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    Review: 'Dom Hemingway' Starring Jude Law Is A Big Piece Of Raunchy Entertainment

    "A man with no options suddenly has all the options in the world," goes the liquor-soaked advice of Dom Hemingway (Jude Law). And while he admits that he has no idea what that actually means, he nonetheless lives that credo to the fullest in Richard Shepard's wickedly wild and vulgar "Dom Hemingway....

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    Review: Mystery Doc 'The Galapagos Affair' a Riveting Reconstruction of Paradise Gone to Hell

    Jean-Paul Sartre wrote that Hell is other people. Several of the ill-fated subjects at the center of Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine’s riveting historical mystery documentary “The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden” would have probably agreed with him.

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    'Nymphomaniac' Isn't the Only Recent Movie About Sexually Confused Youth. What Gives?

    The inclusion of sex, orgiastic portrayals of nudity and partying, shocking proximity to violence and tantalizing obsessions with celebrity in stories about today's youth are especially apt when one considers the context of the world these characters inhabit.

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    As 'Nymphomaniac' Provokes, von Trier and Leth's Masterful 'Five Obstructions' Gets DVD Rerelease

    At the same time that the impish Lars von Trier is busy offending, affronting, provoking and outraging audiences with “Nymphomaniacs” I and II, Kino Lorber has chosen to re-release one of the films that got a lot of people excited about von Trier in the first place: “The Five Obstructions.”

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    Review: ‘McCanick’ Starring David Morse & Cory Monteith

    Certain ingredients are essential to gritty cop dramas. Especially for the ones that blur the lines between protagonist and antagonist by having an anti-hero be the central character. In recent films and TV shows, the anti-hero has been on the steady rise, from Walter White in “Breaking Bad” to Jord...

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    Are These the Next Master Filmmakers From Around the World? Lessons From New Directors/New Films

    The program provided a broad international survey of international cinema that's anything but consistent. And that's part of the reason why this was one of its strongest editions in recent memory.

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    Review: Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac: Volume II'

    In the grim second volume of Lars von Trier's erotic epic "Nymphomaniac," the great Dane dares us once again to sympathize with a morally monstrous antiheroine -- here, in the form of Joe, as played by Charlotte Gainsbourg, who's game for anything and everything for the role. Watch it now on VOD bef...

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    Why Ten Years Later, Jonathan Glazer's 'Birth' Is Still a Masterpiece

    Ten years after its premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2004, Jonathan Glazer's "Birth" remains as powerfully mysterious as ever. With his long-awaited followup "Under the Skin" hitting theaters this Friday, it's time to dust off "Birth" for careful, critical reconsideration.

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    Review: Chris Eska's Meditative, Slow-Burn Civil War Drama 'The Retrieval'

    Chris Eska’s beautifully made Civil War drama “The Retrieval,” which opens at Film Forum April 2, is a quietly stirring journey into America’s ravaged heartland of 1864. It follows three black men, two fully grown and one barely on the cusp of adolescence, as they walk North and navigate the complex...

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