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    The Five Best Things Learned At Sundance ShortsLab LA

    With “I can get you a toe” chalked on the wall, the Big Lebowski room at Google’s Venice complex was an inspirational environment to host the Sundance Institute’s ShortsLab LA 2012.   Headlined by Spike Jonze, who spent over two hours talking to the filmmakers, the ...

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    New In USA Theaters This Week: 'Sparkle' Revived & A Funny Thing Happens On The Way To Rehab

    New In USA Theaters This Week: 'Sparkle' Revived & A Funny Thing Happens On The Way To Rehab

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    Feminist Pussy Riot Band on Trial in Russia

    Something horrific is going on in Moscow that needs a lot more attention.  Three women who are members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot were jailed several months ago for "hooliganism" and "inciding religious hatred" for staging an peaceful protest action at Moscow's...

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    Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Next Film Seems Like Subtler, Stranger, Artier Cousin To 'Inception'

    Many filmmakers strive for their work to tap into a certain dream-like narrative, unbound by traditional logic and driven by subconscious desire, but while David Lynch and Christopher Nolan dazzle equally with their unique approaches, Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (“Uncle Boonmee Who...

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    Lars Von Trier Invites You to Interpret Six Artworks for 'Gesamt' Film Project

    As part of the Copenhagen Art Festival, Danish filmmaker Lars Von Trier is challenging people, as usual, with "Gesamt," an open invitation to folks around the globe to reinterpret six great works of art through a lens or recording sound. Trier sets the rules for the film project (see trail...

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    Review: 'Why Stop Now?' A Compelling, But Not Always Fulfilling Comedy

    There’s not a whole lot of forward momentum in “Why Stop Now?” which is a surprise considering the immediacy-baiting title. Though the film takes place within the span of one day, the narrative feels truncated, allowing for connections to form, and then sever, over the course of twenty-four hours. I...

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    TIFF TRAILER: Sarah Polley Makes Leap to Documentary Filmmaking With 'Stories We Tell'

    It took six years for Sarah Polley to follow up her Academy Award-nominated directorial debut "Away From Her" with this summer's "Take This Waltz," so we were surprised (like many) to learn that her third feature, a documentary, will be screening at the upcoming Venice and To...

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    Thoughts On Debut Of Chris Rock-Produced 'Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell'?

    Thoughts On Debut Of Chris Rock-Produced 'Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell'?

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: Art Scene Girls, Unemployment and Kelsey Grammer

    Sure, Sunday remains overcrowded with high-end TV like "True Blood," "The Newsroom," "Weeds" and "Breaking Bad," but what to watch the rest of the week? Every Monday, we bring you a guide to five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    Watch: New Trailers For Season 3 Of 'Treme' & 'Boardwalk Empire' With First Footage Of Bobby Cannavale

    As “Veep” and “Girls” led successful seasons this past summer with their well-drawn characters and storylines, HBO is ready to plunge viewers back into pure atmosphere with the third seasons of its reliable recent shows, and we've got two new trailers for you to whet your...

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