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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Attack The Block" Expanding To Another 6 More Cities Today! Is Yours One Of Them?

    Congratulations Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Washington D.C., Orlando and Phoenix! You are the 6 new cities that the British sensation Attack The Block will be opening in this week - today!

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    Shadow & Act Filmmaker Diary Series w/ Matthew Cherry, Weeks 14/15: "Post Production Wk 2/3"

    Here's the latest - covering weeks 14 & 15 - in our ongoing filmmaker diary series featuring writer/director Matthew Cherry, as he continues with post-production work on his feature film debut, The Last Fall, with an ensemble cast that includes Lance Gross, Nicole Beharie, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Keith David and Harry Lenix.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    The Hedgehog: Quintessentially French Comedy

    I love French comedies that play with the humanity of the characters, so flawed and yet so affectionately rendered. The French seem especially to love depicting the interchange between classes which they do with flair, with a certain Gallic twinkle in the eye on the part of the story teller. The Rules of the Game (Les Regles de Jeux) is the classic example of class depiction told with this certain je ne sais quoi. I think even Bunuel’s depiction of the bourgeoisie in The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie satirizing the French Bourgeoisie displays that quintessentially French touch (and Bunuel's not even French!) as it not only satirizes the middle class but also satirizes the French filmmakers themselves who have always loved depicting the Bourgeoisie. That French caress - light and loving – given with that twinkle in the eye, was also in the recent Colcoa Audience Award winner Service Entrance (Les Femmes du 6e étage). Some of my other favorites are Frances Veber’s The Valet and Ridicule by Patrice Le Conte whose Les bronzés comedy series also featured Josiane Balasco, the star of this film and one of France’s great comediennes as well as a respected director and novelist!.

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  • The Playlist
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    Look Out Robert Downey Jr., Another U.S.S. Indianapolis Project Might Beat Yours

    We'll say this about Hollywood. They like a good idea. No, really. If an idea is good enough they'll make sure they remake, reboot, sequel-ize, prequel-ize or spin it off into a million different variations. Original ideas aren't dead in Hollywood necessarily, they are just run into the ground (please see every fairy tale re-imagining in development). So no surprise that a day after it was announced that Robert Downey Jr. and his wife and producing partner, Susan Downey, were producing a movie based on the true tale of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, that another competing project is in the works.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Preview Upcoming Documentary - "Reflections Unheard: Black Women In Civil Rights"

    Directed by Nev N. Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    HollyShorts Winner: Downtempo Fairy Tale Takes Top Prize

    The 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival announced 2011's class of short film winners in a standing room only awards ceremony Thursday night. The HollyShorts Best Overall Short Film went to Mrs. Peppercorn's Magical Reading Room, posted below. Mike LeHan's eerie, sepia-toned film shows the persistence of childish curiosity in the face of a mystery: it's a mix of the rational wondering of Harry Potter and the acquiescent observing of the girl lead from Pan's Labyrinth.

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  • The Playlist
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    Somebody Farted (Or Something) In New 'Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol' Pic

    Saving the world is no easy task, you might understand why in this new pic from "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" everyone's upside down frown is upside down (think about it).

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    Think Pink

    Everyone needs a little more Nick Pinkerton in their life. So hurrah for his new weekly column-slash-eloquently-mad-personal-rant at SundanceNOW. How we think back with fondness on the early days of Reverse Shot's blog, from where Pinkerton would humble the film world with a swift flick of his mighty pen. His byline now haunts something he has dubbed "The Classical." Here's why:

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  • Enzian Theater
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    FFF 2012 Call For Entries Now Open!

    FFF 2012 Call For Entries Now Open!

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  • eugonline
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    "Paradise Lost": A New Ending

    Filmmakers Joe Berlinger (pictured, right) and Bruce Sinofsky (pictured, left) are in Arkansas now witnessing the conclusion to their eighteen year documentary, "Paradise Lost." What an appropriate way that was worded in an HBO press release this afternoon. The complete release is included after the jump below.

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