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    Dustin Lance Black Talks Controversial J. Edgar Script: "We Didn't Put Hoover in a Ball Gown"

    Dustin Lance Black Talks Controversial J. Edgar Script: "We Didn't Put Hoover in a Ball Gown"

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    Thankful for Scorsese: What's Next; Ebert's Goodfellas & Badfellas; Fast Company on the 'Greatest Living Director'

    Martin Scorsese is not slowing down, burning out---or selling out, either. "Hugo," his first children's tale and first 3-D film, opens this weekend, and is earning stellar reviews. While it may prove too rich for many mainstream moviegoers, it's a testament to his ongoing exuberanc...

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    David Cronenberg on Viggo, Psychoanalysis and His 'Dangerous Method'

    This Thanksgiving weekend, prolific filmmaker David Cronenberg's 19th feature film will be unleashed on America. "A Dangerous Method" - an adaptation of Christopher Hampton's stage play "The Talking Cure" - is a look at the relationship between Carl Jung (Michael Fassbend...

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    8 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Jim Henson and the Muppets

    Since July, New York's Museum of the Moving Image has been taken over by Muppets, Fraggles, and inhabitants of Sesame Street. The traveling Smithsonian exhibit, curated by Henson archivist Karen Falk, also features a diverse selection of Jim Henson's greatest creations, some of which ha...

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    PICTURES OF LOSS: RUNNING ON EMPTY, directed by Sidney Lumet

    If I told you I was writing about movies that have meant something to me after my father died, you probably wouldn’t blink if I said that Hereafter and The Darjeeling Limited were among my choices. You might have even thought of them yourself. But Running on Empty? Don’t humor me—you wouldn’t have t...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Never Before, Never Again: Henson and Oz; A Muppet conversation

    EDITOR'S NOTE: To mark the opening of Jim Henson's Fantastic in July 2011, Matt Zoller Seitz and Ken Cancelosi created Never Before, Never Again: Henson and Oz, a video essay which describes the nature of that long and fruitful collaboration between Jim Henson and Frank Oz. Press Play is re-posting...

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    Cast This: Bonnie And Clyde-Style Crime Drama With 20-Something Year Old Black Leads

    While posting the new poster for Matthew Cherry's feature debut, The Last Fall, I thought about its 2 young stars, Lance Gross and Nicole Beharie; and that led to thoughts on up-and-coming young black actors and actresses who'll eventually replace *our* current seasoned veterans.

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    New Italian Cinema: Films Hit the Zeitgeist at 15th Annual San Francisco Fest

    New Italian Cinema: Films Hit the Zeitgeist at 15th Annual San Francisco Fest

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    Producer Graham King On 3D, Casting & How Martin Scorsese Made 'Hugo' For His Daughter

    Producer Graham King On 3D, Casting & How Martin Scorsese Made 'Hugo' For His Daughter

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    Celebrity Life, Big Willie Style - It Ain't All Gravy?

    Ahhh... celebrity life! Borrowing from mobster Johnny Caspar in the Coen Brothers' classic Miller's Crossing, after he discovers just how hard it is to be top dog, “runnin' things... it ain’t all gravy!”

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