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    Review: 'These Birds Walk' Authentic, Poignant Doc On Pakistani Runaways & Youth Home

    At daybreak twilight, an unsteady camera captures a young boy Omar running to the ocean and his wordless reveling at reaching the water, these opening shots bordering on Malickian. As with most moments of pure joy and freedom, it's not to last as we see him taken into police custody and then to a yo...

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    Foreign Oscar Entry Review: Gloria

    Gloria, Chile's Submission for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. U.S. : Roadside Attractions. International Sales Agent: Funny Balloons

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    Review: Animated Fairy Tale 'Frozen' Is A New Disney Classic

    For much of the past decade Walt Disney Animation Studios was suffering from something of an identity crisis. The studio's bread and butter—traditional, hand-drawn animation—was falling out of favor with audiences once again. The Disney Renaissance, which began with "The Little Mermaid" and continue...

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    Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Doesn't Measure Up to Park Chan-wook's

    Spike Lee's latest film owes much to its 2003 predecessor, and that level of adaptation is an inescapable part of the reviews that hit the web yesterday.

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    Review: A South African Perspective On 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

    "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" aims to be more emotionally resonant than historically precise.

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    A Teen Helps Syrian Rebels From the U.S., But Can She Carry A Movie? '#chicagoGirl' Attempts It

    The role of social media in fueling the Arab Spring has been a crucial aspect of its progress, so it was only a matter of time before somebody made a documentary about it.

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    Review: Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen & Samuel L. Jackson

    Wook’s 2003 original, and also one reason from many why an American adaptation should have remained a “what-if” scenario. At least Lee occasionally knows which battles to pick: when an eight-armed mollusk does appear—clung to the side of a water tank in a dingy Chinese restaurant—it stays there. As ...

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    Review: Spike Lee's Bloody, Eccentric 'Oldboy' Remake Is His Most Entertaining Movie Since 'Inside Man'

    Lee has characterized his take on the material as a "reinterpretation" rather than a remake, although it might be more aptly described as a remix -- like a Spike Lee join slammed head-first into a Park Chan-wook one.

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