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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Cannes 2012: Cinéfondation Announces Winning Short Films from Russia, U.S. and Cuba

    The Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury at Cannes, led by Jean-Pierre Dardenne ("The Kid with the Bike") has named its first, second and third place winners. Russian Taisia Igumentseva's "Doroga Na" ("The Road To") took the top prize...

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    How to Make the Perfect Summer Movie in 5 Easy Steps

    Inspired by this week's Criticwire Survey, an attempt to define the ideal summer movie.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Watch: Paul McCartney's Short 'My Valentine' Stars Portman & Depp; Screening with 'The Intouchables'

    Paul McCartney's debut short film (aka music video), "My Valentine," stars Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman and will screen in front of all showings of the Weinsteins' "The Intouchables," which opens this weekend.

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  • The Playlist
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    Charlotte Gainsbourg & Mathieu Amalric Line Up New Projects; New Trailer For Pawel Pawlikowski's 'The Woman In The Fifth'

    Carrying on the Gallic theme of the Cannes Film Festival, we now have news from two major French talents in the form of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Mathieu Amalric who have both lined up their next projects. We also have the first trailer for Pawel Pawlikowski's Paris-set "The Woman In The Fif...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Stockholm International Film Festival Special Focus on Women Directors

    Last year we reported on the creation of the Stockholm Film Fund Feature Film Award which gives a female director over $700,000 towards her film.

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    Movie Lovers We Love: Bradford Nordeen's Dirty Looks is Putting Queer Film All Over NYC

    Movie Lovers We Love: Bradford Nordeen's Dirty Looks is Putting Queer Film All Over NYC

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Gabrielle Union Talks "Being Mary Jane": Pilot Episode Wrapped + Character & Plot Breakdown

    I know some of you expressed some concern for what the focus (or foci) would be in the new BET hour-long drama from the Akils, Being Mary Jane, starring Gabrielle Union.

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  • The Playlist
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    Comedian Kevin Hart To Try His Hand At Occupation-Based Slapstick With Kevin James In 'Valet Guys'

    After working the grind of the comedy club circuit while picking up the occasional supporting film role, it seems actor/comedian Kevin Hart has finally reached, and even surpassed, the mainstream success that has recently graced Louis C.K. and Marc Maron among others. His comedy special “...

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  • Press Play
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    VIDEO - PLAY DIRTY with Alejandro Adams: NO BLADE OF GRASS

    Press Play introduces Play Dirty, a series in which filmmaker Alejandro Adams brings his unkempt insight and usual disregard for propriety to the video essay form, occasionally dragging along a guest to savage or praise a given film.

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    Cannes: Dardenne-led Cinéfondation Jury Awards Three Short Films

    The Cannes Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury announced its winners. Jean-Pierre Dardenne led the jury of Arsinée Khanjian, Karim Aïnouz, Emmanuel Carrère and Yu Lik-Wai. Three of the festival's 15 selected short films, chosen from 1,700 submissions, were screened and gi...

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