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    Review: 'Norwegian Wood' Is Depressingly Beautiful...Or Beautifully Depressing

    The most depressing day of 2012 is supposed to be January 16, taking into account things like gloomy weather, fading Christmas joy and general Monday malaise. However, what hasn't been considered in that theory is that Tran Ang Hung's "Norwegian Wood" actually comes out a full 10 d...

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    Pretty but Superficial "Norwegian Wood" Shows the Challenge of Adapting Murakami

    Adapting a novel steeped in sensory experiences requires transporting them into an entirely different medium. Within the first 15 pages of Haruki Murakami's soulful 1987 romance "Norwegian Wood," the Japanese novelist drifts effortlessly between a pair of time periods separated by two ...

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    Review: 'Louder Than A Bomb' An Entertaining, Soulful Look At The High School Slam Poetry Scene

    Slam poetry. It can be a misunderstood art form, exalted in places like Def Poetry Jam, or snubbed as a silly high school phase. But what Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel's documentary "Louder Than A Bomb" does so well, is point out how something like slam poetry can offer an outlet, and a w...

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    Review: 'Once Upon A Time In Anatolia' A Masterful, Slow-Burn Epic

    Minimalist art filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan spent a long time crafting very personal and breathtakingly photographed tales. His work has never been big on plot, nor have they ever been anything other than glacially paced. Indeed, his general aesthetic isn't very welcoming to the impatient, though...

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    Review: 'Roadie' A Compelling Portrait Of The Sad Aftermath Of A Failed Life On The Road

    For some, life is a series of indignities. One second too slow, one step too far, and our dreams go unfulfilled. In every bar in the country, there is someone drinking away his regrets, trying to make peace with the records they didn’t break and the hearts they didn’t soothe. Michael Cue...

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    'Downton Abbey' Second Season Premieres January 8; Early Reviews and Trailer

    "Downton Abbey," the gorgeous, turn-of-the-last-century, period Brit TV soap opera is back to please audiences and critics alike. Premiering this Sunday January 8th on PBS' Masterpiece Theatre, the second season will show how World War I dramatically upturns the lives of the arist...

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    Village Voice Lays Off Film Critic Jim Hoberman

    As inured as we are to the ongoing crisis in newspaper publishing that leads to the seemingly inevitable layoffs of our best veteran film critics, I am upset that Village Voice Media, which has been shedding employees steadily for the past few years, has finally let go of Jim Hoberman.

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    "It's About You" is a Nostalgic Documentary Barely About John Mellencamp

    With 2011 going down as a year for nostalgia in cinema, one leftover not to be overlooked is the documentary "It's About You," a fittingly retro film of John Mellencamp during the making of his 2010 album No Better Than This. For that, Mellencamp was nostalgic himself, going old school...

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    Review: 'John Mellencamp: It’s About You’ Is An Amateur, Empty Music Documentary

    “John Mellencamp: It’s About You” is a documentary directed, shot and edited by professional photographer Kurt Markus and his son, Ian Markus. The film’s title refers to a debate between Mellencamp and Kurt as to whom the subject of the film would be. Mellencamp wanted the mo...

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    Review: 'The Hunter' A Fantastic, Grim Thriller Targeting Modern Iran

    We've come to expect more than a few things from Iran in recent years, and that goes for its cinema as well (at least the films we actually get to see). The country's most notable movies employ a naturalistic aesthetic, blend fact and fiction, indulge in minimalism and, in that sense, "...

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