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    Sundance Review: Stripper Comedy 'Afternoon Delight' Plays Rough But Will Leave You With A Smile On Your Face

    The premise of “Afternoon Delight,” admittedly, does not sound terribly appealing: to spice up their sex life, a Silverlake couple goes for a night out at a gentleman’s club and subsequently take in a stripper in need of help. From that logline alone you can glean that their relatively buttoned-up s...

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    Sundance Review: Was 'The Way, Way Back' Worth the $10 Million Fox Searchlight Paid For It?

    Fox Searchlight's generous offer calls to mind a similar movie the distributor famously purchased for the same hefty price tag at the festival seven years ago -- "Little Miss Sunshine." But where "Sunshine" generated unique chemistry, "The Way, Way Back" exclusively relies on familiar tropes.

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    Sundance Review Roundup: Documentary 'After Tiller' a Sensitive Look at Third-Trimester Abortion

    Critics generally agree that Martha Shane and Lana Wilson's documentary "After Tiller" is an intelligent, nuanced and sensitive portrait of the last four remaining doctors in the U.S. who perform third-trimester abortions. Roundup below.

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    Sundance Review Roundup: Tame 'Lovelace' Goes Down Too Smooth

    "Lovelace," Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's portrait of the personal life of "Deep Throat" porn star Linda Lovelace (Amanda Seyfried), isn't impressing the critics. While the occasional review finds Seyfried and co-star Peter Sarsgaard's performances to be engaging, most deem the actors' talents ...

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    L.A. Rebellion 2013 Retrospective Review: Larry Clark's 'Passing Through'

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The retro is being rebooted for runs in Philly, Toronto and New York through February. We're 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's another. The overview an...

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    Sundance Entry 'Escape from Tomorrow' Builds Buzz on Disney Controversy

    First-time director Randy Moore's "Escape From Tomorrow" is a weird piece of work. Moore went undercover at Disneyworld to turn the idea of "the happiest place on earth" upside down, as a troubled father (Roy Abramsohn) freaks out all over the iconic Orlando landmark while on vacation with his wife...

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    Sundance Review: Doremus' 'Breathe In' Disappoints

    Drake Doremus's relatable 2010 Sundance Dramatic Competition Winner "Like Crazy" showed us the wondrous yet ephemeral nature of young love. This year's "Breathe In" also tackles this view of love, but without the same ease.

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    Sundance Review: Garcia Bernal Mystery Doc 'Who Is Dayani Cristal?'

    An unidentified body is found in the Sonoran desert in Pima County, Arizona under the heat of an August sun—the body of a migrant, traveling north along a treacherous and uncertain path to the United States.

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    Sundance Review: 'Fruitvale' is a Tearjerker

    Ryan Coogler's true story "Fruitvale," which was backed by Sundance workshops and San Francisco Film Society filmmaker grants, couldn't be more timely, post-Newtown. Weinstein Co. acquired U.S. rights for $2.5 million soon after its Sundance debut.

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    Review: 'The Bastard Sings The Sweetest Song' A Subtle But Strikingly Moving Doc

    Currently screening at the Royal Cinema in Toronto since last Friday is Christy Garland’s documentary The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song, which revolves around a family from Georgetown, Guyana in South America. The family’s matriarch, 75-year old Mary, is an alcoholic in denial. Sh...

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