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    REVIEW: "The Nut Job"

    Anyone who doubts the truth of the bromide that January is the time studios trot out films that would otherwise be unreleasable should take a look at The Nut Job, a CG feature that has all the originality and individuality of a Dixie Cup.

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    'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' Is Enjoyable Action, But Fault Lies in the Script -- Not the Stars (REVIEW AND ROUNDUP)

    Reviews have arrived for Kenneth Branagh's Tom Clancy adaptation "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," starring Chris Pine as the eponymous CIA-analyst hero. The verdict thus far is that Pine makes for an appealing (and attractive) lead, stepping into the same shoes that Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben A...

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    How Steven Soderbergh’s ’sex, lies and videotape’ Still Influences Sundance After 25 Years

    Did the Sundance Film Festival make "sex, lies and videotape" or did "sex, lies and videotape" put Sundance on the festival map?

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    Review: 'Summer In February' A Picturesque & Dreary Love Triangle Romance

    There is no doubt that setting can inform character, with the surroundings and mood of a time and place, coming to bear on those living and interacting with those elements. But there needs to be some dimension to the characters on the page first, as no amount of costume design, set decoration or bea...

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    Palm Springs Picks: These Foreign Films Aren't On Your Radar, But They Should Be

    As the festivities in the desert come to a close, here are a few titles to look out for in the months to come.

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    Review- The High Seas of Injustice: A Sailor's Resistance in 'Diego Star'

    “A sailor’s life is like that. We don’t see our sons grow up. When we come back on land, we find a woman who’s remade, rearranged her life in her own way, and sons who’ve become men.”

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    Critics Debate the Highs and Lows of 2013 -- And What to Expect in 2014

    Welcome to Critical Consensus, Indiewire’s recurring column in which two critics from our Criticwire Network discuss topics in current cinema with Indiewire critic Eric Kohn.

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    Review: 'If You Build It' Celebrates Creativity Under Constraint & The Power Of Community

    "Constraint builds ingenuity," declares Matthew Miller in the documentary "If You Build It," with his life and business partner Emily Pilloton quickly quipping, "We're masochists a little bit." And that little exchange perfectly encapsulates the determined spirit of the pair as they bring their fled...

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