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    Rooftop Films Review: 'i hate myself :)' Is A Raw & Intimate Look At Sex, Self And Cinematic Truth

    In France in 1961, Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin directed a film (“Chronicle of a Summer”) in which they interviewed a group of diverse Parisians about whether or not they were happy, in a series of man on the street interviews, boozy dinner parties, and casual conversations, with the directors themsel...

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    Edgar Wright's 'The World's End,' Starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, Provides A Clever Respite From Summer Blockbusters

    The genius of "Shaun of the Dead," as the countless fans of the cult hit know, was that it worked as a comedy without satirizing its genre roots. "The World's End" keeps this careful balance intact.

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    Review: Edgar Wright's 'The World's End' Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman & More

    As the completion of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s thus-far endlessly watchable Cornetto Trilogy, “The World’s End” is probably the funniest movie I’ve ever felt really disappointed by. Like “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz” before it, their collaboration once again produces some of the...

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    Here Are Indiewire's Top 10 Articles of the Week: 'Blackfish' Vs. SeaWorld, 2013 Emmy Nominations, Ryan Gosling Talks 'Only God Forgives' and More

    Even as some of the summer's most anticipated independent releases ("Only God Forgives," "The Act of Killing") hit theaters, it was Gabriela Cowperthwaite's indictment of SeaWorld's mistreatment of killer whales, "Blackfish," that gained the most attention this week, receiving praise from critics an...

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    Takashi Miike's 'Shield of Straw' Fantasia Fest Review

    The most enthusiastic audiences in the world are in Montreal -- specifically at Fantasia Fest, the horror-fantasy-genre extravaganza that opened last night with a double bill of Warner Bros.: “The Conjuring,” to which Fantasia fans were provided a sneak peak before its theatrical opening today; and ...

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    'The Conjuring,' 'Beneath' and the Triumph of Old-School Horror

    Without effects or gimmicks, two movies get scares the old-fashioned way.

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    Review: Bobcat Goldthwait's Found Footage Bigfoot Movie 'Willow Creek' Is the Monster Movie of the Summer

    "Willow Creek" conforms to the traditions of the genre with generally satisfying results, but it also manages to build on them.

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    This Weekend: See Harrowing 'The Act of Killing,' 'Blackfish,' 'Only God Forgives,' Skip 'RED 2'

    This is a very strong weekend for indies. Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing" is an artful examination of genocide in Indonesia; Gabriela Cowperthwaite's "Blackfish" centers on the lethal consequences of SeaWorld's captivity of orca whales; and Andrew Bujalski's latest, "Computer Chess," is a ...

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    Barbed Wire: 'R.I.P.D.'

    "A half-hour into the film, and it feels like the eighth day of jury duty."

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