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    Review - 'Gideon's Army' Is A Necessary Look At The Work Done By The Unsung

    Director Dawn Porter's Gideon's Army, which will premiere on HBO on July 1, can be summarized as follows: 3 young, idealistic public defenders in the Deep South - Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick - struggle against long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads to ensure justic...

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    Review: 'This Is the End' Is All Over the Place, But Frequently Hilarious

    Review: 'This Is the End' Is All Over the Place, But Frequently Hilarious

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    Review and Roundup: 'Man of Steel' Debate is Raging

    Bryan Singer is smiling. The lag time on getting the Superman reboot up and running, after Warner Bros. decided that Singer took the wrong course with his 2006 Richard Donner-inflected "Superman Returns," has not been kind to "Man of Steel." A return to form for the DC side of the comics universe th...

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    'World War Z' Zombies Reflect Pool of National Anxieties

    Vampires have always represented rather specific sources of fear -- sex, blood (especially post-AIDS) and, of course, the loss of one’s immortal soul. Zombies, on the other hand, are a blank canvas -- whatever you’re afraid of, be it immigration, disease, terrorists or the Tea Party, zombies are rea...

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    'This Is the End': Sly Critique of Fame or Inside Joke?

    As the title tells us, it is. "This Is the End" takes a devilish glee -- in that gross-out, dicks-out sort of way -- in not only seeing Hollywood decimated, but also the celebrities that populate it.

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    Review: Stylish 'Berberian Sound Studio' a Bit of a Slog

    Style is a strange creature. Without it, a film fails, but with too much of it, that same film can fall into tedium. Which brings me to my problem with Peter Strickland’s “Berberian Sound Studio,” a moody, elegantly shot tone poem of one man’s crisis at an Italian horror studio. After two viewings, ...

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    How 'Man of Steel' Makes Every Other Superman Movie Look Like an Indie

    Instead of making a blockbuster Superman movie, Zack Snyder has turned the Superman narrative into yet another modern day blockbuster.

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    Review: 'Man Of Steel' Directed By Zack Snyder, Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams & Michael Shannon

    In the opening scenes of Zack Snyder's “Man of Steel,” the planet of Krypton announces itself with the director's customary visual smorgasbord: canyons bathed in stark golden light, frenzied aerial battles for the planet's future, and a host of CGI creatures and machinery zipping around. It is a gar...

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    Review: 'Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer'

    "Free Pussy Riot!" became a familiar rallying cry on social media throughout 2012. When five members of the feminist punk rock collective Pussy Riot enacted a guerilla performance of "Punk Prayer - Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!" in Moscow's biggest Orthodox Church, three of them were arrested and...

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    DVD Review: 'Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick' on the Life of William Wellman a Welcome Bio-Doc (CLIPS)

    Kino Lorber’s upcoming DVD release of “Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick” about the life of director William Wellman, is welcome for a couple of reasons. One: In the Great Filmography of American cinema, Wellman, much like Howard Hawks, is a bit like Zelig. He’s everywhere. He made perhaps THE archetypa...

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