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    REVIEW | Why "Sarah's Key" Is Just Another Holocaust Movie

    Life is not always shaped like drama, but history often lends itself to classical narratives. Just as often, however, events of great consequence can be pithy shortcuts. Hence the genre of the Holocaust Movie, which has become shorthand for films that lean too heavily on the historical icons of trag...

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    Critical Consensus: "Another Earth" Edges "American Sleepover" For Pick of The Week

    In a tight race for the top rated film on criticWIRE, Mike Cahill's "Another Earth" edged out David Robert Mitchell's "The Myth of the American Sleepover" as the "pick of the week." "Earth" - a sci-fi drama being released this Friday via Fox Searchlight - was written by Cahill and Brit Marling, who is also the film's star and generally regarded as one of 2011's big indie breakouts. Marling plays Rhoda, a twenty-something on the brink of getting accepted to MIT. Just as she overhears on her car radio that a new planet has appeared in the sky, she inadvertently crashes into a van and kills two-thirds of the family on board. Cut to four years ...

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    What to Buy, What to Rent & What to Watch on DVD/Blu-ray This Week

    This week hitting the small screen, Catherine Deneuve pairs up with Gerard Depardieu, Eva Green "Cracks," a new French classic gets remastered in high-def and much more.

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    REVIEW | "The Myth of the American Sleepover" Turns John Hughes Inside Out

    When delineating the quality of teen dramas, there's no handier reference than John Hughes. In the case of David Robert Mitchell's enjoyably peculiar ensemble piece, "The Myth of the American Sleepover," the Hughes comparison requires more complex modifiers. Entertainment Weekly's Grady Smith wrote ...

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    REVIEW | Metaphysical Sci-Fi "Another Earth" Offers Promising Debuts

    First-time director Mike Cahill's "Another Earth" suggests Andrei Tarkovsky's "Solaris" by way of Aaron Katz. That unlikely combination speaks to the movie's unconventional mix of heady conceits and intimate conversations. A visually inspired fantasy mainly revolving around the doomed romance of two...

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    Carmageddon It! Screw the LA Pileup with These Rough and Tumble Car Movies

    If you are lucky enough to live in Los Angeles this summer, the city of sun, insanity and soul-destroying traffic, what better way to celebrate the closure of the 405 freeway (a.k.a. Carmageddon) and the death of your Westside weekend social life than with a marathon of classic car-themed movies thi...

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    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part Two

    I wouldn’t call myself a Potterhead, but I have certainly enjoyed following the odyssey of Harry Potter and company over the past decade. Nothing can compare to the experience of reading J.K. Rowling’s books, which have been expertly condensed and interpreted by screenwriter Stev...

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    Winnie The Pooh

    In an era of hyperactive, overly verbal 3-D animated entertainment, I hope there is still room for a film as sweet and gentle as Winnie the Pooh. At the screening I attended it seemed like the young adults in the audience were enjoying it even more than the kids, reliving their childhood mem...

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    Life, Above All—movie review

    Life, Above All—movie review

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    Tabloid—Documentary

    Tabloid—Documentary

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