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    FIRST PERSON | How to Take on Programming Hot Docs Without Breaking It

    Four months ago I found myself sitting in a half-empty apartment in Toronto about to start the biggest challenge of my life, taking over the position of Director of Programming at Hot Docs. For the previous three months I had been traveling across Europe looking for films for the festival, many of m...

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    Attention College-Age Film Critics: Indiewire, Locarno Film Festival and Film Society of Lincoln Center Could Send You to Switzerland

    This summer, Indiewire is partnering with the Festival del Film Locarno -- aka the Locarno Film Festival -- along with the Swiss Association of Film Journalists and the Film Society of Lincoln Center to run a workshop for aspiring film critics.

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    Burton and Depp's 'Dark Shadows': Review Round-Up

    Warner Bros.' trailer for Tim Burton's eighth collaboration with Johnny Depp, "Dark Shadows," had me salivating for a witty 70s romp at the movies. And the movie looks and sounds great, with a witty Danny Elfman 70s score and a strong cast. So why is the film such an enervating disappointment?

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    First Feature on Hollywood Legend Mary Pickford to Go Into Production Next Year

    It's always good news when a woman whose contributions to our culture have receded from contemporary knowledge gets brought back into mainstream culture.

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    Move Over 'The Avengers,' Clark Gregg Joins Jason Reitman’s 'Labor Day'

    Long relegated to post-credit sequences and scene-stealing bit parts as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson in the Marvel movies, it was nice to see actor Clark Gregg gain a little more screen time in this past weekend’s superhero brouhaha “The Avengers.” Granted, the silver screen was...

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    Disney Announces "Avengers" Sequel. An Opportunity To Introduce Black Panther Or Luke Cage?

    With The Avengers movie well on its way to raking in $1 billion worldwide, it's of absolutely zero surprise that Disney made it official yesterday that a sequel to the franchise is on its way! D'uh!

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    Nadine Labaki On 'Where Do We Go Now?': "The film is not perfect. People are relating to what the film is saying."

    Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki is back this Friday with "Where Do We Go Now?," her anticipated follow-up to her directorial debut, "Caramel,"a critical and international commercial success that brought on a wealth of buzz for the gorgeous newcomer.

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    Chevy Chase Says 'Community' Could Be "Funnier" & Needs More Of His Kind Of Comedy

    So NBC is right now deciding which shows they'll be bringing back next season, with the current word around town being (sadly) that returning comedies like "30 Rock" and "Parks & Recreation" will get short orders, meaning essentially half-season renewals. Bummer. The stra...

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    Is FX Developing a Female 'Dexter'?

    According to Deadline, FX is developing an adaptation of Chelsea Cain's trilogy of thrillers "Heartsick," "Sweetheart" and "Evil At Heart." The mystery series follows the disturbing relationship between a painkiller-addicted Portland detective named Archie Sheridan ...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Burton versus Bava

    Just as people ultimately judge a book by its cover, many of us are quick to judge a film by its trailer. When I was asked to set my sights on Tim Burton's upcoming "Dark Shadows," a movie based on the cult TV show of the late 1960s, as my next entry point for Criterion Consideration, I immediately...

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