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    Review: Prieto Remakes Refn's 'Pusher'

    Luis Prieto’s remake of "Pusher" is of interest because Nicolas Winding Refn's original offers such promising source material. But even with Refn's blessing, Prieto makes plenty of his own mistakes, delivering a stylish but perfunctory copy of his predecessor.

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    Watch: The Spirit of Halloween Lives On In Endearing Trailer for 'The American Scream' (VIDEO)

    Just in time for Halloween comes the trailer for "The American Scream," the latest documentary from "Best Worst Movie" director Michael Paul Stephenson, that delves into the lives of "haunters," hobbyists who design haunted houses on Halloween. "Stephenson dra...

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Digging Deeper in Familiar Territory

    Although some of this week's stories inhabit categories that might sound familiar, each piece brings a new perspective for your weekend perusal.

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    'Holy Motors' Tops Criticwire's Fantastic Fest Critics Poll

    Plus the rest of the critics' favorites from Austin, Texas.

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    Fantastic Fest Review: 'Sightseers'

    A review of one of Fantastic Fest 2012's surprise screenings.

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    Fantastic Fest Review: The Kids Are Alright In Dan Bradley's Sturdy Remake of 'Red Dawn'

    After North Korean forces set foot on American soil in a clandestine invasion, one character utters that “this was bound to happen sooner or later.” He may just as well be referring to the fact that yet another beloved ‘80s title has been tapped for a remake by Hollywood; this t...

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    Criticism or Critique of Criticism? Talking With Rodney Ascher About 'Room 237'

    Welcome back to the Overlook Hotel.

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    Fantastic Fest Review: 'Wake In Fright' Is A Genuine Lost Ozploitation Classic

    As the terrifically fun and informative documentary "Not Quite Hollywood" notes, at around the same time that austere, gauzy Australian films were bewitching American art house crowds (dubbed the Australian New Wave by people who dub those sorts of things), another, equally powerful surge of Austral...

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    Fantastic Fest Review: 'The Conspiracy'

    Our review of one of the more buzzed about titles at Fantastic Fest 2012, a found footage conspiracy thriller.

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    Fantastic Fest Review: Award-Winning 'Vanishing Waves' Is a Beautifully Trippy Melodrama

    By definition, cinema implants experiences in the minds of its viewers, so it follows that movies about characters burrowing into the subconscious of unwitting subjects naturally fit the medium. From "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" to "Inception," contemporary movies have embraced this loopy...

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