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    Venice '11 Review: Mary Harron's 'The Moth Diaries' Is A Teen Vampire Tale Without Any Fangs

    It's remarkably tough to get any film financed, at least one that doesn't have 3D talking animals from a popular cartoon series. So it's no surprise that some filmmakers, for all their best efforts, can go three, four, five or more years between pictures. Worryingly, it seems to be doubly true for female directors. Look at Kimberley Pierce, who's only made one film in the twelve years since "Boys Don't Cry," or Tamara Jenkins, for whom nearly a decade separated "Slums of Beverley Hills" and "The Savages," or even Kathryn Bigelow, who might be an Oscar-winner now, but had a six-year break before "The Hurt Locker." One of the key examples here ...

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    Public's Choice for "Pariah" Movie Poster Announced, and Official Release Dates

    The people have spoken. Focus Features has revealed the moviegoing public’s choice of the official theatrical release poster for Dee Rees' Pariah.

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    The Guy Behind 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' & 'Dark Shadows' Is Making A 'Beetlejuice' Sequel

    It's been nothing but high-brow festival movies for the past little while, hasn't it? Well, here's some news from the Hollywood we know and love, as yet another '80s movie is going to get dusted off and updated or whatever.

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    Simply the Worst: Woody Allen's "Anything Else"

    We’re some forty years into the career of Woody Allen, America’s most consistent—and perhaps consistently undervalued—filmmaker, and it’s become almost impossible for cinephiles, and even casual movie connoisseurs, to abstain from participating in the annual combing-over of his oeuvre that accompanies his each new release. Which one’s the best? Which one’s the worst? How about a complete ranking from #1 to #41? (Spend five seconds on Google, and you’ll find a few.) It’s almost a sport. I recently passed a soused evening at a party separating the wheat from the chaff via pithy one-liners with a group of similarly Allen-versed comrades. It took...

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    Sexism Watch: NY Times Piece on Toronto Docs Includes No Women Directed Films

    It's so fascinating how a genre supposedly equally divided between males and females can be made to seem so completely dominated by men. For those people who don't know much about documentaries and the great, amazing women who make films you'd think we lived in a world where only men directed docs....

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    Today's Birthdays - 9/06/11 (Idris Elba, Anika Noni Rose, Naomie Harris and Rosie Perez)

    Idris Elba welcomes 39 today. The London native, who also deejays under the name "Big Driis the Londoner," has appeared in numerous film and tv productions which include Family Affairs, Ultraviolet, Law & Order, Dangerfield, CSI: Miami, Soul Food, The Wire, Sometimes In April, The Gospel, The Reapi...

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    New Photos of David Cronenberg's 'A Dangerous Method'

    There is probably no film this fall hitting the festival circuit harder than David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method." Having already screened at Venice and Telluride, the film will play TIFF and NYFF next for what Sony Pictures Classics hopes will result in some kind of awards season recognition.

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    Women Win at the Box Office This Summer

    While the big budget films dominated the cash at the box office, two movies with measly budgets in comparison that nobody expected to do well, soared beyond expectations.

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    Jason Reitman's 'Young Adult' Gets A Fantastic First Poster

    While his previous efforts "Up In The Air" and "Juno" were boosted by early appearances on the fall film festival circuit, this year, Jason Reitman is choosing to keep things under wraps until much later in the season and there are a couple reasons for that. Firstly, sustaining early hype can be a challenge and while many pegged "Up In The Air" as a Best Picture winner after it wooed crowds at TIFF, that talk had deflated by time the end of the year had rolled around. Secondly, compared to 'Air' or "Juno," Reitman's "Young Adult" is a much darker, more prickly affair, for proof of which you need to look no further than new poster debuted at T...

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    Watch: Trailer For Famke Janssen's Wacky Directorial Debut 'Bringing Up Bobby' With Milla Jovovich

    In case you haven't noticed, we are right in the thick of festival season. Venice is nearing the finish line, Telluride came and went over the weekend, TIFF kicks off on Thursday and festivities in Deauville are now in full swing. That last festival, dedicated to American cinema (ie. getting Hollywood stars over to France to walk the red carpet) boasts a lineup that ranges from the blatantly commerical ("The Lion King") to actually premiering some new, independent movies. And so, model-turned-actress Famke Janssen will show off her directorial debut "Bringing Up Bobby" (not be confused with the direct-to-video Christian comedy) at the festiva...

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