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    Review: 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Anchored by Strong Performances (Opens Friday)

    Review: 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' Anchored by Strong Performances (Opens Friday)

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    Is Nelson Mandela Overrated? New Documentary 'A Letter to Nelson Mandela' Makes the Case

    With Nelson Mandela apparently at death's door and the biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" revving up for Oscar season with a recent White House screening, widespread veneration for South Africa's iconic leader has arguably never been higher. So Khalo Matabane's diary-like documentary "A Letter t...

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    Review: 'Homefront' Starring Jason Statham, James Franco, Kate Bosworth And Winona Ryder

    The craft of the B-picture has been lost. It’s been lost in a sea of audiences trained by awards shows and armchair critics to thumb their nose at straight action films, the kind of entertainment that used to be the audience’s bread-and-butter. It used to mean that you threw cash at the screen to ma...

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    Ahab Hoberman Throws His Latest Barb at the Coen Brothers

    J. Hoberman is one of the finest working critics, but when it comes to Joel and Ethan Coen, he's too mad to see straight.

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    How Do You Turn Someone On To Classic Film?

    Tips on converting newbies from the Self-Styled Siren and her posse.

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    Book Review: 'A Life of Barbara Stanwyck,' at 1000 Pages, Builds a Living Thing

    “A Life of Barbara Stanwyck” by Victoria Wilson ends abruptly in 1940. Still ahead are “The Lady Eve” and “Ball of Fire,” “Meet John Doe” and “Double Indemnity,” not to mention more than 40 other movies and four years as the matriarch of a sprawling 19th century ranch on the television series, “The...

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    ‘Sugar’ A Great Film About Homeless Youth in Venice, California

    What happens to kids when they don’t have parents who support them, to bring them on casting calls, or soccer practice, or ballet lessons, who make sure their homework gets done and are eating healthy?

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    Why Lamb Of God Documentary 'As the Palaces Burn' Isn't Just For Metalheads

    "As the Palaces Burn" foregrounds deep-seated anguish and finds the tenderness at its core.

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    Review: 'Doctor Who: Day Of The Doctor' Is A Fitting & Hugely Enjoyable 50th Anniversary Tribute

    Writing for a pop culture institution like long-running British sci-fi series "Doctor Who," you're bound to feel a certain degree of pressure. Generations of children (of any age) have grown up on the series, it's now bigger than ever, with a growing audience in the U.S, and capable of making headli...

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    WATCH: Josh Hutcherson Catches Fire on SNL, Five Highlights

    'Hunger Games' star Josh Hutcherson's easy appeal played well as an SNL host.

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