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    Review: Supernatural Thriller '+1' Is Not A Party You'll Want To Be Invited To

    It’s the end of the world and the kids can’t stop partying in “+1,” the new horror whatzit from director Dennis Iliadis. Not that you’d know it from the reactions of the characters involved in this slightly off-center genre picture, all young partygoers who may or may not be emblematic of the youth ...

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    Review: Terrible Off-Broadway Adaptation 'Jewtopia' Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt

    One gets flummoxed when forced to discuss something like “Jewtopia,” the existence of which we’d all like to disavow. Based on the sort of off-Broadway play best suited to people who hate theater, this embarrassing cocktail of racial obliviousness nonetheless has amassed a considerable cast of estab...

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    Review: French Cooking Comedy 'Haute Cuisine' An Unmemorable Meal

    Loosely based on the life of French president François Mitterrand’s personal chef, “Haute Cuisine” is a cream puff of a film. It’s sweet and airy without much nutritional value. You will definitely leave the movie hungry, largely because each dish created by Catherine Frot’s Hortense Laborie is more...

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    Rebellion, Corruption and Rejection: Norway Under the Radar at TIFF

    Life just isn’t that easy in the three Norwegian films that premiered at TIFF this year, all of which played under the critics’ radar.

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    Indiewire and the Film Society of Lincoln Center Announce Finalists For Second Annual NYFF Critics Academy

    It's been a year since the first edition of the Critics Academy, a workshop co-hosted by Indiewire and the Film Society Society of Lincoln Center for aspiring film critics that takes place during the New York Film Festival, and it's starting to look like we're on to something.

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    Interpreting 'Breaking Bad's Infamous Phone Call

    In the week since "Ozymandias" aired, interpretations of Walter White's call have become a referendum on the show and its audience.

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    UWFF 2013 Review: 'Magic City' - A Poignant Coming-of-age Tale Where Girls Take Center Stage

    Summertime. Kids. Dead Body. The hood. This sounds familiar, but this tale is unlike what you’ve seen. The Magic City is a gritty, poignant but still hopeful coming-of-age tale in Miami’s Liberty City where girls take center stage.

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    Walt Disney and Jim Henson: So similar, so different

    Brian Jay Jones' towering new tome, Jim Henson: The Biography, released this past week. It offers the first and most comprehensive portrait of a man who is one of the most important figures in popular culture of the latter part of the 20th century. While reading the book (which despite its length, i...

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    Review Roundup UPDATE: Critics Praise Epic Shakespeare Series 'The Hollow Crown,' Kicking Off September 20 (TRAILER)

    Enthusiasts of the Bard, take note. "The Hollow Crown," the Sam Mendes-produced BBC series of four Shakespeare adaptations, "Richard II," "Henry IV Part 1" and "Part 2," and "Henry V," begins its stateside airings tonight (September 20) on PBS. Critics have good things to say about the ambitious end...

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