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    Watch Now - "Nurse.Fighter.Boy" Director Charles Officer's Next Film, "Mighty Jerome"

    Nurse.Fighter.Boy director Charles Officer recently announced that his next project, feature-length documentary Mighty Jerome, will have its premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto.

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    NY African Film Festival Resumes April 29th - May 1st at Maysles Cinema

    Doc Watchers presents the next leg of the 18th Annual New York African Film Festival, April 29 through May 1st at the Maysles Cinema. The event includes the US Premiere of Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children and Q&A's with Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Xoliswa Sithole after the 7:30pm screenings on the ...

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    Christophe Honoré's 'Les Bien-aimés' The Official Closing Film Of The Cannes Film Festival

    If last year had a dearth of big name celebs, attendees at the Cannes Film Festival this year will be beating them off with a stick. Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Sean Penn, Tilda Swinton, Ryan Gosling, John C. Reilly, Antonio Banderas, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mia Wasikowska.....

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    Possibly the Greatest Black Film Ever Made in the History of Cinema

    After careful consideration it's obvious to me that the film below is the greatest black film ever made. Of course I'm talking about none other than 1976's The Human Toronado with the great late Rudy Ray Moore, Dolemite himself.

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    Tribeca Review: Tony Kaye's 'Detachment' Is A Fascinating Mess You Can't Look Away From

    Though it had flown mostly under the radar, cinephiles were pretty thrilled a few weeks ago when the Tribeca Film Festival announced the addition of “Detachment” to its lineup. Not only was the cast top notch but behind the director's chair was British provocateur Tony Kaye, the filmmaker behind the controversial “American History X,” a picture made over 12 years ago. In the interim, things have been tough for the notoriously difficult director and "Detachment" is only his third feature and first narrative film since 1998. "American History X" had its own infamously troubled history when star Edward Norton essentially took over the film, edit...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest' Is Engrossing & Real

    Captivating, well-balanced and at times, painfully honest, actor Michael Rapaport's directorial debut, the documentary, "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest" is much more than a music doc about the seminal '90s hip-hop group; it's an engrossing and moving portrait of brotherhoo...

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    Watch: Clever, Backwards Trailer For Hong Sang-soo's Cannes Bound 'The Day He Arrives'

    Walking home with the Un Certain Regard prize for "Hahaha" at Cannes last year (and you can check out our review of the film, which we caught up with at SFIFF right here) director Hong Sang-soo returns to the south of France this year hoping for a repeat.

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    Things are Not Going Exactly as Planned at OWN

    The CEO for Discovery Communications, David Zaslav, admitted this morning that the ratings for the Oprah Winfrey Network have been, to date, "below our expectations" and that Discovery will be forced to send more money than the initial $215 million it has already invested in OWN.

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    Video: Late Night Comics, The Birth Certificate and He Who Must Not Be Named

    He lives to see his name in print and splashed on buildings, so let’s not humor him by mentioning it (hint: silly hair, fake-running for president). Let’s just call him, after Voldemort, “He Who Must Not Be Named.”

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    Tribeca Review: 'The Guard' Is Ireland's Acidic Answer To The Buddy Cop Formula

    Sgt. Gerry Boyle is a man of simple pleasures. The unassuming, burly inspector works the unspectacular beat in his quiet, rainy hamlet of Galway, Ireland, wasting the days away alone with his Chet Baker record collection and his afternoons of illicit sex with the prostitutes of Dublin. His identification with police television shows is one of the very few ways he connects with the outside world of what he does, as his menial tasks seem far away from the pavement-slapping action of his colleagues. He's the rarest of movie cops: the one who seems almost offended at the possibility of interrupting his lifestyle for high speed chases or sexy gunf...

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