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    In Indie Spirit Nominee 'Virunga,' Gorillas Caught in the Crosshairs of Corporate Greed

    If corporations are people, my friends, they’re the kind of people who make great movie villains. Especially in 'Virunga.' Which unfortunately isn’t a fiction.

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    Can We Cure Aging? Absorbing Doc 'The Immortalists' Wants to Know

    At an early point in David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg’s absorbing documentary 'The Immortalists,' theoretical biologist Aubrey de Grey, who sports a beard of wizardly proportions, says, “I don’t want to end up here.” The “here” he speaks of so dismissively is a graveyard.

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    'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' Review: Must-See Iranian Vampire Noir

    A strong, exciting voice that emerged from this past Sundance was Ana Lily Amirpour, who brought to the Park City festival what could very well be the first Iranian vampire film, “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.” After opening the 2014 New Directors/New Films Festival, the film will be released by...

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    'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I' Review Roundup

    The first reviews of the final installment in "The Hunger Games" series range from "classic" to "bland."

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    AFI Review: 'The Gambler' Remake Aims High, Falls Short

    Rupert Wyatt did a great job with "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." But his follow-up movie, a remake of James Toback's 1974 "The Gambler," is a disappointment.

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    Review: Why Margaret Brown's 'The Great Invisible' Matters

    Our mediated culture is obsessed with the tragedy of right now. But director Margaret Brown is interested in the long-term story of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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    Review: Kate Lyn Sheil Is the Beating Heart of 'The Heart Machine'

    Zachary Wigon’s tale of long-distance relationship woes and paranoia 'The Heart Machine' opens in NY and hits iTunes on October 24.

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    Review: Shailene Woodley Stars in Gregg Araki's 'White Bird in a Blizzard'

    Gregg Araki can spin pop-colored, darkly funny suburban tragedies like few other directors working today, with 2004’s 'Mysterious Skin' as the formidable example. 'White Bird in a Blizzard,' while not matching the overall emotional swell of 'Mysterious Skin,' again finds Araki in top form. It opens ...

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    Review: Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer Can't Save Monochromatic 'Black or White'

    Writer/director Mike Binder's social message film is as certain of its ennobling politics as "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," and ultimately as tepid.

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    Five Ways 'Equalizer' Star Denzel Washington Beats Out His Fellow Action Stars

    In Denzel we trust. Washington is truly one of the last real Hollywood stars left standing that moviegoers will go see in almost anything. And even when he is bad, he is oh so good.

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