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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Hollywood Home Movies: The Final Frontier

    Film archivists and documentary filmmakers have come to value home movies as a valuable document of 20th century American life. But when those 8mm or 16mm films were taken by (and of) famous figures in Hollywood history it piques the curiosity of movie nuts like me. At last year’s TCM Classic ...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    The Queen Hussy Chronicles w/ Pete Chatmon: Issue VI

    It's been a couple of weeks since the last chronicle. Things have been nicely hectic around Double7 as we were finishing a campaign featuring the Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet (awesome car!) and editing Queen Hussy Episode 2, "But, We're Neighbors".

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  • Eric Kohn
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    Serge Bromberg Premieres Colorized "A Trip to the Moon" & Behind-the-Scenes Doc

    Serge Bromberg Premieres Colorized "A Trip to the Moon" & Behind-the-Scenes Doc

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    Corn to Be Wild: "Greasy Rider" Director Discusses his Cross-Country Biofuel Doc (Watch for FREE!)

    Blending elements of a cross-country travelogue and a chronicle of the grassroots effort to bolster the use of biofuel, JJ Beck and Joey Carey's "Greasy Rider" provides a number of faces for a political idea. The film is available to watch in its entirety, courtesy of SnagFilms.

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    Flashback - Could An African American Filmmaker Make A Serious Film About Slavery?

    Back in July I asked this question on S & A and after a conversation I had with a friend earlier today about Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained I thought maybe it's time to revisit the question again. That is can a black filmmaker make a serious film about slavery?

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  • The Playlist
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    The Films Of Lars von Trier: A Retrospective

    What with all his provocations and (usually) self-manufactured controversies, it's sometimes easy to forget that Lars von Trier is a truly gifted filmmaker, who yes, is a prankster and trickster as well, but also a man who imbues his characters with a rich sensitivity, even if the conditions the...

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    SLIDE SHOW: John Williams' Greatest Hits

    A couple of weeks ago, my young son asked me if I had “any more DVDs of John Williams movies.” It took me a second to register what he meant by this. He thought that the prolific Hollywood composer was actually the director of some of his favorite movies, a list that at this point consists entirely ...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Oscar Watch: Beginners' Christopher Plummer Supporting Actor Frontrunner, Video Exclusive

    While the supporting actor category is open to change and movement over the next few months, one name is sure to land a slot on Oscar nominations morning: Christopher Plummer. The stage-trained Canadian actor, 81, has been giving great performances for  decades, from Baron von Trapp in "Th...

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    Weekly Indiewire Clicks: This Week's Best News, Reviews, Features and Interviews

    Managing a brand new redesign wasn't the only thing keeping Indiewire busy this week. Among the highlights this week: Eddie Murphy dropping out of the Oscars and Billy Crystal coming to save the day, AFI Fest dolling out its awards, Charlotte Rampling opening about being a doc subject in "T...

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    Shadow And Act Filmmaker Diary Series w/ Matthew Cherry: "Currently Seeking Distribution"

    Here's the latest in our ongoing filmmaker diary series featuring writer/director Matthew Cherry, as he continues with post-production work on his feature film debut, the sports The Last Fall, with an ensemble cast that includes Lance Gross (above in character), Nicole Beharie, Vanessa Bell Call...

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