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    Oscar Predictions 2015

    As the fall festivals loom, I'm listing some possibilities for Oscar consideration for 2015. Going into the season, only a handful of movies have Oscar potential; their handlers will rely on critics and guild groups to keep them in the conversation over the long haul. They are Wes Anderson's well-wr...

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    20 Fictional Movie Bands That Rocked Your World

    Movies and music are closely entwined, as the name of this site demonstrates and as we've shown several times recently (each word there links to a different recent music/movie feature). But rarer —and frequently more fun— than pre-existing songs or known musicians showing up on screen are films wher...

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    Daily Reads: 'Under the Skin' Subverts the Male Gaze, 'Boyhood's" Use of 35mm and More

    Plus: Why Radiohead's music is used in movies so badly, and the trouble with film preservation and "Star Wars."

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    Half of Sarajevo Film Fest Doc Contenders Directed by Women

    The films deal with a variety of issues, including the status of refugees ("Evaporating Borders"), corruption in Communist regimes ("Uncle Tony, Three Fools and the Secret Service"), and the brave women of Tahrir Square ("Private Revolutions - Young, Female, Egyptian").

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    First Reviews: The Rock's 'Hercules'

    "Good, idiotic matinee entertainment" or "decidedly non-legendary"?

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    LatinoBuzz: Call for Mexican Projects in Development and Post

    As part of its commitment to support national cinematography production Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund offers on its second year in a row a grand total of USD $138,240 to Mexican projects.

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    Exclusive: Nobody's Innocent In Clip From Award Winning Documentary 'The Kill Team'

    The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may have seen acts of bravery, but they have been overshadowed by conduct from U.S. soldiers that raise troubling questions about the military's engagement in the region, and in particular, their own interior culture. And "The Kill Team" exposes yet another story tha...

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    Finally, 'Pulp Fiction' Eyeshadow and David Lynch Leggings Are Available For All

    The new project that David Lynch fans have been waiting for.

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    Watch: Daniel Radcliffe Learns The Secret Of Relationships In 2 Clips From 'What If'

    It was just last week when we explored the state of the rom-com, 25 years after the release of the still excellent, funny and very real "When Harry Met Sally." Indeed, the landscape these days is pretty dire for the genre, but like we said, there are gems to be found in smaller, indie films. And one...

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    Now Taking Your Questions for S&A Column "Ask Cybel The DP" (Cinematographer Extraordinaire)

    New S&A Column - Ask Cybel The DP (Cinematographer Extraordinaire)

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    Casting: Rooney Mara Replaces Jessica Chastain In 'Secret Scripture,' Ed Helms Leads Iñárritu‘s 'One Percent' & More

    Jessica Chastain may seem like she can do it all, but there's one project it looks like she just can't squeeze in. Attached as recently as this spring to "The Secret Scripture," Cineuropa now reports that Rooney Mara is the young female lead opposite Vanessa Redgrave in the film.

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    'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Pushed Back Again To July 2017

    Question: Is "Pirates of the Caribbean 5" aka "Dead Men Tell No Tales" shooting in early 2015 per recent rumors: Answer: Hell, no. Disney announced today that 'Pirates 5' will land in theaters on July 7th, 2017. What does this mean? Well, it’s yet another delay. And considering the film was aiming f...

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    Watch: New Visually Striking U.S. Trailer For ‘Young Ones’ Starring Elle Fanning, Michael Shannon & More

    It’s a dystopian near-future. Water has run dry, America’s in a debilitating drought. That’s what sets the stage for Jake Paltrow’s new picture “Young Ones.” But it’s actually from many accounts, including our own review, more of a morality drama with a patriarchal struggle for power. The movie star...

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    Watch: New Clip For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Plus Kevin Feige On Making The Movie "More James Gunn"

    When Marvel announced that "Slither" and "Super" director James Gunn would direct "Guardians Of The Galaxy," it was a surprising choice. Gunn was a filmmaker who preferred to deconstruct genres rather than play into the usual tropes, but it turns out that was exactly the kid of spirit Kevin Feige wa...

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    PBS Preview: Six New 'Makers' Documentaries Focus on Groundbreaking Women

    PBS announces a new fall "Makers" series spotlighting groundbreaking women in six areas: Comedy, Hollywood, Space, Politics, Business and War.

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    Toronto Film Festival Global Summit Draws Michael Moore, Douglas Trumbull

    The Toronto International Film Festival is rounding up some 180 speakers from 80 countries for its annual industry conference and global summit (September 5 to 11). The headliner is cinema technology visionary Douglas Trumbull ("2001: A Space Odyssey"), the opening keynote speaker for the annual Asi...

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    Watch: Elizabeth Olsen Sings Rilo Kiley's "Go Ahead" In Clip From 'Very Good Girls'

    It's a good month to be a Jenny Lewis fan. The actress turned singer has a new album out next week, Voyager, and the first video featured none other than Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway and Brie Larson (watch it here). And already on VOD, and opening in theatres this weekend, is the indie "Very Good ...

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    Criticwire Classic of the Week: Billy Wilder's 'The Apartment'

    Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and how to be a mensch.

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    Amma Asante Inspires Women Filmmakers at BAFTA Event: "I Want to Do a Studio Film to Show that as a Woman I Can":

    "I’ve been asked by financiers if I wear my high heels when I’m filming," she reveals.

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    "Many Documentary Films Have Been Shot in Africa, But Few Have Been Seen by African Audiences." New Initiative Aims to Change That

    This unique film event will see a diverse and exciting range of films screened across 49 countries of sub-Saharan Africa.

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