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    Göteborg Review: Norway’s Oscar-Nominated 'Kon-Tiki' Is A Fun Tale Of High Adventure But No More Than That

    Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s 1947 raft trip from Peru to Polynesia, which forms the story of “Kon-Tiki,” the opening film of the Göteborg International Film Festival, is already the stuff of legend – particularly in this part of the world. Heyerdahl’s own 1950 book was an international bestse...

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    Sundance Review: 'Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes' Is A Frustrating Sea Of Clichés

    There is a widely held stereotype that the Sundance Film Festival is just dour, depressing films – dramas about addiction and family dysfunction and infidelity and incest and on and on – and outside of the occasional “Little Miss Sunshine”-type breakout, the festival wouldn’t really hold much intere...

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    Sundance Review: Does Kyle Patrick Alvarez's David Sedaris Adaptation 'C.O.G' Work If You Don't Know the Source Material?

    Touted as the first feature-length adaptation of comic writer David Sedaris' work, Kyle Patrick Alvarez's "C.O.G" arrived at the Sundance Film Festival with plenty of hype generated by fans of the original. A short story from the author's anthology "Naked," it's the kind of low key, reflective story...

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    Sundance Review: David Sedaris Adaptation 'C.O.G.' Features Fine Performances But Might Work Better As An HBO Series

    Based on an essay in “Naked,” David Sedaris' hugely popular collection of autobiographical short stories, “C.O.G.” is notable for being the very first film adaptation of the author's work. Though he’d previously turned down all other offers to adapt his stories, the essayist was impressed by writer/...

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    Sundance 2013 Review: 'Blue Caprice'

    Sundance 2013 Review: 'Blue Caprice'

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    Sundance 2013 Review: 'Milkshake'

    Sundance 2013 Review: 'Milkshake'

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    Sundance Review: Ashton Kutcher Does A Solid Steve in 'jOBS,' But Is This Tame Biopic a Lost Cause From the Start?

    Sundance Review: Ashton Kutcher Does A Solid Steve in 'jOBS,' But Is This Tame Biopic a Lost Cause From the Start?

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    Weekend Preview: Critics Hating on 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' and 'Movie 43'; Indie 'Supporting Characters' Best Bet

    Stars in duds is the theme of this weekend. "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, and "Movie 43," starring Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet (among many others), both have atrocious Tomatometer scores...

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