Criticwire

Cannes Review Capsule: 'Lawless'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 19, 2012 4:10 PM
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Cannes Review Capsule: 'Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 17, 2012 3:14 PM
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  • 1 Comment
How did this feature-length interview with the controversial director fare with Cannes critics?

Cannes Review Capsule: 'Moonrise Kingdom'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 16, 2012 6:03 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Wes Anderson's latest has premiered at Cannes. What do the critics think?

SXSW Review Capsule: 'The Aggression Scale'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 15, 2012 5:30 PM
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Both the low-budget environs and the heavily violent streaks in "The Aggression Scale" have critics torn.

SXSW Review Capsule: 'The Tall Man'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 14, 2012 7:45 PM
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  • 1 Comment
The new horror film from Pascal Laugier has some critics discussing it in Shyamalanic terms. But is that the fault of "The Tall Man" or simply the work that came before it?

SXSW Review Capsule: 'Somebody Up There Likes Me'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 14, 2012 6:11 PM
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It's a comedy with a distinct tone and some plot devices that strain the basic laws of nature. But many critics are saying that those choices do much to enhance, rather than distract from solid writing and performances.

SXSW Review Capsule: 'The Do-Deca Pentathlon'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 13, 2012 8:51 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Made around the time as 2008's "Baghead," the Duplass Brothers' "The Do-Deca Pentathlon" is just hitting theaters now. Is the duo's latest effort an entertaining film ahead of its time or a sign that their delayed projects should be left in the past?

SXSW Review Capsule: 'King Kelly'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 13, 2012 3:54 PM
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Can a film shot on an iPhone be able to say enough about our culture while actually being a compelling film? Apparently, yes.

SXSW Review Capsule: 'Starlet'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 13, 2012 1:16 PM
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One of the film's central relationships is an unconventional one. Does "Starlet" place the emphasis on its most satisfying parts?

SXSW Review Capsule: 'Nature Calls'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 11, 2012 6:46 PM
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  • 1 Comment
While some critics are split over the amount of laughs the new Boy Scout comedy produces, most reviews are in agreement: with the talent involved, there should have been more.

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