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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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    Review of Freida Mock's Anita: The Story of a Hero

    Director Freida Mock does justice to a woman who stood up for the truth.

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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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    The First Original Series From Sony's PlayStation Network Will Be 'Powers,' Based on the Graphic Novel

    If 2013 was the year of streaming platforms making their entrance into the original programming game, 2014 is looking to be the one in which consoles do the same.

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    Exclusive: Can Happiness Exist In The Present? Find Out In Clip From Romance 'Just A Sigh'

    Paris, romance and train travel... Some cinematic traditions never get tired, and those three elements come into play in Jérôme Bonnell's "Just A Sigh," a tale of love found while riding the rails.

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    Magnetic Fields Frontman Stephin Merritt Will Return to SF International Film Fest

    san francisco international film festival stephin merritt thao nguyen

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    Mike Peterson Gets A Makeover As Deathlok In Next 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Episode. First Look

    Mike Peterson Gets A Makeover As Deathlok In Next 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Episode. First Look

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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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