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    Berlin Review: Wong Kar Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Is Occasionally Mesmerizing, Mostly Muddled

    Perhaps the best place to begin a review of Wong Kar Wai’s “The Grandmaster” is at the end -- or a few minutes after. An epilogue of sorts, which happens suddenly and far enough into the credits that maybe half the audience was watching it from the stairs, serves as a pretty representative microcosm...

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    Berlin 2013: 7 Berlinale Movies We've Already Reviewed

    The 63rd Berlin International Film Festival kicks off today, showcasing the very best of world cinema. Indiewire reported on the 10 premieres we're most excited for here, but we're equally interested in revisiting some films we've already reviewed at Sundance and elsewhere. Here's a list of the Berl...

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    Criticwire Picks: 'Lore' a Difficult But Engaging Perspective on WWII

    Our network of critics have deemed Cate Shortland's new film, a tale of postwar survival, the film to watch this weekend. Also in this week's edition of Criticwire Picks: a new look at two documentaries and the film from the late '60s that hasn't aged quite as well with Criticwire members.

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    Berlin Review: Is Wong Kar Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Really a Martial Arts Movie?

    In the years leading up to its completion, the prospects of a kung fu movie directed by Chinese art house auteur Wong Kar Wai have fascinated those familiar with his distinct blend of lush images and poetic encounters simply because "The Grandmaster" sounded so unlike him. However, the finished prod...

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    Review: 'Identity Thief' Joylessly Steals Nearly Two Hours Of Your Life

    When studios screen comedies for critics, there is typically an audience there, no matter how far in advance the screening. The reason, of course, is that an audience responding to a comedy in a positive way has a kind of transformative power – laughing and having fun with your fellow moviegoers is ...

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    Review: 'Lore' Is An Evocative & Enigmatic Look At Post-WWII Moral & Emotional Fallout

    With her beautiful and expressive debut feature film "Somersault," writer/director Cate Shortland established herself as a filmmaker with a sharp sense of the emotional complexities of young women. And now, eight years later, she returns with belated follow-up effort "Lore," anot...

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    Review: Jet Li's 'The Sorcerer & The White Snake' Is Wuxia-Lite, With Bad Action & CG

    It might have a highbrow reputation (something anyone who's caught one of the sidebars can confirm), but that doesn't mean that the organizers of the Venice Film Festival [ed. where we first saw the movie in 2011 -- this is a slightly edited reprint of that review] don't like to watch a little ass g...

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    Review: In Tavianis' Dreamy, Meta Docudrama 'Caesar Must Die,' All the Prison's a Stage

    Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s docudrama “Caesar Must Die,” Italy's Oscar entry that runs February 6-19 at Film Forum, takes place at Rome’s maximum-security Rebibbia Prison, and stars the facility’s actual inmates. Many of the men are serving life sentences, with a variety of high crimes on their rec...

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    LatinoBuzz: ‘Porfirio’ and ‘Night Across the Street’ in Theaters this Friday, Feb 8

    For the past couple of years the Cannes Film Festival has premiered highly acclaimed and anticipated Latin American films. This Friday two of these films, both having debuted during the Director’s Fortnight, will be released theatrically. From the late Chilean filmmaker, Raúl Ruiz, is Night Across t...

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    Review: 'A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III' Displays The Flair & Flaws Of Roman Coppola's Approach

    Roman Coppola may only be on his second directorial feature, but as a music video and commercials director, and as a writer and frequent Wes Anderson collaborator -- not to mention handling the second unit on various films from his famous family members -- he has certainly amassed a wealth of filmic...

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