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    Arthouse Audit: Polanski's Provocative 'Venus in Fur' Tops Tepid Specialized Openings

    Films from two established directors (Paul Haggis and Roman Polanski) offered well-hyped new releases this weekend. Polanski's "Venus In Fur" (IFC) (also available on Video on Demand) was the clear leader. Paul Haggis' "Third Person" (Sony Pictures Classics) fared less well, doomed by high profile n...

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    How 'Coherence' Director James Ward Byrkit Made a Mini Sci-Fi Marvel in Five Days with No Script & No Budget

    "Coherence" is not just smart science fiction: it's a triumph of crafty independent filmmaking, made with few resources and big ambition. Director James Ward Byrkit stripped his vision down to the barest of bones to achieve a mind-shifting, metaphysical freakout about a dinner party gone cosmically ...

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    What to See or Skip This Weekend, From Must-See Indie Sci-Fi 'Coherence' to Eastwood's Musical 'Jersey Boys'

    If you're in New York or Los Angeles this weekend, run don't walk to James Ward Byrkit's dizzying metaphysical horror film "Coherence," and to Roman Polanski's elegant pas-de-deux "Venus in Fur." But think twice before heading to Clint Eastwood's 1960s musical biopic "Jersey Boys," or Paul Higgis' m...

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    Review: Indie Sci-Fi Mind-Bender 'Coherence' A Short Film Idea Lost In A Feature Length Movie

    There's an unspoken agreement in genre films that, whenever a situation reaches peak existential terror, the protagonists can be forgiven for behaving in a way that seems unconscionable. No one ever speaks to that shift in mentality, which troubles in two ways: One, because these movies often don't ...

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    James Ward Byrkit's Bracingly Original Sci-Fi 'Coherence' Will Mess with Your Brain

    I did not sleep the night I watched James Ward Byrkit's metaphysically terrifying debut "Coherence," a low-budget sci-fi indie that doubles, and triples, and quadruples, as a truly original existential horror movie.

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