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    Drafthouse and Participant Media Pick Up 'Act of Killing' Follow-Up 'Look of Silence' Before Venice Debut

    Ahead of its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, Austin-based Drafthouse Films and Participant Media are picking up U.S. rights to Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Look of Silence," the director's follow-up to Oscar-nominated "The Act of Killing," which Drafthouse also released. "The ...

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    Watch: The Trailer For New Amazon Series 'Transparent,' Which Sure Does Look Like It Could Be Something Very Special

    Wait for the last few seconds… Unless you don't want to tear up.

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    Drafthouse and Participant Acquire Joshua Oppenheimer's 'Act of Killing' Sequel 'The Look of Silence'

    "The Look of Silence" examines the same incidents of Indonesian genocide, this time from the victims' perspective.

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    Three’s A Crowd, But Four Is Just Fine: The Appeal of the Four-Female Sitcom

    The Four-Female Sitcom structure not only breeds comfort and familiarity, but also has created a notable legacy of interesting characters, catchy one-liners, and touching episodes

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    Watch: Andrew Garfield Gets The House Back In First Clip From Ramin Bahrani's '99 Homes'

    Andrew Garfield has been locked up in “Spider-Man” world for quite some time now, but he’s used his down time judiciously. He acted alongside the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Death of a Salesman” on Broadway, something he’ll likely never forget, but since he was cast as the cheeky webslinger, Gar...

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    Watch: Jeffrey Tambor Tries to Come Out in 'Transparent' Trailer from Amazon

    Jeffrey Tambor stars as a transgender parent who comes out to her family for the first time in the Amazon Original series premiering September 26.

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    Uncloaking Desire: Experiencing the Gay Sauna

    The other day, I performed one of these self-experiments while aimlessly roaming the streets of London: searching for a new experiential plateau to test the limits of my ‘self,’ I impulsively walked into a gay sauna. It’s something which had always caught my curiosity, and there was one in the flesh...

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    Watch: Co-Director Of 'The Blair Witch Project' Goes Back Into The Woods With Trailer For 'Exists'

    Eduardo Sánchez made an indelible mark in 1999 with his first film, “The Blair Witch Project.” Since then, his resume’s been spotted with sporadic contributions to the horror genre, none of which have made anything near as strong an impression as his debut work.

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    'Birdman' Debuts at Venice to Rave Reviews: "Savagely Sweet"

    We're off to the races. Venice Film Festival opener "Birdman," from always-compelling Alejandro G. Inarritu, has earned raves from its first set of reviewers. I will participate in the next round, which is Telluride. (We'll know the official line-up Thursday.) The film closes the New York Film Fest...

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    Review: BET Makes Its Dramatic Entry with Fresh, Entertaining 'Being Mary Jane' (Now Streaming on Netflix)

    "Being Mary Jane" became available on Netflix streaming this week - your chance to catch up season 1 of the series before season 2 premieres - assuming you didn't watch season 1 earlier this year, when it aired on BET. Here are some thoughts on the series to prep you...

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