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What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Oblivion' & 'Lords Of Salem' Are 'In The House'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • April 19, 2013 5:19 PM
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Not even one month into spring, and it looks like the summer blockbuster season already has the jump on us: the latest big budget, big explosion, big sound, big picture Tom Cruise vehicle, as the only major release this weekend, should have no trouble rolling the big profits right in. Particularly as its companions are the usual indie fare - strong, certainly, but also full of niche appeal - with witchy horror, sports drama, sci-fi thriller, and a magical documentary rounding out the slate. On the plus side, the advanced season start date means that warmer weather and longer days are just around the corner. Summer is coming!

LFF Review: Francois Ozon's Puzzle Box 'In The House' Never Quite Forms A Full Picture

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • October 24, 2012 6:28 PM
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Francois Ozon’s previous film, “Potiche,” was a fun and frothy effort, and while it was undeniably beautifully composed and performed, it was arguably also a little inconsequential. Ozon approaches the structurally more ambitious “In the House” from a more devious and darkly comic perspective, yet despite this approach sustaining intrigue for much of the 105 minute running time, there’s still a sneaking suspicion once things are done that once again it doesn’t amount to very much.

New Images From Laurent Cantet's 'Foxfire,' Francois Ozon's 'In The House,' Isabelle Huppert In 'Dormant Beauty' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2012 6:10 PM
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Though we got it once before as a 1992 Annette Haywood-Carter film starring a young Angelina Jolie and (eventual) Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis, there's certainly room for improvement. And when you have "The Class" director Laurent Cantent deciding to take on the classic Joyce Carol Oates novel "Foxfire: Confessions Of A Girl Gang," and bring it to the big screen, our interest is piqued.

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