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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    Quitting Telluride

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    Madder Red

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    What Happened With 'Pilgrim'

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    'Nice Guy' Coming October 26

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    Relativity's Rogue and AMC Launch Movie Contest

    Relativity Media's Rogue and AMC Theaters have partnered together to launch the "Big Break Movie Contest," which will provide filmmakers with previously undistributed feature-length films, the opportunity to obtain exclusive on-screen distribution. Five finalists will be selected from the entries, p...

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    Toronto's Bell Lightbox Sets Inaugural Programme

    For decades, the Toronto International Film Festival has made Canada's largest city a destination for the worldwide film community at its annual September event. The plan now is for the long awaited debut of its festival center, TIFF Bell Lightbox, and its year-round programming to capture the spotl...

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    Lisbeth Salander: Next Generation Bond or Holmes?

    Amid all the hubbub over the casting of Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood film version of the Millenium Trilogy, David Chute delivers a compelling argument for why Salander is a defining character for the ages. We shouldn't fuss over the different movies, Swedish or American, he asserts, because there will be more versions to come, ala James Bond, or yes, Sherlock Holmes:Fans should not be too quick to denounce as greed-heads Hollywood producers who envision the "Girl" series as a potential mystery/action franchise, one that could carry on telling new stories indefinitely -- not when their inspiration could turn out to be the ...

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    David Michod Talks Aussie Gangster Flick Animal Kingdom: Sprawl vs. Menace

    Australian hit Animal Kingdom, which just opened in limited stateside release to stellar reviews, is that rare movie that surprises you with the discovery of an exciting new writer-director. David Michod's crime drama won the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic world cinema at Sundance last January, where...

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    Trailer and Awards Watch: Love and Other Drugs

    Twentieth Century Fox is planning an awards-campaign for its R-rated sexy romance Love and Other Drugs, from writer-director-producer Edward Zwick (Glory, The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond). He is that rare studio director who is conversant in both the language of mainstream big-budget moviemaking and...

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