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    Melissa Leo Joins James Franco in Ian Olds' Wartime Drama 'The Fixer'

    Melissa Leo has hopped aboard the cast of "The Fixer," from writer/director Ian Olds. Co-written by Paul Felten, the film centers on Gloria (Leo), the erstwhile hippie sheriff of a small Northern California town opposite Lindsay (James Franco), a volatile hot tub craftsman. The part of Gloria was wr...

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    Fassbender's 'Macbeth' Adds Cast, Katherine Heigl Is In 'Your Right Mind,' Glenn Close Joins 'Gilly Hopkins' & More

    Berlin starts today as such, there is an eruption of casting news, so let's get to it. Most excitingly, Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth" starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard has kicked off its seven week shoot, and revealed the rest of the cast and it's a good one.

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    The Big O: Which of the 3 Best-Picture Frontrunners Is Female-Friendliest?

    Which movie would give the biggest boost to females in the film industry, both behind and in front of the camera?

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    Watch: 40-Minute Roundtable With Greta Gerwig, Julie Delpy, Brie Larson, Kathryn Hahn & More

    With just a few weeks left of voting to go until the final nominees are announced, the talent both in front and behind the camera of this year's most talked about movies continue to give themselves over to the circuit. And today comes two extensive roundtable talks with actresses who have been a big...

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    Whistler - Canada’s ‘Coolest Film Festival’ Wraps

    The Whistler Film Festival Society (WFFS) is a cultural charitable organization dedicated to furthering the art of film by providing programs that focus on the discovery, development and promotion of new talent culminating with a must attend festival for artists, the industry and audiences in Whistl...

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    Melissa Leo Steps Up to Fund Women Screenwriters

    Having distinguished herself onscreen, Leo is doing the same behind the scenes. At the Whistler Film Festival, a showcase and celebration of new Canadian talent, Leo answered a "ballsy" call for increased funding for women screenwriters.

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    Sarah Polley, Wadjda director Haifaa al-Mansour Among National Board of Review's Best-of-Year Picks

    Directors Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell) and Haifaa al-Mansour (Wadjda) and actress Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color) were the only awardees among the National Board of Review's end-of-the-year picks in categories not designated for women.

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    Emily Blunt Will Solve 'Sister,' Adam Driver Joins Jeff Nichols' 'Midnight Special' & More

    First up, Emily Blunt has joined the brewing mystery flick "Sister." Based on the novel by Rosamund Lupton—with the book repped not so coincidentally by Felicity Blunt, Emily's sister—the story "follows Beatrice (Blunt) as she investigates the death of her younger sister Tess, whose death is ruled a...

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    Review: Adolescent, Overwrought & Incoherent 'Charlie Countryman' Starring Shia LaBeouf & Evan Rachel Wood

    "Charlie Countryman" opens up with an arresting image, the titular character (played by Shia LaBeouf) dangling upside down in woozy slow-motion, his face brutally beaten and bloody. As the narrator (John Hurt) explains, Charlie Countryman is languishing in the wind about to be shot by a red-headed g...

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    Lionsgate Likes 'The Angriest Man in Brooklyn,' Starring Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage and Melissa Leo

    Lionsgate has snapped up North American rights to Phil Alden Robinson’s comedy-drama “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn,” starring Robin Williams as a man informed while at the hospital that he only has 90 minutes to live. Mila Kunis, Melissa Leo, Peter Dinklage and Hamish Linklater also star.

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