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    Review: 'To Be Takei' Explores The Personal And Political Sides Of The 'Star Trek' Icon

    Anyone who follows George Takei on Facebook, has tuned in to his frequent appearances on “The Howard Stern Show,” or marveled at one of his amazing Amazon reviews (seriously, look them up), knows that the former “Star Trek” actor lives life with an unprecedented amount of zippy good humor, especiall...

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    Review: Enticing And Memorable Sundance Winner 'Metro Manila'

    If you're not into niche genre stuff like indie slasher films, Asian action flicks and ridiculously over-the-top monster movies then it's likely that you haven't even heard of the Fantasia Film Festival. For close to three full weeks this international festival descends upon the city of Montreal lik...

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    Review: Chris Marker's 'Level Five' Displays The Work Of A Mastermind Theorist

    Back on the big screen as part of BAM Rose Cinema's retrospective of his work, Chris Marker’s 1996 documentary “Level Five” is a staunch reminder of the singular cinematic oeuvre left behind by the filmmaker.

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    Review: Funny, Emotionally Honest 'The One I Love' Starring Elisabeth Moss And Mark Duplass

    At first blush, "The One I Love" appears to be just the latest standard operating relationship dramedy to pass through Sundance. But while the relationship at the center of the film is the engine that drives the narrative, there are much more mysterious things going on under the hood. The film cente...

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    Recap: 'The Leftovers,' Season 1, Episode 8 'Cairo'

    Purpose. It's the word that's becoming something of importance to the characters of "The Leftovers." In last week's "Solace For Tired Feet," Kevin Garvey's (Justin Theroux) father tried desperately, in his own unhinged way, to lift the veil from his son's eyes, to get him to see the true reality of ...

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    Review: Buzzy Sundance Fossil-Hunting Documentary 'Dinosaur 13'

    Ever since a name as such was coined in the early 19th century, dinosaurs have been a source of fascination. The idea of huge, monstrous creatures that ruled the planet in a time before man, remaining in the present day only in skeletal fossils, have captured the imaginations of children and adults ...

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    Review: WWII Drama 'Fort McCoy' Starring Eric Stoltz, Camryn Manheim, Seymour Cassel And More

    WWII continues to be rich dramatic territory for filmmakers for a number of reasons, not only because it's one of the most important events in modern history, but also due to the many avenues from which a global conflagration can be viewed. But writer and co-director Kate Connor's debut feature "For...

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    Review: Zombie Tale 'Life After Beth' Starring Aubrey Plaza And Dane DeHaan Lacks Bite

    In the last decade, left-of-center,"quirky" zombies have become so ubiquitous so as to reach critical mass. Just as many spoofs reach theaters as straight-ahead horror renditions. As with anything reaching its cultural saturation point, it’s the singer, not the song, and the results have been all ov...

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    Review: Terrific And Sublime 'Frank' Starring Michael Fassbender

    Are some so-called "diamonds in the rough" so special they can only exist on the fringes? When a rare species enters the ecosystem of the mainstream, does its unique needs break down in a polluted environment? These are some of the ideas expressed in “Frank,” an off-the-wall and terrific paean to mi...

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    Interview: Aubrey Plaza, Matthew Gray Gubler & More on Zombie Comedy 'Life After Beth'

    Sometimes the chemistry on a set works just perfectly, and you can just tell the cast had a ball making the movie. Such is the case with “Life After Beth,” Jeff Baena’s directorial debut, which premiered last week at the Sundance Film Festival. The zombie comedy has a lively cast led by Aubrey Plaza...

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