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    L.A. Rebellion 2013 Retrospective Review: Charles Burnett's Other Masterpiece 'To Sleep With Anger'

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The retro is being rebooted for runs in Philly, Toronto and New York through February. Over the next few weeks, we'll be revisiting our reviews/write-ups/interviews on the series (from Brandon Wilson and Nijla Mumin) when it begun in Los Angeles over a year ago... here...

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    CALL THE MIDWIFE – Season One

    Guest column by Alice Maltin - I watched the first episode several months ago. Screaming women giving birth in squalid conditions in the poorest part of London was not my cup of tea. Looking for a pleasant escape, I turned off the DVD. Then, on a rainy Sunday afternoon with nothing to do, I watched ...

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    Haile Gerima’s 'Sankofa' Revisited (L.A. Rebellion Film Series)

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The retro is being rebooted for runs in Philly, Toronto and New York through February. Over the next few weeks, we'll be revisiting our reviews/write-ups/interviews on the series (from Brandon Wilson and Nijla Mumin) when it begun in Los Angeles over a year ago... here...

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    Now and Then: In Must-See 'Detropia,' the Many Lives of an American City

    It is a story we think we know already. Unions weaken. Corporations outsource. Politicians waver. The economy collapses. Public resources shrivel. A city dies. But that's only the bird's-eye view: in Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's powerful document of an age of grief, "Detropia" is the way we live n...

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    Weekend Preview: Catch Up on Oscar Viewing, Plus 'Gangster Squad,' 'Clandestine Childhood,' 'Quartet' and 'Struck by Lightning'

    Per usual, January is not a fertile ground for strong new movies. Arrivals this weekend will be fighting for attention amidst the Oscar chatter. Dustin Hoffman's delightfully escapist "Quartet," which had an-Oscar qualifying run, leads the pack at 78% Fresh. Despite its abundance of movie stars, the...

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    Review: 'A Haunted House' Weirdly Cannot Decide If It's A Parody Or Not

    In 2012, Channing Tatum cemented his position as a Hollywood A-Lister with a number of versatile roles in blockbusters that, more or less, heavily capitalized on his physicality. Obviously there was the obvious sexuality of “Magic Mike,” but there was also the commanding romantic desperation at the ...

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    Critic's Notebook: The Biggest Oscar Snub Isn't Kathryn Bigelow; It's Jafar Panahi

    When the Oscar nominations were announced on Thursday morning, pundits immediately centered on one notable omission: Kathryn Bigelow. While "Zero Dark Thirty" landed nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, Bigelow's immersive account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden clearly took a ...

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    GANGSTER SQUAD

    "Gangster Squad" represents a missed opportunity. Director Ruben Fleischer and screenwriter Will Beall have discarded a great real-life story (uncovered by journalist Paul Lieberman in his book of the same name) and given us an overblown comic strip instead.

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    QUARTET

    With a sterling cast led by Maggie Smith and a script by playwright and screenwriter Ronald Harwood, whose credits include "The Dresser," "The Pianist," and "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," this film comes with impeccable credentials for mature moviegoers.

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    Review: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Is A Dense & Intense National Security Procedural

    Spanning two presidential administrations and approximately eight years, “Zero Dark Thirty” is as dispassionate, clinical and grindingly thorough as an obsessed tactical procedural can get. But at two and a half hours, the hunt for Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden is also as gripping and...

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