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    Quote of the Day: Manohla Dargis: "The Movie Industry is Failing Women"

    In response to the paltry showing of women directors among studio and indie films, New York Times chief film critic Manohla Dargis said, "The movie industry is failing women. And until the industry starts making serious changes, nothing is going to change."

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    Best Of 2013: The Breakout Directors Of The Year

    Every year, film buffs get themselves in a lather over the latest from their favorite experienced directors. The calendar is marked for the next Spielberg, I’ll be there opening day for Scorsese’s latest, I am all about Spike Lee, etc. But the real pleasure in being a film fan is stumbling upon the ...

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    Watch: 'Making A Story' Short Films With Cate Blancett, Greta Gerwig, Bradley Cooper & More Directed By Janusz Kaminski

    When Janusz Kaminski isn’t lensing his often Oscar-nominated work on a batch of Steven Spielberg’s finest films, including “Schindler’s List," “Saving Private Ryan," and most recently “Lincoln," the cinematographer also occasionally settles into the director’s chair. Three films (including the under...

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    Lake Bell Tells Simon Pegg To 'Man Up,' Ron Livingston Is A 'Supreme Ruler' & More

    Three indie movies with three fine talents getting involved so let's get started... First off, actress/writer/director/auto enthusiast/generally awesome person Lake Bell has joined Simon Pegg in "Man Up."

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    Casting: Milla Jovovich Is A 'Survivor,' Lake Bell Scores A 'Coup,' John Magaro Is 'Unbroken' & More

    While James McTeigue for a moment seemed like the next great blockbuster hopeful following "V For Vendetta," the diminishing returns of "Ninja Assassin" and "The Raven" have found him directing his leanest movie yet. Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson and Angela Bassett will star in "Surv...

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    WATCH: Triple Threat Lake Bell Talks Feminist Comedy 'In a World'

    I had the pleasure and privilege last week to host a Q&A with Lake Bell -- the writer, director and star of the hugely entertaining "In a World..." -- after a screening of her film in Downtown H-Town at the Sundance Cinemas.

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    10 Strong Directorial Debuts From Actors-Turned-Directors

    This week, after a limited but promising initial release, Lake Bell’s directorial debut “In A World” is due to expand and distributors Roadside Attractions have good reason to hope that it will mirror the success of other Sundance breakouts like “Fruitvale Station” and “The Way, Way Back.” Regardles...

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    Women Flock to Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' and Lake Bell's 'In a World,' '20 Feet from Stardom' Tops Year's Docs

    Lake Bell's Sundance prize-winner "In a World" (Roadside Attractions) had the best initial showing this weekend in limited openings. Films directed by women have gone from rare to almost non-existent: only two woman directors were among all of 2013's wide release studio openings thus far. With the f...

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    Lake Bell's Directorial Debut, In A World..., Smartly Examines Industry Sexism

    Lake Bell's directorial debut, In A World…, is a hilarious and uncomfortable look into how deeply sexism can plague an industry. She stars as Carol Solomon, a struggling voice-over artist, who does vocal coaching to make ends meet.

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    This Weekend: See 'In a World,' 'Prince Avalanche,' Smart but Uneven 'Elysium,'; Skip 'Lovelace,' 'Planes,' 'We're the Millers'

    Indies are your best bet this weekend. Don't miss Lake Bell's hilarious feminist comedy "In a World," skewering the macho trailer voice-over business; and David Gordon Green's return to independent filmmaking, the well-reviewed "Prince Avalanche," a two-hander starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch.

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