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    "We Are Mari Pepa" - Singular Trip Into Adulthood Via Adolescent Grunge

    Mexican helmer Samuel Kishi’s teenage portrait "We Are Mari Pepa" (Somos Mari Pepa) has a certain kind of street-smart charm that is at once despicably dirty-minded, as is expected of boys of that age, and also rather endearing.

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    This Weekend, Avoid 'Expendables,' See Films by Catherine Breillat, Philippe Garrel & Michael Winterbottom Instead

    "The Expendables 3" finally crashed into theaters everywhere today. Will early online piracy hurt this tired reunion of old action fogies? Who cares, because there are better ways to spend your movie weekend.

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    Screen Talk: Remembering Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, New Director/TV Paradigm, Festival Update, Emmys, Week's Picks

    On this week's Screen Talk podcast (available on iTunes), Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I remember Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams, look at the new director paradigm on television pioneered by Cary Fukunaga and Steven Soderbergh in "True Detective" and "The Knick," respectively, talk "Outlander" a...

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    Science Chases the Impossible in Todd Miller's Moving, Provocative Doc 'Dinosaur 13' (TRAILER)

    One of the most impressive things about “Dinosaur 13," Todd Miller’s moving documentary that premiered at Sundance and hits theaters August 15 from Lionsgate, is that it makes the audience realize -- and feel -- what it means to lose something incredibly important. A spouse? No. A child? Not quite.

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    Criticwire Classic of the Week: Howard Hawks' 'The Big Sleep'

    In memory of Lauren Bacall, here's a look at a film that cemented her stardom.

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    Locarno Review: Brooklyn-Set 'Christmas, Again' is Not Your Typical Holiday Movie

    Kentucker Audley stars in this melancholic tale of a forlorn Christmas tree salesman.

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    Review: Buzzy Sundance Fossil-Hunting Documentary 'Dinosaur 13'

    Ever since a name as such was coined in the early 19th century, dinosaurs have been a source of fascination. The idea of huge, monstrous creatures that ruled the planet in a time before man, remaining in the present day only in skeletal fossils, have captured the imaginations of children and adults ...

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    Life After Beth

    In 'Life After Beth,' Dane Dehaan is, pretty much, the straight man to Aubrey Plaza as Beth; who does a great job and never winks at the audience.

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    The Giver

    In ‘The Giver’ the only actor allowed to dig into his role is Jeff Bridges, as the title character who is in charge of holding and caring for mankind’s memories.

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    Review: WWII Drama 'Fort McCoy' Starring Eric Stoltz, Camryn Manheim, Seymour Cassel And More

    WWII continues to be rich dramatic territory for filmmakers for a number of reasons, not only because it's one of the most important events in modern history, but also due to the many avenues from which a global conflagration can be viewed. But writer and co-director Kate Connor's debut feature "For...

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