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    Review: Woody Allen’s ‘Magic In The Moonlight’ Starring Colin Firth & Emma Stone

    “Cloquet hated reality but realized it was still the only place to get a good steak,” Woody Allen once wrote in the 1977 short story "The Condemned"—as good as any an example of a raison d’etre for the glib, witty and yet philosophical filmmaker. But also a good exemplar of his outlook on life; blea...

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    Review: 'The Purge: Anarchy' Starring Frank Grillo

    It doesn't take a thinking person more than ten seconds to poke holes in the premise of “The Purge." It also doesn't take one to see the seductive hook of the material: Americans acting upon some sort of birthright to behave like animals, to let loose the chains of propriety and savagely end each ot...

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    Review: 'Sex Tape' Starring Cameron Diaz And Jason Segel

    As far as weird on-screen sexual scenarios go, Cameron Diaz has had her fair share. After all, she is the only actress in the history of the medium to have styled her hair with male ejaculate ("There's Something About Mary"), been involved in some kind of weird old timey abortion ("Gangs of New York...

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    Review: Mike Cahill's 'I Origins' Starring Michael Pitt & Brit Marling

    2011, the year of actress Brit Marling, also introduced the world of cinema to two promising filmmakers: “The Sound Of My Voice” director Zal Batmanglij and “Another Earth” filmmaker Mike Cahill. Marling starred and co-wrote both heady and high concept indie efforts and her rocket soon took off. Fox...

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    Review: 'Heatstroke' Starring Stephen Dorff And Maisie Williams

    The sun bears down on the characters in “Heatstroke," a new suspense thriller set in the African desert. At first it feels like an inspired location, a way to provide color to a familiar hide-and-seek chase actioner. But as the film goes on, the sun almost seems as if it's burning its own location, ...

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    Karlovy Vary Review: Multiple Venice Winner ‘Still Life’ Starring Eddie Marsan

    Not wishing to start off on a total downer, let us say that for much of its running time, “Still Life” is just about bearable. Now that’s partly because, catching up with the four-time Venice award-winner [drops to knees, bellows “Why?” at the heavens] at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival...

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    Karlovy Vary Review: Concert Movie ‘Björk: Biophilia Live’

    For better or worse, we do approach any new project from impish Icelandic enchantress Björk with an expectation of weird. And it’s an expectation that her Biophilia album and concert tour, of which this film is a record, clearly delivered on. Prologued by a David Attenborough voiceover, it's really ...

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    Recap: ‘The Leftovers,’ Season 1, Episode 3, ‘Two Boats And A Helicopter’

    With just two episodes so far, Damon Lindelof’s “The Leftovers” has already laid out a strong handful of mysteries, the central one being what exactly happened on October 14th that caused 2% of the world’s population to vanish. But as Lindelof has been stressing since even the show first aired, that...

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    Karlovy Vary Review: Beautiful, Atmospheric Debut ‘Violent’ From Canadian Musician Andrew Huculiak

    On the surface, there’s no real reason why “Violent,” the debut feature film from Canadian director Andrew Huculiak, should be set so specifically in Norway, and be led by a Norwegian actress whose dialogue and voiced-over thoughts are also in Norwegian. But as the film draws you in, or rather quie...

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    Review: 'Rage' Starring Nicolas Cage, Peter Stormare & Danny Glover

    If, for whatever reason, you find yourself in an argument with someone who is desperately trying to convince you that Nicolas Cage has returned to form with his brilliant performance in David Gordon Green’s “Joe," you’ll be able to shut them up thanks to Paco Cabezas. They can bring up all sorts of ...

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