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    'Downton Abbey' Second Season Premieres January 8; Early Reviews and Trailer

    "Downton Abbey," the gorgeous, turn-of-the-last-century, period Brit TV soap opera is back to please audiences and critics alike. Premiering this Sunday January 8th on PBS' Masterpiece Theatre, the second season will show how World War I dramatically upturns the lives of the arist...

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    Village Voice Lays Off Film Critic Jim Hoberman

    As inured as we are to the ongoing crisis in newspaper publishing that leads to the seemingly inevitable layoffs of our best veteran film critics, I am upset that Village Voice Media, which has been shedding employees steadily for the past few years, has finally let go of Jim Hoberman.

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    "It's About You" is a Nostalgic Documentary Barely About John Mellencamp

    With 2011 going down as a year for nostalgia in cinema, one leftover not to be overlooked is the documentary "It's About You," a fittingly retro film of John Mellencamp during the making of his 2010 album No Better Than This. For that, Mellencamp was nostalgic himself, going old school...

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    Review: 'John Mellencamp: It’s About You’ Is An Amateur, Empty Music Documentary

    “John Mellencamp: It’s About You” is a documentary directed, shot and edited by professional photographer Kurt Markus and his son, Ian Markus. The film’s title refers to a debate between Mellencamp and Kurt as to whom the subject of the film would be. Mellencamp wanted the mo...

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    Review: 'The Hunter' A Fantastic, Grim Thriller Targeting Modern Iran

    We've come to expect more than a few things from Iran in recent years, and that goes for its cinema as well (at least the films we actually get to see). The country's most notable movies employ a naturalistic aesthetic, blend fact and fiction, indulge in minimalism and, in that sense, "...

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    Now and Then: Why The Descendants Should Win Best Picture

    "The Descendants" starts slow, muddied by voiceover and unclear intentions. But it soon sneaks up on you, deepening — ripening, really — until it achieves something approaching wisdom.

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    The Iron Lady

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    Empire Polls Actors' 2011 Faves with Surprising Results

    I love the choices made by a gaggle of actors polled by Empire Magazine for their fave films of 2011.  "Jane Eyre" and "Take Shelter" were on my ten best list, and 'Attack the Block" made my top 20.  Here's a sample of some must-see, often offbeat films. I ...

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    SIMON SAYS: As another year passes, Chris Gorak's RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR reminds us where we have been

    Writer/director Chris Gorak's "The Darkest Hour" hit theaters on Christmas Day; to give you an idea of why you should be excited, here's an appreciation of Gorak's topical 2006 chiller, "Right at Your Door." “They don’t really know anything,” Rory Cochrane murmurs wonderingly at one point early o...

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