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    Review: Old-Fashioned, Deeply Unadventurous 'Night Train To Lisbon' Starring Jeremy Irons, Melanie Laurent & More

    In the very finest tradition of Euro-pudding, director Bille August's "Night Train To Lisbon" adapts an international bestselling book, takes place against the picturesque backdrop of a European capital, is half-told in flashback through a turbulent and dramatic period of history, and stacks the cas...

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    First Reviews for 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Hail a Big Improvement

    Initial notices for the sequel to 'An Unexpected Journey' say it's far superior to its little-loved predecessor.

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    Review: Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen & More

    If the “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” was a bloated 2 hour and 49 minute slog, replete with dull merriment, songs and a distended prologue that threatened to put you to sleep, then in contrast, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is a brisk, engagingly paced 2 hours and 41 minutes which goes ...

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    Review: Thy Womb (Sinapupunan)

    Note: 'Thy Womb' is the Philippines' hopefully entry for the Golden Globe Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. U.S. : None Yet. International Sales Agent: Solar Entertainment Corporation

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    Critic's Picks: The Top 10 Undistributed Films of 2013 According to Indiewire's Film Critic

    Even the most passionate moviegoer is a slave to the marketplace. These 10 titles that arrived at festivals this year do not have U.S. distribution, but should.

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    'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' a Thrilling Middle Episode of Middle-Earth (REVIEW AND ROUNDUP)

    Peter Jackson continues his lighter, more swashbuckling tone with the second Hobbit movie, "The Desolation of Smaug," which serves as a bridge to the much darker and apocalyptic "The Lord of the Rings."

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    Review: Aussie Thriller 'Swerve' Starring Jason Clarke Shift Gears, But Never Excites

    "10 minutes won't change my life," Colin (David Lyons) quips at a juncture during "Swerve," and of course, those words are soon prophetic. The Aussie thriller written and directed by Craig Lahiff is set in a small outback town called Neverest (get it?) for a reason: over the next 86 minutes, there w...

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    Netflix Streaming Review: Cringeworthy 'Paradise: Love' is Resonating, Thought-Provoking

    “The skin, the thrill, it’s exotic. They take me as I am.” Teresa’s friend The entitlement of these "sugar mammas" - patrons of a resort in Kenya where black men sell their bodies and time for money - who see themselves as objects of affection and even love for these “less privileged” black men,...

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