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    Review: John Michael McDonagh's Inventive, Masterful Black Comedy 'Calvary'

    Something black and acidic runs through the veins of those McDonagh brothers; there’s just something not quite right with these lads...and thank goodness for that. Playwright and younger sibling Martin McDonagh made a splash in Ireland’s theater scene with his hilarious, tart, pitch-black plays and ...

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    Review: 'Get On Up' Starring Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Viola Davis And Octavia Spencer

    “You cats ready?” Chadwick Boseman’s James Brown asks the audience, breaking through the fourth wall, early in “Get On Up.” It takes a lot of confidence for a character (and a filmmaker) to take this direct approach. The asides to the camera would feel forced if the biopic were covering almost anyon...

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    Exclusive: Listen To Nathan Halpern's "Fourth Of July" From Sundance Winning Documentary 'Rich Hill'

    Filmmakers Andrew Droz Palermo and Tracy Droz Tragos didn't reinvent the wheel for their documentary "Rich Hill." They simply turned the camera on Andrew, Harley, and Appachey, three youngsters on the verge of adolescence in the titular small town, resulting in a movie that took the Best Documentary...

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    Fantasia Review: You've Never Seen a Movie Quite Like the Nutty 'I Am a Knife With Legs'

    In this wild rock star satire, a musician angers jihadists and fights for his life. But it's not that simple.

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    Review: Chilly And Joyless 'War Story' Starring Catherine Keener And Ben Kingsley

    What is behind the desire to punish an audience? Truthfully, few filmmakers besides Michael Haneke maybe intentionally want to torture viewers (at least I think), but many dark and depressing indie movies attempting to explore the condition of suffering can often feel excruciating. There’s nothing i...

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    Review: James Franco's Tossed Off And Drab Cormac McCarthy Adaptation 'Child Of God'

    James Franco might not be the first person to debut a film he'd directed at each of the three major European festivals in the same year (Ulrich Seidl recently managed the feat with his 'Paradise' trilogy, albeit not in the same calendar year). But it's an undoubtedly impressive run, especially given...

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    'Guardians of the Galaxy' Review and Round-Up: Another Marvel Monster

    While Marvel offerings are prone to over-fueled first reviews when the junket types get clacking, James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is pulling in early raves.

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    Emmy Watch: Learning to Love 'Game of Thrones'

    The first time I quit "Game of Thrones," in the midst of the prolonged setup that plagued season one, it came as a relief.

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    Review: 'Rich Hill' Presents American Poverty in Poetic Terms

    This delicate look at lower class kids in Missouri won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance.

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    Review: Penis Mutilation, Rock Masturbation and More Distinguish Kim Ki-Duk's Crazy 'Moebius'

    The Korean director's new movie has no dialogue and will leave you speechless.

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