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    Trailers from Hell: Screenwriter Mick Garris on Curtiz's Mother-Daughter Nightmare 'Mildred Pierce'

    It's "Joan Crawford Week!" at Trailers from Hell, and today screenwriter Mick Garris introduces the ultimate noir-melodrama, Michael Curtiz's "Mildred Pierce"...

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    Academy Invites 176 New Members, including Malick, Chastain, McConaughey, Rockwell, Serkis, Dardennes & Hazanavicious

    The Academy invites 176 artists and executives to join its illustrious ranks. Academy president Tom Sherak says the group "represent some of the most passionate contributors to our industry." The list expresses their interest in getting some younger members...

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    'True Blood' Star Stephen Moyer, Kevin Durand & Rex Linn Join Atom Egoyan's 'The Devil's Knot'

    With shooting starting last week in Georgia, Atom Egoyan’s West Memphis Three drama “The Devi’s Knot” added some new cast members to the already extensive ensemble.

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    Congrats to 'Dear White People,' Indiewire's Project of the Week!

    Thanks to your votes, the race satire "Dear White People" won this weekend’s Project of the Week contest!

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    Karlovy Vary Film Festival: Helen Mirren Talks Women In Filmmaking, Violence Vs. Nudity, 'Hitchcock' & More

    The organisers of the Karlovy Vary International FIlm Festival, taking place this week in the obscenely picturesque spa town of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, have hit on a canny strategy. The festival’s programming has for some years now been above reproach in every respect, something that has not a...

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    47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Day One

    The taxi comes at 4:15 a.m. and I leave Bologna with many backward glances, having fallen madly in love with both the town and Il Cinema Ritrovato. The nicest man working on the lobby desk is also the only native Bolognese employed there, and he’s been delighted by my obvious happiness here...

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    Helen Mirren Calls for More Women Directors

    Helen Mirren received the lifetime achievement award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival this past weekend.  She used the opportunity to call for more female directors in the business.

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    Tika Sumpter Joins Michael Rapaport, John Stamos, Bryan Callen In "My Man Is A Loser"

    Tika Sumpter co-stars in the feature comedy My Man Is A Loser, which is currently in production in New York City and is set for release in 2013.

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    Tom Sizemore Wants Woody Harrelson & Ryan Phillippe For Crime Drama 'An Honest Thief'

    Though every week it seems Tom Sizemore leads enough straight-to-DVD releases for video stores (remember those?) to devote a new release wall in his honor, he still manages to sneak a theatrical appearance in occasionally. His latest, “Cellmates” may not have been the return he (or anyone) was hopin...

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    Now and Then: '360,' Another of Fernando Meirelles' Beautiful Disappointments

    Of all the sloppy descriptions in film criticism, "visceral" may be the most misleading. It's a frequent synonym for "loud," not to mention "flashy," "punishing," or "gory." What it almost never means is instinctive, earthy, and intestinal, so forthright it grabs you. Except, that is, when we're tal...

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