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    Flashback 1975 - The Truth About "Poor Pretty Eddie" (aka "Black Vengeance")

    Below you'll find a link to a wonderfully informative, well-researched piece on forgotten cult exploitation film Poor Pretty Eddie, aka Black Vengeance, aka Heartbreak Motel, aka Redneck County Rape...

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    Toronto Review: Hysteria

    One of the most vivid memories I have of my college learning experience is a class I took on Women in American History. I remember reading Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper and Kate Chopin's The Awakening and if I didn't have feminist inclinations before I read those books, I sure did...

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  • The Playlist
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    Who Could Be The Men In Steven Soderbergh’s ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E’?

    'The Killing' Star Joel Kinnaman, Michael Fassbender & Ewan McGregor Among Names Being Considered By The DirectorSteven Soderbergh's latest picture "Contagion" is in its second week of release with a healthy tally thus far of over $45 million, and his next feature, the independent male stripper film...

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    Thandie Newton Describes Her Career As... "Schizophrenic"

    "As an actor I always try to do as many diverse roles as possible. I'd generally describe my career as a bit schizophrenic to be honest, because I never seem to be doing the same thing. I think it's the best way to be though, to play as many different roles as possible."

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    New Pics From Jean-Jacques Annaud’s ‘Black Gold’ Starring Antonio Banderas, Tahar Rahim & More

    So, has Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" found a double bill partner in Jean-Jacques Annaud’s forthcoming "Black Gold"? We'll know soon enough if the film will deliver the goods, but with a solid cast in front of the camera and a pretty interesting premise, the ingredients are there for ...

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    DVD Reviews: "Politics Of Love" (Brian White), "Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown" (Michael Jai White)

    2 quickie reviews of films very recently released on DVD/VOD, and which we've covered on this site.

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    Simply the Worst: Wong Kar-wai's "My Blueberry Nights"

    When one thinks about the ascendance of Wong Kar-wai to the Olympus of international auteurism, a few aesthetic and narrative standbys come to mind: the groundbreaking utilization of the step-printing technique in order to capture the mazelike cartography of Hong Kong and its multilayered neighborhoods; the innovative deployment of various, multi-language soundscapes; affected voiceovers that dwell on the recurrent theme of unrequited love; the ephemerality of desire and the unbound connection between characters and their surrounding objects. In partnership with production designer and editor Edward Chang and cinematographer Christopher Doyle...

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  • The Lost Boys
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    An Excerpt From "About Canada: Queer Rights"

    So over the past two years or so, I've been working on an introductory academic text book - a sort of "Queer Canada For Dummies" - that documents the history of Canada's queer rights movement and the issues facing queer people in Canada today. It's been an unexpected, challenging and remarkably fulf...

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  • The Playlist
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    'True Blood' Star Lindsay Pulsipher Replaces Hilary Duff In 'The Story of Bonnie And Clyde'

    Well, with Hilary Duff pregnant and $100,000 dollars richer for not starring in the ill-advised, upcoming remake-but-it's-not-a-remake “The Story of Bonnie and Clyde,” the producers have now found their replacement to take on the role that made Faye Dunaway a star: Lindsay Pulsipher. Wait, who?

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    Watch "Surprising Europe" Episode 5 (On The African Experience In Europe)

    Not sure if anyone is keeping up with this Surprising Europe documentary series I alerted you all to late last month. I haven't; though I plan to play catch-up this weekend.

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