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    The Films Of Spike Lee: A Retrospective

    If this weekend feels special for movie fans, it's not because of the trio of big-name blockbusters hitting theaters, it's because it sees a new dramatic feature -- the first in four years -- from Spike Lee, one of the most talented, idiosyncratic, maddening and controversial American filmmakers of ...

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    Days of Future Women Past: The Films of Marco Ferreri and Ornella Muti

    On the ominous and uncomfortable visions of Marco Ferreri and Ornella Muti.

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    Women Directors Delpy & DuVernay Talk Leveling the Playing Field

    Three women filmmakers with new movies are inspiring mofe discussion of the state of women directors in Hollywood. The LA Times' Nicole Sperling talks to Julie Delpy ("2 Days in New York," "2 Days in Paris"), Ava DuVerney ("Middle of Nowhere") and Leslye Headland (the upcoming "Bachelorette").

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    First Look: Russell Crowe Bearded and Burly As 'Noah' in Aronofksy's Biblical Genesis Epic

    Check out the first official photo of Russell Crowe as the titular ark captain in Darren Aronofsky's "Noah." (The first glimpse of the legendary ark can be seen here.) While the role had a few other prominent (and younger) names attach and then drop out of the project...

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    The Essentials: The 5 Best Sam Fuller Films

    The great Sam Fuller began life as a crime reporter at the age of 17, before writing pulp novels and doing mostly uncredited work on screenplays through the 1930s (his first credit was on 1936's "Hats Off"). He served in World War Two, seeing action in France, Italy and North Africa, as well as bein...

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    Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas Will Sit Down w/ Oprah Winfrey For Candid Conversation On OWN

    Not a reality TV show... not yet anyway... I wonder if Oprah will bring up the hair nonsense that took over Twitter last week.

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    Watch: Anna Kendrick Sings 'No Diggity' In Extended Clip From Musical Comedy 'Pitch Perfect'

    “OH SNAP, no she didn’t!,” is what we’d imagine the filmmakers behind the Anna Kendrick-starring “Pitch Perfect” want us to say throughout the majority of the running time for this film, which goes where few films have gone before in an effort to take a “Bring it On”-style comedic riff on a capella ...

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    Keira Knightley Beats Evangeline Lilly & Felicity Jones To Female Lead Opposite Chris Pine In 'Jack Ryan'

    It sounded, for a few weeks, as if Keira Knightley was done with the blockbusters. The actress, and star of the giant "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, told Empire Magazine this month "It comes to a point where you think, 'What kind of film can I make that will allow me to live a proper life?' A...

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    Exclusive: Julie Delpy Says Despite Recent Reports, The 'Before Sunset' Sequel Won't Shoot This Summer

    When reports surfaced earlier this year that the long-awaited sequel to Richard Linklater's "Before Sunrise"/"Before Sunset" films would shoot this summer, many were surprised at the announcement. A collaboration between Linklater and actors Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, last we had all heard, the fi...

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    'The Story of Lover's Rock To Open CaribbeanTales Toronto Showcase (Canadian Premiere)

    I saw the film last year, and also reviewed it on S&A, and it's recommended for you folks up north; so give it a look when it makes its Canadian premiere in less than a month.

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