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    Review: A Breezy, But Meandering 'A Bag Of Hammers' Is Only Half A Movie

    There are ample pleasures of the half-movie. Features of the half-film include a lack of b-plot, a meandering tone, haphazard scenes, and a barely feature-length runtime. The reasons why productions result in half-movies usually come from vastly re-written scripts, overrunning schedules and/or eclip...

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    What to See, What to Skip: New Reviews This Week

    Opening this week is "Dark Shadows," Tim Burton's revamp of the 1960s gothic soap opera, and thus far, reviews have not been so kind. For those looking for something a little less Burton-y, also opening this week is: "Under African Skies," the documentary chronicling the recording of Paul Simon's c...

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    Review Round-Up: 'The Dictator' with Sacha Baron Cohen

    Sacha Baron Cohen's new comedy "The Dictator" is getting strong initial reviews in England, where it opens first. Hence the floodgates opened on stateside reviews, which are 85% on Rotten Tomatoes so far--that's a whole lot better than "Bruno"'s 67% Tomatometer score....

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    Dark Shadows—movie review

    It makes sense that for Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton to get in on the current vampire craze, they’d have to approach it with a sense of humor. I doubt if many young viewers know that they’ve based their new film on a forty-year-old daytime TV drama, and it scarcely matters. Dark S...

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    Weekend Preview: From Steve Jobs and Paul Simon to France, Lebanon & Japan

    Take your pick: A Johnny Depp-Tim Burton misfire, a slight but charming Lebanese comedy-musical (Toronto's People's Choice Award, "Where Do We Go Now"), an anti-American shoot 'em up ("God Bless America"), a delightful Japanese kids' movie ("I Wish"), th...

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    Capsule Reviews: 15 Reviews of New Indie Releases

    This weekly column is intended to provide reviews of nearly every new indie release. This week's capsules are written by Indiewire's Chief Film Critic, Eric Kohn along with other contributors as noted.

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    Watch An Exclusive Clip from Maïwenn's Gripping Cannes Winner 'Polisse'

    This time last year, Maïwenn's "Polisse" was days away from winning the Cannes Jury prize. It would go on to travel the global festival circuit and pick up a pair of Césars along the way (it was nominated for thirteen). Sundance Selects releases the film May 18, and adult a...

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    Hollywood’s Hobo In Residence

    Had I not been lucky enough to see William Wellman’s 1928 silent film 'Beggars of Life' years ago, or read the works of Gene Fowler, I might not know about Jim Tully, the scrappy Irish-American who became celebrated for writing about the subject he knew best: the hardscrabble life of an orphan turne...

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    'Bonsai' Is A Chilean Slacker-Romance Of Love & Language That's Small, Swift & Smart

    Cannes, more so than other film festivals, feels like the 10 days of nutrition offered in the hopeful attempt to make up for the other 355 days of dessert modern movie going offers us. Abandonment, murder, suicide, prostitution -- these are the concerns of all too many films in the competition and s...

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    'The Avengers': Who Comes Out Ahead? Everyone. Almost.

    When I finally saw "Marvel's The Avengers" Sunday in murky 3-D at Loew's 83rd Street Cinema in Manhattan, like everyone else in the theater, I had a roaring good time.

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