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    The Criticwire Survey: The Movie Title That Describes Your Life

    This week the critics pick a single title that sums up their entire life.

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    More Important Than Cannes? Locarno Film Festival Is a Large Platform For Small American Movies

    As the Locarno Film Festival heads into its 65th year, its European presence remains as pronounced as ever. But the upcoming edition, which runs August 1 - 12, also contains an unusually large number of features from the U.S. Six American productions will screen in the international competition...

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    'Louie' Gets Renewed For Fourth Season; AMC Developing 'Area 51' With Gale Anne Hurd

    Singular in its completely unfettered, direct process from development to screen, “Louie” has quickly emerged as the natural extension to Louis C.K.'s unique voice, and in the middle of its strongest season to date, FX has announced plans for the obvious while AMC look to the future ...

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    James Mangold Latest Director Linked To Long Developing 'Le Cercle Rouge' Remake

    It is now nearing a decade since Hollywood has tried to crack the nut of bringing Jean-Pierre Melville's stone cold classic noir/procedural "Le Cercle Rouge" to the big screen, and it has seen a ton of talent come and go in that time. Back in 2004, it was set up at Paramount with John ...

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    Chris Marker Has Died at 91

    Chris Marker, the French filmmaker who is credited with inventing the film essay and whose short film "La jetée" inspired Terry Gilliam's "12 Monkeys," died today, one day after his 91st birthday.

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    Emergency Room Doc "The Waiting Room" Kick Starts Fall Release

    I'm happy to report that Peter Nicks' timely observational E.R. doc "The Waiting Room" survived through its Kickstarter campaign. Early on Friday, it looked as though the award-winning doc might not make it in its fight to raise $70,000 to aid in its theatrical rollout. But fans...

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    Watch: 'Machete Kills' Set Report With Mel Gibson Explores Assassin Role, William Sadler Drops Character Poster

    With Robert Rodriguez seeming to operate on an ever-increasing wave of meta-filmmaking, in which off-hand pop culture jokes turn suddenly into reality, it's difficult to imagine his projects actually happening until they're released in theatres. Such is the case with “Machete Kills,&rd...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    First Look: DocuWeek's Untold 9/11 Story of Cantor Fitzgerald, 'Out of the Clear Blue Sky'

    From August 10-16, Danielle Gardner's 9/11 documentary “Out of the Clear Blue Sky,” a behind-the-scenes, intimate story of the devastation of 9/11, will screen at DocuWeeks 2012. The film delves into the untold story of Cantor Fitzgerald, the financial firm that occupied the top five floors of the W...

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    Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson Talks 'The Buddy Holly Story'

    Screewnriter Josh Olson ("A History of Violence") kicks off the week at Trailers from Hell with Steve Rash's 'The Buddy Holly Story':

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    'The Newsroom' Episode 6 Review and Recap: 'Bullies,' Heroes and Will McAvoy's Charmed Navigation of the Two

    In Sunday's all-new episode of "The Newsroom," Will tries to knock internet bullies off their anonymous pedestals, and in turn realizes he's a bully. The problem with this show? Aaron Sorkin will never truly let Will McAvoy be knocked from HIS pedestal.

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