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    Review: Spike Lee Reconnects With His Artistic Voice With The Emotionally Devastating 'Red Hook Summer'

    It’s hard to say how long it’s been since Spike Lee was as ambitious, and as focused, as he is on “Red Hook Summer.” Telling a story that evokes “Crooklyn” in its depiction of children coming of age, filtered through two subsequent decades of his professional succ...

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    Review - 'Red Hook Summer' (An Attempt To Make Sense Of Spike Lee's Trip To Wonderland)

    Well, after first seeing the film at the Sundance Film Festival in January, I wrote a lengthy piece sharing my many reactions to what I saw then; skip ahead almost 8 months later, when I saw the revised cut of the film at a press screening about 2 weeks ago, and, despite it being 15 minutes shorter,...

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    Out This Week: 6 Capsule Reviews of New Indie Releases

    Reviews from various Indiewire contributors highlight the various independent releases opening this week in both select cities and around the country.

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    Masterful Fishing Doc 'Leviathan' Presents a Fresh Take on the Nature Documentary Form

    There are moments in "Leviathan" so breathtaking that it's easy to forget they're also familiar. The movie could take place on another planet; instead, it peers at this one from a jarring and entirely fresh point of view.

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    Locarno Review: Lovely, Powerful Fine Art Tribute 'Museum Hours' Finds Jem Cohen Successfully Transitioning to Narrative Form

    To date, Jem Cohen has made intimate non-fiction diary films rooted in an attentiveness to atmosphere and riddled with small observations rendered in profound terms. While his new feature "Museum Hours" is technically his first narrative effort, with a pair of amateur performances and the ...

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    Review: 'Goats' Is An Unexceptional, Overly Familiar Coming-Of-Age Tale

    As far as quirky coming of age stories engineered for festivals and the twee aspiring directors who love them go, “Goats” is a fine little movie. Directed by newcomer Christopher Neil from a script by Mark Poirier, who adapted his own novel, it follows a teenager struggling to deal with his estrange...

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    Review: 'This Time' An Unfocused, Incomplete Tale About Forgotten R&B Stars The Sweet Inspirations

    While the ambition of the indie documentary "This Time" is perhaps admirable, the trouble with the picture is evident from the synopsis of the film. While the sizzle being sold to audiences is that it chronicles the return of The Sweet Inspirations, the backing singers who worked with Elvi...

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    Hope Springs Written by Vanessa Taylor

    Here's a confession.  I got nervous when I saw the posters for Hope Springs.  I am so used to seeing Meryl Streep play roles in which she seems larger than life that when I looked at the hairdo, the glasses and the smile, I thought something that rarely has crossed my mind -- could thi...

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    Criticwire Picks: Renner and 'Bourne Legacy' Draw Favorable Early Returns

    "The Bourne Legacy" wins favor among Indiewire's Criticwire Network participants.

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