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    Review: 'Good For Nothing' A Straight-Faced Modern Western, No Gimmicks Allowed

    Westerns get a new accent in New Zealand's "Good For Nothing". Enter the universe of this film, and you'll soon know that it's a man's world, with dusty cheeks, spit-slinging bad guys, and danger rattling like a snake around every corner. The gents don't fool around, which explains why the tagline r...

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    Review: Harrowing 'Footnote' Is A Frequently Comic Record Of An Intellectual Apocalypse

    Joseph Cedar's "Footnote" refuses to be easily categorized. This writer pegs it as the offspring of an uneasy marriage between Jean-Pierre Jeunet and the Coen Brothers, circa "Barton Fink," inhabiting a world where emotions frequently bend and shape reality. Probably the most nerve-wracking film eve...

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    Review: 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen' Is All Heart and No Brain

    Picking on "Salmon Fishing In The Yemen" makes us feel like a bit of a bully, as though we're mercilessly teasing that super nice but incredibly dumb girl in class. It's an affable, inoffensive British comedy that just wants you to like it so much that you can't help but snicke...

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    From the Wire: "Sound of Noise" Delights in Different Ways

    In reviews of films with musical elements, it's usually either the tunes or the telling that get the primary consideration.

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    Review: 'Friends With Kids' Is, Sadly, A Conventional Look At Unconventional Relationships

    The concept of the nuclear family has become something of an outdated notion. With children now found in a wide array of living situations -- single parents, gay parents, adoptions, etc. -- the "ideal" of a child being raised by a mommy and a daddy is shifting, with a newer idea of just tw...

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    Should "A Thousand Words" Get the "Margaret" Treatment?

    Development hell is a very real (and very hot) place. From time to time, a movie will garner a theatrical release long after the cameras stopped rolling and the picture has been locked. A delayed release doesn't always invite discrimination against quality, but does an audience need to know about it...

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    DVD Discovery: The Silver Fleet

    I got my basic training in British cinema from the late, great William K. Everson, but to the best of my knowledge he never screened The Silver Fleet (1943), starring Ralph Richardson. Its recent DVD release from VCI gave me a chance to see it for the first time, and made me a fan. It is officially ...

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    DVD Review: Sink Your Teeth Into Universal's 100th Anniversary Monsters Collection

    As part of its 100th anniversary celebration, Universal has released a box set spotlighting four classic titles from the studio's heyday of creature features: "Dracula," "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "Creature from the Black Lagoon." (Sadly, no "Wolf Man.")

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    Criticwire Picks: "Attenberg" Highlights a Week of Fish, Cabins and Sonic Rebellions

    Fish diplomats, creepy cabin getaways and musical terrorists all figure into this week's new releases. Here's a look at some of the averages for new films rated by members of Indiewire's Criticwire Network.

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    Memoir of a Character Actor: Dark Visions of a Golden Age

    Rick Lenz's memoir "North of Hollywood" is full of "good drinkers." Jason Robards was one, shimmying up a flagpole one night; George C. Scott was another. Jackie Gleason, smashed through much of the shoot of a failed comedy called "How Do I Love Thee?" (1971), is not counted a "good drinker." He cou...

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