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    Watch: Vacation Is Murder In Trailer For 'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley's 'Sightseers'

    One of the more distinct voices in genre filmmaking emerging out of the U.K. is Ben Wheatley. The director first made ripples with "Down Terrace," but caused a major sensation last year with his stomach-churning "Kill List." So what did he do for an encore? He headed to Cannes this past spring to un...

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    Watch Web Series - 'in(HER)view: a conversation with Black women'

    in(HER)view: a conversation with Black women is described as an 8-part bi-weekly series that asks 5 black women the same 8 questions about their lived experiences - from what they love about being black women, to the challenges they face.

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    Fall Movie Preview: The 30 Indies You Must See

    The final months of 2012's specialty release schedule should easily fulfill the needs of any film lover. There are works from auteurs both international and domestic, a considerable documentary presence, many biopics and the annual plethora of Oscar bait.

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    The Decline of Western Civilzation: The Party Years

    Something about "Project X" made me feel deeply, deeply sad.

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    Sam Shepard To Head The Weston Clan In 'August: Osage County' & Jennifer Jason Leigh Wants 'The Spectacular Now'

    There's quite a cast building for the upcoming adaptation of "Bug" and "Killer Joe" scribe Tracy Lett's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning play, "August: Osage County." Of course, there's the powerhouse teaming of Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, but on top of that, names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Chr...

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    A Fat Kid Gets Raised By Whales & Becomes An Olympic Swimmer In Jon Turteltaub's Ridiculous 'Beached'

    The city of London recently learned that Olympics fever is extremely infectious. Evidently said fever has managed to spread outside the U.K. and has made its way to Los Angeles, where it has found director John Turteltaub (“National Treasure”). He’s signed on to direct “Beached,” the story of a chub...

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    'Sleepwalk With Me' Star Lauren Ambrose On Saying Goodbye to 'Six Feet Under' and Why She Took On A&E Medical Thriller 'Coma'

    It's been a while coming, but "Six Feet Under" star Lauren Ambrose seems to be staging a comeback. We're not saying the actress has been resting on her laurels -- she hasn't -- but since Alan Ball's hit HBO funeral show wrapped its last season in 2005, Ambrose hasn't been in the spotlight as much a...

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    CIFF Project of the Day: Inner-City Kids Find Music in 'Some Kind of Spark'

    All this week on Indiewire's Project of the Day column, we'll be profiling films that have entered themselves for the Points North Pitch at the Camden International Film Festival.  At the end of the week, we'll open up the vote for Project of the Week, the winner of which will recei...

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    S&A Takes A Look At What Black Films You Should See This Fall...

    With the USA 2012 theatrical summer movie season coming to an unsatisfying end (to me anyway), and the fall/awards season films begin their hopeful campaigns for glory, what's there for us to look forward to with regards to what we call black cinema; or films that tell stories primarily abo...

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    Fall Movie Preview: 15 Films We've Already Seen

    There are certain advantages to working for a film website. Aside from all the fortune (translation: payment in expired Amazon vouchers), fame (translation: getting death threats on Twitter from "Wrath of the Titans" fans) and sex (translation: desperately awkward attempts at flirting during roundta...

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