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What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Lincoln' & 'Skyfall' Will Have 'A Royal Affair' In Theaters

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • November 9, 2012 4:56 PM
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With Washington’s elections concluded, we cinephiles can now return our focus to the much more critical campaign ahead of us: the race toward the Oscars. Steven Spielberg releases his bait this weekend in limited release, a number of festival darlings (and stinkers, incidentally; but, hey, everything needs a little balance) hit the big screen, and one of Hollywood’s most time-tested blockbuster franchises gets its 23rd installment. Get your voting cards ready, folks!

Review: 'Citadel' Is A Sometimes Scary, Sometimes Silly Entry In the Hoodie Horror Sub-Genre

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 8, 2012 6:00 PM
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Over the last few years an interesting subgenre has developed in British horror – dubbed "hoodie horror" by the press and named after the young, urban kids who wear hooded sweatshirts – these films are set primarily in England's low income housing "estates" and played up the fears of "Broken Britain," a term coined by conservative newspaper The Sun, to describe the country's perceived social and moral bankruptcy. Everything from the Michael Caine revenge thriller "Harry Brown" to last year's gleeful SXSW smash "Attack the Block" have used elements of this subgenre. "Citadel," which won the Midnight award at the fest, further explores the fears and anxieties of urban Britain (and Ireland), and the results are sometimes scary, sometimes silly, and always politically questionable.
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Exclusive: Clip From SXSW Midnight Audience Award Winner 'Citadel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 12:22 PM
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Sometimes the most frightening thing in the world isn't ghouls and goblins, it's the dangers lurking just outside your door. And for SXSW audiences this year, they felt that chill right up their collective spine as they voted Ciarán Foy's psychological horror picture "Citadel" the Midnight Audience Award winner in March. And with the film now headed to theaters, we've got a clip to show you a peek at what the buzz is all about.
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Exclusive: Poster For SXSW Midnight Audience Award Winner 'Citadel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 5, 2012 4:04 PM
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SXSW audiences are an enthusiastic yet discerning crowd, and when they get behind a picture, it's usually one worth sitting up and paying attention to. In recent years, films like "Bridesmaids," "Kill List" and "The Raid" all rocked folks in Austin, generating buzz that later helped these pictures as they made their way to theaters. This fall, another title will be hoping for the same boost.
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