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    Trailer Watch: James Brooks' How Do You Know

    This How Do You Know trailer looks promising. Closely observed relationship comedy is what writer-director James L. Brooks does best. He sweats years over these originals to make them come out looking effortless and funny, and only rarely does he miss (Spanglish). And each of the stars--Reese Wither...

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    Spout About: "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (Spoilers)

    This is a prompt for a discussion of the film "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" If you haven't seen it, you could be spoiled, though it's really not the kind of movie where knowing plot details is a bad thing. And no text is going to adequately explain or describe the freshness of the visuals, so you're...

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    Enzian Honored

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    Could "Better Off Dead" and "One Crazy Summer" Have Been Made Today?

    Karina Longworth interviews Savage Steve Holland at LA Weekly, timed to this weekend's double feature of his cult classics "Better Off Dead" and "One Crazy Summer" at the Cinefamily theater. The filmmaker turned kid-show producer claims those movies couldn't be made today, but I have to disagree. I ...

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    MoMA to Screen Hammer Series This Fall

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    The Illusionist: Trailer and Early Reviews

    2-D lives! The Illusionist, the latest animated feature from the French animator behind The Triplets of Belleville, Sylvain Chomet, didn't make it to Cannes after it scored big in Berlin in February. Sony Pictures Classics scooped up the film, which is based on an unproduced screenplay by the late g...

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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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