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    Weekend Preview: Unknown, I Am Number Four, Big Mommas, Last Lions, Putty Hill

    It's no surprise that indie offerings Putty Hill and the doc The Last Lions score the best reviews of the motley crew of movies that opened for the holiday weekend. Unknown, Liam Neeson's follow-up to sleeper hit Taken is next.

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    NYT Critics Want to Interact--from a Safe Distance

    It's all very well for newspapers to try and interact with their readers online. What strikes me about the NYTimes' effort to engage movie fans with film critics A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis is how they are choosing to respond to their readers.

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    New York Film Critics Circle Goes Digital, Partners with Movie Review Query Engine

    As film critics seek to adapt to digital journalism, the venerable New York Film Critics Circle, founded in 1935, has partnered with 16-year-old review database Movie Review Query Engine (MRQE ("marquee") to relaunch their NYFCC website to lure moviegoers looking for guidance on what to see each wee...

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    The Eagle Early Reviews: Tatum and Bell Are "Junior League Versions of Snyder's 300 Macho-Erotica"

    Scottish filmmaker Kevin Macdonald is as gifted a documentarian as he is a feature filmmaker--he just premiered the brilliant YouTube/Ridley Scott doc Life in a Day at Sundance, and has been given the helm on the first authorized Bob Marley documentary. Macdonald also directed the great Touching the...

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    Sundance Trailer: Tom McCarthy's Win Win Earns Rave Reviews

    Actor-turned-writer-director Tom McCarthy showed his gift for character with The Station Agent (2003) and The Visitor (2007). Check out the trailer and rave reviews below for Win Win, which he co-wrote with Joe Tiboni. Fox Searchlight took the film, starring Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan, to Sundance i...

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    Sanctum: "Visually Arresting," "Paper-Thin Personalities"; Cameron Promos on Twitter

    Sanctum opens February 4. James Cameron produced (along with a handful of others), and Aussie director Alistair Grierson helmed the 3-D project. Cameron joined Twitter on January 28 per Ryan Seacrest's suggestion. The filmmaker has already amassed 48,200 followers (he's following 38, mostly scientif...

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    Sundance Video: Alex Gibney Talks Ken Kesey and Neal Cassady on Magic Trip

    With Magic Trip, Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) and his longtime editor Alison Ellwood have cut together a rich piece of 60s history using archive video and audio of the iconic literary figures on the famous cross-country Magic Bus trip recounted by Tom Wolfe in The ...

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    Sundance Video: Miranda July Talks Roadside Acquisition The Future

    The best film that I saw at Sundance was triple threat Miranda July's The Future, an accessibly entertaining wild ride of a sci-fi relationship movie, in which she casts herself as the bad guy and you know that she is likely to leave her lunky boyfriend, played by Hamish Linklater--one of the talen...

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    Sundance Watch: Margin Call Ignites Buyer Interest

    So they're off! On a bright sunny Friday morning, the usual gang of buyers assembled at Park City' Utah's Holiday Cinema III for one of the more promising commercial titles, Margin Call, featuring an attractive ensemble of wily character actors led by Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany and Zachary Quinto--w...

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