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    Review: Chilly And Joyless 'War Story' Starring Catherine Keener And Ben Kingsley

    What is behind the desire to punish an audience? Truthfully, few filmmakers besides Michael Haneke maybe intentionally want to torture viewers (at least I think), but many dark and depressing indie movies attempting to explore the condition of suffering can often feel excruciating. There’s nothing i...

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    Review: James Franco's Tossed Off And Drab Cormac McCarthy Adaptation 'Child Of God'

    James Franco might not be the first person to debut a film he'd directed at each of the three major European festivals in the same year (Ulrich Seidl recently managed the feat with his 'Paradise' trilogy, albeit not in the same calendar year). But it's an undoubtedly impressive run, especially given...

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    'Guardians of the Galaxy' Review and Round-Up: Another Marvel Monster

    While Marvel offerings are prone to over-fueled first reviews when the junket types get clacking, James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is pulling in early raves.

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    Emmy Watch: Learning to Love 'Game of Thrones'

    The first time I quit "Game of Thrones," in the midst of the prolonged setup that plagued season one, it came as a relief.

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    Review: 'Rich Hill' Presents American Poverty in Poetic Terms

    This delicate look at lower class kids in Missouri won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance.

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    Review: Penis Mutilation, Rock Masturbation and More Distinguish Kim Ki-Duk's Crazy 'Moebius'

    The Korean director's new movie has no dialogue and will leave you speechless.

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    Fantasia Review: Award-Winning South Korean Indie 'Han Gong-Ju' Is Damaged And Beautiful

    Looking over the Fantasia Film Festival guide, one quote in the “Han Gong-ju” section is conspicuous. Martin Scorsese calls the film “outstanding,” noting its "mise-en-scene, image, sound, and performance.” Last December, in his capacity as Jury President of the Marrakech Film Festival, presiding o...

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    Fantasia Review: Frankenstein Story 'Closer to God' is an Endearing Update

    A doctor makes a clone and the town rises up in protest. Sound familiar?

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    First Reviews: Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in 'Get On Up'

    Tate Taylor's portrait of the Godfather of Soul has the funk, but it's also got an awards-worthy performance by Chadwick Boseman.

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    Fantasia Review: 'The Midnight Swim' Will Stun Your Senses

    Sarah Adina Smith's feature debut is a disorienting thriller about ominous forces.

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