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    Eric Rohmer vs. the 3-D Threat: August in Focus

    No movie made more money in August than "The Expendables," an old school action product so thoroughly decried for its empty, virile spectacles that you have to wonder if the majority of audiences pouring money into Sylvester Stallone's pocket have done so with full awareness of the blatant stupidity...

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    FUTURES | Magaly Solier, Star of "Altiplano" and "The Milk of Sorrow"

    In the year-and-a-half that have passed since "The Milk of Sorrow" won the Golden Bear at Berlin, the story of its star's discovery has been told often in the international press. Six years ago, Claudia Llosa, the Peruvian-Italian director of "The Milk of Sorrow," was scouting villages in Peru for h...

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    maltin on movies: Mesrine: Killer Instinct

    Mesrine: Killer Instinct | Leonard Maltin | Maltin on Movies | Movie Trailers

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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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