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    Trailer Watch: Biutiful, A Film of Inarritu

    Will Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's long-awaited follow-up to Babel (which scored seven Oscar nominations in 2007 including best picture) find a stateside home? Word is, CAA is on the verge of making a deal for the Spanish-language Biutiful, which earned divided reaction in Cannes, although Javier Ba...

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  • Spout
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    The New Spout

    Welcome (back) to Spout, the blog devoted to the movies you love. I’m Christopher Campbell, your lead blogger as well as a curator of others’ writings, which will primarily focus on and serve as prompts for discussions of great and important films and filmmakers. Maintaining a critical yet positive ...

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    Out of the Blue: Pedro González-Rubio's "Alamar"

    The other day, while strolling a humid Brooklyn street, I overheard a twentysomething woman talking to her friends about her movie predilections. Her life is stressful, as it turns out, her work hours long and her job serious. When she goes to the movies, she wants to unwind, to take in easily digestible entertainment—to, as she put it, “put her brain on autopilot.” That this person plausibly represents a key urban intellectual demographic that was once connected and clued in to what was going on in film outside the multiplex and is now resigned to Hollywood’s paltry offerings, while justifying her artistic and emotional laziness on grounds o...

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    Magnolia Acquires Casey Affleck's Joaquin Phoenix Doc

    Magnolia Acquires Casey Affleck's Joaquin Phoenix Doc

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    Review: "Inception"

    It's possible that, to even come close to comprehending everything that goes on in the bracingly dense “Inception,” one would need to imitate Leonard Shelby, the protagonist of Christopher Nolan's second feature, “Memento,” and write everything down. It's not difficult to understand in a general sen...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Finke's HBO Deal on Tilda

    Nikki Finke has finally opened up --to a degree--about an agreement between her and the producers of the HBO show Tilda, which stars Diane Keaton as a Hollywood blogger based on Finke.

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    TIFF List: Essential 100 Films

    The Toronto International Film Festival posts "The Essential 100," a list of must-see films that merges two lists (one determined by TIFF curators, another by TIFF stakeholders). There are many obvious choices, from The Godfather, Casablanca and Gone With The Wind to Chinatown, as well as such arcan...

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    True Blood's 9 Crimes: Just Complicated Enough

    Guest blogger Tim Appelo gives his take on True Blood's highlight-of-the-season-so-far episode: 9 Crimes.

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