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    Review: In Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' Black Pain Is Hard, Torturous & Visceral

    Review: In Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' Black Pain Is Hard, Torturous & Visceral

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    ANIME REVIEW: "Colorful"

    At a time when sometimes heated discussions rage over the sameness in tone, content and look in American CG features, Colorful serves as a welcome reminder that animation has a unique power to touch deeply felt emotions and tackle serious social problems.

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    Review: Robert Redford's Strangest Role Of His Career, In J.C. Chandor's 'All Is Lost,' Might Be His Best

    Redford's performance defines the movie to an almost shockingly experimental degree.

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    Must-See: German Oscar Entry 'Barbara,' Starring Nina Hoss, One of 2012's Best, Hits DVD and Blu-Ray

    "Barbara," Germany's haunting 2012 Oscar entry, is Christian Petzold's fifth collaboration with luminous actress Nina Hoss. She plays an intrepid East Berlin doctor in 1980 who has been sent to the boonies as punishment for wanting to leave the country. I put the film on my ten best list; so did bot...

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    NYFF Review: Agnieszka Holland's 3-Part HBO Mini-Series 'Burning Bush'

    Political thriller, procedural, emotional drama and rousing cry for basic human rights and values, “Burning Bush” is a deep investigative look at gross abuses of power in late ‘60s communist Czechoslovakia and those that fought against it. A three-part miniseries for HBO Europe (no word yet on a U.S...

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    Review: Juliette Binoche Delivers Commanding Performance In Bruno Dumont's Powerful Crisis of Faith Drama 'Camille Claudel 1915'

    As its name implies, Bruno Dumont's "Camille Claudel 1915" captures a moment in time for the woman in question with tremendous precision. In a incredibly contained performance that ranks among the best of her career, Juliette Binoche portrays a woman trapped by mental and physical constraints alike....

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    With Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' Release Canceled, Indian Audiences Are Fed Up With Movie Theater Rules

    For Indian cinephiles, dreams of seeing Woody Allen's latest acclaimed feature have gone up in smoke. And that's not the only problem.

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    Is There a Link Between U.S. And Korean Cinema? The Busan International Film Festival Provides An Answer

    "Drama" today seems to be as dirty a word in Korea as in the halls of any Hollywood studio.

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    Review: 'Toy Story Of Terror!' Is A Hauntingly Great Halloween Special

    When development began on what would eventually become "Toy Story," back in the early '90s, the project was not envisioned as the first-ever fully computer-generated animated feature. No, back then Disney and Pixar's goal was more modest: it would be a television special, timed to Christmas and base...

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    David Thomson Recalls Fun 'Moments That Made the Movies'

    The New Republic critic David Thomson has written more than 20 movie books, among them must-owns such as "The New Biographical Dictionary of Film" and "'Have You Seen...?': A Personal Introduction to 1000 Films." The Brit transplant's long experience with writing accessible, entertaining, idiosyncra...

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