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    REVIEW | Sensational Metaphor: Tom Six's "The Human Centipede (First Sequence)"

    Easy to deride, and easier to dismiss, "The Human Centipede (First Sequence)" nonetheless works as a calculated provocation. Demented in premise and execution, Dutch filmmaker Tom Six's grotesque exercise in shock cinema has enough competence on its own terms to allow for a deeper reading. Put blunt...

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    Big Screen | "Weird" Korean Western is New Critic's Pick

    Perhaps bracing for the upcoming summer season, it's a somewhat slower weekend at the movies on the specialty front (though there should be a significant amount of holdover business). Openers include Kim Ji-woon's Korean Western "The Good, The Bad, The Weird," Michele Mulroney & Kieran Mulroney's R...

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    The Great Game Debate.

    The Great Game Debate.

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    Newcomers Dominate Cannes' Fortnight Section Slate

    Twenty four feature films are on the slate for the annual Directors' Fortnight sidebar, set for May 13th - 23rd, concurrent with the Cannes Film Festival. Announced today by section artistic director Frédéric Boyer, the sidebar features four documentaries this year.

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    HBO Announces Summer Documentary Film Series

    HBO Announces Summer Documentary Film Series

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    Cannes Update: Fortnight, Critics Week, Carlos, Tree of Life

    The Cannes Film Festival is still in motion.

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    "Putty Hill" Comes Out on Top at Atlanta Fest

    The winners of the jury prizes for the 34th Atlanta Film Festival were unveiled Sunday evening at an intimate reception for attending filmmakers and special guests. While the BBQ was enticing, unfortunately only one of the winning filmmakers was present to accept his award - a common problem for reg...

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    Promo Reel: John Woo's Reign of Assassins

    Currently filming Reign of Assassins looks like a robustly commercial action epic for John Woo and co-director Su Chao-Pin. The way to go these days for Woo and producer Terence Chang is to line-up production finding from several Asian countries, as they did on Red Cliff. (Fortissimo Film Sales is s...

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    Treme Week Two: Read At Your Own Risk!

    Spoiler Alert: Tim Appelo and I are so delighted by David Simon's latest HBO series, Treme, that we're going to write about each new episode every week. So read on only if you have seen both episodes one and two at this point, and please join the conversation thread.

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    Newscasters vs. Eyjafjallajökull

    Reporting the iceland volcano eruption at Eyjafjallajökull has been a challenge for global newscasters, as this hilarious video proves:

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