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  • Peter Bogdanovich
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    THE BEST DIRECTOR: JEAN RENOIR

    Whenever I want to reassure myself that the movies have the potential to equal the sublime poetic heights of a symphony or concerto by Mozart, or a painting by DaVinci,Turner or Rembrandt, or a play by Shakespeare, I look at a film by Jean Renoir. From the mid-20s to the late-60s, he made a series of profoundly human masterworks, mainly inFrance, but then in America, where he was resident, in Beverly Hills (believe it or not) from 1940 until his death in 1979. Deceptively simple, Renoir’s films were always artless--you never caught him working--they just seemed to flow from some deeply spiritual source.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    movie review: Source Code

    Source Code is perfectly agreeable entertainment, so long as you don’t ask too much of it. It has an intriguing science-fiction premise that hints at deeper issues but, in truth, the movie doesn’t want to disturb us or make us think too much.

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  • The Playlist
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    Another Twist In 'The Tree Of Life' U.K. Release Saga As Legal Battle Kicks Off

    A brief addendum to our piece yesterday on the story behind the surprise announcement of a U.K. release of Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" before its mooted Cannes debut -- and it's another twist in what's turned out to be one of the more interesting behind-the-scenes business stories of the year. Icon Film Distribution Ltd, who've been set to distribute the film in the U.K. for some time, announced a May 4th release at the start of the week, something firmly denied by the film's U.S. distributors Fox Searchlight, and others close to the film.

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  • The Playlist
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    Is Jeremy Renner Going To Get A Call From His Agent For 'The Bourne Legacy'?

    There's no doubt that the Universal Bourne series spinoff "The Bourne Legacy" has been one of the biggest casting tickets in town. Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, Garrett Hedlund, Taylor Kitsch, Kellan Lutz, Joel Edgerton, Josh Hartnett, Paul Dano, Michael Pitt, Oscar Isaac, Michael Fassbender, Luke Evans, Alex Pettyfer and Benjamin Walker have all been tossed around as potential actors to take on the next chapter in the franchise, but it appears one name has risen to the top that hasn't been mentioned yet.

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  • The Playlist
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    Ryan Reynolds Is Going To Play A Superpowered Snail In 'Turbo'

    Ryan Reynolds is no stranger to playing a superhero. As Deadpool he was the best part of the otherwise wretched "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," he's Hal Jordan in the upcoming "Green Lantern" and he was the imaginary Captain Excellent in "Paper Man." And while he's not quite a superhero in "Turbo," a freak accident still gives his character an enormous ability.

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  • Hope for Film
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    Don't Wait: Get The SUPER App(s) Now

    Why wait until you see my latest film? You can get the iPhone app now for free. Our official one, produced by PUNY (the geniuses behind our great title sequence) is available for iPhone, Android, and Facebook. Get it here. If you have the gene where you need to be totally complete, there's even more you can get right here.

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  • The Playlist
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    Sundance Selects Tangos With Wim Wenders' 3D Dance Pic 'Pina'

    We're not the first people who would be lining up to watch modern dance -- it's just not our bag -- but leave it to Wim Wenders to fire up our interest. A stunning trailer for the his dance film "Pina" dropped last year and suddenly the film moved quickly up our "must see" list for this year. Vibrant and dazzling, Wenders dusts off the stodgy and pretentious trappings that dance usually falls into and gives it fresh life. And it will be landing in theaters in a matter of weeks.

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  • Jared Moshé's Blog
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    Living Room Entertainment

    Living Room Entertainment

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  • The Playlist
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    Liam Hemsworth & Josh Hutcherson Lead The Pack For Gale & Peeta In 'The Hunger Games'

    With Jennifer Lawrence locked in the lead role of Katniss Everdeen for "The Hunger Games," the race began last week for the other main roles with a host of names vying for the two male leads, but it appears a couple names have emerged at the top of the pack.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    Rear View: Susanne Bier's "In a Better World"

    You’ll know the image when you see it. We’re in an impoverished Third Word desert (the geographic specifics rarely register with much force), positioned on the back of a pickup truck or some other vehicular vantage point by which to observe the foreign landscape around us. The camera comes to rest just behind the automobile, where a large group of little black children have begun to run after the car. They shout and wave as they sprint after us, their guileless gesticulations slowly fading into the dusty distance as we speed away. How innocent they look as they scamper about behind us, so enlivened to be chasing after something so rudimentary to our (presumably First World) eyes! And how poignant for us, to see their cherubic faces alight with excitement right as we exit their assuredly dark and difficult lives! Childlike wonder and privileged guilt all swirled into one trailer-ready moment: how complicated it all is!

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