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    New Images Of Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska & Shia LaBeouf In 'Lawless'

    After a very long wait, we finally got the trailer for John Hillcoat's "Lawless" a couple of days ago, and while it was a bit more conventional that we were expecting, it should be remembered that trailers for Hillcoat's films have never done them justice in the slightest, and with...

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    Jennifer Connelly & Saoirse Ronan Board Russell Crowe's Ark In Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

    Rumors of their involvement have been circulating for the last week or so, and it looks like things are now set in place with Paramount honcho Adam Goodman confirming the addition of Jennifer Connelly and Saoirse Ronan to Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" for what he describes as a "perfe...

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    First Look At Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz & Jamie Foxx In 'Django Unchained'

    We already know that Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" is going to be something special. Centering on slavery and vengeance, but delivering through the conventions of a spaghetti western in a way that only Tarantino knows how, there are few films this year taking as big a risk. An...

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    San Francisco International Film Festival: 'Vivan las Antipodas!,' "Wu Xia'

    A day of happy accidents. I knew that I wanted to see “Wu Xia,” a martial arts movie that had been extremely successful in its homeland and which the Weinstein Company had acquired with some fanfare at Cannes last year, at 3:45.

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    Coming to Theaters This May: 1964 'The Beatles: The Lost Concert'

    Screenvision presents "The Beatles: The Lost Concert," a new documentary featuring the first Fab Four concert in the U.S. as its centerpiece. The concert at D.C.'s Washington Coliseum is the only complete Beatles’ concert available to fans; its footage hasn't been seen by movie theater audiences acr...

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    Get Into My Head: Thoughts I Had While Watching James Franco in 'Francophrenia'

    If you have the chance to see James Franco's new film (co-directed by Franco and Ian Olds), "Francophrenia (or: Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is") at this week's Tribeca Film Festival, please do...So long as you don't think you'd mind staring at Franco, most...

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    Lars Von Trier's 'The Nymphomaniac' With Charlotte Gainsbourg Will Be 2 Part Film, Aiming For Cannes Premiere In 2013

    Lars Von Trier has never been short on balls. His career has been filled with films that have found the director walking right into a hornets nest of thorny issues, whether it's slavery ("Manderlay"), the American empire ("Dogville"), feminism (sorta) ("Antichrist")...

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    Somali Film Production Company "Eastleighwood Films" Sets Up Shop In Kenya

    What do you do when you have a desire to make films, but your country, Somalia, is still in re-building mode after years of violent conflict? You pack your sh*t, go to Kenya, and make those films-- that's what!

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    The Top 5 Documentaries at Tribeca

    "The docs are good," says one industry insider, on two separate occasions, as I pass them by during the Tribeca Fest over the past few days. Indeed, I saw a handful of the nonfiction competition films at the fest, and I can confidently say that six were strong. I saw two dramatic film...

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    Review: 'Citizen Gangster' Hits All The Familiar Notes Of The Bank Robber Subgenre

    Edwin Alonzo Boyd was one of Canada’s prominent bank robbers following World War II. A splashy, glamorous war vet with a flair for theatrics, he managed to swindle several financial institutions in between two daring prison breaks, all in the name of his wife and children. And yet, the reason why th...

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