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    Emma Thompson To Reprise Role Of Lawyer Gareth Peirce From 'In The Name Of The Father' In New Pic 'The Secret Evidence'

    Back in 1993, Emma Thompson was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of the human rights lawyer Gareth Peirce, alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in Jim Sheridan’s “In the Name of the Father,” ultimately losing out (famously) to an 11-year-old Anna Paquin for “The Piano.” N...

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    Trailer Watch: Sparkle

    Watching this made me sad about Whitney Houston all over again. Opens August 10.

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #3: 'Fairhaven' Director Tom O'Brien

    After being a local sports celebrity with screaming fans in Elmira, New York, Tom O'Brien naturally became an actor. A few years in, he decided to start making work for himself and began writing plays at a theater company in New York (All Seasons, run by John McCormack). There, he met actor Chris Me...

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    Robert Redford's Political Action Cinema; Revisits Watergate and Weather Underground

    Robert Redford is revving up his activist pursuits with a spate of political-minded projects, from "The Company You Keep," his political thriller starring Shia LaBeouf, which could premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, to a new slate of TV projects, including ...

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    Oscilloscope Pick Up LCD Soundsystem Doc 'Shut Up And Play The Hits,' Netflix Buy David Tennant Soccer Drama 'United'

    Few thought that when Beastie Boy Adam Yauch set up distribution label Oscilloscope Laboratories to put out his 2008 directorial debut "Gunning For That #1 Spot," it would turn out to be anything other than a vanity side-project. But in fact, the company has evolved over the past four year...

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    Watch: Phenomenal Time-Lapse Single-Shot Reworking Of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rear Window'

    Alfred Hitchock seems to hold a certain particular appeal for artists. From Douglas Gordon's "24 Hour Psycho," which sees the director's masterpiece slowed down to a one-day timespan, to a current exhibition themed around the filmmaker at Gallery 1988 in Santa Monica, visual and video artists seem t...

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    ND/NF '12 Review: 'Now, Forager' Is Strictly For Hardcore Food Snobs

    Two pairs of boots crush the leaves underneath, making their way through the forest. The pair of sufficiently-dressed foragers look behind trees, over hills, combing the landscape for a major score. Underneath a tree, it is found: scores and scores of massive mushrooms, all of a specific, hard-to-fi...

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    "Critical Film Studies": The Hazards of Reference

    “Critical Film Studies,” the 19th episode of the 2nd season of “Community,” was probably pretty confusing to most fans of the series when it aired in the Spring of 2011.

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    'A Star Is Born' Scribe Will Fetters Says His Male Lead Is Pretty Much A 50-Year-Old Kurt Cobain

    Over the years, there's been no less than three versions of "A Star is Born," with the two lead characters reinvented on each occasion: James Mason and Judy Garland, Janet Graynor and Fredic March, then Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. With R&B star Beyonce on board, we...

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    TRAILER MIX: House at the End of the Street

    The trailer for "House at the End of the Street" goes all "Memento" on its viewers from the start, beginning at what appears to be the film's climactic chase scene, then winding back, in snippets, to a nasty origin story.

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