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    GAME OF THRONES RECAP 8: THE PRINCE OF WINTERFELL

    One of the recurring discussions about this second season of "Game Of Thrones" concerns how much the television show is changed from the novels. While the merits of the specific changes are debatable, a running theme of both my reviews and those of other critics is that the show is more confident in...

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    Fox Searchlight Hands John Hawkes Led Sundance Sensation 'The Surrogate' New Title & October 26th Release

    Park City has been birth place of several award-season runs in recent years with "Precious" in 2009, "Winter's Bone" in 2010 or "Martha Marcy May Marlene" last year all coming into the Oscar conversaton a year after their premieres. This year, the water was a little murkier with no definitive pictur...

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    The Criticwire Survey: The Perfect Summer Movie

    The Criticwire Survey: The Perfect Summer Movie

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Law and Disorder in Ying Liang’s THE OTHER HALF

    Exiled from China in the wake of last week’s premiere of WHEN NIGHT FALLS, Ying Liang has built a resume of brave challenges to the system. A video essay takes a close look at the best of those, THE OTHER HALF.

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    Cannes Watch: Woman With a Camera

    Here's a video that interviews women about the lack of women directors in Cannes.  It is created by Donna Don.

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    Cannes 2012: Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson Join Ensemble Cast Dramedy "Lullaby"

    Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson are 2 members of an ensemble cast dramedy titled Lullaby; they'll be joined by Garrett Hedlund, Amy Adams, Richard Jenkins, and Jessica Brown Findlay in a project that Radiant Films is shopping to foreign buyers at the Marche du Film in Cannes.

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    Luc Besson Directing Robert De Niro In Gangster Thriller 'Malativa'

    Man, Luc Besson really didn't take to retirement, did he? Besson recently turned to a stack of scripts he's written in a co-financing partnership between Besson's EuroCorp and Relativity Pictures, getting support for two new Besson-ian efforts.

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    Cannes Trailer Watch: The Sapphires

    The film premiered to wild applause in Cannes. The Weinstein Company has already snapped this Australian film up. It opens in Australia in August. The rest of the world TBD. Here's the description from IMDB:

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    Cannes Review: Abbas Kiarostami Drives In Circles In Dull 'Like Someone In Love'

    After heading to Italy for his last effort "Certified Copy," famed Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami had a very simple reason for making Japan the next stop on his international production jaunt. "...if I make a film in Japan, I won't be accused of making a film for the West. Making a film in Japan...

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    CRUEL SUMMER: STRIPES (1981)

    When Bill Murray came on the scene at the start of the 1980s, he represented a fundamental shift in comedy. He specialized in an utter emotional detachment from any and all situations.

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