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    "La Soga" Director Josh Crook: “We Didn’t Die!!!!!”

    The gritty and gripping drama of Josh Crook's "La Soga" explores political intrigue, love, death and the power of memory, set in the Dominican Republic. We gave Crook and others a free-form style interview to gather their thoughts on their careers individual projects. "La Soga" opens in selected c...

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    BFI London to End with Boyle & Franco's Mountain Survival Story "127 Hours"

    Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" will close out the 54th BFI London Film Festival on Thursday October 28, the event unveiled Friday. The film, Boyle's last since his Academy Award-winning "Slumdog Millionaire," recounts the true story of Aron Ralston (James Franco), a mountain climber who must fight to st...

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    FUTURES | "A Film Unfinished" Director Yael Hersonski

    When the Motion Picture Association of America gave the Holocaust documentary "A Film Unfinished" an R-rating, Adam Yauch, Beastie Boy and founder of the film's North American distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories, called the MPAA's decision "bullshit." But the film's director, young Israeli Yael He...

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    Before There Was "Enter the Void" There Was "The Champ"?

    Normally I would wait for closer proximity to the film's release date to do a "Before There Was" posting, but this was just too weird to wait on. During a Q&A following the New York premiere of "Enter the Void" at Lincoln Center Wednesday night, filmmaker Gaspar Noé was asked by an audience member how he got such a great performance out of child actress Emily Alyn Lind (who you may have seen as the younger version of Dakota Fanning's character in "The Secret Life of Bees"), especially during one frighteningly traumatic scene. First of all, Noé admitted he did not direct anybody in the movie and that the girl's mother, actress Barbara Ann Wood...

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    Does Age Matter for Movie Reviewers? Film Blog Water Cooler 8/12/10

    Is the 11-year-old critic obnoxious or unwelcome? That's a big debate this week following the circulation of a clip from CBS' "The Early Show" in which Emmy-winning preteen reviewer "Lights Camera Jackson" (aka Jackson Murphy) gives his opinion on "Inception," "Ramona and Beezus" and "Salt." Many people are having issue with the kid's opinion of the Christopher Nolan pic just because it's against their own. Others seem to find it inappropriate for a little boy to be a critic. I think he's no more annoying than most TV news-based movie reviewers, though it's a little creepy how mature and lively he is. This is beyond precociousness. I honestly...

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    Relativity Media Firms Up Release Slate, Adds Three Pictures

    Relativity Media is moving forward as Hollywood's newest distributor, finalizing its 2010-2011 release slate with a mix of Overture, Relativity and Rogue titles and a service deal.

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    Manly Movie Stars: Rodrigue Talks the Evolution of Masculinity in Film

    Almost two years ago, Anne Thompson asked "Where have the manly movie stars gone?," and investigated the entertainment industry's ongoing search for traditional male leads that aren't borrowed from the UK, Australia or Europe to commandeer Hollywood's most testosterone-needy films. While America lay...

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    Kodak Names 2010 Scholarship Recipients

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