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    Review: Clio Barnard’s Powerful & Authentic Award-Winner ’The Selfish Giant’

    We meet Arbor, the troubled young protagonist of Clio Barnard’s second feature “The Selfish Giant" in claustrophobic close-up as he hammers his fists in incoherent rage against the underside of the bed beneath which, we gather, he tends to retreat in times of stress. The violence subsides suddenly t...

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    Review: Asghar Farhadi's Mature, Complex & Impressive 'The Past' Starring Berenice Bejo & Tahar Rahim

    When "The Past" opens, we see a couple communicating through a thick pane of glass at an airport. They can't hear each other, but through gestures and mouthed words, they can get the gist of what the other is saying, but between them is an immovable object that prevents a full understanding of what ...

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    Still More New And Notable Film Books

    Who would have thought that someone who has never written a book before could bring an unsung actress of the past to life so vividly? Through diligent research and serendipitous access to Dvorak’s journals and letters, Rice does just that.

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    'Inside Llewyn Davis' Isn't About Failure. It's About Depression.

    The Coens' story of a folksinger circling the drain is a depressive 'Groundhog Day.'

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    This Weekend: Don't Miss 'Her,' 'The Past' and 'The Selfish Giant'; 'Anchorman 2' Also Arrives

    An eclectic array of intimate indies and a raucous mainstream comedy hit theaters this weekend, from Spike Jonze's cri-de-coeur "Her" to Asghar Farhadi's can't-miss "The Past" and, yes, the "Anchorman" sequel. Trailers below.

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    Foreign Oscar Entry Review: The Past (Le Passé)

    The Past, Iran's Submission for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. U.S. : Sony Pictures Classics. International Sales Agent: Memento Films International

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    Review: How Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past' Confirms His Mastery Over Exploring Human Behavior

    Farhadi's new work confirms his unique ability to explore how constant chatter and anguished outbursts obscure the capacity for honest communication.

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    TOH! Ranks the Worst Films of 2013

    TOH! ranks the worst films of 2013.

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    REVIEW: "Walking With Dinosaurs"

    Walking with Dinosaurs, a muddled rehash of elements borrowed from Disney’s largely forgotten Dinosaur and Don Bluth's The Land Before Time, finally answers the question,'What killed off the dinosaurs': Birds talked them to death.

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