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    Why 'Monsieur Lazhar' Tops Indiewire's 5 DVD/Blu-ray Picks This Week

    This week on DVD/Blu-ray: Canada's moving Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film; a horror flick from the guy that brought you "The Blair Witch Project"; The Who's classic rock opera; a cool and brutal Scandinavian thriller; and the latest comedy from the director of "Th...

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    Wong Kar Wai Named Jury President For The 63rd Annual Berlin Film Festival, What Does This Mean For 'The Grandmasters'?

    Wong Kar Wai, the director behind "Chungking Express" and "In the Mood For Love," has been selected to be the Jury President of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. While this is a really good call on behalf of the film festival, Wong Kar Wai is also an international treasure, and will certa...

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    Annenberg Foundation Bestows $1 Million Three-Year Grant on Sundance Institute

    On Monday, Sundance Institute announced that the Annenberg Foundation has bestowed a $1 million three-year grant on the independent film and theater non-profit organization. The funds will go toward supporting the Institute’s many initiatives, including its Artist Services Program and the Sund...

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    'The Adjustment Bureau' Director George Nolfi To Helm Darren Aronofsky Produced Facebook Thriller 'XOXO'

    Before making his directorial debut last year with sleeper hit “The Adjustment Bureau,” George Nolfi made his bread and butter as a screenwriter with his spec script “Honor Among Thieves” famously reworked into Steven Soderbergh’s Euro-themed heist sequel “Ocean’s Twelve” and he also did some fine t...

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    'Perched as Spirits, Not Beasts' in Another Trailer for Anderson's 'The Master'

    Another trailer for PT Anderson's "The Master" has landed, possibly the last to be released by the Weinstein Co. before the film's bow at the Venice and Toronto festivals and its limited theatrical opening September 14. The expertly paced release of...

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    New On DVD: South Africa's Dramatic Series 'Mshika-shika (The Hustle)'

    It's been described as part Luther, part The Wire.  And the general consensus is that Mshika-shika-- which translates to The Hustle-- is all entertaining.

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    'The Man With The Iron Fists' Soundtrack Details Drop, New Tunes From Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Black Keys & More

    Amidst all the hoity-toity awards fare and sober dramas this fall, RZA will storm theaters with his directorial debut "The Man With The Iron Fists." The film, which looks to be a wickedly over the top martial arts flick delivered the way only a member of the Wu-Tang Clan knows how, will un...

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    Steven Spielberg Won't Be Making That Osama Bin Laden Movie 'No Easy Day'

    So, remember that report yesterday that sprung up saying that Steven Spielberg was considering directing "No Easy Day," a SEAL's chronicling of the killing of Osama Bin Laden? Yeah, you can ahead and scratch that.

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    Berlin Names Wong Kar Wai 2013 Jury President

    Wong Kar Wai has been named the Jury President of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, it was announced today. The "Chungking Express" and "In The Mood For Love" director follows Werner Herzog (2010), Isabella Rosselini (2011) and Mike Leigh (2012) in the role.

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    GORE VIDAL REMEMBERED

    Last week, down on New York’s Broadway, there was a memorial for one of our great American artists, Gore Vidal, who was a friend, and I was invited to attend, but could not, because of previous commitments that took me elsewhere. I offered to write something that could be read. As it turn...

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