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    Review: 'Sister' Is A Beautifully Bleak Coming-Of-Age Story

    A young child is dressing in a bathroom stall. We can’t tell what he looks like, as he layers on shapeless winter clothing and a neoprene mask hides all discernible features save for a pair of bright, knowing eyes. He goes through the pre-ski ritual, bundling up before braving the windy, snowy landscape of the mountain ahead. Except that this child isn’t dressing for a day of skiing, but rather a day of stealing. It isn’t until he lifts a backpack and a jacket, returning to the stall to sort through his loot, that his babyish face and soft, dirty blonde hair are revealed. This is the opening scene of “Sister,” the sophomore feature from Swiss director and co-writer Ursula Meier. The film, which won a Special Mention Silver Bear award at this year's Berlin Film Festival, examines the coming-of-age process and the challenges that face us as we arrive at adulthood.

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    New Pics From 'Seven Psychopaths' Plus Behind-The-Scenes Featurette

    After more than forty images and three TV spots debuted for "Seven Psychopaths" last week, you would think that were wouldn't be much left to show from the movie without feeling like you've seen the whole thing already. But for those who just can't wait until next week, a few more peeks have arrived.

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    Robert Johnson's Acquisition Of Image Ent, Acorn Media Complete! Creates Formidable Indie Distributor

    It was in April when Robert Johnson's plans to acquire Image Entertainment and Acorn Media Group, to create what was deemed a "formidable independent distributor," were revealed. 

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    Legendary Lalo Schifrin Getting Box Set Treatment With 4-Disc Release To Feature Unreleased Movie Scores & More

    With four Grammy Awards, a Cable ACE Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it's mind boggling to think that the legendary Lalo Schifrin is still without an Oscar, despite being nominated six times. The 80-year-old hasn't slowed down for a moment, with a catalog so vast that there is plenty for the devoted cinephile to explore and discover. And a holiday season treat is just around the corner.

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    Liam Neeson Says Christopher Nolan Didn't Explain Why He Was Back In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

    Sorry guys, the statute of limitations on spoilers for one of the biggest movies of the summer is over. So yes, Liam Neeson did return in "The Dark Knight Rises," but lest you think that Christopher Nolan let the villain of "Batman Begins" in on the ground floor of why he was back after being killed in the first installment of the franchise, you would be gravely mistaken.

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    Denzel Does Double Duty In U.S. & U.K. Posters For 'Flight'

    Somewhat lost in the weeds of motion capture and CGI (unless you were a huge fan of "A Christmas Carol," or "Beowulf"), Robert Zemeckis' "Flight" is his long-awaited (at least in some circles) return to live action filmmaking. It's been twelve years since 2000, the year he had a two-fer with "What Lies Beneath" and the somewhat underrated "Castaway" (not underrated in Academy circles, undervalued by film snobs). But now his latest is set to be unveiled, and we'll soon see if he's still got that magic.

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    BUFF 2012 Preview: 'Eastside Story' (Doc Looks At Controversial London Academy For Black Boys)

    The 2012 British Urban Film Festival, which, for the first time, will allow audiences to watch some of this year’s program of films online (YES!), runs from October 12-14.

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    Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2012 Has Wrapped!

    As a participant in trinidad + tobago film festival, I am astounded by what I have discovered here. The Caribbean multiplicity of island cultures, T&T's proximity to Latin America, this seven year old event celebrates film, one of the seven new industries this oil rich republic has designated for development. This country is not only a tropical paradise with its beaches and its forests, its music and its people of indescribable beauty, but its intelligence -- made of Amerindian, African, East Indian, Asian, Arabic, Spanish, French, Portuguese, British and American traditions as translated by the new generation -- is unique.

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    Love And Rock 'N' Roll Come Together In First Poster For David Chase's 'Not Fade Away'

    As the New York Film Festival's Centerpiece selection this year, we're soon going to be seeing a lot more from David Chase's feature debut, "Not Fade Away." But to get the ball rolling, a brand new one sheet has arrived for the movie.

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    Three Indie Summer Hits Vie for Oscars: 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,' 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' and 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    Several indie movies are looking to make a late-year comeback on the road to the Oscars, most notably three summer hits. Fox Searchlight is pushing Brit import "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" ($46 million domestic) as well as Sundance sweetheart "Beasts of the Southern Wild" ($11 million) and Focus Features is touting Wes Anderson's Cannes entry "Moonrise Kingdom" ($45 million). (See how the Gurus 'O Gold place the films here.)

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