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    Swear Words: Laura Poitras's "The Oath"

    Though the title of Laura Poitras’s exceptionally well-made new documentary, The Oath, is in the singular, there are a number of solemn vows therein. The central, capital-O oath is pledged by Nasser al-Basri—alias Abu Jandal—a formal declaration of total devotion to Al Qaeda’s leadership. But the same man later pledges to the Yemeni government, after spending years in prison and going through a jihadi rehabilitation program called the Dialogue Committee, that he will not use the country as a base for extremist operations (in return, the government helps him get back on his feet by buying him a taxi). Then there is the FBI interrogator who, hi...

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    Men In Black III Gets Sony Green Light in 3D

    Finally, after Sony's great success with the first two Men in Black installments in 1997 and 2002 (which grossed over $1 billion worldwide), it's no surprise that Columbia PIctures is confirming the inevitable go-ahead on the third installment of Men in Black, in 3D, set for release on May 25, 2012....

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    Gosling, Franco, Araki Set For American Pavilion at Cannes

    For its 22nd year at the Cannes Film Festival, the American Pavilion has announced its annual series of panels and discussions, with directors Gregg Araki, Cam Archer, Derek Cianfrance, James Franco, and actors Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling among those on tap. This year, Sundance Institute Pub...

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    Cold Weather Acquired by IFC

    IFC has picked SXSW fave Cold Weather for North America and select foreign territories.

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    film review: Mother And Child

    I love the work of writer-director Rodrigo Garcia, and bemoan the fact that more people haven’t seen his female-centric anthology films Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her and Nine Lives. It’s evident that actors are familiar with his efforts, however, because the best and the brightest want ...

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    Trailer Watch: Spielberg and Abrams' Super 8

    If you object to camcorder trailers, don't watch this trailer for Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams' upcoming homage to filmmaking, Super 8--go see it in front of Iron Man 2. For the rest of you, here it is:

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    Human Rights Fest Announces 21st Slate

    The 2010 Human Rights Watch Film Festival - a co-presentation of Human Rights Watch and The Film Society of Lincoln Center - has announced the lineup for their 21st edition. The fest runs June 10-24, 2010 at the Film Society's Walter Reade Theater, and will feature 30 films from 25 countries, 28 of...

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