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  1. Fat Shaker: Sundance Review

    5:33 pm PST 01/30/2013
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    The first Iranian film to premiere at Sundance has reportedly been declared "anti-Iranian" by some "fundamentalist websites." READ MORE

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  2. Wajma (An Afghan Love Story): Sundance Review

    6:11 pm PST 01/29/2013
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    Filmmaker Barmak Akram depicts contemporary Afghani relationships as a conflict between tradition and modernity. READ MORE

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  3. Sundance 2013: Todd McCarthy on the Best of the Fest

    5:00 am PST 01/29/2013
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    THR's chief film critic reveals his top picks from this year's edition of the Park City event. READ MORE

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  4. Jiseul: Sundance Review

    8:43 pm PST 01/28/2013
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    A cast of nonprofessionals reenacts a tragic incident from the Korean postwar period in O Muel's film, winner of Sundance's World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury Prize. READ MORE

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  5. Breathe In: Sundance Review

    5:23 pm PST 01/28/2013
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    Director Drake Doremus returns to the fest two years after his Grand Prize-winning "Like Crazy." READ MORE

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  6. Lasting (Nieulotne): Sundance Review

    11:47 pm PST 01/26/2013
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    Jakub Gierszal goes from Valencia to Poland in his tale of young lovers dealing with a horrible secret. READ MORE

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  7. History of the Eagles Part 1: Sundance Review

    11:41 pm PST 01/26/2013
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    Alison Ellwood's first installment of a two-part biography covers the band's career up to its 1980 breakup. READ MORE

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  8. We Are What We Are: Sundance Review

    6:06 pm PST 01/26/2013
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    Ambyr Childers and Julia Garner play sisters caught up in their family's macabre ancestral tradition in Jim Mickle's chiller, acquired at Sundance by eOne Distribution. READ MORE

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  9. Shopping: Sundance Review

    8:52 pm PST 01/25/2013
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    The feature debut from Kiwi filmmakers Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland deals with the troubled home life of two half-Samoan brothers against a backdrop of racial tension. READ MORE

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  10. Metro Manila: Sundance Review

    3:25 pm PST 01/25/2013
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    The mean streets of Manila have some tough lessons for a recently arrived couple in Sean Ellis’ observant feature. READ MORE

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  11. There Will Come a Day (Un Giorno Dev Andare): Sundance Review

    12:58 pm PST 01/25/2013
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    Filmmaker Giorgio Diritti's quiet story follows an emotionally wounded Italian seeking solace in Brazilian aid work. READ MORE

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  12. Circles: Sundance Review

    10:00 am PST 01/25/2013
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    Serbian director Srdan Golubovic's drama takes a deeper look at the emotional baggage and the aftermath of fighting in the Balkans. READ MORE

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  13. Concussion: Sundance Review

    9:33 am PST 01/25/2013
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    Director Stacie Passon's drama follows a midlife crisis that threatens a lesbian couple's upper-middle-class ease. READ MORE

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  14. Blue Caprice: Sundance Review

    2:18 am PST 01/25/2013
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    Alexandre Moors' timely DC sniper thriller is driven by the intense, mesmerizing performances of Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond. READ MORE

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  15. Escape From Tomorrow: Sundance Review

    10:52 pm PST 01/24/2013
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    Randy Moore’s first feature, about a man who finds out he's been fired from his job while on vacation, was shot surreptitiously at Disney World. READ MORE

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  16. Salma: Sundance Review

    8:09 pm PST 01/24/2013
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    Kim Longinotto's doc centers on a woman who escaped her family's religious oppression to become a famous author and political figure. READ MORE

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  17. It Felt Like Love: Sundance Review

    6:41 pm PST 01/24/2013
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    Eliza Hittman's feature debut follows a young girl wading recklessly into her first sexual experiences. READ MORE

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  18. Which Way Is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington: Sundance Review

    5:11 pm PST 01/24/2013
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    Sebastian Junger's film for HBO is a stirring tribute to his co-director on the Oscar-nominated "Restrepo," who was killed in 2011 while covering the conflict in Libya. READ MORE

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  19. Narco Cultura: Sundance Review

    2:02 pm PST 01/24/2013
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    Director Shaul Schwarz's documentary examines Mexican popular music that celebrates widespread drug violence and the growing popularity of the "narco ballads" in the U.S. READ MORE

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  20. The Square (Al Midan): Sundance Review

    1:24 pm PST 01/24/2013
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    Filmmaker Jehane Noujaim offers a firsthand account of the Egyptian revolution. READ MORE

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  21. Anita: Sundance Review

    11:56 am PST 01/24/2013
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    Freida Mock tells the riveting story of Anita Hill, whose testimony against Clarence Thomas led to the recognition of sexual harassment in the workplace. READ MORE

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