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    Sundance Review: Roger Ebert Doc 'Life Itself' A Profoundly Moving Story About One Of Cinema’s Greatest Superheroes

    Without question, Roger Ebert is the most recognizable figure in American film criticism, possibly even international criticism, and deservingly so. Ebert helped curious minds alive today better understand movies and what they were trying to say, moving past the obvious and always finding something ...

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    Sundance Review: Joe Berlinger's 'Whitey' is a Captivating, Comprehensive Look at the Whitey Bulger Saga

    The latest true crime doc from Joe Berlinger chronicles the expansive list of individuals impacted by Boston boss Whitey Bulger and the frustrating search for the truth behind his alleged crimes.

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    Sundance Review: 'Under the Electric Sky' is a Glossy, Energetic Look at the Country's Largest Music Festival

    Through the experiences of six different groups of festivalgoers, "Under the Electric Sky" combines personal stories with thrilling 3D concert footage.

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    Sundance Review: In 'Calvary,' John Michael McDonagh Tries Sincerity On For Size

    “I think there’s too much talk about sins and not enough talk about virtues," Father James says in director John Michael McDonagh’s second film “Calvary,” an Irish mystery-comedy hybrid. Echoing Montgomery Clift's Father Logan in Alfred Hitchcock's 1953 thriller "I Confess," the vested protagonist e...

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    Sundance Review: Devastating Doc 'The Overnighters' A Humane Look At Compassion & The American Dream

    The latest documentary from filmmaker Jesse Moss, “The Overnighters” contains, much, much more than meets the eye. It’s a film that seems to be about one serious issue—the overflow of men looking for work in oil-rich North Dakota—but is actually about morality, consequence, and the choices we make. ...

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    Sundance Review: 'Battered Bastards Of Baseball' Tells The Story Of Kurt Russell's Father's Raucous Adventures On The Field

    One of the fine traditions in American film is the great sports story, and the doc “The Battered Bastards of Baseball” is located right at the place where Hollywood slides into home plate, combining the two worlds in a real-life tale that is almost too good to be true. ‘Battered Bastards’ tells the ...

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    Sundance Review: Despite a Hilarious Setup, Madeleine Olnek's 'The Foxy Merkins' Is a Disappointing Sophomore Effort

    Olnek turns the male hustler genre on its head to imagine what a lesbian prostitution ring in might look like.

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    Sundance Review: You've Never Seen a Vampire Movie Like the Beautiful, Touching 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,' Produced By Elijah Wood

    For centuries, vampires have provided handy metaphors for social and physical dilemma, but in the stylishly muted deadpan romance "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," the threat is personal.

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    Review: Oscar-Nominated 'The Great Beauty' Wonderfully Serves Up the Sublime and Grotesque in Equal Measure

    Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty,” nominated for a Best Foreign-Language Oscar, is unimaginable without Federico Fellini. And just as unimaginable without Silvio Berlusconi. Fellini knew life was a circus, hence the clowns and midgets. What is seen by Sorrentino’s hero, Jep Gambardella (Toni Ser...

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