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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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    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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    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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    Trailers From Hell Loves 'All That Jazz'

    Today on Trailers from Hell, Allan Arkush talks Fosse's "All That Jazz."

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    Brian Reitzell's Jaw-Dropping 'Hannibal' Scores Set for Release

    Brian Reitzell music, which is as beautifully disturbing as "Hannibal" itself, will finally be released on digital and CD.

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    New Trailer Drops For Pierce Brosnan Thriller "November Man"

    Today brings us the new trailer for Relativity's "November Man' with Pierce Brosnan and Olga Kurylenko. The film opens August 27th.

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    2014 IFP Project Forum Slate Includes New Work From Barry Jenkins, Rashaad Ernesto Green, Lisa Cortés, Frances Bodomo, Anthony Onah, Akosua Adoma Owusu

    The program brings the international film and media community to New York City to advance new projects and support the future of storytelling, by nurturing the work of both emerging and established independent artists and filmmakers.

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    New York's Women’s Project Theater Hires New Producing Artistic Director

    McNulty's association with the theater goes back nearly two decades.

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    Venice First Look: New Poster And Image For Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut'

    How much more can you take? With the theatrical version of Lars von Trier's two part epic "Nymphomaniac" already sprawling over four hours, there's still his director's cut to contend with. The first volume of his uncensored vision debuted earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival (our review), ...

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    Which World Premieres Did Venice Land?

    The Venice world premieres include many films bound for Telluride and/or Toronto, including new work from indies David Gordon Green, Andrew Niccol, Barry Levinson, and Abel Ferrara.

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    Venice First Look: Photos & Behind-The-Scenes Featurette From Joe Dante's 'Burying The Ex' With Anton Yelchin

    Toronto unveiled their first wave of titles on Tuesday, and today it's Venice's turn, with the festival revealing what they'll be unspooling on the Lido. And as usual, it's an auteur heavy selection, but even we weren't expecting American horror legend Joe Dante to be given a slot. But it's a pleasa...

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    Dan Aykroyd Now Says 'Ghostbusters 3’ Will Shoot Next Spring

    Here's he goes again. When Dan Aykroyd showed up on “The Today Show” this week to discuss his new film “Get On Up,” talk of course eventually turned to the "Ghostbusters" series, and in particular "Ghostbusters 3." Never one to miss a moment to ensure everyone that the movie is happening, he now say...

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