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    Vote on Season 2 Topics for Web Series "Black Folk Don't"

    You vote, they ask black folk!

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    Eric Rohmer Meets 'Harold and Maude' in Patric Chiha's "Domain'

    If "Domain," the first feature of Viennese director Patric Chiha, were boiled down to pure formula, it would go something like this: Imagine "Harold and Maude" directed by Eric Rohmer with shades of film noir and doused in philosophical chatter enhanced by ample white wine. But &...

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    Rihanna Talks Her Character In "Battleship" In Behind-The-Scenes Clip + Glimpse At Her Performance

    All we've known thus far is that she plays a weapons specialist in the movie, and not much else, like how much screen time she actually gets in it; she's also barely visible in the trailer.

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    Distributors Bring the Drama at the New York Film Critics Dinner

    Last night as the New York Film Critics doled out their prizes at their annual awards gala -- now in its 77th year -- the mood was predictably relaxed onstage (the winners were announced last month). The vibe in the audience was another matter. The word from the rumor mill goes something like t...

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    Studio Ghibli Retrospective to Play in L.A., from 'My Neighbor Totoro' to 'Spirited Away'

    Starting on January 26, LA's Egyptian and Aero Theatres will present a 20-year retro of films by Japan's Studio Ghibli, building on the success of a previous festival that played in New York in late 2011. 14 Ghibli films will screen, among them Hayao Miyazaki's "My Neighbor Totoro" and "Spirited Awa...

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    The DGA Nominees - Need I Say More?

    The DGA Nominees - Need I Say More?

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    Academy Narrows Makeup Contenders to Seven

    Seven films are competing in the makeup category for three nominations to be announced on January 24. On Saturday, January 21, members of the Academy's Makeup Branch will view 10-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films and pick the final three.

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    New Academy Rule Will Consider Only Documentaries Reviewed By NT Times Or LA Times For Oscar Nominations

    This was first made public yesterday, as our parent site, IndieWire, picked up the story.

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    (UPDATED) Will Oscar Shaft Truly Indie Docs? They Already Have.

    It's hard to believe that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and its Oscar documentary branch are instilling a new rule that docs would have to receive a review in the New York or Los Angeles Times to be eligible, thereby excluding plenty of worthy indie nonfiction work. Part ...

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    Weekend B.O. Jan. 6-8 ("Pariah" holding strong)

    Sorry folks, I would have had this weekend's box office report much earlier as usual, but I had to wait to get this weekend's results for Pariah which took longer than usual. But I'll get to that in a minute.

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