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    Elles directed by Malgoska Szumowska

    Here are my impressions of the film from the Toronto Film Festival.  The film opens in NY and LA today with a nationwide release it follow.

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    'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Adds Model/Actress Laura Ramsey To Feature Debut 'You Are Here'

    Are you an up-and-coming actress? How about a role opposite Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler and Zach Galifianakis in a film by the creator of "Mad Men," Matthew Weiner? That is the dream-turned-reality for model/actress Laura Ramsey who has now joined the cast of Weiner's feature directorial ...

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    Willem Dafoe Gets 'Out Of The Furnace' With Christian Bale

    Talk about having an impressive ensemble. “Crazy Heart” helmer Scott Cooper has already lined up a remarkable array of players for "Out of the Furnace," his first directorial effort since his breakout hit landed actor Jeff Bridges a Best Actor Oscar. The Black List-approved scr...

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    If You're Coming To Hot Docs This Weekend...

    From the people that brought you Hot Cocks and Hot Cocks, Part Deux comes.... Hot Cocks 33 1/3 (yes, we continue to pay tribute to the Zucker Brothers despite their minimal contribution to non-fiction filmmaking). For the third year running, I'm helping put on a celebration of queer and sex posi...

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    Canada Sweeps Tribeca!

    It was a big night for Canadian films at the Tribeca Film Festival award ceremony last night: Kim Nguyen's "War Witch" and Nisha Pahuja's "The World Before Her" took the top prizes at Tribeca last night in the narrative and documentary categories, respectively.

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    Criticwire Critics Rank Tribeca; 'Yossi,' 'Planet of Snail' Among Standouts

    Unlike this year's Sundance, where “Beasts of the Southern Wild” cemented its status as the Sundance feel-good after seemingly everyone got behind it early, the Tribeca Film Festival program has divided critics. Rather than one film catching the attention of the masses, the reviews f...

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    Critic's Notebook: Does 'The Avengers' Belong at the Tribeca Film Festival?

    "The Avengers" will play like gangbusters at the closing night of the Tribeca Film Festival this Saturday. This is less prediction than absolute certainty. But does it belong there?

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    SFIFF: Harmony Korine & Val Kilmer Talk Stepping Into 'The Fourth Dimension'

    Last Friday night, “The Fourth Dimension” made its world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival, a collaborative film that we thought got satisfying results out of its premise. In attendance were the set of directors responsible for the three short films created based on a collect...

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    Yes, 'John Carter' Was a Hit in Russia. Here's Why.

    Alexander Rodnyansky has been a TV and film producer in Russia for decades. His most recent film, the Andrei Zvyagintsev-directed drama "Elena," won a special jury prize at the 2011 Festival de Cannes, and he has wrapped the American-made indies "Goat Island," from D.J. Caruso, and "Jayne Mansfield'...

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