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    VIDEO ESSAY: Sight and Sound Film Poll - Jonathan Rosenbaum on SATANTANGO

    From a personal standpoint, it is fitting that the second video of this series, following the opening tribute to Roger Ebert, features Jonathan Rosenbaum. It was through Ebert that I discovered Rosenbaum's writing 14 years ago, when his weekly reviews for The Chicago Reader made Ebert's list of "20 ...

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    'The Hunger Games' Hits Blu-Ray/DVD On August 18th With Over 3 Hours Of Bonus Features; Soundtrack Goes Gold

    Boasting the box office spotlight before the “The Avengers” behemoth came along, “The Hunger Games” nonetheless found a worthy adaptation in director Gary Ross' hands, mixing a stellar performance by Jennifer Lawrence with an effectively gripping tone throughout. After an...

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    'Lawless' Director John Hillcoat: The American Film Landscape Is “Tough”; Television Is The New Medium For “Character & Drama”

    Australian filmmaker John Hillcoat has steadily built upon his career as an auteur known for brooding and unnerving pieces of work ever since his neo-western “The Proposition” started making the rounds in 2005. The picture offered viewers a refreshing take on the western genre, and a haunting tale o...

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    Review - "The Intouchables" Is Like "Bringing Down The House" Minus The Negro Spiritual

    Maybe I’m just numb after almost 12 months of coverage of this film on S&A; but I came out of my screening of it, and the most I could muster up in terms of a reaction to what I saw was just a shrug.

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    CANNES: Kino Lorber Goes 'In Another Country' With Isabelle Huppert

    Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to the Cannes competition entry "In Another Country," the latest film by South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo ("Night and Day"), that stars Isabelle Huppert. The film marks Sang-soo's first English-language film (it's also in Korean). ...

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    FUTURES: 'The Intouchables' Breakout Omar Sy Addresses the Film's Critics and Opens Up About His Remarkable Year

    French actor Omar Sy did the unthinkable earlier this year: he beat Jean Dujardin at his own game. Days before "The Artist" swept the Oscars and snagged Dujadin the gong for best actor, Sy beat him in the same field at the 37th Cesar Awards, France's equivalent to the honor. The win came as a surpri...

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    Nantucket Film Festival Will Honor Frank Langella with Compass Rose Acting Award

    The Nantucket Film Festival has announced Frank Langella will receive the Compass Rose Acting Award at this year's festvial.

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    The One In Which Nicole Kidman Pees On Zac Efron; Reviews Of Lee Daniels' "Paperboy" Are In!

    The first thing that jumped out at me while going through the S&A news feed this morning were all the polarizing reviews for Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival today, while half of the world was still asleep.

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    Nobody Tells Tom Hardy Anything: 'Mad Max 4' Starts Filming In A Week, Says Charlize Theron

    Poor Tom Hardy. First the actor is forced to grow an unwieldy beard as prep for his starring role in the upcoming “Mad Max” reboot, only to have the start date pushed back countless times. Then, while in Cannes this week helping to promote John Hillcoat's “Lawless,” Hardy...

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    Mia Wasikowska Makes 'Tracks'; Hilary Swank Goes HBO With 'Mary And Martha'; Rupert Grint Rocks 'CBGB' & More

    Mia Wasikowska has signed on to star in John Curran’s (“The Painted Veil”) new indie “Tracks.” The film will tell the true story of a young woman named Robyn Davidson who traveled 1678 miles through the Australian desert in 1987. It’s an Australian production and will be based on Davidson’s memoirs ...

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