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    Mill Valley Film Fest Lineup Boasts Oscar Contenders, 'Star Wars' and Metallica

    The Mill Valley Film Festival celebrates its 37th birthday this year in Marin County with 11 days of Bay Area premieres and festival faves from 2014. The festivals runs October 2 to 12.

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    'Homesman' Star Hilary Swank Stands Tall Amid Weak Best Actress Oscar Race

    It was clear from chief Variety film critic Scott Foundas' brief introduction to the Hilary Swank tribute that she could star in her own biopic, whose logline would be: "born in a trailer park in Nebraska, by the time she was 30, she had twice won the Oscar." Can she win another for Tommy Lee Jones'...

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    Tommy Lee Jones-Directed 'The Homesman' Named as the Centerpiece of Hamptons International Film Festival

    In addition to "The Homesman" as its Centerpiece selection, HIFF has also announced a number of other films that will screen at its 22nd fest.

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    Casting: Maude Apatow Joins 'Girls,' Uma Thurman Cooks Up 'Adam Jones' With Bradley Cooper & More

    Let's take a break from festivals and comic book news for a (brief) moment and pivot toward some casting that's going on. Uma Thurman is the latest to join the massive ensemble — Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, Riccardo Scamarcio, Lily James, Jamie Dornan and Alicia Vikan...

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    Cannes: Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Homesman' Snapped Up for North America by Newbie Saban Films

    Tommy Lee Jones' Cannes competition title "The Homesman" has found, well, a home with new banner Saban Films, who will distribute the film in North America.

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    Crosspost: Stories About Women Dominate at Cannes, Even If Female Filmmakers Are Rare

    Here's Tommy Lee Jones trying to fix what is so clearly wrong with Hollywood's gender imbalance, and here's the status quo rejecting it. Do they reject it because it wasn't that good, or do they reject it because they can't or won't care about a movie that cares about women?

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    Cannes Review: Tommy Lee Jones’ Awkwardly Interesting ‘The Homesman’ Co-Starring Hilary Swank & Meryl Streep

    Eight years ago (gosh, was it really that long?), Tommy Lee Jones made his long-awaited feature directorial debut with the contemporary neo-western “The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada.” The film premiered at Cannes, and proved a big hit there, winning a Best Actor trophy for Jones, and a Best S...

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    Watch: Tommy Lee Jones & Hilary Swank Square Off In First Clip From Cannes Drama 'The Homesman'

    Even with two Oscars above her fireplace, it has been a long time since Hilary Swank appeared in anything Academy Award worthy, or even Cannes Film Festival worthy. But that's about to change with her lead role in "The Homesman," the sophomore feature film from actor/director Tommy Lee Jones. This i...

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    Cannes Lineup: Veteran Auteurs, Newcomers and Awards Hopefuls; Who Missed the Cut?

    Speculation about what would play at the 67th Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25) has been rampant. Well, now we know. Some movies that weren't finished or didn't make the cut will wind up in Venice or the fall film festivals. What we will see in the Official Selection of 49 titles (out of 1800 submiss...

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    WATCH: Tommy Lee Jones Returns to the Director's Chair in First Trailer for 'The Homesman'

    The first trailer for writer/director Tommy Lee Jones' sophomore theatrical feature "The Homesman," an all-American Western starring Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep and Jones himself, has landed.

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