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    Specialty Box Office: It's All About Last Year's Films On The First Weekend of 2014

    With an extremely crowded field of late 2013 films still going strong, the first weekend of the new year didn't offer much of anything in the way of newcomers, but there was a lot of notable news from holdovers.

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    The Playlist Staff's Most Overrated And Underrated Films Of 2013

    You have to be especially careful with the words “overrated” or “underrated.” Some people don't like the terms, thinking that they're condescending or snide, elevating your own opinions over those of the majority. And arguably they have a strong point, but the words do serve a purpose—how else is a ...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Her' and 'The Past' Not Eye-Popping, Face Serious Competition

    Two significant limited holiday entries opened this pre-holiday weekend, often a tricky time to attract specialized audiences. Spike Jonze's "Her" (Warner Bros.), with somewhat younger appeal, boasted a weaker limited opening than "American Hustle" last weekend, while Sony Pictures Classics slotted ...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'The Past' and 'Her' Debut In Crowded Year-End Marketplace

    Spike Jonze's "Her" and Asghar Farhadi's "The Past" both joined a very crowded marketplace this weekend to respectable results.

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    The Past

    Writer-director Asghar Farhad works so well with his actors that everything seems genuine and naturalistic, even the scenes involving young children.

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    Academy Narrows Foreign Language List to Nine

    Six foreign films films picked by several hundred Los Angeles Academy voters --members from various branches who see the requisite number of movies submitted for Oscar consideration--as well as three added by an executive committee hand-picked by producer Mark Johnson--make up the shortlist of nine ...

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    Review: Asghar Farhadi's Mature, Complex & Impressive 'The Past' Starring Berenice Bejo & Tahar Rahim

    When "The Past" opens, we see a couple communicating through a thick pane of glass at an airport. They can't hear each other, but through gestures and mouthed words, they can get the gist of what the other is saying, but between them is an immovable object that prevents a full understanding of what ...

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    Foreign Oscar Entry Review: The Past (Le Passé)

    The Past, Iran's Submission for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. U.S. : Sony Pictures Classics. International Sales Agent: Memento Films International

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