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    "Is this the end of critics?" Let's hope not -- I wouldn't have much to write about.

    The practice of criticism is under attack. Movie stars don't like it. Directors don't like it. Editors aren't too interested in it. Critics, in other words, need a champion.

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    Why 'Shallow Grave' Tops Indiewire's DVD/Blu-ray Picks This Week

    This week, the Criterion Collection has decided to release three of their most anticipated offerings this year. Indiewire's DVD/Blu-ray picks for the week also include an Academy Award-nominee for Best Foreign Language Film and a comedy that pairs Greg Kinnear with Alan Arkin after their work in...

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    The Nine Best Things Mark Cuban Said at the PGA Conference

    Yes, we know: Mark Cuban as a straight shooter. But at this weekend’s Produced By Conference, he maintained the title during his discussion with Los Angeles Times’ entertainment and technology writer Dawn Chmielewsky with full aplomb. No one was off limits in his audience-approved unsanc...

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  • The Playlist
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    Porn Star James Deen & Lindsay Lohan To Star In Paul Schrader's 'The Canyons'

    Nice move, Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader, you've definitely got people's attention now. "American Psycho" scribe Ellis has revealed on Twitter that their upcoming L.A. erotic thriller, "The Canyons," will now star Lindsay Lohan alongside porn star James Deen, who was an early pick by Ellis.

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    New Images Of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire & Carey Mulligan In 'The Great Gatsby'

    Yo, you want some Jay-Z with your classic English literature? How about some blazing hip hop beatz in a Jazz Age drama? Inspired mashup or potential disaster? The jury is still out on Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" but there is no doubt that on a visual level, this film will be noth...

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    An Evil Cloud? Ray Winstone Looking To Take Villain Role In Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

    So what exactly is the villain going to be in Darren Aronofsky's "Noah"? A talking raincloud? The guy at the lumber yard who jacks up his prices with the storm of all time on the way? A rival ark builder? Your guess is as good as ours, but it seems the director has found his man.

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman Offered Role As Plutarch Heavensbee In 'Catching Fire'

    Well, the folks at Lionsgate are nothing if not ambitious. With big names like David Cronenberg, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez all on their wishlist to fill the director's chair for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" after Gary Ross exited, they've since settled on...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    SIFF Review: 'The Savoy King' Celebrates Harlem Jazz Drummer Chick Webb

    “Music is a universal combiner," says Dr. Muriel Petioni, the mother of Harlem medicine, in the first few measures of Jeff Kaufman’s spirited window into the culture of the Harlem music and dance movement in the 1920’s and '30’s. This is a perfect descriptor for "The Savoy King: Chick Webb and the M...

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    Netflix Picks: Doc On 'Carmen & Geoffrey' - Dance Icons Of The African Diaspora

    I’ve been missing out not knowing much about the work of these two tremendous artists, icons I shall say, of what we regard today as modern dance.

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    Penelope Cruz Confirmed For 'The Counselor' & Will Reteam With Pedro Almodovar For 'Standby Lovers'

    If you're only going to shoot a couple of movies in one year, making them with Ridley Scott and Pedro Almodovar is not a bad way to go, and that seems to be the game plan for Penelope Cruz.

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