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    RECAP: A bear, a baseball glove and “Boardwalk Empire”

    “Powerful” episodes of cable dramas make a huge impression on viewers, and are often acclaimed as the best of their season. Sometimes the praise is deserved; other times it’s a reaction to the sight of characters we like being diagnosed with fatal illnesses, beaten, raped, killed, etc. Meanwhile, l...

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    Paul Mazursky is Vanity Fair's New Film Critic: Do Critics Matter?

    Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter has made a smart move: he's giving veteran writer-director Paul Mazursky ("Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," "Harry and Tonto")  an online gig as VF's film critic. Mazursky's first reviews are Lars von Trier's "Mel...

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    Early Reviews: Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part One; Marriage, Sex, Pregnancy, Vampire, Bill Condon Talks

    At Comic-Con, "Dreamgirls" director Bill Condon talked about how he approached "Twilight: Breaking Dawn (November 18), which I will see at Monday's premiere. Condon had been eager to direct a horror movie, and landed the finale to this mother of all horror epics, which he and...

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    Weekly Indiewire Clicks: This Week's Best News, Reviews, Features and Interviews

    Managing a brand new redesign wasn't the only thing keeping Indiewire busy this week. Among the highlights this week: Eddie Murphy dropping out of the Oscars and Billy Crystal coming to save the day, AFI Fest dolling out its awards, Charlotte Rampling opening about being a doc subject in "T...

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    Spielberg's Exhilarating E-Ride Adventures of Tintin Closes AFI FEST with North American Premiere: Review and New Trailer

    As Jamie Bell, sporting a Tintin haircut, introduced the closing night attraction at AFI FEST 2011, Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin" (December 21), he felt the need to tell the audience exactly who Tintin is. Belgian Herge's comic book character was created back in 192...

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    Review: 'London Boulevard' A Miscast Mess

    Review: 'London Boulevard' A Miscast Mess

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

    This weekend, it's all about variety at the cinema. Three of the world's most well respected auteurs (Werner Herzog, Clint Eastwood and Lars von Trier) have new works opening, while Adam Sandler and some really dodgy 3D (courtesy of "Immortals") threaten to dominate the box-office....

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    Review: Lars Von Trier Confronts Depression Head On In The Grim 'Melancholia'

    Essentially shock free, the operatic, three act film plays more like an Ingmar Bergman chamber piece than anything else and the biggest surprise is just how contemplative Von Trier is this time around.

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    Spielberg, Tintin, and the Race for Oscar

    If the animated Oscar competition comes down to originality and boldness, then you can't rule out a potential horse race between "Rango" and "The Adventures of Tintin." Make no mistake: despite the outcry from traditionalists, "Tintin" is nothing if not animated, an...

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    Review: '11-11-11' Is A Well-Intentioned, But Poorly-Made Horror Throwback

    Review: '11-11-11' Is A Well-Intentioned, But Poorly-Made Horror Throwback

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