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    Venice Review: Spike Lee's 'Bad 25' A Comprehensive & Warm Look At The Making Of Michael Jackson's Album

    A couple of years ago, before he set up his low-budget comeback film “Red Hook Summer," Spike Lee was planning another NYC-set project, “Brooklyn Loves MJ,” with the story taking place on the night of the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson in June 2009. Said to star Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne M...

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    For A Good Time, Call…

    If you’ve seen the previews for this film, you already know what it’s about. I had the advantage of not knowing anything when I saw it a few weeks ago, which made it all the more enjoyable.

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    Venice Review: Ramin Bahrani's 'At Any Price' A Patchy But Powerful Melodrama With A Fantastic Performance By Dennis Quaid

    The first three feature films by Ramin Bahrani – 2005’s “Man Push Cart,” 2007’s “Chop Shop” and 2008’s “Goodbye Solo” -- were extremely well-regarded by festival and art-house crowds (Roger Ebert called Bahrani “the director of t...

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    Out This Week: 7 Reviews of New Indie Releases

    Out This Week is a weekly column intended to provide reviews of nearly every new indie release. Reviews are written by Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and other contributors where noted.

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    Weekend Preview: 'Lawless,' 'Chicken with Plums,' 'For a Good Time' & More

    Check out the smorgasbord of offerings arrriving in theaters this weekend, from John Hillcoat's prohibition drama "Lawless" to Jamie Travis's sex-romp "For a Good Time, Call...". Found-footage horror "V/H/S" arrives on VOD this weekend with strong reviews, while Jessica Biel and Orlando Bloom...

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    Venice Review: Jonathan Demme's 'Enzo Avitabile, Music Life' Blends Great Musical Performances & Shallow Documentary

    Over the centuries, Italy has contributed countless things to international culture. It was of course, the center of the Roman empire, the birthplace of the Renaissance and Da Vinci, and gave the world Vivaldi, Verdi, Dante, Calvino, Fellini and Antonioni. But at least in the 20th and 21st century, ...

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    Venice Review: ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ - Muscularly Charismatic, But Exasperating

    Before its unveiling, some found “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” a peculiar choice as Venice opener by new artistic director Alberto Barbera, even taking into account Mira Nair’s history here (the Indian-born, New York-based filmmaker won the Golden Lion with “Monsoon Wedding” in 2001)...

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    Venice Review: Michael Shannon Vehicle 'The Iceman' Is A Tired Take On The Mob Flick

    Are we living in a post-gangster movie age? From the early talkies to the Oscar-winning success of “The Departed,” the genre has been ever-popular and responsible for seminal films from “White Heat” and “The Godfather” to “Goodfellas” and “Pulp Fiction.” But one struggles to think of a standout film...

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    Criticwire Picks: 'Chicken with Plums' is a Successful Return to Iran

    The duo behind "Persepolis" returns with another critical success, this time with an original screenplay focusing on an Iran-set story.

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    Review: 'Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate' Adds 3D To Entertaining, Throwback Wuxia Tale

    In the wuxia drama “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate,” fists and feet fly as enemy combatants form and break alliances and backbones. The major innovation, in this case, is the 3D format, but make no mistake, this is a throwback. While action legend Tsui Hark’s latest whizzes and whirs with the dazzling...

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