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    dvd review: Buster Keaton: Lost And Found

    The folks at Kino International deserve a medal for the exceptional job they’ve done bringing Buster Keaton’s films to DVD. Last year they unveiled a beautiful copy of The General on Blu-Ray, the first silent feature to appear in that format. Now they’ve unearthed an alternate version of Steamboat Bill Jr. and paired it with the print we’re familiar with. As silent-film aficionados know, most films were shot with dual cameras, side by side, to provide a second negative for overseas use. Because the finished prints were edited separately, there were often variations in the timing of shots. At this late date it’s impossible to know for certain ...

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    Paul The Psychic Octopus Is Set To Retire

    Paul The Psychic Octopus Is Set To Retire

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    IFC Center's Summer Slate

    IFC Center's Summer Slate

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    Ex-Hulk Norton Could Learn from Franco

    So Marvel has dumped Edward Norton as The Hulk. Their reason: he's not a team player. (Norton had assumed, per statements by Jon Favreau, that he was out of Marvel's super-hero ensemble The Avengers, but Marvel's Ken Feige did make Norton a low-ball offer--and the actor was interested--but Feige th...

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    Doc About David Lynch to be Financed by Fans

    Doc About David Lynch to be Financed by Fans

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    Sundance Selects Screams "Colin Fitz Lives!" on VOD

    Sundance Selects Screams "Colin Fitz Lives!" on VOD

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    Box Office: "Kids" Scores Year's Best Specialty Debut; "Fire" & "Winnebago" Also Strong (UPDATED)

    One of the most anticipated specialty releases of the summer, Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids are All Right," more than lived up to its promise this weekend, by far scoring the best specialty debut of 2010. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoon, the critically acclaimed "Kids...

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    Polanski Is Free At Last

    The nightmare of being imprisoned since September 2009 is over for Roman Polanski. The Swiss will not extradite the filmmaker to the U.S. on charges from a 1977 rape case in Los Angeles. The authorities are releasing him from house arrest at his chalet in Gstaad. Here's the NYT, which reported that ...

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    "American Splendor" Figure Harvey Pekar Reportedly Dead at 70

    Comic-book writer Harvey Pekar was found dead, The New York Times is reporting. He was 70. Pekar, who rose from obscurity detailing his blasé life and those of his friends in Cleveland, became the subject of Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini's 2003 biographical drama, "American Splendor," (Pa...

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    New York Magazine Blows Inception's Rave Review Record

    Expect an Inception backlash. Warner Bros.' marketing pattern is to launch a big movie's buzz with the internet press and trades, then let the established print critics (who tend to be tougher on films) have at it closer to release. And so the inevitable negative review from New York's David Edelste...

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