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    NYFF: David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method"

    In the Q&A following the New York Film Festival press screening of A Dangerous Method, David Cronenberg admitted to never having sat on an analyst’s couch. If the aim of psychoanalysis, however, is not to cure people of their neuroses, but to make them more comfortable with them, one could understand Cronenberg’s career as its own talking cure: since his first film, the 1966 short Transfer, about a psychiatrist and his patient, he’s pushed audiences up to the human body to stare down its grotesque horrors, past the point of revulsion until we’ve arrived, through catastrophe or attenuation, at a new, often fleshy normal. While there are no improvised orifices here, A Dangerous Method explores the cavities of the human interior all the same, those dark impulses that, as with his most recent “classical” films, A History of Violence and Eastern Promises, erupt messily onto the placid surface of everyday civility. Read Genevieve Yue's review of A Dangerous Method.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Dredd' Director Pete Travis Locked Out Of Editing Room, Writer-Producer Alex Garland Takes Over

    It's never good news to hear when a director gets locked out of the editing bay, particularly when it comes to a big budget tentpole movie. While rumors of Stephen Sommers battling executives over "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of The Cobra" surfaced and were quickly scuttled, it didn't really matter because the movie made money and has spawned a sequel arriving next summer (though notably, without Sommers this time around). So whether or not this battle will have an effect on the movie creatively or otherwise, it does somewhat poison the well on perceptions of the film for the time being as fanboys will surely voice their concern (even if exact details are hard to come by just yet).

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Real Steel—movie review

    From the billboards you might think thisis another Transformers movie—heaven help us—when in fact, Real Steel is a cross between Rocky and The Champ. It’s formulaic and unashamedly manipulative, but it’s played with sincerity…and it works.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    The Women On The 6th Floor—DVD Review

    The Women On The 6th Floor—DVD Review

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    New Stills from My Week With Marilyn: Seduction of the Media Begins with Gorgeous Michelle Williams

    New Stills from My Week With Marilyn: Seduction of the Media Begins with Gorgeous Michelle Williams

    We just got a peek at the trailer, and now Moviefone has a few new stills from My Week with Marilyn. Star Michelle Williams may not be a dead ringer for Marilyn Monroe, but she's channeling something that rings true. The synopsis and more photos of Williams' co-stars Eddie Redmayne and Kenneth Branagh are below. The film premieres October 9.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Poster Watch: Eastwood's J. Edgar Features Angry Multi-Colored DiCaprio

    New word on Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar from someone who has seen it: Leonardo DiCaprio is even better as the old J. Edgar Hoover than he is as the young one. The movie, written by Milk Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black, cuts back and forth between the beginning and the end of Hoover's stellar five-decade FBI career, and suggests the tragedy of a hidden romance between the FBI chief and his longtime assistant Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer). And yes, DiCaprio gives an Oscar-worthy performance. "To me, it's really a story of how absolute power corrupts absolutely," the star told EW. "He was always an outsider."

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  • The Playlist
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    The 20 Best Movies About Politicians

    The Ides Of March,

    To a degree, every film is political. Some are political with a small p -- the insidious militarism in Michael Bay's "Transformers" films might go over the heads of many audience members, but it's there. Some are Political with a big P, setting out from the start to campaign on a certain issue, with even silly comedies like "The Other Guys" getting in on the act. And some are specifically about politics, getting into the nitty-gritty of elections, of glad-handing, of delegate counts and filibusters and bills and speeches.

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  • The Playlist
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    Bernardo Bertolucci Ditches 3D For His New Movie ‘Io e Te’ Saying It's "Vulgarly Commercial"

    With everyone and their Mom rushing to 3D including old school dudes like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, for a moment there, it seemed like legendary director Bernardo Bertolucci was going to follow his colleagues over the proverbial cliff. Earlier this spring it was announced the filmmaker was going to be helming his new movie "Io e Te" in the format, marking his first time playing around in three dimensions. But with cameras set to roll soon, Bertolucci has not only made a 180 on that decision, he's got something to say about 3D as well.

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  • The Playlist
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    Johnny Depp To Produce & Possibly Star In Biopic About Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor Geisel)

    Billy Ray Is Now The Third Writer Hired For 'The Thin Man'Well, why not? With a penchant for playing writers on film, Johnny Depp has already portrayed Hunter S. Thompson, J.M. Barrie and John Wilmot on the big screen (and played a novelist in "Secret Window"), and it looks like he may be adding another famous figure to list.

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  • The Playlist
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    New Looks At Michelle Williams, Emma Watson & Kenneth Branagh In 'My Week With Marilyn'

    While The Playlist team is still arguing around the lunch table about whether or not the first trailer for "My Week With Marilyn" showcased an Oscar contender or just a well-put-together but not particularly remarkable period piece, there is no denying everyone in this thing looks pretty damn beautiful.

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