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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Guest Post: The Pioneering Women of the Photo League

    One of many gratifying aspects about making Ordinary Miracles was the opportunity it afforded to identify and celebrate the contributions made by an impressive number of extravagantly gifted female photographers who joined the Photo League or sat in on its lectures and used its darkrooms. Curator Ca...

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  • The Playlist
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    New Photos From Benh Zeitlin's Sundance & Cannes Sensation 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'

    We get one every year; an indie darling that rises from anonymity to award season contender. This year, it looks like that film may very well be Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts Of The Southern Wild," which, after debuting in Park City to ravishing acclaim and a Grand Jury prize, recently w...

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  • The Playlist
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    'For A Good Time, Call...' Gets A Red Band Trailer & Poster

    If you think that "The Five-Year Engagement" and this weekend's tedious "That's My Boy" is all the comedy summer has to offer in 2012, there's one more film that hopes to make you laugh before the season is over.

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    Explosions In The Sky & David Wingo Scoring David Gordon Green's 'Prince Avalanche'

    One of the most intriguing movies of the year seems to have arrived out of thin air. Last week it was revealed that David Gordon Green had teamed up with Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch and shot a movie completely under the radar. "Prince Avalanche," a remake of the Icelandic film "Ei...

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  • Press Play
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    A Father and Daughter Chat About E.T.

    [Editor's note: The following is an iChat between Press Play founder Matt Zoller Seitz and his daughter Hannah, a film student, about Steven Spielberg's "E.T.," which was released 30 years ago this week.]

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    FUTURES: YouTube Animation Sensation Julia Pott

    Why She's On Our Radar: London-raised, New York-based animator Julia Pott's brilliant animations have received over a million hits on YouTube, thanks largely in part to her web breakout "My First Crush." The film sets Pott's signature hand-drawn animals to recordings of people discussing their awkw...

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    Five Great Moments of Dramatic Irony in MAD MEN

    Before postmodernist self-reference, there was dramatic irony: a little wink from the writer that acknowledges the audience. After five seasons of solid storytelling, here are five of "Mad Men"'s greatest moments in dramatic irony.

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  • ReelPolitik
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    Urban Elegies: Do America's Post-City Docs Recall Italy's Post-War Neorealism?

    “It’s a slow motion Katrina.” By coincidence, this exact statement is spoken in two different recent documentaries, Chad Freidrichs’s The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011) and British director Julien Temple’s Requiem for Detroit? (2010), both playing at the nonfiction series &...

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Under The Radar: Chaplin’s Girl

    The first movie book I ever purchased was a discarded library copy of Theodore Huff’s landmark biography of my cinematic hero, Charlie Chaplin. (The price was ten cents.) In the years since then I’ve amassed more volumes about Chaplin than any other individual…and apparently there’s no end in sight....

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