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    Cannes Review Capsule: 'Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir'

    How did this feature-length interview with the controversial director fare with Cannes critics?

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    Cannes Review Capsule: 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    Wes Anderson's latest has premiered at Cannes. What do the critics think?

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    Capsule Reviews: 15 Reviews of New Indie Releases

    This weekly column is intended to provide reviews of nearly every new indie release. This week's capsules are written by Indiewire's Chief Film Critic, Eric Kohn along with other contributors as noted.

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    SXSW Review Capsule: 'The Aggression Scale'

    Both the low-budget environs and the heavily violent streaks in "The Aggression Scale" have critics torn.

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    SXSW Review Capsule: 'The Tall Man'

    The new horror film from Pascal Laugier has some critics discussing it in Shyamalanic terms. But is that the fault of "The Tall Man" or simply the work that came before it?

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    SXSW Review Capsule: 'Somebody Up There Likes Me'

    It's a comedy with a distinct tone and some plot devices that strain the basic laws of nature. But many critics are saying that those choices do much to enhance, rather than distract from solid writing and performances.

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    SXSW Review Capsule: 'The Do-Deca Pentathlon'

    Made around the time as 2008's "Baghead," the Duplass Brothers' "The Do-Deca Pentathlon" is just hitting theaters now. Is the duo's latest effort an entertaining film ahead of its time or a sign that their delayed projects should be left in the past?

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    SXSW Review Capsule: 'King Kelly'

    Can a film shot on an iPhone be able to say enough about our culture while actually being a compelling film? Apparently, yes.

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    SXSW Review Capsule: 'Starlet'

    One of the film's central relationships is an unconventional one. Does "Starlet" place the emphasis on its most satisfying parts?

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