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    Melissa Leo Talks 'Francine,' The "Sacred Territory" Of Acting & What She's Looking At Next

    Having experienced something of a mid-career breakout with her Oscar-winning supporting role in "The Fighter," Melissa Leo's name has fast become something of a hallmark of quality. Recently she has lent her talents for startlingly authentic portrayals to the likes of "Treme,"...

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    Berlinale 2012 Review: Melissa Leo Shines In Minutely Observed, Minimalist 'Francine'

    Evoking films like "Winter's Bone" and "Wendy and Lucy" in presenting a sparse, narrowly focused portrait of a lone female protagonist in adverse, not to say desperate circumstances, "Francine" is the kind of small film made for the festival circuit, and for which t...

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    FESTIVALS: Berlinale Decision Points Pt. 3: Billy Bob Thornton and Melissa Leo play to their own tune

    Part three of my Berlinale coverage, focusing on decision points: the moment when I pretty much made up my mind about a film, and how that moment reflects on the film as a whole, capped by my Indiewire grade.

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    Exclusive First Look at Poster for Melissa Leo's 'Francine,' Premiering at Berlin

    Melissa Leo's "Francine," from directors Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky, is premiering at the Berlin Film Festival February 13. Check out the new poster for the American-Canadian co-production...

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    New Films Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Sean Penn Added to Sundance Film Festival Lineup

    The lineup now includes "Predisposed," a feature adaptation of the 2009 Sundance short. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Tracy Morgan and Melissa Leo.

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    Melissa Leo & James Badge Dale Take 'Flight' Together

    Update: Shadow & Act reveal that "Franklin & Bash" star Garcelle Beauvais has also joined the cast.

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    James Marsden, Michael Shannon, Michael C. Hall & Melissa Leo Head Up A 'Dead Circus'

    Well, we'll give this one points for bonkers casting because when you have a movie where James Marsden plays Charles Manson that's...something. But we're getting ahead of ourselves.

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    Review: Todd Haynes' 'Mildred Pierce' A Mouth-Watering Melodrama On An Operatic Scale

    Yes, we already know that Hollywood studios are continuing to pull away from adult oriented dramas, while continuing to pour money into franchises, sequels and spinoffs. And we've certainly already sung the praises of HBO for setting the standard for their colleagues by being a welcoming home for auteurs to toil away on the kinds of projects that wouldn't get them through the front door anywhere else. However, it's one thing to logically pair Todd Haynes with the period melodrama "Mildred Pierce" but when you surround him with the talent he has here, giving him an almost absurdly generous amount of running time to tell the story his way, it's...

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    Oscar Winner Melissa Leo Teams With Oscar Nominee Jesse Eisenberg For 'Predisposed'

    Tracy Morgan Also Linked To RoleTalk about striking while the iron is hot. Vulture reports that Oscar winner Melissa Leo -- whose f-bomb was one of the highlights of the otherwise sluggish Oscars last night -- and permanently awkward Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg are apparently set to team for the i...

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    Watch: Melissa Leo Gets Some Guys Drunk For Sex In Clip From 'Red State'

    Say what you will about Kevin Smith's love/hate relationship with the press, but putting all that aside, "Red State" looks good and is a much needed new direction for the helmer.

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