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    The Amazing Race: 15 Potential Awards Dark Horses To Keep An Eye On In The Coming Months

    Almost every year, it's possible to guess at a good number of the Oscar nominees at least twelve months ahead. Only a fool would look at the release slate and suggest that a film like Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" won't be among the nominees. But that said, each year also brings a movie that looks fr...

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    Docs are the best reviewed movies of the year; so why don't you see them?

    According to review aggregation sites Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, documentaries consistently rank among the best-reviewed movies of the year. According to Metacritic, Jafar Panahi’s filmmaker self-portrait This is Not a Film currently tops 2012, while Rotten Tomatoes ranks The Invisible...

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    Dada Films Acquires 'Excuse Me For Living' Starring Jerry Stiller

    Dada Films has acquired "Excuse Me For Living," a romantic comedy starring Christopher Lloyd, Jerry Stiller and Wayne Knight. The film will open October 12 theatrically with a day and date VOD platform release. Osiris Entertainment will release the film on DVD. Here's the offic...

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    Cross Post: Sisters in Cinema: Where are the Black Women Film Directors?

    Last week, the Twitterverse was gifted a priceless nugget when film director Ava DuVernay and her guild, AFFRM, released the second trailer for her anticipated movie, Middle of Nowhere. The acclaimed project, which highlights the women and families that mass incarceration leaves behind, earned DuVer...

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    'Kwaku Ananse' - A Fable, A Funeral And A Spider Coffin (Fundraising)

    “Kwaku Ananse” is an intensely personal project which draws upon the rich mythology of Ghana. The short film combines semi-autobiographical elements with the tale of Kwaku Ananse, a trickster in West African stories who appears as both spider and man. Ananse teaches us that there ar...

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    Gemma Arterton Conducts In New Image From 'Song For Marion'

    When The Weinstein Company snatched up the rights to "Song for Marion" last fall, which was in post-production at the time, we figured the movie was a no-brainer for the kind crowd-pleasing sleeper hit that Harvey knows how to turn into Oscar gold. A 2012 release seemed inevitable. But since then, r...

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    Kickstarter Campaign For 'El Sistema USA!' Documentary

    No need to tell you that there are a lot of Kickstarter campaigns for films nowadays, but, once in whilem there's one for a project that is too special and worthwhile to ignore.

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    Emma Watson and Elizabeth Olsen Downplay ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Rumors, Search For Lead Role Continues

    Despite its less-than-refined origins, the team behind the film adaptation of EL James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” are ensuring in every way their end result will have some prestige. Focus Features (along with parent company Universal) have decided the film belongs in their library alongside “Pride and ...

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    The Top Thirty Reasons We Love Making Lists

    Why do cinephiles love making lists so much?

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    SXSW Doc 'Beauty is Embarrassing' Opening in Theaters September 7

    The documentary "Beauty is Embarrassing," which profiles designer, painter, puppeteer, sculptor and musician Wayne White, will open this fall in select markets. The film, from first-time director Neil Berkeley, had its premiere at SXSW in March and has since gone on to play at a numbe...

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