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    ND/NF '12 Review: 'Hemel' Takes An Unflinching Look At Broken Sexuality

    Within the very first moments of "Hemel," a couple writhe naked in bed. Their playful banter and back-and-forth focuses on the unsubstantial equipment, which he laughs off with only a slightly bruised ego. It's only when he starts to rag on her pubic hair that she begins to unravel, di...

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    Now and Then: How to Ruin a Marriage Without Really Trying, from 'Carnage' to 'Virginia Woolf'

    A quick tip for anyone interested in making a film about class resentment in a recession: as the Soviet filmmakers proved, it usually helps if you're juxtaposing two distinct points of view. Roman Polanski's film "Carnage," about a quartet of outraged — and outrageous — New Yorkers, doesn't quite fo...

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    ND/NF '12 Review: 'Gimme The Loot' Paints An Affectionate Portrait Of The Foibles Of Inner City Youth

    The streets of New York City are alive in SXSW hit "Gimme The Loot," the endearing and charmingly unpretentious first feature from director Adam Leon. The film seems to move to the beat of jangling spray paint cans, particularly those in the deep pockets of Malcolm and Sofia. These two high schooler...

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    'That's the way it works for some': The Welcome Return of the Ladies of 'Mad Men'

    The New York advertising world is the lens through which "Mad Men" filters its expanding array of themes, from counterculture to aging to war to -- at last, as promised by the scenes bookending last night's season premiere "A Little Kiss" -- race. But foremost, for me at leas...

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    The Death of 'Luck'

    What happened in "Luck"'s last two episodes is that Hoffman and Farina's characters had something to do of consequence. Farina stopped being a chauffeur and started being a tough guy who could see what others cannot. We finally knew why Hoffman kept him around.

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    Immersed in Movies: The Return of Abel Gance's 'Napoleon'

    Never mind about 3-D and IMAX and higher frame rates and immersive design and "The Artist" and "Hugo": Abel Gance's monumental silent, "Napoleon" (1927), is back and fully restored and better than ever. It boasts more than half-an-hour of additional footage discovered by tireless Oscar-winning Briti...

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    Weekend Preview: 'The Hunger Games' Is A Must-See

    Box office records and hearts -- and maybe some gender barriers -- will be broken this weekend by "The Hunger Games" and the franchise's star, Jennifer Lawrence. (The film already scored $19.7 million from midnight shows.) We don't usually recommend a box office giant as must-see viewing, but this i...

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    The Hunger Games

    I spent most of the beginning of The Hunger Games kind of holding my breath in hopes that the movie would live up to all the hype I put on it.  I loved the books A LOT.  I also put a whole heap of unjustified responsibility on it and felt that it just had to hit a certain level so that the...

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    ND/NF 2012 Review - "An Oversimplification Of her Beauty" (A Beautifully Complex Maze)

    It makes it NYC premiere at the New Directors/New Films Festival tomorrow afternoon at 4:15pm at Lincoln Center (purchase tickets HERE); I saw it when it make its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and reviewed it soon after. Here's that review again for those who missed it the...

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    What to See, What to Skip: New Reviews This Week

    Opinions are all over the place this week for the latest releases. The guaranteed mega-hit "The Hunger Games" finally arrives in theaters and it has its fair share of fans, but also some detractors. Other films brave enough to open against that box office behemoth include: "The Raid: ...

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