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    Stream This: Five Essential Experiments in Animation (CLIPS)

    From Ari Folman to Jan Svankmajer, catch up on your experimental animated films with these five essentials you can stream now.

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    DOC NYC Review: 'Patrolman P' a Fascinating Justice Saga Made of Gray Areas

    That it’s the dawn of “De Blasio Time” in New York City probably won’t be making the NYPD very happy. Neither will Ido Mizrahy’s “Patrolman P,” a film premiering at DOC NYC which will inevitably be pegged as a kind of anti-“Serpico” story of police corruption, and also happens to be a movie ripe for...

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    The Good Struggle: ILYA AND EMILIA KABAKOV: ENTER HERE

    "Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here" is less a documentary than a study of the ways we react to tragedy, to trauma, to past suffering--in Kabakov's case, the trauma was the time he spent living under Soviet rule, from 1933 to 1987.

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    Review: Tearjerker 'The Best Man Holiday' is a Satisfying Follow-up To Original

    Malcolm D. Lee’s highly anticipated sequel to The Best Man, titled The Best Man Holiday brings back the talented and gorgeous cast from the hit original 1998 romantic comedy/drama. The film alternates from tearjerker drama to comedy,

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    'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Review: Darker, More Drastic and Suitably Thrilling

    Jennifer Lawrence’s triumphant career progress continues apace with the return of her heroically defiant Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire" (November 22). To say the second in the four-film franchise is eagerly awaited is putting it mildly. Fans of the first installment (...

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    AFI Fest 2013 Review: 'B For Boy' asks: "What is the worth of a womb?"

    What is the worth of a womb? In Chika Anadu’s feature debut, B for Boy, a woman’s womb becomes the source of great expectation for the birth of a son.

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    Review: Alexander Sokurov’s Odd, Dense & Bizarre 'Faust'

    "Shame." "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy." "Carnage." "Alps." All of these films have one thing in common. None of them left 2011’s Venice Film Festival with the Golden Lion. They are among the illustrious group of films that came up short at one of the world’s most prestigious fests. The winner was a...

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    Who Will Save the Midwest From Midwestern Filmmakers?

    Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' revives the perennial charges that the Omaha native holds the Midwest in contempt -- nearly always leveled by critics from the coasts.

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