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    Review: 'Elite Squad: The Enemy Within' Is A Frantic, Expertly Knotty Thriller

    "Elite Squad: The Enemy Within" is a direct sequel to the original "Elite Squad," which was a smart, byzantine thriller largely defined by its bright bursts of color and raw, unhinged momentum that Paul Greengrass would have probably defined as "a little intense." ...

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    DOC NYC '11 Review: Inspirational Football Documentary 'Undefeated' Scores A Touchdown

    Watching inspirational movies is often like eating ice cream. While you're taking it in, it's sweet and immensely pleasurable, but as soon as you've reached the end, all that's left is an empty carton. Maybe we won't go as far as saying this kind of cinema is empty, but those swo...

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    Spencer Tracy: A Biography—Book review

    Spencer Tracy: A Biography—Book review

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    Review: "Elite Squad" Sequel Disappoints

    In "Elite Squad: The Enemy Within," Jose Padilha Has Already Remade "Robocop"

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    Critical Consensus: Hoberman and Taubin on 'Melancholia' and 'J. Edgar'

    Welcome to the first installment of Critical Consensus, a biweekly feature in which two critics from Indiewire’s Criticwire network discuss new releases with Indiewire’s chief film critic, Eric Kohn.

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    DOC NYC '11 Review: 'Fambul Tok' An Uneven Look At Reconciliation In Sierra Leone

    The Sierra Leone Civil War was a bloody struggle that ravaged the West African country from about 1991 to 2002, ending when the Revolutionary United Front signed a peace treaty with the government that officially put the battles to an end. After a number of atrocious crimes including massacring vill...

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    Review: Werner Herzog Analyzes Life & Death In 'Into The Abyss'

    Review: Werner Herzog Analyzes Life & Death In 'Into The Abyss'

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    MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: The big tease of “Glee”

    Really, Glee? Was it really necessary to end an episode revolving around virginity loss with a shot of a roaring fireplace? That’s a trick question. Midway through its third season there’s little that’s necessary about Glee, save for the underused Chris Colfer’s performance as out gay teenager Ku...

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    The awesome, thrilling spectacle of … Vietnam?

    Before I review “Vietnam in HD,” the six-hour History Channel epic, I need to get a couple of caveats out of the way. First, if you have a high definition television, access to the History Channel’s HD signal, and a killer home stereo system, you should record the series and watch it in a dark ro...

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    Review: 'I Melt With You' Is Disillusionment At Its Dullest

    Review: 'I Melt With You' Is Disillusionment At Its Dullest

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