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    BAFTA Los Angeles Introduces Three-Year Scholarship Program

    As a way of celebrating their twenty-fifth anniversay, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles has announced a new scholarship program for British graduate students studying in the United States. The annual program will grant one winner a scholarship of $15,000, a runner-up $5,00...

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    Will 'Don't Trust the B' Be Krysten Ritter's Breakout? Watch the Pilot and Decide

    Krysten Ritter's been poised on the verge of stardom for a few years now, ever since a fantastic turn as Jesse Pinkman's doomed girlfriend Jane Margolis on the second season of "Breaking Bad." But she's always seemed a little too sharp-edged for Hollywood to know what...

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    James Gray Teases Thriller 'The Gray Man' With Brad Pitt Might Be Next

    While James Gray has become known for this thoughtful, gripping independent dramas, it was just a couple of years ago that he nearly made a splash with a big studio picture, "The Lost City Of Z" with Brad Pitt set to star. Near the end of 2010, Paramount yanked the cord on the project, and...

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    'Mad Men' Season 5 Opener 'A Little Kiss': Review and Recap, Premiere Sets Record

    After an 18-month hiatus, "Mad Men" is back with electric car windows, tacky polyester and even a bit of health consciousness. ("Please, no smoking.") Spoilers ahead!

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    From the Wire: A Brief History of Employment Onscreen

    An unemployed film studies major looks to the movies to help deal with her career disappointments.

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    "Scenes of a Crime": Unjust Verdict Upheld as Doc Winner Hits Theaters

    Adrian Thomas, the man at the center of the award-winning documentary "Scenes of a Crime" (Filmmaker Magazine's Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You, Grand Jury Prize Winner at Full Frame and DOC NYC), has not been granted an appeal, a state court has ruled, according to repo...

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    Russell Crowe Rides A Horse & Hugh Jackman Channels 'The Fountain' In Pics From 'Les Miserables'

    Though it will be a while yet before we hear how their pipes fair in the upcoming, big screen musical take on "Les Miserables," some new set photos at least gives us an idea of how stars Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman will look in the upcoming movie.

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    ND/NF '12 Review: 'Hemel' Takes An Unflinching Look At Broken Sexuality

    Within the very first moments of "Hemel," a couple writhe naked in bed. Their playful banter and back-and-forth focuses on the unsubstantial equipment, which he laughs off with only a slightly bruised ego. It's only when he starts to rag on her pubic hair that she begins to unravel, di...

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    Introducing "Finding the New Black" Interview Series (with Lena Waithe)

    In the ongoing effort to introduce new and informative content here on S&A, it made sense to explore what can be called a new generation of talent within black film and TV. There are familiar names within this group – people like Dee Rees, Issa Rae, Barry Jenkins - whom we discuss often o...

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    'Fifty Shades of Grey' Goes to Universal/Focus; Author Keeps Control of S&M Erotica Trilogy

    Hollywood is cautious when it comes to sex in cinema. The studios are more comfortable with raunchy sex comedies from the likes of Judd Apatow and the "American Pie" series ("American Reunion" is coming up) than anything sexy and intimate. Erotica aimed at men or women is a tricky area.

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