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    Review: 'The Intouchables' Is A Crowd-Pleaser For Simpletons

    “The Intouchables” is a study in contrasts. In one corner, there is Phillipe (Francois Cluzet), a wealthy, white renaissance man paralyzed from the waist down. He is mobile, exiting his home for fine dining, purchasing artwork, and attending the opera. He cannot continue to live the finer life witho...

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    Gender Watch: The Firing of Community's Dan Harmon

    I have been watching with interest all week the press regarding the firing of Dan Harmon the creator and showrunner of Community after three seasons.  The whole incident would have passed without a big blip if Dan Harmon hadn't taken to his blog with a screed directed at the studio Sony, an...

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    New Regular Cast Members Nathan McMullen and Karla Crome On Board For 4th Season Of E4's "Misfits"

    E4's Misfits has gone through a bit of a shake-up since its 3rd season ended last year.  Original series cast members Antonia Thomas and Iwan Rheon both exited the show; and Lauren Socha's 2012 conviction for racially-aggravated assault is likely the reason she's no longer only pret...

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    Cannes 2012 - Watch 3 Clips From Ken Burns "The Central Park Five" Doc

    Sergio already sang the praises of this documentary last week, so I'll just summarize what he said before sending you over to the clips.

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    The Joy of 'Revenge': Why ABC's Prime Time Soap Needn't Be a Guilty Pleasure

    Summer is over, at least in the Hamptons of "Revenge," which winterized its summer cottages and packed up for the end of its first season last night in a flurry of confrontations, last-minute betrayals and possible deaths. It was a immensely satisfying 22-episode run for the new series, wh...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Sight and Sound Film Poll - Jonathan Rosenbaum on SATANTANGO

    From a personal standpoint, it is fitting that the second video of this series, following the opening tribute to Roger Ebert, features Jonathan Rosenbaum. It was through Ebert that I discovered Rosenbaum's writing 14 years ago, when his weekly reviews for The Chicago Reader made Ebert's list of "20 ...

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    'The Hunger Games' Hits Blu-Ray/DVD On August 18th With Over 3 Hours Of Bonus Features; Soundtrack Goes Gold

    Boasting the box office spotlight before the “The Avengers” behemoth came along, “The Hunger Games” nonetheless found a worthy adaptation in director Gary Ross' hands, mixing a stellar performance by Jennifer Lawrence with an effectively gripping tone throughout. After an...

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    'Lawless' Director John Hillcoat: The American Film Landscape Is “Tough”; Television Is The New Medium For “Character & Drama”

    Australian filmmaker John Hillcoat has steadily built upon his career as an auteur known for brooding and unnerving pieces of work ever since his neo-western “The Proposition” started making the rounds in 2005. The picture offered viewers a refreshing take on the western genre, and a haunting tale o...

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    Review - "The Intouchables" Is Like "Bringing Down The House" Minus The Negro Spiritual

    Maybe I’m just numb after almost 12 months of coverage of this film on S&A; but I came out of my screening of it, and the most I could muster up in terms of a reaction to what I saw was just a shrug.

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    CANNES: Kino Lorber Goes 'In Another Country' With Isabelle Huppert

    Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to the Cannes competition entry "In Another Country," the latest film by South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo ("Night and Day"), that stars Isabelle Huppert. The film marks Sang-soo's first English-language film (it's also in Korean). ...

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