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    Review: Vincenzo Natali's 'Haunter' Starring Abigail Breslin

    Vincenzo Natali is one of those genre filmmakers who has the rare ability to inspire loyalty in his small but vocal fan base by maintaining an aura of utter fearlessness. The director of ingenious, high concept doodles like "Cube," "Cypher," and most importantly, the envelope pushing, outrageously u...

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    FNC '13 Review: The Grass Is Not Greener On The Other Side In Bruce McDonald's Dark Comedy 'The Husband'

    Guys, what would you do if you suddenly became the husband of the wife who was guilty of having sex with a 14 year-old schoolboy? No doubt the question has been asked a thousand times at some point, and it's what makes up the basic premise of Bruce McDonald's latest feature “The Husband.” If the nam...

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    Your Week in Streaming: Eight Nightmarish and Truly Terrifying Films to Scare Up Your Halloween

    With Halloween just two weeks away, it's high time to revisit some of your favorite horror films or discover new ones on demand. From J-horror to arthouse horror, here are some of the scariest movies available to stream on iTunes, Netflix and more.

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    Gay Sex on Screen in 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' and 'Stranger by the Lake'

    The controversial lesbian love scenes in 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' are authentic but don't add much to the story.

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    Review: 'Big Ass Spider' Starring Greg Grunberg Is An Oddly Satisfying B-Movie Romp

    We're experiencing something of a giant monster revival in popular culture. On the small screen, giant monsters are all the rage, with WTF-worthy concoctions like "Sharknado" and "Ghost Shark" becoming ratings sensations thanks to ingeniously cheesy visual effects and stunt casting, while on the big...

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    Review: '12 Years a Slave,' Starring a Brilliant Chiwetel Ejiofor, Is a Slavery Movie For the Ages

    Like countless movies before it, "12 Years a Slave" opens with a title card announcing that its material is based on a true story. However, Steve McQueen's startlingly realized period drama justifies its introductory note with each ensuing scene, recreating the experiences of a free black man kidnap...

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    Review: Juliette Binoche in the Heartbreaking 'Camille Claudel 1915'

    There is not a glimpse of Camille Claudel's graceful, eloquent sculptures in Camille Claudel 1915. But in an especially wrenching scene, as Claudel walks on the grounds of the asylum for mental patients where she will needlessly stay for decades, she picks up a piece of mud, begins to sculpt it...

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    Review: Dislecksia: The Movie

    There is something to be said about a modern society that bafflingly refuses to fully acknowledge an issue that affects its children and in consequence its future labor force. As it is the case in any righteous cause, ignorance is the fiercest enemy, a fact that filmmaker Harvey Hubbell r...

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    FNC '13 Review: Cannes Winner 'La Jaula De Oro' An Authentic & Unflinching Portrait Of Migration

    A young girl walks into a derelict public bathroom marked “Damas” in someone's handwriting. She looks to herself in the mirror for courage and begins to cut her hair, tape over her breasts and put a baseball cap on. A young boy leaves his aluminum shack of a home with nothing but a backpack. He goes...

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    Review: Genre-Bending 'Forgetting The Girl' Falls Prey To Typical Indie Pop Psychology

    The tyranny of genre is the result of movies falling prey to ad blitzes, where modern day audiences have to be inundated by clear, concise premises in order to be convinced that a movie is worth watching. It seems as if films are being crafted specifically not for the audience, but for the bots at N...

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