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    Interview: Charles Burnett At KAFFNY Talks Racism, TV Work, And The L.A. Riots

    Cinephiles received a surprise treat when, in 2007, Charles Burnett's debut film "Killer of Sheep" was showcased in theaters and on DVD thirty years after it was created. Taking cues from Italian neo-realism, the movie examined a community of African Americans in L.A. as they lived their day-to-day lives, scraping by but always remaining optimistic. The release reached many new audiences, which begs the question -- what is this brilliant artist up to now?

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    Terrence Malick's 'The Tree Of Life' Confirmed For Cannes?

    Update: Thompson On Hollywood has confirmed with Fox Searchlight that the film is headed to Cannes. Whether or not it plays in competition is yet to be determined, but all signs point to no right now.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Trailer Alert: Last Night Directed by Massy Tadjedin

    Trailer Alert: Last Night Directed by Massy Tadjedin

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    Jason Schwartzman On Board For Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    It's safe to say at this point that we're looking forward to Wes Anderson's "Moon Rise Kingdom" as much as anything else that's coming out in 2012. The "Rushmore" helmer, one of the most important voices to appear in American film in the last couple of decades, had shown signs of ossifying with the misfires "The Life Aquatic" and "The Darjeeling Limited," and it didn't help that film festivals were suddenly inundated with streams of poor quality Anderson knock-offs. But 2009's animated excursion "Fantastic Mr. Fox" turned out to be the director's best work in years, and early word suggests that he's edging out of his comfort zone for his next picture.

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    Olivier Masset-Depasse Talks About His Belgian Oscar Entry 'Illégal'

    Every year the Academy honors five films in the Best Foreign Film category, and in a genre that's already tough to market, an Oscar boost is a blessing for many films that would otherwise face a much tougher road to finding an audience. However, what people often forget is that those five nominees are whittled down from dozens and dozens of submissions from nations around the world and the reality is, most of those films don't see a release on our shores. While Belgium's entry "Illégal" didn't make the cut, the film by Olivier Masset-Depasse is getting a release and the subject matter will strike close to home.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Adult World Wants to Cast Galifianakis With Roberts

    Word is out that actor-writer-director Scott Coffey (Ellie Parker) has attached Emma Roberts to play a post-Stanford poet working in a bookstore in his coming-of-age Adult World. I also hear that Coffey has an offer out to in-demand Zach Galifianakis for a juicy role in the pic, written by Andrew Cochran.

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  • Caryn James
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    Sex, Ambition, Snobbery: Reasons to Love "Mildred Pierce"

    Todd Haynes’ brilliant miniseries is too smart to thwack you over the head with its themes, but the heroine of Mildred Pierce is a true subversive masquerading as a Depression-era woman in a dowdy brown hat.

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    Dwayne Johnson Goes Undercover In 'Snitch'

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson knows that his bread is buttered on two different sides, and full credit to his agents, they know to make not either side gets dry. The former wrestler does boffo box office in kids fare like "The Tooth Fairy" or "Race To Witch Mountain," while he maintains his street cred jumping into action roles like "Faster" or the upcoming "Fast Five." So it's no surprise that the guy who is also going to be in "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" has just signed on for another meat and potatoes actioner to balance things out.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    AOL Folds indieWIRE!?

    Am I out of a job? That's what Forbes magazine said in this article, which announces that AOL is folding 30 brands, including indieWIRE. But before you suggest I return to my hustlin' days, note that AOL does not own indieWIRE, and as far as I can tell, there's absolutely no folding going on... I'm not sure how Forbes got us on that list, but we definitely don't belong there.

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    Interview: Dai Sil Kim-Gibson At KAFFNY Talks Korean Film & Social Issues

    From March 17-20, the Korean American Film Festival in New York hosted a retrospective of Korean documentarian Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, whose body of work focuses on various political and social issues including the minority conflicts surrounding the 1992 LA riots and the "comfort women" that Japanese World War 2 soldiers took and forced into sexual servitude. She's not a household name by any account, but she makes that rare, amazing kind of documentary that refuses to boil everything down to good guys vs. bad guys, often portraying situations in the most realistic and complex way possible. Those interested can visit her website for more information on obtaining her movies.

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