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    Review: 'Strange Fruit' A Solid, Fascinating Look At The Groundbreaking Failure Of The Beatles' Apple Records

    While Radiohead weren't the first band to break free of the coporate machine, and drop an album on their own terms, they were easily the most promiment. And while this was par for the course for underground artists and bands through the '80s and '90s who thrived within a specific independent framewo...

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    Application Deadline Imminent For Firelight Media’s Producers’ Lab Mentorship Program

    Another opportunity worth taking full advantage of; if the idea of working with acclaimed, award-winning documentarian Stanley Nelson and his team of writers, editors, producers, fundraising specialists, etc, doesn't at all entice you, then, well, it's your loss! :)

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    Tribeca Review: 'Replicas' Sadly Seems More Interested In Cheap Thrills Than The Haneke-Level Chills It Promises

    The Hughes family is one just barely clinging to hope after a terrible tragedy. Following the loss of their daughter, Mark (Josh Close), Mary (Selma Blair) and their preteen son Brandon attempt to heal together at their upstate vacation home, the air thick with tension. Mark has been working so hard...

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    Peter Jackson's 48fps Presentation Of 'The Hobbit' At CinemaCon Gets A Mixed Response

    While the fact that Peter Jackson was shooting the upcoming "The Hobbit" films in 3D at 48 frames-per-second rate instead of the standard 24 frames-per-second has been around since proudction started, in gained a bit more steam last week. There were concerns about how prepared (or not) the...

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    Happy Birthday Barbra

    Today is Barbra Streisand's 70th birthday.   Even if you are not a fan -- and I don't know how you could not be -- this woman has had an extremely impressive career.  Singer, songwriter, actress, director, producer, fundraiser, activist -- there is no one like her in the enter...

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    Also New On DVD: Acclaimed Egyptian Ripped-From-The-Headlines Drama "Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story"

    Courtesy of AfricanDiasporaDVD.com, where you can exclusively purchase a copy on DVD of the award-winning drama Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story (also known as Ehky ya Scheherazade in Arabic), the "bold and brave" (according to Variety) drama from Egyptian filmmaker Yousry Nasrallah.

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    Tribeca Review: 'Nancy, Please' Showcases The Worst Nightmare Of The Timid Grad Student

    We've all known people like Nancy. The title character of Andrew Semans' "Nancy, Please" is a real pill, dark eyes, slumped shoulders, and an eternal pout. There's always drama in Nancy's life, and she's always expressing it physically. She's always impetuous, alway...

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    Rhymes with Shmashmortion: 'Girls' Takes on the A-Word

    "Girls" has been generating so much furious discussion about portrayals of race and diversity on and behind the screen that what felt like it could have been a provocative topic when watching the first three episodes of the show all together at SXSW actually seems a lot more mild in comparison.

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    Revisiting "New Jack City" 21 Years Later; How Well Does It Hold Up?

    Sergio's post just beneath this one, announcing the Blu-ray release of New Jack City got me thinking... now there's a movie that just doesn't hold up 21 years later! Although some would say that it didn't "hold up" during the year of its release! 

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    TRIBECA REVIEW: How 'Journey to Planet X' Critiques the Film Festival World

    The pair of filmmakers featured in "Journey to Planet X" cite no major auteur directors or seminal works of cinema as their influences. Instead, Eric Swain and Troy Bernier want to blow things up and soar through space.

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