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    Review: Existential Thriller 'Locke,' Starring Tom Hardy and His Fabulous Voice

    If you’re going to make a film about a guy taking calls from his car -- and if half of those calls are about concrete -- then you sure as hell better cast a lead actor with command of the screen. This apparently wasn’t lost on writer-director Steven Knight, who wisely got Tom Hardy to take the wheel...

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    How 'Fading Gigolo' Illustrates the Best and Worst of Woody Allen Movies

    Intentionally or not, "Fading Gigolo" actually functions as something of a statement on Allen's persona—onscreen and off—as it has been understood in the public eye.

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    Review: Art of the Real Doc 'Castanha' Is a Dazzling Gay Character Study

    There is a line spoken twice by actor/subject João Carlos Castanha in the Davi Pretto’s dazzling character study, “Castanha,” about “an actor without his make up…counts for nothing as soon as he stops representing something else.” It’s a canny metaphor for the film and the title character, a Brazili...

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    Recap: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 4, Episode 2, ‘The Lion And The Rose’ Is A Nice Day For A Westeros Wedding

    If there is one piece of advice in the land of Westeros, it is DO NOT ACCEPT AN INVITATION TO A WEDDING. Also, don’t get married, don’t participate in weddings, just never go anywhere or do anything. I’m starting to wonder if George R.R. Martin is an anti-marriage advocate or something. I do think t...

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    WATCH: Guillermo Arriaga's Anthology 'Words with Gods' (TRAILER)

    Guillermo Arriaga's faith-themed anthology film "Words with Gods," with an original song by Peter Gabriel and shaped into its current structure by Nobel prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa, has a first trailer. Watch below.

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    Review: Reserved & Quiet 'Hateship Loveship' Starring Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Nick Nolte & Hailee Steinfeld

    Following the smash success of "Bridesmaids," Kristen Wiig has actively subverted the obvious expectations of the career choices that would follow a hit film. The actress has largely gravitated toward small-scale projects ("Girl Most Likely," "Friends With Kids"), in roles that still fit within her ...

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    Five Films to See or Not-to-See This Weekend, from 'Joe' to Jarmusch's 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

    This weekend, don't miss what is arguably the best film of director Jim Jarmusch's storied career, "Only Lovers Left Alive," starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as exquisitely cool, ancient vampires still in love after centuries. That film hits LA and NY, along with David Gordon Green's Nicola...

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    Review: Nicolas Cage Returns to His Naturalist Roots in 'Joe,' Directed by David Gordon Green

    David Gordon Green's "Joe" is a sluggish, slow-burn drama set in poverty-mired Mississippi about the bond that gradually builds between a drifter boy ("Mud"'s Tye Sheridan) and a simmering ex-con (Nicolas Cage). While both Cage and Sheridan are very watchable, especially in the scenes they share tog...

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