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    VIDEO: PHYSICAL INSTINCTS Traces Phantom Limbs Inside David Cronenberg

    This mesmerising video by filmmaker Gina Telaroli takes David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers as a cinematic slab upon which she splays a corpus oozing with audiovisual reference points. In the video's accompanying essay Telaroli's explains, "Genre could be a body transplant of sorts...

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    Watch: Hulk Smash, Downey Jr. Wisecrack In Full Trailer For Marvel's 'The Avengers'

    Last summer saw a fairly major clash of the superheroes, with four movies featuring men in tights battling it out for box office supremacy. Marvel's duo of "Thor" and "Captain America: The First Avenger" won out over "X-Men First Class" and "Green Lantern," but as it turns out, it was all just a war...

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    First Person: Writer Nick Flynn Saw Paul Dano and Julianne Moore Flash His Life Before Him in 'Being Flynn'

    In a First Person piece for Indiewire, titled "Being Me," writer Nick Flynn opens up about what it was like seeing his life brought to screen in "Being Flynn," Paul Weitz's ("About a Boy") adaptation of his 2004 hit memoir, "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City."

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    Jonah Hill Says '21 Jump Street' Sequel Already In The Works; Another Clip From The Film Arrives

    The early buzz surrounding "21 Jump Street" seems to be very positive, and after having enjoyed the red band trailer and a bunch of clips from the film, we have to say we're in no way surprised. The big screen adaptation of the late '80s/early '90s TV show hits SXSW and th...

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    Matt Singer Joins Indiewire With the Launch of the Criticwire Blog

    If you believe the hype, film criticism faces extinction. Indiewire sees it differently: Provocative voices steeped in knowledge and enthusiasm for every strain of movie experience never went away. It just got harder to find them.

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    Does "The Snowtown Murders" Get a Little Too Personal With Killer Rage?

    The 1999 serial murders that took place in a sleepy town in Southern Australian don't just provide the inspiration for "The Snowtown Murders," Justin Kurzel's nightmarish directorial debut. The movie embodies the murdering process with undeniably frightening results that call the f...

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    Review: 'Let The Bullets Fly' Entertains With Snappy Dialogue, Disappoints With An Indulgent Runtime

    With the Asian film market looking to put out blockbusters that can stand tall next to American behemoths, there occasionally comes a picture that owes as much to Sergio Leone as it does to, say, Michael Bay or Ridley Scott. Jiang Wen’s “Let The Bullets Fly” revels in breathtaking, breakneck pacing ...

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    Jafar Panahi Awaits Prison, As Iran Celebrates Oscar Win and New "Film" Opens

    After the Oscar win for "A Separation" and the release, starting this Wednesday, of Jafar Panahi's "This Is Not a Film" at the Film Forum, fans of Iranian cinema are probably celebrating. But let's not forget: Panahi remains in the same virtual prison seen in his trium...

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    Elizabeth Olsen The Latest Actress Offered The Role Of Marie In Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake

    While Spike Lee and the team behind "Oldboy" haven't yet found their leading lady, you gotta at least respect that they are going for some pretty solid talent. Rooney Mara was the first one to be offered the female lead in the film, before passing on it while Mia Wasikowska was al...

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    Weekend Oscar Party Trawl UPDATED SPIRITS PICS

    Sunday night after the Oscars I went to the Governor's Ball, where Tony Bennett sang four songs, raw seafood was piled high on ice, and towers of chocolate flowed along with the champagne. Academy execs Dawn Hudson and Ric Robertson were relieved to have endured a long and turbulent Oscar reason...

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