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    The Films Of Nicolas Cage: A Retrospective

    Yes, the career of Nicolas Cage has taken what one can argue is a serious nosedive in recent years. His frightening hairline has become the butt of endless jokes, his personal life is always a mess (he named his son Kal-El after Superman and he's on his third wife), and his take-a-paycheck career ch...

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    Review: Chris Eska's Meditative, Slow-Burn Civil War Drama 'The Retrieval'

    Chris Eska’s beautifully made Civil War drama “The Retrieval,” which opens at Film Forum April 2, is a quietly stirring journey into America’s ravaged heartland of 1864. It follows three black men, two fully grown and one barely on the cusp of adolescence, as they walk North and navigate the complex...

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    Shifting The Conversation On Black Cinema Towards The Love Of Film & Away From Box Office

    Shifting The Conversation On Black Cinema Towards The Love Of Film & Away From Box Office

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    Review: ‘McCanick’ Starring David Morse & Cory Monteith

    Certain ingredients are essential to gritty cop dramas. Especially for the ones that blur the lines between protagonist and antagonist by having an anti-hero be the central character. In recent films and TV shows, the anti-hero has been on the steady rise, from Walter White in “Breaking Bad” to Jord...

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    Breathe In

    As a fan of Drake Doremus’ earlier films, "Douchebag" and "Like Crazy," I must admit to being disappointed with "Breathe In."

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    Is 'Dyke and Fats' The Best (Queer) SNL Sketch Ever?

    Um? Yes. Next!

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    10 Filmmakers Of The African Diaspora You May Not Know, But Should

    10 Filmmakers Of The African Diaspora You May Not Know, But Should

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    Progress! Ellen Page Cast in a Straight Role In 'Belushi' (But She's Still Someone's Wife)

    Ellen Page is in talks to play Emile Hirsch's wife in "Belushi", which seems a positive sign

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    Movie Talk With Doug Benson And Samm Levine

    What better way to reboot my dormant YouTube channel than by having a freewheeling chat with Doug Benson, host of "Doug Loves Movies," and actor Samm Levine, the most prodigious player of Doug’s “Leonard Maltin Game?”

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    'Walking Dead' Star Norman Reedus Joins 'Triple Nine'; Joe Manganiello Heads To 'Tumbledown' & More

    John Hillcoat always nabs great casts. “Lawless” had Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, I’m Not Famous Anymore, and many others. And now Deadline reports that “Walking Dead” dirtbag Norman Reedus has joined the cast of his latest, the contemporary cop thriller “Triple Nine.” This ...

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    'A Haunted House 2' Gets A 'Facebook Year In Review'-Style Red-band Trailer + New Clip, 2 New Posters

    'A Haunted House 2' Gets A Facebook Year In Review Red-band Trailer + New Clip, 2 New Posters

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    Indian Animation - Weekly Update (#3)

    Another update on the Indian animation industry by columnist Fred Patten.

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    Walking on the "Wild Side"? '20 Feet From Stardom' & the Black Female Gaze

    Walking on the "Wild Side"? '20 Feet From Stardom' & the Black Female Gaze

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    Contest: Tell Us Why You Heart Divine and We'll Send You a Free DVD of Doc 'I Am Divine'

    Wolfe Video is releasing the film on April 1st digitally and then on April 8th on DVD, but you can win the latter right here at /bent. Just tell us why you heart Divine by tweeting at us @thebentblog. We'll pick the 5 tweets we feel best serve Divine's legacy between now and Friday, April 4th, ask...

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    Introducing: The Critical Press' Tom Elrod

    A new imprint will focus on short books about film. Publish Tom Elrod explains what he's looking for in new submissions.

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    2014 NY African Film Festival Announces Lineup Includes NY Premiere Of 'Half of a Yellow Sun,' 'Confusion Na Wa' More

    2014 NY African Film Festival Announces Lineup Includes NY Premiere Of 'Half of a Yellow Sun,' 'Confusion Na Wa' More

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    11 Things We Learned about 'Veep' from Julia Louis-Dreyfus & the VP Staff at PaleyFest

    The panel felt like a self-contained, behind-the-scenes episode of the show, as the cast engaged in spontaneous, humorous bits with one another.

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    African Americans Purchased More Movie Tickets In 2013 Than In 2012 - The First Year-Over-Year Increase Since 2009 & Other Facts To Know About The 2013 Year In Film

    African Americans Purchased More Movie Tickets In 2013 Than In 2012 - The First Year-Over-Year Increase Since 2009 & Other Facts To Know About The 2013 Year In Film

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    Watch: 15-Minute 'Birth Of The Lightsaber' Mini-Doc Plus The 'Star Wars' Prequels Recapped In 10 Minutes

    As we await Disney to serve out the next morsel of information about "Star Wars: Episode 7," now is a good time to catch up on the series thus far in preparation for whatever J.J. Abrams and co. have in store. And today are two ways you can take a look back at the franchise.

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    Say Goodbye to 'How I Met Your Mother' by Watching Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel Sing 'Les Miserables'

    For the past 9 years "How I Met Your Mother" has been delighting/irritating/provoking/boring (delete as appropriate) audiences and tonight that all comes to an end.

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