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AFI Fest Review: Shame And Michael Fassbender Hit Hard

I can’t help but fear that because of the film’s overt treatment of sexuality it will be ignored come awards season, simply because it deserves recognition. Michael Fassbender puts on one of the greatest, if not the greatest, performances you will see all year and McQueen’s director is magnificent. Bluntly, Shame is as courageous as filmmaking gets.

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Adventures Of Tintin Review: Pure Spielberg Excitement At AFI Fest

Since the project’s inception, people have wondered if Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin will be able to find an American audience. While the comics by Herge, on which the film is based, are immensely popular overseas, they’ve never had much appeal in the United States. The truth, however, is that so long as people still love Spielberg-brand adventure films, Tintin shouldn’t have any issue.

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AFI Fest Review: Haywire Lacks Originality, But Has More Than Enough Ass-Kicking To Compensate

Gina Carano is not an actress. She’s never going to win an Academy Award and, should the fates see fit, her debut film, the Steven Soderbergh-directed Haywire could be the only movie she ever makes. What Gina Carano is, however, is a fighter. She has power and skills to decimate absolutely any opponent and can make fully-grown men look like pre-pubescent school girls.

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Carnage, Shame, The Artist And More To Play At This Year's AFI Fest

AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi has issued a press release with the full list of titles, and while most of the movies premiered earlier this year at Sundance, SXSW and Toronto, it's still an incredibly strong lineup. The galas, which will all play at Los Angeles' historic Mann's Chinese Theater, will include Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist, Roman Polanski's Carnage, Luc Besson's The Lady...

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AFI Fest Review: The Fighter

There’s no real sane or logical reason why anyone would want to become a boxer. After all, with the exception of the Jackass crew, how many people do you know that would be willing to get punched in the face

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AFI Fest Review: Made In Dagenham

Inequality is such a ridiculous concept, yet remains prevalent in our society to this day. One can’t make an argument based on reason or fact why anyone different from themselves, be it color, creed or gender, should

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AFI Fest Review: Rabbit Hole

This time of year, known as Oscar season ‘round movie parts, typically sees its fair share of heavy drama. We watch as characters break down, filled with pain, sadness over loss, out of depression or both. But for

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AFI Fest Review: Two Gates Of Sleep

Strong characters and well-established motivation to overcome conflict are two incredibly important parts of a story. While you can sacrifice a little of one to make room for the other, it’s impossible to engage an audience

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AFI Fest Review: Pulsar

Computers have blessed society in many ways, from communication to accessibility of information. But as far advanced as the technology has gotten, they are still dangerous machines. Every minute of every day, people

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AFI Fest Review: Rubber

Quentin Dupieux’s Rubber opens with a man in a police uniform emerging from the trunk of a car and speaking directly to the audience. Why, he questions, was Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extraterrestrial brown?

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Giveaway: Win Two Passes To The AFI Fest In Los Angeles

Starting on November 4 the AFI Festival brings the festival atmosphere home to Los Angeles, presenting 97 films over the course of the weeklong event

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AFI Fest Tries Something Novel: Free Movies

But the decision to make the festival free is what might have the most impact on the industry itself. If festival screenings didn't carry with them their insane price tag, wouldn't they better accomplish the spreading of film love that they claim to be aiming for?

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