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    Weekend Preview: Jessica Chastain's 'Mama,' Schwarzenneger's 'Last Stand' and Wahlberg's 'Broken City'

    It's all about Jessica Chastain this weekend, with Andrew Muschetti's horror title "Mama" joining Oscar-nominated holdover "Zero Dark Thirty" at the box office. The modestly reviewed "Mama" is probably the best bet of the new releases...

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    Review: What 'LUV' Says About Manhood, or the Lack Thereof... (Opens Today)

    Writer/director Sheldon Candis’ first feature is a gutsy Baltimore drama centered on 11-year-old Woody (Michael Rainey Jr.), a fatherless youth who gets a lesson in the hard-knock life from his hustler Uncle Vincent (Common).

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    L.A. Rebellion 2013 Retrospective Review: Jamaa Fanaka's 'Emma Mae' + Interview w/ Star Jerri Hayes

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The retro is being rebooted for runs in Philly, Toronto and New York through February. Over the next few weeks, we'll be revisiting our reviews/write-ups/interviews on the series (from Brandon Wilson and Nijla Mumin) when it begun in Los Angeles over a year ago... here...

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    In Tale of Migrants, Gael Garcia Bernal Traces Path of "Dayani Crystal"

    Of the many issue-oriented docs at Sundance this year, the first day's screenings brought the world premiere of "Who is Dayani Crystal," a well-crafted documentary about the plight of Latin American migrants. Produced and featuring Mexican star Gael Garcia Bernal, I was initially su...

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    Sundance Review Roundup: Sebastian Silva's Drug-Fueled and Off-Kilter Slacker Comedy 'Crystal Fairy,' Starring Michael Cera

    Critics are weighing in from Park City on Sebastián Silva's 'Crystal Fairy & the Magic Cactus and 2012,' starring Michael Cera, one of three Sundance Fest opening night offerings. The effectiveness of Cera's casting is up for debate -- some reviewers find it a refreshing shake-up from the young acto...

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    Sundance Review: Jordan-Set 'May in the Summer' Smartens Up Chick Flick Conventions

    Cherien Dabis' 2009 directorial debut "Amreeka" followed a family of Palestinian immigrants trying to make do with life in suburban America. Her follow-up, the substantially more polished and enjoyable "May in the Summer," tackles the inverse premise: A high-minded New Yorker dealing with a vastly d...

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    BROKEN CITY

    When a film purports to have a powerful secret—and then, after almost two hours, produces a “big reveal” that’s no big deal, it’s pretty disheartening. That’s how I felt at the end of "Broken City."

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    Sundance Review: Michael Cera and Sebastian Silva Team Up For Off-Kilter 'Crystal Fairy'

    The comedic stylings of Chilean director Sebastián Silva and Michael Cera couldn't have less in common. Silva, whose talent for dark humor became evident with 2009's Sundance award winner "The Maid" and further solidified with 2010's "Old Cats," probes the shad...

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    Sundance 2013: Robert Redford Says There Are Too Many Film Festivals

    Robert Redford has remained the most resilient symbol of the Sundance Film Festival since its inception. To some degree, the movies come second: Even the breakout hits, like last year's "Beasts of the Southern Wild," take on new identities once they move beyond the festival environment. While Sundan...

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    L.A. Rebellion 2013 Retrospective Review: Haile Gerima’s 'Ashes & Embers'

    L.A. Rebellion 2013 Retrospective Review: Haile Gerima’s 'Ashes & Embers'

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