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    Watch Episode 1 Of Viral Web Series "Sh*t Black Girls Say"

    A whole bunch of folks sent this to me, so I guess it's already viral at this point, if not already getting there. According to YouTube, it's been played almost 350,000 times, after being made public on the video sharing site on December 16. 

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    Stephen Daldry Talks Asperger's, Depicting 9/11 In 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,' And The Oscars

    At present, up to the imminent release of “Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close,” Stephen Daldry is three-for-three in terms of films to Best Director Oscar nominations; there’s clearly something about the stories he tells hitting a nerve among Academy voters, no matter how challenging (“The Hours”) ...

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    Honor Roll 2011: "Weekend" Director Andrew Haigh

    The breakout film at this year's SXSW Film Festival was Andrew Haigh's "Weekend," which screened in the out-of-competition Emerging Visions section and received the audience award. "Weekend" is Haigh's second feature, after 2009's "Greek Pete," which chr...

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    L.A. Rebellion 2011 Retrospective Review - Jamaa Fanaka's "Emma Mae" + Interview w/ Star Jerri Hayes

    When I asked Jerri Hayes how it felt to revisit her star turn in Jamaa Fanaka’s second feature Emma Mae (1976) after a recent screening, she answered without hesitation. “You know, it’s so different; I was sitting there relating to Emma Mae like it wasn’t me” she r...

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    Now You Can Learn Filmmaking From Kim Jong Il

    Now I know what you're saying - what does the recently late North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il have to do with black filmmaking? I'll get to that in just a minute. But did you know that, aside from being a monsterous, cruel and sadistic oppressor, King Jong Il also considered himself a filmma...

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    Zachary Quinto Moves Into Producer Territory With 'Margin Call,' Our DVD Pick of the Week

    Zachary Quinto Moves Into Producer Territory With 'Margin Call,' Our DVD Pick of the Week

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    Is "Buck" the New Definition of Documentary Success?

    A few years ago, even documentary gurus wondered if nonfiction wasn't meant for theaters. "The bottom line is that not that many people go to see documentaries at the box office," HBO's Sheila Nevins told Reuters in 2007, the year Oscar-winner "No End in Sight" earne...

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    PETER TONGUETTE: Director Steven Spielberg and editor Michael Kahn: a life long partnership

    I was the sort of kid who paid attention to movie credits, even if I didn’t comprehend them, so from an early age I was familiar with the name of Michael Kahn. There it was, appearing again and again at the start of some of my favorite movies as a child: Close "Encounters of the Third Kind," "Raider...

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  • The Playlist
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    The Playlist Staff Pick Their Most Underrated & Overrated Films Of 2011

    One of the pecularities of our site is our insistence on writing in the third personn, something designed to create the impression of a collective, a hive mind, and it's served us fairly well so far. But the realities of this are a little trickier; we're not all programmed the same way, and ...

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    Interview: 'Ghost Protocol' Director Brad Bird Hopes Earthquake Epic '1906' Is Next, Would Like To Revive Sci-Fi Noir 'Ray Gunn'

    Brad Bird has made a bold, fascinating leap from animation to live action with this week's glorious popcorn epic "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol." But we were curious as to what kind of connection he still has with Pixar, his former home base, as well as what else he is working on. In the seco...

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