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    If You Like "The Expendables" You'll Love "Centurion"

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    Oscar Talk Returns: Fall Fest Preview

    Kris Tapley and I are back on the case as the awards season launches Sept. 1 in Venice. I'll be filing from there. Next podcast: Friday week, when I will be reporting from Venice and Kris will be in Telluride.

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    Women ♀ Directors Roundtable at LALIFF

    Top Left to Right: Consuelo Alba, Yvette Ederly, Sydney Levine, Isabel Cueva, Fina TorresFront Left: Sarah Vaill, Right: Carmen Marron.(Photo by Veronica Zarate)

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    That Old Time Religion: Daniel Stamm's "The Last Exorcism"

    In 1799, Étienne-Gaspard Robertson premiered the phantasmagoria, a moving magic lantern projection hidden behind a screen, to a crowded audience gathered at a Parisian convent. Though he tried to present himself as a scientist exposing the tricks of the trade (of both magicians and the Church) to foster superstitious belief, the wildly spectacular nature of his performance, with its ghoulishly materializing and receding figures, only confirmed his status as supernatural conjurer. Robertson’s entertainment was like all horror stories that begin in skepticism: thrill and fright trump our sense of knowing better. Time and again we see teenagers ...

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    Box Office Politics

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    Fantastic Fest Adds 16 Including U.S. Debut of "Stone"

    Austin's Fantastic Fest has added 16 films to its lineup, with the U.S. premiere of John Curran's "Stone" joining this year's fest, taking place September 23 - 30. The latest batch include what the fest teased as a "bayou-dwelling psycho-killer, a disturbed housemaid, Muay Thai bone-crushers, blood-...

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    New Orleans Fest Opens with a "Welcome," Closes with a "Valentine"

    The 21st Annual New Orleans Film Festival revealed that two Sundance favorites, Jake Scott's "Welcome to the Rileys" and Derek Cianfrance's "Blue Valentine," will bookend this year's festival. Additionally, Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" and Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" are also on tap to screen as p...

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    film review: Flipped

    Because it shares a time period and sense of nostalgia with the well-remembered Stand By Me (1986), Flipped has been pegged as an official companion piece for director Rob Reiner. There’s some validity to this, especially since the soundtrack is filled with familiar oldies, which also added to the ...

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    Salesman

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