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    Oscars and Sundance Collide, from Redford's Diss to 'Whiplash' Oscar Buzz (PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO)

    The Eccles Theatre opening night was packed with press and distributors for the unveiling of hot buzz title "Whiplash." Roadside Attractions was not responding to Sundance founder and Oscar-snubbed Robert Redford's criticism of their "All is Lost" marketing efforts. They're moving on to the business...

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    Review: 'Devil's Due' Is A Semi-Successful Attempt To Update 'Rosemary's Baby' For The iPhone Generation

    It seems like every week we're either getting a found footage horror movie or one in which some unsuspecting young woman is possessed by demonic forces. So it makes sense that the two tropes should be swirled together, like chocolate and vanilla ice cream, and served to the masses. The resulting con...

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    Sundance Review: ‘Whiplash’ Starring Miles Teller Leads With The Different Beat Of A Very Different Drum

    Opening the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, writer-director Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” may not seem to tread any new ground at first, with Andrew (Miles Teller) trying to thrive and survive in the hyper-competitive, hyper-stressed world of a Musical Conservatory in New York City. Andrew is talented a...

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    Sundance Review: 'Dinosaur 13' Salutes the World’s Greatest T-Rex Skeleton and Mourns the Fate of Its Discoverers

    A subset of the recent scientific-documentary-as-thriller tradition epitomized by "The Cove" and "Blackfish," Todd Douglas Miller's "Dinosaur 13" is both awe-inspiring and tragic.

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    Review: ‘Big Bad Wolves’ Is A Haunting, Brilliant, Surprisingly Funny Israeli Revenge Thriller

    Back in 2009, “Let the Right One In,” a slick, deeply felt genre piece from a far away land, played the Tribeca Film Festival and blew almost everyone (this writer included) away. It’s hard not to think about “Let the Right One In” while watching “Big Bad Wolves,” a similarly slick foreign language ...

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    REVIEW: "Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo"

    Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (2012), the third installment in a four-feature retelling of the watershed anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. Writer-director Hideaki Anno pulls out all the stops in an visually dazzling but emotionally unsettling film.

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    Review: In Documentary 'Maidentrip,' Laura Dekker Looks for Paradise in a Sea that Never Ends

    Jillian Schlesinger's "Maidentrip" chronicles Dutch teen Laura Dekker's sail around the globe, a feat which would win her the title in 2012 of youngest person in history to make the voyage alone. Observant and unassuming, the documentary looks at the significance of Laura's trip not in terms of reco...

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    Review: 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' With Chris Pine, Keira Knightley & Kevin Costner

    Today, most people associate the character of Jack Ryan—originally created by author Tom Clancy, in a number of blockbuster novels—as a kind of hard-hitting action hero. This is thanks in large part to the series of films that began with 1990's masterful thriller "The Hunt for Red October" and conti...

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    Review: 'Like Father, Like Son'

    It's no wonder that director Hirokazu Kore-eda's trenchant and humane domestic drama "Like Father, Like Son" picked up the Jury Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, and that jury president Steven Spielberg promptly bought the rights to a US remake.

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