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    Review: Confessional, Cautionary Sports Documentary 'Lenny Cooke'

    Early on in the failed-prodigy documentary "Lenny Cooke," the titular basketball star, then in high school, is caught off-guard in one of the film's many revealing passages. He is discussing the 2001 NBA Draft, which made history with three high schoolers taken in the top four selections. Before the...

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    WATCH: Anjelica Huston Talks Buzzy New Memoir 'A Story Lately Told' on Charlie Rose, Review Roundup

    With "Smash" behind her, Anjelica Huston has been doing the rounds with her new memoir, "A Story Lately Told." In the book she dishes on her childhood growing up in Ireland, her famous philandering director father John, how she coped with her mother's death in a car crash, and her experience meeting...

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    BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW: "Akira" 25th Anniversary Edition

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Katsuhiro Otomo’s watershed feature Akira. The new three-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack of Akira from Funimation not only removed years of dust, dirt and scratches, but created a new English translation with better vocal performances and a more coh...

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    Foreign Oscar Entry Review: In Bloom (Grzeli nateli dgeebi)

    In Bloom, Georgia's Submission for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. U.S. : Big World Pictures. International Sales Agent: Memento Films International (MFI)

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    New Romanian Cinema Review: Slim, Sly & Funny '12:08 East Of Bucharest'

    A history teacher, a widower and TV host walk into a television studio...it sounds like the setup to a punchline, and in many ways, it is. That's more or less the basic premise of Corneliu Porumboiu's breakout 2006 film, "12:08 East Of Bucharest." The Camera d'Or and Label Europa Cinemas winner at C...

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    Marrakech Fest Review: 'A Thousand Times Good Night' Starring Juliette Binoche & Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

    How much does autobiography help or hinder a film's effectiveness? Norwegian director Erik Poppe's first English-language film, which played at the Marrakech Film Festival as part of the tribute evening honoring its star, Juliette Binoche, is avowedly based on incidents, and professional and persona...

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    Why 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Is A Major Coen Brothers Movie

    The folk music drama is a delicate, restrained portrait that results in a different kind of movie than anything else the sibling directors have made before.

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    Why the Antidote to Oscar Season Is a Pair of Documentary Festivals In The Netherlands And Denmark

    IDFA offers an ideal window into the expansive possibilities of the documentary form, but it's not alone.

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