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    The Art of the Mystery Doc: Must-Sees 'Searching for Sugar Man' and 'The Imposter'

    Festival faves "The Imposter" (Indomina, July 13) and "Searching for Sugar Man" (Sony Pictures Classics, July 27) are two hit Sundance docs that play like features. In other words, their directors manipulate their stories so that we are left in the dark, eagerly following clues, seeking the answer t...

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    Bail Lifted on Ai Weiwei, But Still Remains Barred From Traveling; Could Face Bigamy and Pornography Charges

    Outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, the subject of Alison Klayman's Sundance award-winning documentary "Ai Weiwei: Never Speak," has not been able to travel outside of his native country to support the film due strict bail conditions imposed by the Chinese government a year before, as ...

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    Trailer Watch: Liam Neeson Deals with Yet Another Kidnapping in 'Taken 2'

    The trailer for "Taken 2" has dropped, and Liam Neeson's Bryan Mills must shoot his badass way through the retrieval of yet another kidnapped family member. Someone gets taken! A second time!

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    Barbra Streisand Returns to Directing with Cate Blanchett & Colin Firth in 'Skinny and Cat'

    Colin Firth and Cate Blanchett are set to star in Barbra Streisand's "Skinny and Cat," her return to directing after sixteen years ("The Mirror Has Two Faces" was in 1996, "Prince of Tides" in 1991 and "Yentl" in 1983). The epic love story...

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  • The Playlist
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    Check Out Adrian Tomine's Beautiful Illustration Of 'Moonrise Kingdom' For The New Yorker

    If you're of a certain age and temperament, you know exactly who Adrian Tomine is. The cartoonist is probably best known for "Optic Nerve," his series of comics published by Drawn & Quarterly that ran in the late '90s and was compiled into "32 Stories," which every co...

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    2012 ABFF Exclusive Video: Christian Keyes & LeToya Luckett Talk Rom-Com 'Note To Self'

    Christian Keyes (Dysfunctional Friends) and LeToya Luckett (The Preacher's Kid) are in South Beach, Miami this weekend to provide a sneak peek at the ongoing American Black Film Festival of their upcoming romantic comedy Note To Self.

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    LAFF 2012 Review: What 'LUV' Says About Manhood, or the Lack Thereof

    Writer/director Sheldon Candis’ first feature is a gutsy Baltimore drama centered on 11-year-old Woody (Michael Rainey Jr.), a fatherless youth who gets a lesson in the hard-knock life from his hustler Uncle Vincent (Common).

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    Exuberant Musical 'Leave It On The Floor' On DVD 8/14, Digital Platforms 7/24

    And speaking of Paris Is Burning (see 2 posts below)... another press release from my inbox...

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    Brie Larson & Miles Teller Join 'The Spectacular Now' With 'The Descendants' Star Shailene Woodley

    The name Brie Larson may not be one that’s readily on the tip of the average cinema-goer’s tongue, but she may just have a face that many are starting to remember. With impressive and fairly memorable roles in the likes of “Rampart,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” ...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Neil Young Journeys' Is An Exhilarating & Emotional Ride With The Rock Star

    Neil Young is a salty dude. Forthcoming, irreverent, introspective, and witty, even as he approaches his mid-sixties, the musician has lost none of his rockability. The man is still writing new songs, for crying out loud, now nearly 50 years after the inception of Buffalo Springfield made him an int...

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