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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #27: 'First Winter' Director Benjamin Dickinson

    "Authenticity" is the key word in Benjamin Dickinson's film "First Winter." Cast and crew were forced to live together in a single house for the entire shoot, actors fasted when characters were supposed to be starving, and only natural lighting was used. Dickinson has been called a method directo...

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    Blog Advisory

    Hi folks. I'm traveling this week and trying to get a little R&R. Later this week I will be at the International Women's Film Festival in Cologne Germany where there will be a conversation on women's film festivals.

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    Watch: Trailer & Clip For BAFTA Winning Short Film 'Pitch Black Heist' Starring Michael Fassbender

    It seems you can't escape Michael Fassbender these days, not that we're complaining. After having a breakthrough year in 2011 thanks to a staggering quartet of films -- "Jane Eyre," "X-Men: First Class," "A Dangerous Method" and "Shame" -- 2012 may be ...

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    Where to Watch the First Episode of 'Girls' Free Online

    No HBO? No problem. If you weren't able to catch last night's premiere of Lena Dunham's hotly anticipated and much-discussed new series "Girls," the network has put the first episode up for free (and uncensored -- you have to sign in) online.

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    Watch: Bill Plympton's Couch Gag From This Week's 'Simpsons'

    If the distinctive animation style of the couch gag that launched last night's episode of "The Simpsons" looked familiar (and very non-Springfield standard), that's because it's the work of indie animator Bill Plympton ("Idiots and Angels," "I Married a Strange Person!"). The extended sequence, whic...

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    The Criticwire Survey: Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition

    This week, the critics tell us what lesser-known film writers should be on our radar.

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    Watch: Trailer for HBO's 'Hemingway & Gellhorn' with Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman

    "Who is that large dirty man in those disgustingly soiled clothes?" Get a longer look at Clive Owen playing Ernest Hemingway and Nicole Kidman as his journalist third wife Martha Gellhorn in the trailer for the upcoming HBO film "Hemingway & Gellhorn," below.

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    Jesse Eisenberg To Reteam With Aaron Sorkin For 'The Newsroom,' Kinda; First Footage From Heist-Actioner 'Now You See Me'

    Look, we'll be the first to admit that the headline here is all types of deceptive (hence the "kinda") but here we go: yes, Jesse Eisenberg is set to re-team with his 'Social Network' scribe Aaron Sorkin on his new HBO series "The Newsroom" but it's not exactly wh...

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    "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" and Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" Possible Cannes Selections

    Variety is reporting that both Benh Zeitlin's magical realism film Beasts of the Southern Wild and Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, his period crime thriller set in 1960's Florida, are very stong contenders to be selected for this year's Cannes Film Festival, which will be held this y...

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    Sex & the Gritty: Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Pilot is Coarse, Sensitive, and Promising

    The most compelling aspect of Lena Dunham's HBO series "Girls" is a tone and spirit that balances sincerity and satire. When the goofy protagonist Hannah (Dunham) proclaims in the first scene that she is "busy trying to become who I am," the series arrives with a strong, clear voice.

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