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    Ronny Cox Looks Back on 'Deliverance' 40 Years Later For Blu-ray Anniversary Release

    Forty years ago John Boorman shocked audiences into never taking a canoe trip with his brutal outdoors thriller "Deliverance." Released in 1972 and starring a cast of (at the time) up-and-comers that included Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox, "Deliverance" is best known for the un...

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    Elisabeth Moss Talks The Future Of Peggy Olson On 'Mad Men'; Says "Peggy Will Always Be A Part Of Don's Life"

    If there’s one show that abides strictly to the current sentiment that television is fast becoming (or is already) more mature, dramatic, and well-made than mainstream films, many would agree that it would have to be AMC’s Matthew Weiner-created “Mad Men.” With the series jus...

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    3D Urban Noir Tale 'The Mortician' Starring Method Man Now Available On VOD & Digital Download

    The Mortician a thriller from British director Gareth Maxwell Roberts, starring Method Man (as the titular mortician), Edward Furlong, Dash Mihok, Wendell Pierce, and others has been on DVD since February, but I only just learned that it's also now on VOD, which makes it more accessible.

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    Lynne Meadow Celebrates 40 Years as Artistic Director of Manhattan Theatre Club

    Lynne Meadow has been a force of New York theatre for the last 40 years. She has taken the Manhattan Theatre Club from the Upper East Side to Broadway. She was the first women accepted into the directing program at Yale. She was the first female director at the O'Neill Center. She is belo...

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    Nicolas Winding Refn Was Originally In Talks To Direct 'Magic Mike'; Steven Soderbergh Has No Desire To Make Another "Important Movie"

    Well, you gotta admit, Channing Tatum has got some serious taste when it comes to directors. With his CV so far including folks like Michael Mann, Kevin Macdonald, Ron Howard, Kimberley Peirce and now, of course, Steven Soderbergh (x3), there's another helmer that, had things gone differently, T...

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    Lennie James Says Producers Contacted Him On Returning To 'Walking Dead;' Will He?

    Remember Lennie James from the very first episode of AMC's The Walking Dead - the pilot episode in 2010 in which he played Morgan Jones, and had to shoot his wife who'd become zombified? 

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    Jonathan Demme Discusses ‘Journeys’ & The Magic Of Neil Young

    Throughout most of his career, Jonathan Demme has been effortlessly bouncing between narrative and documentary filmmaking, the latter of which often revolves around music, starting with 1984’s groundbreaking concert film for Talking Heads, “Stop Making Sense.” Combining his filmmaking talents with h...

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    Saul Bass' Lost Original Ending For 'Phase IV' Discovered In Los Angeles

    Since its inception in 2007, Los Angeles' revival house Cinefamily has slowly become one of the city's most diverse and exciting places, hosting screenings of cult classics and current releases alike with special events galore. They've made a habit of digging up gems and developing a the...

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    Sundance Channel Gets 'Restless' With British Spy Mini-Series

    The Sundance Channel is currently in production on "Rectify," their first original scripted series all their own, but they've also got some promising co-productions in the works. The New Zealand-set Jane Campion mystery series "Top of the Lake," starring Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter, is slated fo...

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    Indiewire Looks at the Potential Fall Festival Releases

    My colleagues at Indiewire have taken an expansive look at 50 films that they would love to see hit the festival circuit this fall.  There are some very interesting women's films on the list. (All descriptions from Indiewire.)

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