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    FIRST PERSON | "The Eric Andre Show" Creators Andrew Barchilon and Kitao Sakurai on Embracing Ineptitude in Their Talk Show Parody

    Andrew Barchilon and Kitao Sakurai, the cofounders of the New York-based production company Naked Faces. got their start in the world of film. Sakurai shot and Barchilon produced Ry Russo-Young's "You Wont Miss Me," after which the pair went on to make 2010 festival favorite "Aard...

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    Alex Kurtzman Wants To Do For 'Van Helsing' What Christopher Nolan Did For Batman

    We’re not sure that author Bram Stoker would’ve ever imagined that the characters in his beloved novel “Dracula” would one day be considered multi-billion dollar franchise properties. Though it doesn’t just stop at the titular character – played most famously by the one and only Bela Lugosi – but al...

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    The Real Bathtub: Back To The Bayou With 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'

    The town of Montegut, Louisiana sits in the bayou, a 90-minute drive southwest from New Orleans. Here slivers of land snake until they run up against the Gulf of Mexico, the rising water from bordering canals lapping onto thin roads that have a habit of disappearing.

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    No "Tarnation" Effect: Why Did Jonathan Caouette's Watershed Film Not Create a Cinematic Revolution?

    In 2004, Jonathan Caouette's "Tarnation" shook up the independent film world—thanks not just to its iMovie-made ingenuity, but also for its groundbreaking psychotronic storytelling style. As J. Hoberman wrote in his Village Voice review at the time, "Jonathan Caouette's precocious memoir-cum-psychod...

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    Exclusive: Poster For Mike Birbiglia's 'Sleepwalk With Me' Co-Starring Lauren Ambrose

    Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January and going on to play SXSW in March, Mike Birbiglia's "Sleepwalk With Me" has slowly been building up some strong word of mouth. And in fact, just last week the film opened the BAMcinemafest in New York City to sold out crowds. At the end of the sum...

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    New Pics Of Andre 3000, Hayley Atwell As Hendrix & Linda Keith In Scene From 'All Is By My Side'

    Yes, another set of pics from Andre 3000's Jimi Hendrix project. Don't worry, we won't post them all, but I thought these were particularly crips and clear (unlike past sets) and they show him along with his co-star Hayley Atwell. 

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    Review: 'Walk Away Renee' A Manic, Deep Look Into Mother & Son

    Born out of a truck load of home videos, answering machine recordings, and photographs, Jonathan Caouette's 2003 autobiographical "Tarnation" was a dearly personal and often frightening, no holds-barred look into a family torn apart by a tortured past. Cobbled together with iMovie before YouTube was...

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    Watch: A Supercut of Sorkinisms - Love, Ping-Pong Rooms & Shakespeare The Way it Was Meant to Be Done

    Check out this video mash-up of Aaron "Sorkinisms," with more than a few key lines that Sorkin likes so much he chooses to use them again and again -- it's really quite something.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Cross-Post: A Heroine's Journey

    The world has moved on but I’m still obsessing about why, for the second time in three years was there no films directed by a woman in the main competition at Cannes this year. I mean I know it’s only one festival but it’s by far the most prestigious and really that kind of omissio...

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    Watch: New, Hugely Impressive U.K. Trailer For Rian Johnson's 'Looper' With Bruce Willis & Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Now that we're midway through the summer season, we're sort of champing at the bit for the arrival of the fall: "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Bourne Legacy" aside, there's not a lot in the coming months that's really floating our boat, unless something like "Total Recall" or "The Watch" proves to...

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