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    Watch: French Trailer For The Dardenne Brothers' 'The Kid With The Bike'

    With four awards from Cannes under their belts, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne are veterans of the red carpet and they'll be returning once more to unveil their latest, "The Kid With The Bike." Yesterday, we got a look at a couple of images and a poster for the film and today, a full-length, French la...

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    Defending "The Conspirator"

    I found Robert Redford's The Conspirator to be haunting and effective – far from the history lesson disguised as a movie that I’d been reading about since it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. As Mary Surratt, the woman accused of conspiring in Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, Robin ...

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    Review: 'Rio' Only Occasionally Takes Flight

    In "Rio," it's easy to get lost in the colorful characters and propulsive (not to mention rigidly straightforward) plot. The tale of a dislodged bird named Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) sent to South America to mate with another member of his extremely rare species (played by Anne Hathaway), is full of the kind of visual wonder that does a lot to dazzle, especially if you see it in 3D, where the birds (and other jungle wildlife) zoom out at you and into your lap. But if you pause longer than the movie ever does to think about what is actually going on, then you'll almost certainly become unglued and disinterested. For a movie this amazingly active, i...

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    Guest Post: Bob Ray "Bringing It To The People, The Badass Way"

    How do you do it? If the mainstream industry and the mainstream festivals are not responding to your work, does it mean there's no audience or community for you work? HELL, NO! You just have to bring it to where they are. It might be hard. It might be grueling. And it will be brutal, but it ca...

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    Watch: Sean Penn Gets His Full Robert Smith On In Clip From 'This Must Be The Place'

    Clip removed at the request of the filmmakers.

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    FUTURES | "The Arbor" Director Clio Barnard Reinvents Andrea Dunbar

    Age: 46 Hometown: Santa Barbara (but she grew up in the North of England)

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    First Look At Tilda Swinton & John C. Reilly In Lynne Ramsay's 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'

    It has been almost a decade since Lynne Ramsay's "Morvern Callar," and while some of that time was spent on an adaptation of "The Lovely Bones" that was scuttled (with Peter Jackson later delivering his take on the material to theaters), we're glad she's finally back. Next month she'll hit Cannes wi...

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    Watch: #2 Full-Length Trailer For 'Cowboys & Aliens' Beams Onto Earth

    Well, if the goal was to hit mainstream America with this admittedly tough-to-market genre mash-up of western and sci-fi, Universal couldn't have chosen a more meat-and-potatoes crowd than the "American Idol" audience to show off the film to, and now that trailer has landed online for the rest of us...

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    Review: 'Armadillo' Is A Stark Portrait Of War That Asks Tough Questions

    You're not alone if, when discovering the release of a new war documentary, you let out a tired groan or mechanically turn away. These things have been coming out in droves for nearly a decade now, and truth be told, they're often similar in nature or intent and not always helmed by the swiftest of thinkers. That said, is it morally justified to ignore a contemporary subject because of over-saturation? As a society we can easily forget certain issues or events no matter how horrifying or terrible as they drift out of vogue (though we're not wholly responsible -- the media's focus is out of our hands), so how bad is it if we are consistently r...

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    Good News: A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster Might be Heading Back to Criminal Minds

    Less than a year after making the bone headed decision to cut A.J. Cook and then Paget Brewster from Criminal Minds it looks like they might be heading back into the BAU. The show did a really good arc (one of the most interesting on the show) to say farewell to Brewster and also brought in a newbi...

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