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Review: ‘Sal’

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Following his Hart Crane biopic "The Broken Tower," self-styled professional dabbler James Franco examines the tragically shortened life of another gay artist in his unenlightening but not ungenerous…

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Review: ‘The Fire’

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While German helmer Brigitte Maria Bertele's first fiction feature, "A Hero's Welcome," examined the trauma of war, her second, "The Fire," deals with the trauma of rape.

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Producer Brian Reilly dies

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Brian Reilly Producer Brian M. Reilly, who made six films starring Tim Allen, including Disney’s three “Santa Clause” comedies, died Thursday, Sept. 1, in Los Angeles after a two-year battle with…

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Telluride packs punch with indie picks

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Like Sundance without the snow, the Telluride Film Festival cherry-picked some of the fall's most anticipated indies over Labor Day weekend -- among them "The Descendants" and "We Need to Talk About…

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Review: ‘Cut’

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A young filmmaker and cinephile rents his body out as a human punching bag for yakuza thugs to repay a debt in "Cut," Iranian expat helmer Amir Naderi's overweeningly pretentious Nippon-set drama.

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