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    Review: Danny Boyle's 'Trance' Is A Trippy, Twisty, Terrific Thriller

    He might have had a rockier patch in the mid-'00s -- no one saw his delightful fable "Millions," and sci-fi "Sunshine" was both a commercial disappointment and the most difficult shoot of his career -- but things couldn't have gone much better for Danny Boyle in the last few years. "Slumdog Milliona...

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    Review: 'Simon Killer' Loses That Lovin' Feeling On The Streets Of Paris

    Simon (Brady Corbet) is lost. After being dumped by his high school sweetheart after a relationship that ran the length of their college years, the newly graduated, newly single American flees to Paris to get away from it all and find himself. Of course, the problem with undertaking such a journey o...

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    THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

    Socially relevant films for adults are so rare that you want to root for each one that comes along, especially from a filmmaker as imposing as Robert Redford. This one not only brings the actor back to the screen but surrounds him with an A-list cast.

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    TRANCE

    "Trance" is a remake of a little-seen British TV movie from 2001 written and directed by Joe Ahearne. Danny Boyle’s remake makes me want to see the original.

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    NY African Film Fest 2013 Review: 'Stones In The Sun' Is A Gripping Tale About Haitian Immigrants In The U.S.

    It screens at the New York African Film Festival tomorrow - its only screening at the festival, so if you're interested in the film, you can pick up tickets to that screening HERE. Here's our earlier review of it.

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    Review: Shane Carruth's Beguilingly Enigmatic 'Upstream Color' May Cause Disorienting Side Effects, Results Will Vary

    Nine years ago, autodidact filmmaker Shane Carruth burst onto the indie scene with the abstruse and complex sci-fi thriller "Primer," which made him a Sundance darling in 2004 when it won the Grand Jury Prize and went on to become a cult hit. The polymath writer, director, actor, musician, editor, p...

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    Review: 'Evil Dead' Is A Grim, Humorless, Ultraviolent Update Of A Horror Classic

    When the "Evil Dead" remake was first announced, everyone pretty much assumed that it was going to suck. This was something that star/producer Bruce Campbell acknowledged during the Q&A at the film's SXSW World Premiere last month. But after years of being assaulted with fan questions about a fourth...

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    Review: 'Thale' Is A Half-Finished Spooky Fairy Tale

    There’s usually a handshake agreement made by audiences with genre filmmakers eager to make an impression: If your first act is fantastical, intriguing and mysterious, then don’t botch it with an overly technical, low-imagination third act explanation. This sort of misstep has dogged big budget mish...

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    NY African Film Fest 2013 Review: 'Nairobi Half Life' Offers Engaging Spin on Big City Tale

    NY African Film Fest 2013 Review: 'Nairobi Half Life' Offers Engaging Spin on Big City Tale

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    Review: Robert Redford's 'The Company You Keep' Is An Unconvincing Bit Of Agitprop

    The third film in Robert Redford’s recent series of stillborn, bleeding heart dramas, "The Company You Keep" is a busy but inert civic-minded thriller. As a director, Redford has yet to break his recent habit of using hackneyed dialogue to talk down to his audience with Aaron Sorkin-esque dialogue t...

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