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    Arthouse Audit: 'Ida' and 'Belle' Both Post Strong Openings, 'The Lunchbox' Passes $3 Million

    Two high-profile festival entries, "Ida" and "Belle," posted solid debuts in their New York/Los Angeles openings. Lacking big-name directors, stars or high-concept story lines, both specialized films' initial success should help them to find a wider audience.

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    Indie Box Office Quarterly: The 5 Big Winners of 2014 So Far

    How indie film is fairing at the box office so far this year...

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    The Lunchbox

    The subtle performances of the redoubtable Irrfan Khan and the less familiar but no less engaging Nimrat Kaur enhance this delicate material and make the film a pleasure to watch.

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    Who Needs an Oscar Nomination? Sony's 'The Lunch Box' Is Best of the Limiteds

    A grab bag of new specialized openings were led by "The Lunch Box" (Sony Pictures Classics), a low-budget Indian film from a first-time director that nabbed attention at Cannes last May and showed significant early life in its two-city opening.

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    Review: Warm And Charming 'The Lunchbox' An Easy Decision At The Cinematic Takeout Counter

    The staple of any good rom-com is an original, clever meet-cute, and writer/director Ritesh Batra certainly has a good one for his feature debut "The Lunchbox." The missed connection in this picture that winds up bringing two strangers into each other's orbit is a mix-up involving the delivery of th...

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    This Weekend, Shun 'Son Of God,' See Two Fab Indies

    This weekend, it's a mixed batch of films ranging from the tiniest of indies to the escapist actioner and, finally, to the All-Important Christ Movie. Here's what you should see-- and what you shouldn't.

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    'The Lunchbox' Review and Roundup (TRAILER, SHORT)

    We will be hearing more from exciting young filmmaker Ritesh Batra, whose feature debut, the unprepossessing indie "The Lunchbox" (February 21) has heart.

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    February's 6 Must-See Indie Films

    Not going to the Berlin Film Festival? Well, there's plenty of fantastic cinema from around the world about to hit US theaters this month, which should more than make up for that. From India to Palestine, Quebec to Japan, check out Indiewire's very world cinema-minded picks for February 2014's best

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    Trailer of the Week: Romance, Melancholy and Food in Indian Rom-Com 'The Lunchbox'

    Before the Trailer, We Thought: Romantic comedies are on the decline, but Ritesh Batra's feature debut seems to hold a certain charm. It was anticipated to be submit for a nomination in the Foreign Language Category, but India chose a little-known film, "The Good Road," for submission instead. But t...

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    Watch: Trailer & Clip For Indian Rom-Com Charmer 'The Lunchbox'

    One of the more interesting and minor controversies of the awards season this year was India's decision to submit the little seen or heard about "The Good Road," instead of "The Lunchbox," the feature debut by Ritesh Batra that spent a good chunk of 2013 on the festival circuit where it earned conti...

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