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    VIDEO: Motion Studies #30: Girish on THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

    The online video essay format opened a new playing field for critical and scholarly analysis of movies, providing opportunities for innovative explorations of films while also challenging the established conventions and limitations of text-based film criticism and scholarship.

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    Now and Then: On Film, America's Culture of Violence

    The most terrifying 80 minutes I've spent in my career as a film critic were those spent watching "Elephant," in which even the rhythmic click-click-click of photographic negatives being shaken in chemicals brought me the edge of what I can bear.

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    Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight Rises' Trailer

    Selina Kyle: "There's a storm coming." Bruce Wayne: "You sound like you're looking forward to it."

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    VIDEO: Motion Studies #31: Elliptical Editing in VAGABOND

    Part of an hour-long series of twenty online videos called Connect Film. The videos, meant as companions to the Film Art textbook, explore major concepts of mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing and sound.

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    Revisiting History: Booker’s Place

    So many documentaries come out every year that it isn’t possible to keep up with them all. I watched 'Booker’s Place' (now open theatrically in New York and Los Angeles, and available nationwide On Demand) because I admire its director, Raymond De Felitta, who most recently gave us the piquantly ori...

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    Drop Everything: Final 'The Dark Knight Rises' Trailer Arrives

    Screw that animated gif (though the dedication is admirable), the third "The Dark Knight Rises" trailer is here. And yes, in Christopher Nolan we trust.

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    Rihanna In Talks To Play "Sultry Villain" in "Fast and The Furious 6"

    Battleship's role has opened more doors for RiRi!

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    Emma Watson, Jason Segel & Dave Krumholtz Go To 'The End Of The World' With Seth Rogen

    Well, we always knew that "The End Of The World," the newly titled feature adaptation of "Jay And Seth Vs. The Apocalypse" was going to be swarming with cameos, but this may be the biggest, non-Apatow gang member to join the flick (outside of Rihanna, who James Franco recent...

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    Raising Funds: Disadvantaged Black Students at Yale Visit Cuba in Doc "Black and Cuba"

    Raising funds via Indiegogo, the documentary Black and Cuba, directed by Robin J. Hayes, professor at The New School, follows a group of disadvantaged African American students at the prestigious Yale University, who take a field trip to Cuba to see "how revolution lives," and to get ...

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    Watch Now: Dana Verde's 2008 Short "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World"

    Here's the 9-min short The Most Beautiful Girl In The World by Dana Verde, a Jamaican/Cuban filmmaker I've profiled in the past, and whom I wish would gain more exposure in the next months/years.

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