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    How Hawks' 1948 Classic 'Red River' Drew a New Map for the Western (NEW CRITERION DVD REVIEW)

    "Funny how different you feel," cattleman Nadine Groot (Walter Brennan) relates near the end of "Red River," "when you know you're going somewheres." He's right, but his is a sojourner's satisfaction, marking the conclusion of a long expedition. For viewers of Howard Hawks' mythic 1948 Western, the ...

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    'The Fault in Our Stars' Review and Roundup: Shailene Woodley Carries Manipulative Weepie

    Trust me: when it opens Friday 'The Fault in Our Stars' will be review proof. It matters not a whit what any of us have to say about Josh Boone's four-hankie tragic romance based on social media star John Green's bestselling Young Adult novel. Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber of "(500) Days of Su...

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    'Edge of Tomorrow' Review and Roundup: Cruise Fights Back in Dazzling Must-See Mindbender

    The reviews are in for Tom Cruise’s new star vehicle “Edge of Tomorrow,” and they are…well, pretty great, actually.

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    Review: 'Obvious Child' Succeeds Admirably as an Abortion Rom-Com

    Gillian Robespierre’s winning “Obvious Child,” which bowed at Sundance, sticks to the rom-com arc while throwing in a gutsy curveball: The film’s main woman and man fall in love while getting an abortion. It opens this Friday via A24 Films.

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    Happy 118th Birthday, Howard Hawks: TOH! Picks His 16 Must-See Films (VIDEO)

    In 2012, when Sight & Sound Magazine released the results of its most recent decennial poll, fans of Howard Hawks searched the top fifty "Greatest Films of All Time" in vain. Is the reputation of classical Hollywood cinema's most versatile master in decline? We offer you 16 reasons why you should re...

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    Critics on 'Maleficent': Jolie Is Fierce and Film Looks Great, But Fairytale Wears Thin

    First reviews have swooped in for "Maleficent," Disney's take on the "Sleeping Beauty" classic arch villain here played by a wickedly gorgeous Angelina Jolie, a ringer for the iconic character. Per critics, the news is good and bad. The film, helmed by Oscar-winning VFX artist Robert Stromberg makin...

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    Review: Kelly Reichardt's Eco Suspense Thriller 'Night Moves'

    Three radical environmentalists blow up a hydro-electric dam in Oregon, and then face the consequences of their extreme actions in Kelly Reichardt's meditative, observational suspense-drama. Already beloved by many for her minimalist chronicles of American malaise "Wendy and Lucy" and "Meek's Cutoff...

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    Cannes: 'Foxcatcher' Tells Riveting Murder Tale, as Award Season Beckons (POSTER)

    Expectations were running high at festival midpoint at Cannes for Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," which did not disappoint the international critics Monday morning, who gave the film a healthy round of applause. With "Capote" and "Moneyball" behind him, Cannes anointed the director with a first-time ...

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    Cannes Review: Nuri Bilge Ceylon's Palme d'Or-Winner 'Winter Sleep'

    Simply put, Nuri Bilge Ceylan is a badass. His new 3.25-hour film “Winter Sleep” doesn’t unfold so much as unspool, and despite presenting a few challenges to jet-lagged journalists, it manages not only to sustain interest but to mesmerize.

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    Cannes: Palme d'Or Contender 'Leviathan' Gets Gargantuan Reaction from Critics

    Critics are going crazy for Russian helmer Andrey Zvyagintsev's latest, "Leviathan," which played in competition at Cannes and now looks to be a serious contender for the prized Palme d'Or. Zvyagintsev knocked it out of the park with 2011's meditation on one family's legacy of crime, "Elena," and th...

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