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    VIDEO ESSAY: Spike Lee's free-floating, dolly shots collected, stitched together and deconstructed

    This video essay by Richard Cruz collects Spike Lee's loopy, free-floating dolly shots into a music video. In the process, it makes them less jarring and problematic than they were when they first appeared in Lee's films. You know what I'm talking about: a shot where a major character is still, or p...

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    Best of the TOH!: Cannes Line-Up Analysis and Career Watch, Reviews, Box Office, In the Works

    This week, we explained why Rich Ross had to leave Disney; we analyzed the line up at Cannes; two Weinstein Aussie auteurs join the competition, and no women. Our weekend preview: a rash of horrendously reviewed films this weekend.

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    Watch Inspirational Video Profile of "Single Hills" Director Wilkie Cornelius Jr.

    Here's something to end your week on a high note. Take a look at this profile video on Brooklyn based filmmaker Wilkie Cornelius Jr. who wrote and directed the romantic feature film Single Hills which is now on the film festival circuit and winning awards as well

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    Watch: Black Peonies Are Bigger In Red Band Trailer For 'The Five-Year Engagement'

    Getting married is one thing, but you have to get to the altar first, and it's that journey that serves as the center of yet another winning Judd Apatow production, in Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller's "The Five-Year Engagement." The film opened the Tribeca Film Festival a couple ...

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    In Theaters: 'Marley' Is 'The Lucky One' While We Say 'Goodbye First Love' To 'Think Like A Man' & Peruse 'The Moth Diaries'

    Spring is here, folks! New love and life are upon us now that the dreary, ice-cold fingers of winter have withdrawn. Loosely translated into the logic of releasing films, this means documentaries and romance melodramas abound! They pop up from studios like daisies from freshly hoed lawns. Head to th...

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    British Actor Aml Ameen's Comedy Short "Drink, Drugs & KFC" To Air 4/21 on UK's SKY & Virgin Networks

    British actor Aml Ameen (Kidulthood, Harry's Law), who I'm interviewing shortly for S&A, is the helmer of the short film Drink, Drugs and KFC. Described as "The Wood meets Superbad," the short stars Ameen, Mikel Ameen, Aaron Fontaine and others. It will air tomorrow Saturd...

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    What Are We Mad At Lena Dunham About Today?

    Lena Dunham's "Girls" returns Sunday for its second episode, which is hard to believe given the amount of media coverage and musings about realism, feminism, race and likability already generated by the show. Heading into that installment, which is sure to automatically infuriate plent...

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    Review: '96 Minutes' Is About An Hour And A Half Too Long

    You might as well be prepared: “96 Minutes” is one of those multi-strand indie movies where the chronology is distorted, and you spend the runtime putting the pieces back together. You may be interested in just how every piece fits, how we got to a girl bleeding out in the backseat of a car (probabl...

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    Culty John Cusack Romps Through the Getty Villa After Hours

    New York Magazine's latest profile by Jada Yuan follows John Cusack through the Getty Villa after hours, where the actor remarks on the emptiness: "We could steal art." Instead he settles for pilfering a bag of chips at the snack stand.

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    'Horrible Bosses' Director Seth Gordon Attached To Disney's RomCom 'Ground Control To Major Tom'

    Seth Gordon, we like you. We ranked "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" very high on our Best Documentaries of the Decade list (the aughts) and its still holds up. While you didn't end up directing "Celeste And Jesse Forever" and you still have yet to make "The Only Living Boy in New York" and...

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