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    VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Harmony Korine's SPRING BREAKERS

    I haven’t seen a longer queue for a Venice press screening this year than the one for Harmony Korine’s "Spring Breakers," which premieres today in Competition.

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    2 New Images & TV Spot For Ben Affleck's 'Argo'

    Could this be the year when Ben Affleck adds a Best Director Oscar to his mantle? If the buzz out of Telluride and heading into TIFF is any indication, he's got a helluva shot with "Argo." His '70s set thriller and satire is already earning some strong advance praise, and with it s...

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    Women Directors Abound at the Venice Film Festival

    The news on the prevalence of women directors coming out out of the Venice Film Festival is in stark contrast to the different conversation that came out of Cannes just several months ago. Festival director Alberto Barbera claims that they just programed the movies and then afterwards realized that...

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    Paul Dano Saves Flawed 'For Ellen'

    Paul Dano -- pale and gangly, nobody’s preconceived image of a movie star -- is a wonder of an actor, who has made some great choices in films, from There Will Be Blood, to the recent Ruby Sparks and a small but crucial role in the upcoming Looper. In So Yong Kim’s deliberate, meticulo...

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    Jose Padilha, Director Of 'RoboCop' Remake, Says Despite Rumors That He's "Happy" With Film

    Just a few days ago, Fernando Meirelles, director of "City of God," was quoted as saying that his friend Jose Padilha, currently hard at work on his Hollywood debut, a remake of "RoboCop," was having a terrible time on the film. "For every 10 ideas he has, 9 are cut," Meirelles told a South American...

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    Venice Review: 'Dormant Beauty' Is Tender & Humane, But Adds Little To The Right To Die Debate

    The sanctity of life is one of the thorniest subjects of the 20th century, and seems certain to continue to be so for decades to come. One only has to look over the continuing debate in terms of contraception and abortion, among the most divisive and emotional issues in American politics (or, indeed...

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    Project of the Day: The Junior Jodorowsky's New 'Dwarves-and-Gold-Dripping-Vaginas' Project

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

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    'Argo,' 'Rust And Bone,' 'Amour' & More Head To BFI London Film Festival

    Telluride is wrapped, Venice heads into its final days and TIFF is just about to gear up, but the festival season is far from over. The BFI London Film Festival has dropped their slate this morning and not only is it pulling titles from all those fests, it has nabbed the best of Sundance and Cannes ...

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    Watch Ruth Negga In The BBC Bio-Pic 'Shirley'

    Thanks to Emmanuel, who's becoming the S & A go-to guy for mixed race actresses with career issues - Ethiopian/Irish actress Ruth Negga has become the hot topic lately (HERE). So I wanted to see her 2011 BBC bio-pic, Shirley, about the early years in the life and career of Bri...

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    Cinema Paradiso In Telluride

    People who attend the Telluride Film Festival for the first time are overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of this historic Colorado town. Filmmakers are impressed by the friendly reception they receive from the worldwide gathering of movie lovers. My family and I love our annual trip to the Rockies and f...

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