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    5 Reasons To Check Out The Criterion Collection's 'Maidstone And Other Films By Norman Mailer'

    If the end of the Hollywood system in the 1960s had one great change, it was that anyone could make a movie if they had the inspiration. Sure, there was a good chance it would only play in makeshift movie theaters in the dark corners of New York City, but thanks to today’s cinephile culture, some of...

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Things The Fall Fests Might Tell Us About Awards Season

    The Venice Film Festival is off and running and that's as good as a starting gun: It means the awards season is here. Over the next three weeks, Venice, Telluride and Toronto are the first opportunity for awards prognostication to move beyond intelligent (or not) guessing.

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    Images Of Unused FX Work From 'Prometheus' Show More Of Mutant Fifield

    The “Prometheus” Blu-ray is on its way and, despite many people being left hugely disappointed by Ridley Scott’s latest, there still seems to be a fair bit of excitement surrounding the home release. Maybe it’s because of what Ridley Scott has been able to transform his films into in the past when g...

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    TIFF Expresses Concern over Disappearance of Syrian Filmmaker Nyrabia: 'Filmmakers Must Be Allowed to Express Themselves'

    The Toronto International Film Festival has expressed concern over the arrest of Syrian filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia, who was detained by security services loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad at the Damascus airport on August 23...

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    In His Own Words: Danish Troublemaker Mads Brugger Shares His Favorite Scene From 'The Ambassador' (Video)

    Brügger shares one of his favorite scenes from the documentary, in which he meets with a member of parliament related to the president of the CAR.

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    CIFF Project of the Day: Immigrating to 'The Mud' in the Bahamas

    All this week on Indiewire's Project of the Day column, we'll be profiling films that have entered themselves for the Points North Pitch at the Camden International Film Festival. At the end of the week, we'll open up the vote for Project of the Week, the winner of which will receive ac...

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    Paramount and 'Godfather' Author's Estate Going to Court

    Don Corleone might not want to be caught dead in a courtroom, but the "Godfather" franchise doesn't look like it'll be so lucky: the son of Mario Puzo, who wrote the original "Godfather" novel, filed papers with a federal court in Manhattan seeking to end Paramount Pictures' rights to produce any fu...

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    Weekend Preview: 'Lawless,' 'Chicken with Plums,' 'For a Good Time' & More

    Check out the smorgasbord of offerings arrriving in theaters this weekend, from John Hillcoat's prohibition drama "Lawless" to Jamie Travis's sex-romp "For a Good Time, Call...". Found-footage horror "V/H/S" arrives on VOD this weekend with strong reviews, while Jessica Biel and Orlando Bloom...

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    TIFF 2012 Preview - Ivorian Crime Drama 'Burn It Up Djassa' (Bringing Cinema Back To The Street)

    From Ivorian filmmaker Lonesome Solo (Bamba Souleymane) comes what is being described as "a raw, noir-tinged urban legend set to the cadence of slam poetry and the beat of street dance."

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    Venice Review: Jonathan Demme's 'Enzo Avitabile, Music Life' Blends Great Musical Performances & Shallow Documentary

    Over the centuries, Italy has contributed countless things to international culture. It was of course, the center of the Roman empire, the birthplace of the Renaissance and Da Vinci, and gave the world Vivaldi, Verdi, Dante, Calvino, Fellini and Antonioni. But at least in the 20th and 21st century, ...

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