In "Day Night Day Night," Julia Loktev told the quietly experimental tale of a young would-be suicide bomber nervously wandering through the crowd of Times Square, impressing some critics if not much of an audience beyond that. Her long-awaited follow-up, "The Loneliest Planet,&q...

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    "Tahrir: Liberation Square" Provides an Intimate View of Cairo Protests

    A welcome contrast to the Western media's bird's eye view of the seismic January 2011 revolution in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the energetic verité documentary "Tahrir: Liberation Square" dives right into the action. As directed and shot by Italian filmmaker Stefano Sav...

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    Critical Consensus: Race Car Driver Doc "Senna" Is The Pick of the Week

    Asif Kapadia's documentary "Senna" hits theaters this weekend via the Producers Distribution Agency (the company's second release after forming for "Exit Through the Gift Shop"), and its the pick of the week, according to the folks polled on criticWIRE.

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    LOCARNO REVIEW | Doc-Fiction Hybrid "Year of the Tiger" Evokes Horrors of Chilean Earthquake

    The destructive earthquake that rocked Chile in 2010 provides the starting point for Sebastián Lelio's "The Year of the Tiger" (“El año del tigre”) but as a meditation on insurmountable catastrophe its intentions are highly abstract. Shot in the Chilean countryside two months after the quake struck,...

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    LOCARNO REVIEW | "The Student" Announces Santiago Mitre as a South American Aaron Sorkin

    A speedy depiction of university politics and the spirited radicalism associated with them, "The Student" ("El estudiante") announces 31-year-old Argentinean filmmaker Santiago Mitre as a South American Aaron Sorkin. A screenwriter whose credits include Pablo Trapero's "Carancho" and "Leonera," Mitr...

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    Critic's Notebook | How Movies Like "The Help" Reinforce Hollywood's Race Problem

    Nobody should be surprised by the dearth of minorities in contemporary media. On the surface, it's a boring issue: Whether or not the stories of gay, black or women characters make their way into movies and television only becomes a central issue if specific industrial forces continue to keep them o...

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