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  • Peter Bogdanovich
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    Camille

    One time Orson Welles was waxing eloquent to me on the subject of the divine Greta Garbo, whose mystery and magical artistry he adored. Of course I agreed but, I said (still being a bit pedantic), wasn’t it too bad that, of all her more than two dozen silent and sound films, she had acted in only two really great pictures. Welles looked at me for a long moment, then said quietly, “You only need one...”

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Season 2/Episode 1 Of "Bandwagon" - Web Series Co-Starring Tracie Thoms

    Check episode 1 of season 2 of an ensemble web series Tracie Thoms co-stars in titled Bandwagon, created by Karri Bowman, Emma Caulfield and Camilla Rantsen. I alerted you to this last week, with a preview trailer, and its second season officially begins today, July 13th.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Flashback - "Black Girl" Film By Ossie Davis

    Black Girl is a 1972 film directed by former actor, playwright and social activist Ossie Davis. The film is based on the off-Broadway successful play, Black Girl, by J. E. Franklin and tells the story of young girl's desire to become a dancer despite being a high school dropout and facing ridicule from her half-sisters.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Sin Nombre' & 'Jane Eyre' Director Cary Fukunaga In Early Talks For Sci-Fi Pic 'Spaceless'

    Gore Verbinski ProducingDirector Cary Fukunaga is anything but predictable. The eclectic helmer broke out in 2009 with his harrowing, Sundance-winning, immigration drama "Sin Nombre" and then he surprised everybody by completely changing gears; opting to get behind the camera of this year's period-piece drama, "Jane Eyre," teaming Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska for a haunting version of the tale charged with an undercurrent of sexual tension. However, even before "Jane Eyre" came together, Fukunaga was revealing his all-embracing colors, talking up his plans for a musical, an African civil war drama and a time-travel film; so it's really anyone's guess where he could go next.

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  • ReelPolitik
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    What will happen when Arnold Schwarzenegger meets Korean Iconoclast Kim Jee-woon

    What will happen when Arnold Schwarzenegger meets Korean Iconoclast Kim Jee-woon

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  • The Playlist
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    Nick Frost The Final Dwarf In Universal's Suddenly Awesome 'Snow White And The Huntsman'

    While Universal may have lost the release date battle against Relativity for their competing Snow White films, they may have very well won the war. Time will tell, but while Tarsem is currently very, very busy filming his movie and hoping to make it in time for its spring release, Universal has calmly cast up "Snow White and the Huntsman" and fuck, if we didn't care before, we're definitely on board now.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Helena Bonham Carter Honored by BAFTA

    Helena Bonham Carter is a woman of many faces, many of them terrifying. From the memorable and fragile female in Fight Club and the powerful sorceress in the Harry Potter films to King George’s IV’s willful wife in The King's Speech, and her perennial appearances in husband Tim Burton’s films, Bonham Carter has brought wild-eyed poise to dozens of films. Hell, we predicted her to win best supporting actress last year!

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    More: Awards, BAFTA
  • The Lost Boys
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    Picton Picturefest In Pictures, Part 3

    Final batch... most of these taken by camera. Clearly not all by me, but mostly by my brother if not. And with that, this blog should be largely Picturefest free for quite some time.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Oh The (Female) Horror! Viscera Film Festival Launches in LA

    Oh The (Female) Horror! Viscera Film Festival Launches in LA

    The Viscera Film Festival, featuring horror shorts made by femme directors, launches this weekend in Los Angeles. Running the gamut from hard-to-watch gross-out gore to slowly suspenseful, this festival proves that “women can be just as twisted, emotionally grinding, terror-inducing and splatter spewing as men," states the Viscera Fest.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Steve James' The Interrupters Is Heartbreaking, Hopeful

    The trailer is out for a harrowing and haunting documentary about violence in Chicago, The Interrupters, from doc veteran Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and Alex Kotlowitz (author of There Are No Children Here), which debuted at Sundance and went on to win critics' raves as well as the special jury award at the Sheffield Doc/Fest and grand jury prize at Miami Film Fest. Here's indieWIRE's review.

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