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    The Status of Women's Film Festivals

    One of the reasons I went to Colgone to the International Frauen Film Festival was to be a part of a dialogue on the status of women's films festivals.  The festival invited Skadi Loist a researcher from the Media and Communications Studies Department at the University of Hamburg who has do...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Cannes 65: Seven New Titles Added to Lineup; Master Classes to include Kaufman, Desplat, Lloyd

    Cannes has added seven titles to its 2012 selection, including Adam Leon's SXSW winner "Gimme the Loot," "Djeca" and "Renoir" (each in Un Certain Regard), two Midnight screenings, a special screening and Cannes Classics selection closer, Hungary's "Final Cut - Hölgyeim És Uraim"...

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  • The Playlist
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    Will We See 'Cloud Atlas,' 'Only God Forgives' & Terrence Malick's Latest & More Before The End Of 2012?

    We're almost exactly a third of the way through the year, and thanks to the announcement of the Cannes Film Festival line-up a couple weeks ago, we're now a little clearer on the timetable of some of the most anticipated films of the year. We know that "Cosmopolis," "Killing Them Softly," "On The Ro...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Bounce TV Launches its First-Ever Original Series, Sitcom "Family Time"

    Bounce TV, the nation's first black over-the-air broadcast TV network, will launch its first-ever original series Family Time - a half hour situation comedy created by Bentley Kyle Evans (The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin, Love That Girl) and produced by Evans and partner Trenten G...

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  • Peter Bogdanovich
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    Make Way for Tomorrow

    Until a short while ago when the invaluable Criterion Collection made it part of their series of classics, one of the hardest-to-see, most personal, least commercial and least known of quality pictures to come from the American studio system was Leo McCarey’s profoundly touching 1937 drama (wi...

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  • The Playlist
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    First Footage From Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing' Debuts; 'Cabin In The Woods' Goes Direct-to-Video In Australia & New Zealand

    On yesterday's "Sunday Morning" show on CBS, in a feature about "Avengers" writer/director/super-geek Joss Whedon the first footage from "Much Ado About Nothing," his micro-budgeted Shakespeare adaptation that he shot in a two week window during post-production on "The Avengers," debuted. And it's p...

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  • The Playlist
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    'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Sequel Aiming For A 2014 Release Date & More From The Floor At CinemaCon

    This past week saw Hollywood types descend on Las Vegas -- not for a "Hangover" reboot, but for the annual CinemaCon trade show, which sees all the studios showing off their upcoming wares for exhibitors and members of the press. And this year was a big one, with footage from "The Dark Knight Rises,...

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    Watch The Lost Episode from Dennis Dortch's Web Series "The Number"

    Here's the next episode of Dennis Dortch's comedic web series The Number, exploring "the one thing you never, ever discuss with your fiancé." 

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  • The Playlist
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    The Playlist's 10 Most Anticipated Blockbusters Of The Summer Season

    It feels like the summer movie season has been underway for some time already, given that last month saw the arrival of huge blockbuster "The Hunger Games," as well as "21 Jump Street," an R-rated comedy that's taken an enormously impressive $130 million. And that's even without mentioning those tha...

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    'Goodbye First Love' Helmer Mia Hansen-Løve's Next Film Is A Two-Part Drama Set In The French House Music Scene

    Only three films into her career, Mia Hansen-Løve has established herself as one of the more exciting names in world cinema. Her debut, "Tout est pardonné," was named the Best First Film at the César awards when she was only 27, and her next, the excellent "The Fa...

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