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  1. Film Review: Manure

    5:45 pm 1/21/2009

    As a stylistic exercise, "Manure" is something of a triumph. One might even call it surprisingly tasty, given the title and subject matter. But in terms of story and overall impact, this oddity definitely reeks.Read more

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  2. Precious -- Film Review

    3:55 pm 1/21/2009

    An overwhelming, masterful dramatic competition entrant, this Lee Daniels film may have no bounds in the awards categories here at Sundance. It would not be surprising to see "Precious" pull in both the Audience Award and Jury Award.Read more

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  3. Film Review: The Girlfriend Experience

    3:55 pm 1/21/2009

    One of the worst-kept secrets at Sundance was that the festival's poster boy, Steven Soderbergh, would screen his latest film, "The Girlfriend Experience," Tuesday evening at the Eccles Theatre as a "sneak preview."Read more

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  4. An Education -- Film Review

    12:25 pm 1/21/2009

    Every now and then a performance comes along that takes Sundance by storm. This year, it's Carey Mulligan's star-making turn as a 16-year-old schoolgirl who falls under the spell an older man in early '60s London in "An Education."Read more

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  5. Film Review: Once More With Feeling

    4:59 pm 1/20/2009

    Unabashedly sentimental and distinctly retro, "Once More With Feeling" is an old-fashioned family dramedy -- practically a rarity these days.Read more

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  6. Film Review: Brief Interviews With Hideous Men

    2:23 pm 1/20/2009

    "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men" is one hell of a date movie. A surgical examination of the male psyche based on David Foster Wallace's book and written and directed by John Krasinski, there is plenty of food for thought and argument.Read more

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  7. Film Review: Adventureland

    1:21 pm 1/20/2009

    In the ongoing tradition of "American Graffiti" and "Fast Times as Ridgemont High," "Adventureland" will be a high grader at the boxoffice and in rental.Read more

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  8. Film Review: Five Minutes of Heaven

    1:15 pm 1/20/2009

    "Five Minutes of Heaven" is based on a true story -- that never happened. That might explain why the film circles and circles its subject but never strikes dramatic pay dirt.Read more

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  9. Film Review: Cold Souls

    5:36 pm 1/19/2009

    A dark comedy with a piquant metaphysical bite, this assured feature from writer-director Sophie Barthes imaginatively joins a high-concept script with a distinctive visual style.Read more

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  10. Film Review: Adam

    4:29 pm 1/19/2009

    In attempting to create a romantic film around a character with Asperger's syndrome, writer-director Max Mayer tempts the cinema gods. The result could easily have been pure treacle or just very tacky. "Adam," fortunately, is neither.Read more

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