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"The Lady" Is a Superficial Portrait

The Lady becomes torn between its two primary themes: the nobility of Suu Kyi’s cause and the emotional costs of her dedication, which include the loss of her loved ones for goals that seem no nearer in sight at the end of the film than the beginning.

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'Titanic 3D' Connects on an Elemental Level

Titanic's re-release in 3D provides the opportunity to drink in its spectacular mise-en-scène, to admire its graceful, imposing, and majestic camerawork, particularly in several magnificent sweeps across the bow of the ship.

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'Wrath of the Titans' Desperately Wants to Be Epic

Unlike Clash of the Titans, which stacked the deck with mindless action, Wrath of the Titans features more walking. A lot more of it.

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'The Vow' Is Conventional, with Complications

The Vow is a conventional love story with a ghostly chasm in the middle, a weepie for Valentine’s Day cinemagoers.

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Spyglass

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Movies 2011: Powerful and Disturbing Visions

Many films this year explored self-consciously "big" themes, revealing that sometimes the line between felicity of expression and facileness can be unclear.

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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

The Adventures of Tintin is a fine, affectionate tribute to the Tintin comics, and visually, it’s dazzling. But the movie lacks Hergé’s spirit.

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Paramount/Columbia

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'Melancholia' Is Far From Transcendent

Melancholia begins and ends with scenes of utter destruction, scenes that are truly powerful, very scary, and somehow strangely beautiful.

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Zentropa

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The Harvey Boys

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'The Skin I Live In': Ideas on Gender and Power

Impeccably filmed and laden with intriguing, thorny ideas, The Skin I Live In is nonetheless a glassy, curiously reserved affair comprised of equal parts camp and melodrama.

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Tales from the Golden Age (Amintiri din epoca de aur)

With Tales from the Golden Age, a cohort of Romania’s New Wave directors continues to probe the Ceaușescu regime for creative material, with witty, black and bizarre results.

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Ten Films to Watch for from the Sydney Film Festival

Ten highlights from the Sydney Film Festival that you should look out for on movie screens around the world.

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Sydney Film Festival 2011 – 'A Separation' takes the Competition Prize

A worthy winner – A Separation is an extraordinary piece of work with genuine insights into the society and culture it depicts. It is the crowning jewel in a dazzling selection of films for this year’s Sydney Film Festival.

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Sydney Film Festival 2011: 'Hanna'

This premise of wild girl unleashed on the world is not exactly original, but Hanna has an intriguing angle to it – it’s not often it’s a female in the lead role for this genre,

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Sydney Film Festival 2011: 'If a Tree Falls' + 'The Hungry Tide'

These two documentaries share the same common environmental preoccupation.

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Sydney Film Festival 2011: 'Sleeping Beauty'

Sleeping Beauty is a clever and knowing perversion of the fairy tale.

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Sydney Film Festival 2011: 'Attenberg'

Attenberg is always fun to wrestle with, and it leaves a pungent impression you can’t easily shake.

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