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    Will You See This Movie? "Mutual Friends," an Ensemble NYC Comedy With a Twist

    Plenty of movies feature a bevvy of characters with seperate plots whose stories converge over the course of a big event. So what makes Matthew Watts' New York-set comedy about seven intertwining stories stand out from the pack? Each story was written by a different writer.

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    SIMON SAYS: Is Frank Henenlotter a horror genius or sick bastard?

    Somehow, it seems wrong to single out two of Frank Henenlotter's more "horror-comedy" films as examples of the writer/director's style — which, in a sense, is fitting. Henenlotter's a guy whose crew has abandoned him on two separate projects because they found what he was making to be in such poor t...

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    GREY MATTERS: The top 10 movie-metal moments

    I blame it on David Lynch. Until "Lost Highway," I didn't even know how to contextualize metal as anything more than a mighty but occasional pleasure. But that film's magnificently insane dreamtime imagery opened the floodgates, and suddenly, I understood how certain loud sounds connected to a fr...

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    WEEKEND PREVIEW: Unmissable Apocalyptic Melancholia, Herzogian Into the Abyss, J Edgar & More

    WEEKEND PREVIEW: Unmissable Apocalyptic Melancholia, Herzogian Into the Abyss, J Edgar & More

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    10 Questions With Rodney Evans ("Brother To Brother," "The Happy Sad")

    Installment number 4 of the S&A "10 Questions With A Black Filmmaker" series... catch up with the first 3 if you need to Barry Jenkins HERE, Seith Mann HERE, and Victoria Mahoney HERE.

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    How an Iranian Filmmaker Risked Everything

    We all know filmmaking can be risky, but rookie filmmaker Hossein Keshavarz went beyond the call of duty with "Dog Sweat." Leading up to the 2009 elections in Iran, the Iranian American writer/director took to the streeets of Tehran to shoot a drama clandestinely.

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    A Look Inside The 2011 Brit List

    It's been something of a banner year, both critically and commercially, for British film, with the likes of "The Inbetweeners Movie" and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" tearing it up at the box office at home, while pictures like "Kill List," "Attack the Block...

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    Emma Stone Promos for SNL

    I just love Emma Stone.  Here's another reason why.

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    Dennis Dortch's Black & Sexy TV Relaunches With New Series Titled "The Number;" Watch Episode 1

    From Dennis Dortch, writer and director of 2008's A Good Day To be Black & Sexy (I suspect a lot of you are familiar, even though it's been some time since Dennis' name, and/or the name of his feature film debut have been mentioned here on S&A).

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    Director Anthony Hemingway Gets Emotional About "Red Tails" & The Tuskegee Airmen

    I heard that there's a test screening of the film tonight, here in NYC, but I don't have any passes to attend. It's not a press screening, but an audience test screening. I know at least one person who's going. If anyone else reading this is, let me know. I'd love to get some sup...

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