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    BAMcinemaFest Review: '10,000 KM' Presents Two Actors, Two Locations & Two Laptops For One Bittersweet Movie

    Remember the slightly awkward moments between Joaquin Phoenix and his operating system in the not-too-distant future of Spike Jonze's “Her,” where a relationship was blossomed between a man and a machine? The lack of a physical element in that scenario starts to feel normal because one half of that ...

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    Review: Found Footage Family Film 'Earth To Echo'

    With 2008's "Cloverfield," J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves showed that the found footage aesthetic—comprised of shaky, you-are-there camerawork and rough cutting and usually relegated to hardcore horror films like the "Paranormal Activity" series and, of course, "The Blair Witch Project"—could also be e...

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    Review: 'Deliver Us From Evil' Starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez & Olivia Munn

    The opening fifteen to twenty minutes of “Deliver Us From Evil” find co-writer and director Scott Derrickson delivering a pretty clear statement of intent. Within that span of time, soldiers in Iraq stumble across an unspeakable horror, a street weary detective finds a dead baby in a dumpster, and n...

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    Review: 'Tammy' Starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon And Mark Duplass

    The marketing campaign for "Tammy," the new Melissa McCarthy comedy, has always been somewhat baffling. Instead of a straight-up teaser, Warner Bros chose to release a snippet of a single scene, where McCarthy's titular character was robbing a greasy fast food restaurant. It was funny enough, but it...

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    Comedy Central and the New Mockumentary: How 'Nathan For You' and 'Review' are Changing the Game

    By testing the rules of reality television, "Nathan For You" and "Review" have become two of TV’s smartest comedies.

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    Review: Predictable And Lukewarm 'Begin Again' Starring Mark Ruffalo & Keira Knightley

    Though the music industry has undergone a sea change over the last decade, the goal for both major studios and artists remains the same: musicians want to write great songs and put them out into the world, and record labels want to make some money by helping them do it. That being said, these days, ...

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    Critics Go Ape In First Reviews For 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'

    Sequels are a tricky thing, particularly with a new director coming on board. How do you match the success of the preceding movie, take it into new territory, which putting your own mark on the material? It was a big job Matt Reeves ("Cloverfield," "Let Me In") had ahead of him in tackling "Dawn Of ...

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    Review: Is Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' The Worst Political Documentary Of All-Time?

    “America: Imagine The World Without Her” is book-ended by scenes of co-director (and credited “creator”) Dinesh D'Souza. At the start, he is a triumphant filmmaker who made “2016: Obama's America," which he accurately credits as “the second highest grossing political documentary of all-time.” By the...

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    Recap: 'The Leftovers,' Season 1, Episode 1, Teasingly Sets The Stage For A Fascinating Supernatural Drama

    “There might be a lot of noise around the show, and people might love the pilot, but it might completely and totally sputter and burn out,” Damon Lindeolf told New York Times Magazine about “The Leftovers.” “We have not written a script or produced an episode yet where I go: ‘Booyah! That’s what I’m...

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    Review: 'The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story Of Aaron Swartz' Tells The Tale Of A Compelling Voice Silenced Too Early

    During one of the interviews featured in Brian Knappenberger’s documentary “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story Of Aaron Swartz,” the late Hacktivist describes the duality of the internet: on the one hand it gives you a wealth of free information, and is the symbol of liberty, on the other hand it can...

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