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    Short Starts: "Water for Elephants" Star Robert Pattinson in "The Summer House"

    As a shorts fanatic I get very excited about anthology films. These projects, like “Paris, Je T’aime” and “Four Rooms,” are great opportunities for multiple directors to work on the same theme and then bring it all together in a single collection. They don’t happen terribly often these days, probably because they’re hard to market well for the box office, but they’re often successful and always interesting. 2010’s “Love and Distrust,” while not a showpiece of famous directors, stars some pretty famous talent, including Robert Pattinson in the understated drama “The Summer House.”

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  • The Playlist
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    New Picture From 'Melancholia'; Lars Von Trier Says Kirsten Dunst "Got Off Easy" During Filming

    As we've read and witnessed already, thanks to an early trailer, Lars Von Trier's latest film, "Melancholia," is about two sisters who find their relationship challenged as a nearby planet threatens to collide into the Earth. So it's a sci-fi-tinged picture, but as the trailer evinces it's also like a wedding-based melodrama -- "Margot At The Wedding As We're All Doomed," or something, with shades of Bergman. It looks much more like a film about psychological angst, anxiety and human ugliness (natch, it's Von Trier) than it does an end-of-days apocalyptic picture.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Scene From 'Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2' Featuring Harry & Mr. Ollivander

    This summer marks the end of an era. The "Harry Potter" phenomenon will close with "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2." It will be the last time Daniel Radcliffe and the gang get their wizard on and fans around the world will be flocking to the theaters to watch it all end.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    Direct Address #11: Bertrand Tavernier

    Reverse Shot trashes a hotel room with French director Bertrand Tavernier (La Princesse de Montpensier, Round Midnight), then chats with him about historical accuracy, creative urgency, and film criticism.

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    All Tomorrow's Parties + Miso

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  • Hope for Film
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    Guest Post: Audrey Ewell "Until The Light Takes Us case study: DIY and DIWO International Release"

    What do you do? You have no money but KNOW your film has an audience. Even sometimes with great content, the world conspires and leaves us all alone, just meat for the vipers. Often, a good movie is not enough to make it in this world. Faced with surrender or the long hard road, it's then that the real filmmakers, the ones passionate about their babies, are willing to sharpen their claws and dig in.

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  • The Playlist
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    Robert Pattinson Reveals He's Met With Jeff Buckley's Mom About The Upcoming Biopic

    We guess the producers behind the upcoming Jeff Buckley biopic aren't laughing anymore. Earlier in the year, a report popped up in the U.K. press that Robert Pattinson was being considered to take on the role of the late singer. When we reached out to one of the producers on the film at the time they denied those rumors saying, “I did see [the U.K. report], it’s pretty funny.”

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Cannes Critics Week Announces Titles

    The International Critics' Week (French: La Semaine Internationale de la Critique), founded in 1962 and organized by the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics, is the oldest parallel competitive section of the Cannes Film Festival. It showcases first and second feature films by directors from all over the world and has remained true to its tradition of discovering new talents. Bernardo Bertolucci, Ken Loach, Wong Kar-wai, Jacques Audiard, Arnaud Desplechin, Gaspar Noé and François Ozon all started out at Critics’ Week.

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    The Economist Film Project and PBS Newshour Announce Documentary Series

    The Economist Film Project which was introduced to the film community with a series of panels during Sundance has announced the PBS NEWSHOUR slate of documentary films that reflect the types of issues The Economist is known for covering. The Edge of Joy, Wagah, Last Train Home (to be released by Zeitgeist in U.S.) and Good Fortune have all been selected as part of the Project’s initial slate of films. The featured films cover a wide variety of issues ranging from Nigeria’s battle against maternal mortality and the annual mass migration of China’s urban workers back to their villages, to a nightly ritual celebrating the closing of India and Pakistan’s only road border and a Kenyan community hurt by foreign aid. Beginning April 28th, excerpts from each film will be the focus of special segments airing regularly on PBS NEWSHOUR.

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  • The Playlist
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    First Look At Michael Mann's Horse Racing HBO Drama Series 'Luck' Starring Dustin Hoffman

    Yeah, yeah, you know the drill by now. HBO is home of yadda yadda projects that typically aren't the yadda yadda of major studios or networks. Basically, their lineup keeps getting stronger and stronger, attracting some of the biggest names in the business and Michael Mann's forthcoming horse racing drama series "Luck" should be another winner.

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