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    Small Screen | "CASINO JACK," "Juliet," Herzog, POV & More Lead At-Home Lineup

    This week, "CASINO JACK," "Letters to Juliet," "Princess Kaiulani," and Herzog's other film from the past year come home. Also included in this week's column is a list of last week's releases, which got lost in the mix. Chief among them were Bradley Rust Gray's Oscilloscope release "The Exploding ...

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    Bad Buzz Be Damned: "Rabbit Hole" Is Very Strong

    I wasn't really sure what to think heading into tonight's premiere of John Cameron Mitchell's "Rabbit Hole." Buzz had been mixed at best, and this was unchartered territory for a filmmaker I very much admire but had no idea what he'd be capable of in these new realms. Based on someone else's material and with no queer content to speak of, this was clearly not going to be the John Cameron Mitchell I'd known and loved with "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and "Shortbus." So I was a bit nervous. But thankfully, it turns out I love this John Cameron Mitchell too. He turns David Lindsay-Abaire's award-winning play about a couple coping with the death...

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    From Chaplin To Ford To Kubrick…

    If someone had bet me that we’d have a chance to see formerly-unknown movies by Charlie Chaplin and John Ford during the course of one year, I’d have lost the wager but I wouldn’t have resented the loss because it’s been such an exciting turn of events. The Chaplin appearance discovered by Paul Gier...

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    Scorsese's Mafia Movie Dream Team, Mulligan in My Fair Lady, Cher and Fonda Aging Gracefully?

    - It sounds too good to be true; Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese all working on a hitman drama entitled The Irishman? It's one of a handful of projects Scorsese is considering for his next film (he's currently shooting 3-D Hugo Cabret with Chloe Moretz, Jude Law, Emily Mortimer, Ben Kingsley and Sacha Baron Cohen). De Niro has been developing the picture at Paramount through his Tribeca Productions. The script is written by Steve Zaillian (Schindler's List, Gangs of New York, David Fincher's Dragon Tattoo series), based on the 2004 book I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran & The Inside Story of The M...

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    In Their Own Words: Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker on "Kings of Pastry"

    Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker's documentary "Kings of Pastry" starts its U.S. theatrical run this Friday, September 17. The directors provided indieWIRE with an exclusive clip and commentary.

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    Exclusive Interview: With Somewhere, Sofia Coppola Grows Up

    Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, which was the surprise winner of the Golden Lion in Venice, will be released by Focus Features this December.

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    Toronto Review | Afghan on the Lam: "Essential Killing"

    So little happens in Jerzy Skolimowski's "Essential Killing" that it barely exists as a movie. Instead, the story of an escaped Taliban fighter (Vincent Gallo) wandering through the forests of Europe meanders along as a succession of scenes. At times engrossing and not without palpable suspense, it ...

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    Toronto Review | A Natural Museum In 3-D: Werner Herzog's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams"

    In recent years, Werner Herzog's sly observations on the ways the universe in wondrously strange documentaries such as "Grizzly Man" and "Encounters at the End of the World" have taken on cult status apart from his existing place in the history of German cinema. Viral videos contain uncanny imitatio...

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    Waiting for Malick: Which Film Fest Will Debut Tree of Life?

    After not showing at Cannes or Venice, Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life did screen at Telluride: but only six people saw the cut-down movie (two hours, 15 minutes) at two separate screenings for Sony Pictures Classics and Fox Searchlight, which landed the picture. The Tree of Life is inspiring rav...

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    TIFF Diary: Little White Lies Rips Off Big Chill, Mothers, Let Me In, Precious Life, 13 Assassins

    Meredith Brody scarfs up more of Toronto's eclectic foreign programming. I thought I was starting the day with a treat, a big hot fudge sundae of a movie, Little White Lies a drama of manners, as the catalogue has it, with a dozen of France’s starriest, most accomplished, and attractive actors – inc...

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