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    Feuds and Film: Midway Through Fantastic Fest, the Punches Fly

    The 2010 edition of Fantastic Fest has no greater defining image than that of festival founder and Alamo Drafthouse owner Tim League, decked out in a pink mohawk, dodging punches from a sprightly Michelle Rodriguez. The farcical duel marked the climax of "The Fantastic Debates," an annual tradition ...

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    Boardwalk Empire Recap: Money and Relationships, Clunky Dialogue

    Because everyone we know is watching and debating the merits of Boardwalk Empire every week, TOH critic Tim Appelo is keeping the conversation going. He favors Tim Van Patten's slick camera moves, but worries about some clunky over-familiar dialogue. (Spoiler Alert!)Everybody made a big deal about t...

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    Gloria Stuart Remembered

    When you’ve lived a full life and made it to the century mark, it’s hard to complain, but Gloria Stuart still had a special spark even in her 101st year on the planet. Her energy was waning, and her mind could wander, but she loved life, including her family, her artwork, her fine-edition books, kites and bonsai plants. I’m happy that she was able to celebrate her 100th birthday in high style two months ago with a series of events, including a citation from the Screen Actors Guild, which she helped to found, and a gala evening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which positively thrilled her. (I was privileged to host that eve...

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    Zurich Film Finance Forum Attracts Big Crowd

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    NYFF: Robinson in Ruins

    Robinson is a meticulous man. A tireless researcher, explorer, and academic with a sharp eye and a quick tongue, he’s a man whose curiosity and drive lead him on a quest to take photographs and collect historical data on the sometimes ruined towns throughout rural South England, just days after his unexplained release from prison. Robinson also happens to be the fictional alter ego of British filmmaker Patrick Keiller, and the protagonist of Keiller’s similarly avant-garde cine-essay films London and the cheekily titled Robinson in Space. In his third film of the series, Robinson in Ruins, Keiller uses his trademark technique of presenting th...

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    Doha Tribeca Turns Two With "Outside the Law," "First Grader" and More

    At a press conference at the Villaggio Cineplex in Doha, the Doha Film Institute (DFI) announced the Arab Film Competition, the first 30 titles in the World Panorama section, the Arab Short Film Competition and a Special Screening for the 2nd annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF). The festival ru...

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    3D Film Festival Opener is Streetdance 3D, Closer is Joe Dante's The Hole

    The fourth annual 3D Film Festival announces its lineup for 2010. It opens September 30 with the U.S. premiere of Giwa and Dania Pasquini's Streetdance 3D, starring Charlotte Rampling, and closes on October 3 with Joe Dante's The Hole.

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