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    47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Day Four: Garrone’s 'Reality,' Loznitsa's 'In the Fog' & Hillcoat's 'Lawless'

    “Piazza Fontana” is a relentless investigation of the events surrounding a politically-motivated explosion at a bank in Rome on December 12, 1969. It’s reminiscent of Hollywood docudramas such as “Call Northside 777." I feel guilty, as in this is a stylized movie that actually has commercial prospec...

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    Watch: New Footage In 'The Dark Knight Rises' International TV Spot Plus Viral Campaign Material For John Blake

    We are now fifteen days away from all 2 hours, 44 minutes of "The Dark Knight Rises" hitting theaters, but until then, thanks to the super secrecy of Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros., brief snatches of new footage are what we'll have to be content with until then. But really, in...

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    Palm Springs ShortFest and its Winners

    The Palm Springs International Shortfest is the largest short film festival and market in North America. Palm Springs International ShortFest continued the ShortFest Online Film Festival for the 2nd year with ten films chosen to represent the Festival online. The film will be available to view onl...

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    Weekend Preview: 'Amazing Spider-Man,' 'Savages,' 'Do-Deca,' 'Collaborator' & More

    In case you haven't seen "Beasts of the Southern Wild" yet, that's still your best bet for an exciting cinematic experience. This holiday weekend's offerings feel tired and uninspired...

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    The Essentials: The Films Of Rob Reiner (Before He Forgot How To Direct Movies)

    Maybe it's just a particular hang-up of this writer, but we find one of cinema's greatest mysteries to be the question of what happened to Rob Reiner. The sitcom star, and son of the great Carl Reiner ("Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid," "The Jerk"), became a film director in the early 1980s, and had an ex...

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    Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara Committed to Edinburgh International Film Festival

    Last week we brought you the "10 Films to Watch From Edinburgh", and today EIFF announced the continuation of Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara’s tenure, initially for three more years. The appointment was announced following 2012’s successful EIFF that saw admissions of just ov...

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    Morgan Freeman: "America's First Black President Hasn't Arisen Yet" (Who/What Is Black?)

    "First thing that always pops into my head regarding our president is that all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him ... they just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white — very white American, Kansas, middle of America... There was no argument about...

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    MGM Suing To Halt Production On 'Raging Bull II' Because, Obviously

    Well, this was bound to happen sooner or later. With production underway on "Raging Bull II," MGM has pulled out the big guns, suing to not only halt the production of the movie, but also be awarded punitive damages “in an amount sufficient to punish the RB II defendants and to ...

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    Take Another Look At Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' With 10 New Images

    You've likely already been feeling the intense heat the summer is bringing already, and if you're looking for a cool place to escape in August, you might want to hit up your local arthouse where you'll still be able to feel the season's sweaty and sticky vibe, but in air conditioned ...

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