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    On the Rise: Andrew Garfield of "The Social Network"

    An actor lined up to take on one of the biggest comic book franchises in the world wouldn't normally make the cut for our On the Rise column. But when that young thespian, in this case 27 year-old shaggy haired Andrew Garfield, lands on the Hollywood tent pole ladder three years into his career, kud...

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    Festivals Undergoing Major Sea Changes As Seen in Fall Fests...Focus on Latino and Spanish Language

    IFP, NYFF, TIFF, Locarno, Venice, San Sebastian …and Special Focus on Latino and Spanish Language Oriented Festivals and Business

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    Bonnie and Clyde Director Arthur Penn Dies at 88

    Theatre and film director Arthur Penn died in his Manhattan apartment Tuesday night of congestive heart failure, reports A.P. Penn died a year after his brother, photographer Irving Penn.

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    Burn, Steve-O, Burn!

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    Portman Gaining on Gravity, Sex and the City's Cattrall and Noth Attack Critics

    Alfonso Cuaron is in "active negotiations" with Natalie Portman to star in Gravity after failed attempts by Universal and Warner Bros. to keep Angelina Jolie interested. Nor did Blake Lively or Scarlett Johansson gain serious traction. And an attempt to push Sandra Bullock also came to naught. The r...

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    Herzog's "Cave" & Morris' "Tabloid" on Tap for Inaugural DOC NYC in November

    DOC NYC unveiled details of its upcoming inaugural festival spotlighting documentary in New York, with Werner Herzog's new 3-D film, "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" slated to open the seven day event November 3rd. IFC Films acquired the title at the recent Toronto International Film Festival.

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    Best TV Pilots vs. DOA Pilots

    Salon picks the ten greatest TV pilots (limited to American dramas), in honor of the "underappreciated form," which they believe to be "more difficult in many ways than a regular episode of a series" but that feel "less like homework than a little movie."

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    Anyone Else Ambivalent About the "Star Wars" 3-D Conversion?

    We knew this day was coming. Not just because it was inevitable, but because long ago George Lucas and company directly assured/warned us it would. But it's nuts that the announcement would have to occur only hours after I celebrated the coming re-release of "Back to the Future" as being the very opposite of a Lucas-type cash grab. And here's why: I honestly can not wait to watch the "Star Wars" hexology in 3-D. Yes, even the prequels. So am I a hypocrite? Most definitely. In the five years I've blogged professionally I've consistently knocked the prequels. And I still don't think I'll care much for them with the extra dimension. Yet I feel c...

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    Top Thirty Indie Films

    Check out this list of the 30 most significant indie films in the last 30 years (full list, which includes three edited by the late great Sally Menke, is below).

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    Favored By the Right Folks: Post-Cannes, "Bedevilled" Finds an Audience at Fantastic Fest

    When Jang Cheol-so's Korean revenge drama "Bedevilled" premiered at Cannes, critics had a tough time figuring out if they liked it. As the portrait of a damaged woman whose life consists of an abusive marriage and little else, it spends nearly an hour lingering in her depressing existence before sud...

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