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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    Doors at

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    The Original King of Comedy

    Book Review: MACK SENNETT’S FUN FACTORY by Brent E. Walker (McFarland)

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  • Todd McCarthy's Deep Focus
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    Cannes Film Festival Review: "Carlos"

    "Carlos" is everything "Che" wanted to be and much, much more--a dynamic, convincing and revelatory account of a notorious revolutionary terrorist's career that rivets the attention during every one of its 321 minutes. In what is certainly his best work, French director Olivier Assayas adopts a flee...

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    My Cannes Bust: My Top Two List

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    In Cannes, Hope's Raised Then Dashed Over Filmmaker's Imprisonment in Iran

    Confusion is surrounding an announcement in Cannes that detained Iranian director Jafar Panahi would be freed today. The news was contrasted by word that Panahi's incarceration may be extended and that the filmmaker would in fact begin a hunger strike.

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    Mubi's Big Move is Sony PlayStation 3

    Mubi CEO Efe Cakarel has made a major move: partnering with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to put the global online cinema site Mubi (nee The Auteurs) on Sony PlayStations in Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand. Cakarel made the announcement at a Majestic press conference, alon...

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    Moland Signs On Skavlan's "The Elephant"

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    Stolen Moments: Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood"

    It’s amusing to speculate about how certain directors continue to maintain pride of place in the Hollywood hierarchy absent the commercial or (far less important) critical returns that would justify their perch. The old dictum “you’re only as good as your last picture” appears to apply far less universally than one might think. Like fellow dourpuss Michael Mann, Ridley Scott has had a less than enviable track record over the past decade: one monster (Gladiator) and one medium-sized hit (American Gangster) have been complemented by a series of abject flops (Kingdom of Heaven, Matchstick Men, A Good Year, Body of Lies). That this grim legacy ha...

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