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    From the Wire: The Death of the American Action Film

    Is the American action film is dead? Or is it one good training montage away from a revival?

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    Watch: Teaser For The Animated 'Foosball' From ‘Secret In Their Eyes’ Director Juan Jose Campanella

    Back in 2010 it was reported that Juan Jose Campanella, director of the breathless, Academy Award-winning whodunit “Secret In Their Eyes,” would next set his sights on an animated project called “Metegol” (aka “Foosball”). Well, today a brief teaser has appeared (via Animatie) and it seems charming ...

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    In Toronto? John Greyson Retrospective -- and Arsenal Pulp's Latest In The 'Queer Film Classics' Series -- Launches Tonight

    Arsenal Pulp Press’s “Queer Film Classics” series has already made an indelible stamp on readers in the past few years, with six of a planned 21 books being released since 2009. An innovative collection of accessible monographs, the books investigate some of the most influentia...

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    Mia Wasikowska To Star In Adaptation Of 'Madame Bovary'; Paul Giamatti Also Eyeing Role

    Oh boy, another musty dusty literary adaptation? Even with our girl Mia Wasikowska (who is in danger to becoming the young go-to girl for period movies with "Jane Eyre" and "Albert Nobbs" under her belt), we can't say we're overly excited. Though, this film could turn out...

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    Clive Owen Discusses Playing Fathers & Acting Alongside Ghosts In 'Intruders'

    Into the pantheon of horror movie creatures comes Hollowface, the cloaked villain of Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s “Intruders.” In this horror film, two separate families are stalked by the faceless killer who seeks his own identity. The film stars Clive Owen, who is used to fighting all sorts of bad gu...

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    1 Week Of French Cinema In LA (Angelinos See "Zarafa" & "Intouchables" Early)

    Billed as the largest festival in Hollywood dedicated to foreign film, the City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) Festival will be bringing the best in contemporary French cinema from Paris to Los Angeles in what will be its 16th year.

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    Who Killed Rosie Larsen? The Top Suspects Going Into Season Two of 'The Killing'

    Last June, the finale of "The Killing" seemed to be hurtling toward wrapping up the season-long whodunit -- a suspect was arrested and dogged homicide detective Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) could finally head to California with her son and try to patch up her relationship with he...

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    17th Annual International Screendance Festival Call For Entries

    A film festival that I don't think a lot of folks know about and that I think deserves your attention based on all I've seen and heard... the Bill T. Jones documentary we've covered, A Good Man, screened there last year.

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    EXCLUSIVE: How 'Talhotblond' Went from Sexy Doc to Courteney Cox's TV Movie Directing Debut

    What do Courteney Cox, an online love triangle and Lifetime movies have in common? "Talhotblond" -- a Lifetime movie about an online love triangle directed by Courteney Cox, making her TV movie debut.

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    Movie Lovers We Love: David Bordwell & Kristin Thompson Are Rock-Star Film Scholars

    Husband-and-wife film studies team David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson, now retired from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, have published editions of their "Film Art" textbook since 1976. It's a classroom standard, one that freshmen often react to with some eye-rolling derision: Cer...

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