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    First Official Look At Angelina Jolie's Bosnia-Set Directorial Debut; Film Might Be In Black & White

    Angelina Jolie Has Filmed Scenes In Both English & Bosnian Language VersionsWhile it hasn't been without its share of controversies, filming continues on Angelina Jolie's directorial debut, a currently untitled romantic drama, set during the Bosnian War, and following a love story between a Muslim w...

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    Oscar Watch Q &A: Tom Hooper Talks Long Road to King's Speech

    Fest fave The King's Speech, currently the front-runner at Gurus o' Gold, this Saturday blew the roof off its packed Academy screening. The crowd applauded director Tom Hooper, writer David Seidler, Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, cinematography and score. It also nabbed the most e...

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    Billy Bob Thornton To Make Directorial Return With 'Jayne Mansfield's Car'

    'Bad Santa 2' Also In The Works Midway through what's now nearly 25 years in the film business, Billy Bob Thornton gave his career new life by writing, directing and acting in the drama "Sling Blade," picking up a Best Screenplay Academy Award for his troubles. While the film quickly became an easy ...

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    When doc subjects attack: A surprise at Errol Morris' TABLOID

    When doc subjects attack: A surprise at Errol Morris' TABLOID

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Harry Potter' Smashes Box Office By Doing 'Harry Potter' Numbers

    So the boy wizard movie certainly opened.

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    THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN TALKIES: 1930

    The Blue Angel (Josef von Sternberg)The Dawn Patrol (Howard Hawks)Monte Carlo (Ernst Lubitsch)Morocco (Josef von Sternberg)Not So Dumb (King Vidor)Liliom (Frank Borzage)Part Time Wife (Leo McCarey)Murder! (Alfred Hitchcock)The Royal Family of Broadway (George Cukor)Laughter (Harry D’Arrast)All Quiet...

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    Claire Denis And Isabelle Huppert Talk Inspiration And Structure Of 'White Material'

    If there ever were a body of work that not only begged but necessitated repeated viewings, it would be the oeuvre of Claire Denis. With an output that is often thematically dense and structurally fragmented, Denis is one of the few directors going today whose films will guarantee a best-of slot in any given year. Her latest releases, "35 Shots of Rum" and "White Material," have been some of her strongest works yet with the latter nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and opening this week through IFC Films. 'Material' marks the first collaboration between her and the brilliant thespian Isabelle Huppert, and we had the cha...

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    Watch: First Trailer For Duncan Jones' Sci-Fi Action-Thriller 'Source Code'

    An unexpected surprise this Friday evening with the first trailer for Duncan Jones' sci-fi action-thriller "Source Code" finally being unveiled.

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    Tom Christie Ends 15 Year Stint at LA Weekly

    It's hard to imagine the LA Weekly without Arts Editor Tom Christie. When I first met him in the mid-80s his hair was still black and he was working for California Magazine editor Harold Hayes (Esquire) at what eventually morphed into Los Angeles Magazine.

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