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    Juliette Binoche Talks The Emotional Intensity Of 'Certified Copy'

    One of our favorite pictures of the 2010 festival season was Abbas Kiarostami's "Certified Copy," a rich and deeply layered film that wasn't only unlike anything the filmmaker had done before, but a completely unique experience that explored the various facets and stages of a romantic relationship in both a welcoming and experimental way. The film follows a couple through the Tuscan countryside as they discuss love, life and art amidst a relationship that has/is crumbling, while the exact nature of their relationship is playfully never quite clear. We recently spoke with lead actress, legendary French actress Juliette Binoche about her work on the film and navigating the enigmatic tone of the movie.

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    The Berlinale is Much More Than a Film Festival

    The best summation of the festival itself was the New York Times article by Dennis Lim which contextualizes the festival and its films:

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    Michael Bay Says He Was "2 Martinis" In When Talking About "Small" 'Pulp Fiction'-Like Movie

    Tentpole Director Says Paramount President Begged Him To Direct 'Transformers 3,' Plus The Dos & Donts Commandments Of 'Dark Of The Moon'In the spring of 2009, just two months before "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," hit theaters and was roasted alive by critics (but succeeded massively at the box-office -- $836 million globally that year, but was a big Razzie winner too, including Worst Picture), director Michael Bay said he wanted to take a year off before making 'Transformers 3,' and make a "small" movie that was "Pulp Fiction"-like.

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    Review: 'Black Death' Plagued By One Major Casting Issue

    Films often live or die with their lead performances. In many movies, lead characters are stoic or passive, and in anchoring the film, people ignore the work lead actors put in over the course of the runtime, grounding the story with a consistency that allows showier supporting actors a chance to stretch. If we were judging “Black Death” on this criteria, then it would be a failure.

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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Michelle Rodriguez

    I love how this woman is able to talk about the roles women play in Hollywood because she doesn't play them. She entered into the business in Girlfight and has been the action go to girl since then. She plays another action type character in the big budget Battle: Los Angeles opening Friday. Here's what she told the NY Daily News said about the parts she plays:

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    Tribeca Film Festival Competition Lineup- 2011

    The 10th anniversary of the Tribeca Film Festival will take place next month starting April 20th.

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    Authors Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman Developing 'Hobgoblin,' HBO Series About Magicians In WW2

    Michael Chabon is, incontestably, one of our favorite working writers. A terrific short-story writer and essayist, he particularly shines in his longer-form work, where he often tinkers with genre tropes, applying them to recent Jewish history to frequently astounding effect, as in "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," "The Yiddish Policeman's Union" and "Gentlemen of the Road."

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    Rising Star Miles Fisher Latest Name Added To Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar'

    Filming's been underway for some time now, but more are being added to the starry ensemble for Clint Eastwood's latest film, a collaboration with Oscar-winning "Milk" writer Dustin Lance Black, which follows the life and career of legendary, much-feared F.B.I. director J. Edgar Hoover. "J. Edgar," as the project is titled, stars Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, with "The Social Network"'s Winklevi, Armie Hammer, as his colleague/rumored love Clyde Toulson, Judi Dench as his mother, Naomi Watts as his long-time secretary and a who's who of character actors in support, including Ken Howard, Stephen Root, Josh Lucas and "Justified" co-star Damon Herriman.

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    Recent Media Pieces

    Here are some cool pieces that I was interviewed for:

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    Moviegoer, She Married Him: Wasikowska and Fassbender in a Glorious Jane Eyre

    That woman with the braids on her head, struggling to walk through lashing rain, falling in the mud, determinedly fleeing we don’t know what – in the dramatic opening of Cary Joji Fukunaga’s new film, she could be any fiery 19th century heroine, from Tess of the D’Urbervilles to Cathy in Wuthering Heights. Yet within minutes we see she could only be Jane Eyre.

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