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    Small Screen | Social Interest Docs Go to TV; "Secret of the Grain" and Guitry Go to Criterion

    Some of this year's most enlightening investigative docs and two packages from Criterion join several other specialty releases on the small screen this week. Two social issue docs debut on the TV this week: tonight, PBS's POV has Geoffrey Smith & Roberto Hernández's "Presumed Guilty" and next Mond...

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    Toronto Sets Over 50 Titles For 2010 Fest

    The Toronto International Film Festival has announced that Robert Redford, Michael Winterbottom, Julian Schnabel, Darren Aronofsky, Francois Ozon, John Cameron Mitchell and Mark Romanek are officially just a few of the directors who will be screening their latest works during their upcoming 35t...

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    On DVD: "The Art of the Steal"

    This week's DVD pick is Don Argott's "The Art of the Steal," a documentary centered on the ongoing art world scandal involving the Barnes collection. It doesn't matter if you're not much of an art enthusiast. You've likely been to a museum or two, and this film will possibly change how you look at ...

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    kevin smith: on the record

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    Move to Kill UK Film Council Resisted

    Producer Tim Bevan, chairman of the UK Film Council, is speaking out against a dramatic government move today to kill the organization. An agency that supports filmmaking and film culture in the UK, the Film Council includes a staff of 75 people and -- over the past decade -- has backed some 900 fil...

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    Dreams Confuse Moviegoers: "Vanilla Sky" Tops Bewildering Poll

    I'm guessing that "Inception" would feature high up in a later list of most confusing films of all time given the results of a poll conducted by European Netflix equivalent LoveFilm. As voted by subscribers of the DVD service, "Vanilla Sky" has apparently perplexed more film fans than "Mulholland Drive," "Donnie Darko," "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," all of which were included in the top ten. LoveFilm editor Helen Crowley recognized a trend in the results: "It's clear that dreaming is the biggest cause of confusion for viewers. Switching from reality to dream sequences pulls the wool over our eyes and lea...

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    Daniel Craig Confirmed for "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" Remake. Film Blog Water Cooler 7/26/10

    I totally thought Daniel Craig was already fully attached to the English-language version of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." Enough that while watching the original Swedish adaptation I pictured Craig as I was looking at Michael Nyqvist. That was weeks ago. I guess he was merely in talks for the ...

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    Comic-Con Wrap-Up: Fincher, Whedon, Del Toro, Favreau, More Delight Fanboys and Fangirls

    Though the big news from Comic-Con may have been the bizarro story of a man stabbing another fan with a pen in the convention's fabled Hall H (where higher profile film and television is touted), the studios did indeed get to showcase the latest and greatest of their fanboy/girl fare to a receptive ...

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    Craig Nails Down Girl with Dragon Tattoo and Sequels

    As I watched Daniel Craig at Comic-Con and the footage from Jon Favreau's Cowboys and Aliens, I crossed my fingers that he would play Mikael Blomqvist in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. And sure enough, Deadline reports that the deal is done.

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