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    You Only Live Twice: We Look Towards The Future As 'Mad Men' Wraps Up A Phenomenal Season 5

    The fifth season of AMC's "Mad Men" came to a close Sunday night, wrapping up what has been arguably among its strongest seasons yet. No small feat considering the show has taken home four consecutive Emmys for Best Drama and been proclaimed one of the best shows on TV by nearly every critic reviewi...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Sight and Sound Film Poll - Adrian Martin on Philippe Garrel's L'ENFANT SECRET

    When Adrian Martin visited Chicago last May, I made certain not to miss the opportunity to record him for this video series. What distinguishes Martin's scholarship for me is his passion for all that is improbable or even impossible about the cinema. That spirit can be sensed in Martin's love of Phi...

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    Two Women Created Shows Go to Series at Showtime

    Showtime has ordered 12 episodes of two series and both are created by women. 

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    Imogen Poots Spotted Shooting 'Knight Of Cups' With Christian Bale; Terrence Malick Meeting With Benicio Del Toro?

    So far, set photos have revealed the involvement Wes Bentley, Neon Indian frontman Alan Palomo, The Cult and Matthew McConaughey on the pair of new Terrence Malick films, "Knight Of Cups" and the project formerly known as "Lawless." Now, thanks again to the trigger-happy paps, another piece of casti...

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    "Is this the end of critics?" Let's hope not -- I wouldn't have much to write about.

    The practice of criticism is under attack. Movie stars don't like it. Directors don't like it. Editors aren't too interested in it. Critics, in other words, need a champion.

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    Why 'Shallow Grave' Tops Indiewire's DVD/Blu-ray Picks This Week

    This week, the Criterion Collection has decided to release three of their most anticipated offerings this year. Indiewire's DVD/Blu-ray picks for the week also include an Academy Award-nominee for Best Foreign Language Film and a comedy that pairs Greg Kinnear with Alan Arkin after their work in...

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    The Nine Best Things Mark Cuban Said at the PGA Conference

    Yes, we know: Mark Cuban as a straight shooter. But at this weekend’s Produced By Conference, he maintained the title during his discussion with Los Angeles Times’ entertainment and technology writer Dawn Chmielewsky with full aplomb. No one was off limits in his audience-approved unsanc...

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    Porn Star James Deen & Lindsay Lohan To Star In Paul Schrader's 'The Canyons'

    Nice move, Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader, you've definitely got people's attention now. "American Psycho" scribe Ellis has revealed on Twitter that their upcoming L.A. erotic thriller, "The Canyons," will now star Lindsay Lohan alongside porn star James Deen, who was an early pick by Ellis.

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    New Images Of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire & Carey Mulligan In 'The Great Gatsby'

    Yo, you want some Jay-Z with your classic English literature? How about some blazing hip hop beatz in a Jazz Age drama? Inspired mashup or potential disaster? The jury is still out on Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" but there is no doubt that on a visual level, this film will be noth...

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    An Evil Cloud? Ray Winstone Looking To Take Villain Role In Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

    So what exactly is the villain going to be in Darren Aronofsky's "Noah"? A talking raincloud? The guy at the lumber yard who jacks up his prices with the storm of all time on the way? A rival ark builder? Your guess is as good as ours, but it seems the director has found his man.

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