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It gets the thin envelope, not the fat one.

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In one of the funnier moments in Admission, several Princeton admissions officers make notes on a giant chart. On one side are fawning remarks they’ve received from parents whose offspring have    More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Korean Gothic

Director Park Chan-Wook sucks the blood out of Stoker.

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On a scale of zero to Quentin Tarantino, South Korean director Park Chan-wook is not stuck in the middle with anyone. In his hyperviolent Vengeance trilogy (2003’s Oldboy won the Grand Prix at   More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Pay no attention to the man behind the sequins.

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Goofy wigs are always a bad omen, especially when they’re the centerpiece of a film. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone seems pitched by a really good wig-maker who thought it would be hysterical t   More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 AP KRYZA

Like Someone in Love

A needy hooker makes an elderly friend.

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It may be hard out there for a pimp, but it’s definitely harder for a prostitute. Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami makes that awfully clear in his plodding, bittersweet tale of a Tokyo college    More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 EMILY JENSEN

Hotseat: Penelope Spheeris

The filmmaker talks about punk rock and losing her temper.

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Teenage angst has paid off well for Penelope Spheeris. Her breakout film, the remarkable   More
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

…And Justice For None

Peter Jackson leaves Middle Earth to investigate a wrongful conviction.

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West of Memphis is a compelling documentary—surprisingly so at a butt-numbing 147 minutes—that unwittingly provokes serious ethical questions.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 RUTH BROWN

Top Five Films To See At POW Fest

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Beat Down A runaway teen squeezes into scintillating pink spandex as she follows her wrestling dream. Deanne Foley’s film congenially captures showy wrestling, pubescent awkwardness and familia   More
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Oz the Great and Powerful

Hello, yellow brick road.

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Watching the glorious spectacle that is James Franco feels like watching a great con man. Here’s a proven movie star who made an art film re-enacting the Al Pacino leather-daddy sex thriller Cru   More
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 AP KRYZA

Lies My Multiplex Told Me

The Last Exorcism Part II and Hollywood’s appetite for deception.

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Apparently, one last go-around isn’t enough. At least that’s what this weekend’s debut of The Last Exorcism Part II: The Exorcisming seems to imply (it wasn’t screened for critics, or actual   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 AP KRYZA

Jack the Giant Slayer

An English folktale, with extra potty humor.

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Jack and the Beanstalk is one of the few English folktales Americans know by heart. A peasant boy sells his abusive guardian’s livestock for some beans, the beans get wet, a beanstalk grows, a   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

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