Opening

97% Ghostbusters Aug 29
31% As Above/So Below Aug 29
36% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
76% The Congress Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
37% If I Stay $15.7M
21% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
19% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
67% Thunder and the House of Magic Sep 05
74% God Help the Girl Sep 05

New Episodes Tonight

91% Doctor Who: Season 8
—— Hell on Wheels: Season 4
39% Intruders: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
46% Reckless: Season 1
—— Unforgettable: Season 3

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Jonah From Tonga: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

A Wink and a Smile Reviews

Raven Snook
Time Out New York
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The students, predominantly twentysomething, thinnish white chicks, don't add much to the conversation. Worse, Timmons shortchanges them by failing to show any of the graduating acts in their entirety.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

September 22, 2011
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Elegantly shot...and nicely paced, A Wink and a Smile is most appealing in its depiction of the growing camaraderie of the students.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

May 14, 2009
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The movie is an excruciating documentary about ordinary women taking a burlesque class in Seattle.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

May 1, 2009
Nathan Lee
New York Times
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Just as burlesque loses most of its oomph when put on video -- no art is more dependent on the intimacy of live performance -- self-esteem trips are less compelling to hear about than to experience firsthand.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 1, 2009
Daniel Eagan
Hollywood Reporter
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Skin-deep look at students in a Seattle school for stripping.

May 1, 2009
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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Highly entertaining docu A Wink and a Smile provides an eye-opening lesson in the theory and practice of stripping.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 30, 2009
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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A Wink and a Smile struck me as 90 minutes of narcissism with a hyper-feminist slant, and no erotic charge whatsoever.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 29, 2009
Michelle Orange
Village Voice
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The tension between wanting to root for these women and ultimately being faced with what you're rooting for goes completely unresolved.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 28, 2009
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