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    Review: 'Closed Curtain' Directed by Jafar Panahi And Kambuzia Partovi

    It’s damn near impossible to reflect on Jafar Panahi’s latest directorial effort/rebellion, “Closed Curtain,” without considering the facts of his current life. After being arrested and imprisoned multiple times in the last few years, the Iranian government has prohibited Panahi from leaving the cou...

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    Review: Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' Is A Remarkable Time-Spanning Achievement

    Last night in Park City, director Richard Linklater made cinematic history with the groundbreaking “Boyhood,” a time capsule-like exploration of childhood and family shot over the course of 12 years. And it’s unlike anything you’ve seen before, though the closest analogue might be the ambitious “Up ...

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    Karlovy Vary Review: David Lambert’s Sexually Frank, Emotionally Wise ‘All Yours’

    A truncated stay has meant we haven’t been able to see as many competition titles here at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival as we would have liked, but we can say it got off to a very promising start with this small-scale serio-comic drama, the second feature from “Beyond the Walls” direc...

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    Review: ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke & Gary Oldman

    In the new cynical, cash-grabbing sweepstakes to manufacture polished, all-appealing four quadrant blockbusters— specifically engineered to reap hundreds of millions of dollars, of course— 20th Century Fox’s “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” sequel is of a rare, rare breed. It’s the genuine article, ...

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    Karlovy Vary Review: ‘Little Accidents’ Starring Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, Chloe Sevigny And Jacob Lofland

    It’s no surprise that “Little Accidents,” which played at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival tonight for press, was a Sundance premiere: as a directorial debut from a promising new U.S.-based director, with a roster of reliable indie actors plus the added gloss of the higher-profile Banks ...

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    Book Review: 'Firestorm' Bridges Gap Between Between 'Rise' & 'Dawn Of The Planet Of Apes' With Thrills & Dread

    In 2001, Fox first tried to reboot "Planet Of The Apes," but the Tim Burton-directed film was a misfire, for all the reasons outlined here. Over a decade later the studio tried again, this time on a much more modest scale. They handed the wheel to rising director Rupert Wyatt, the biggest name in th...

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    Karlovy Vary Review: Atmospheric Argentinian Paranoia Drama ‘History of Fear’

    A debut film that picked up a little heat when it played early in the Competition lineup in Berlin, Argentinian filmmaker Benjamin Naishtat’s “History of Fear” went strangely quiet thereafter, subsumed, it seemed, by the subsequent welter of flashier offerings. But now having caught up with it at th...

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    Karlovy Vary Review: Shira Geffen’s Cannes Favorite ‘Self Made’

    One of the great things about the broad-based programming of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is that it gives us an opportunity to pick up a lot of films that slipped through our Cannes net, and one such title was “Self-Made.” The sophomore feature from Israeli director Shira Geffen, wh...

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    Recap: ‘The Leftovers,’ Season 1, Episode 2, ‘Penguin One, Us Zero’

    If the pilot for Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta’s “The Leftovers” established the landscape of the show — one where semi-supernatural phenomenon bump up against personal drama — the second episode, “Penguins One, Us Zero,” makes a smart play and narrows the focus. Unlike “Lost” which forever expand...

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    Karlovy Vary Review: Jake Hoffman’s Directorial Debut 'Asthma' With Krysten Ritter, Iggy Pop And More

    It's really a win/win situation. If the logline “examines the consequences of the ‘live fast, die young’ mentality in New York’s indie rock scene” doesn’t chill you to your core, perhaps you might actually get something out of “Asthma,” the directorial debut from Jake (son of Dustin) Hoffman, which ...

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