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Venice Review Capsule: 'Stories We Tell'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 31, 2012 2:31 PM
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Sarah Polley's documentary about her family's complicated past is earning rave reviews in Venice.

Barbed Wire: 'The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 31, 2012 11:31 AM
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"The road to hell, they say, is paved with good intentions. Walking up that road are The Oogieloves."

From the Wire: Reviews from a Ten-Year-Old Film Critic

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 30, 2012 2:55 PM
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Plus a review from an adult critic writing like a seven-year-old.
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VODetails: 'V/H/S'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 30, 2012 10:55 AM
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Is this found footage horror anthology worth you VODollars?

Last Call For Applications for the Critics Academy at the New York Film Festival

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 30, 2012 10:06 AM
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If you want to learn what it's like to cover a film festival alongside the pros, the deadline to apply is September 4th.

Criticwire Picks: 'Chicken with Plums' is a Successful Return to Iran

  • By Steve Greene
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  • August 30, 2012 10:00 AM
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The duo behind "Persepolis" returns with another critical success, this time with an original screenplay focusing on an Iran-set story.

The Best Reviewed Indie Films of the Summer (And Where To Find Them)

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 29, 2012 2:18 PM
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We'll tell you which independent movies critics liked best this summer -- and where you can watch them now (or soon).

Pranking Global Politics: 'The Dictator' and 'The Ambassador'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 29, 2012 11:21 AM
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For more than a decade, Sacha Baron Cohen has ruled over the world of prank satire. Now he's been dethroned.

Another Judgment Day for 'Terminator 2'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 28, 2012 7:07 PM
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Because obviously you haven't heard me talk about Arnold Schwarzenegger enough.

A Masterful Trailer That Doesn't Spoil the Movie

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 28, 2012 3:57 PM
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  • 1 Comment
"The Master" tells you almost nothing about the movie. Which is awesome.

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