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    Matthew Porterfield On His Beguiling Hybrid Doc "Putty Hill," Our DVD Pick of the Week

    A beguiling amalgamation of documentary and fictional narratives, Matthew Porterfield’s second feature “Putty Hill” has been making waves on the film festival circuit since debuting at the Berlin International Film Festival last year. It lands on DVD and Blu-ray this week and it...

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    Thoughts On Common In AMC's New Post-Civil War Drama "Hell On Wheels"?

    AMC's post-Civil War drama series titled Hell On Wheels, one of 7 or so Civil War-themed projects (TV and film) currently in development at various studios, premiered last night, Sunday, November 6 at 10/9c on the network. This one co-stars rapper-turned-actor Common, who plays a character named...

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    "West Side Story" And The Puerto Rican Thing

    From TCM's Movie Morlock's blog (a site I highly recommend to all you classic movie geeks):

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    Tyler Perry's Fans Angry At Casting Of Kim Kardashian In "Marriage Counselor;" Vow To Boycott Movie

    Hah! One thing we could say has helped contribute to Tyler Perry's immense success is that he communicates directly with his fans via his frequent personal messages to them posted on his website, as well as the open forum he created for his fans to share with him.

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    10 Questions With Seith Mann

    Installment number 2 of a new S&A feature I introduced last week - what I'm calling "10 Questions With A Black Filmmaker," in which, as the title states, a filmmaker will be asked 10 questions, they'll answer, and I'll share both questions and answers here with the rest of ...

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    Do We Still Need Women's Film Festivals?

    Do We Still Need Women's Film Festivals?

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    Apocalypses Now and Then: Von Trier’s Melancholia vs. Anderson’s Magnolia

    In his “Now and Then” column this week, Matt Brennan examines two visionary directors’ takes on the end of the world as we know it — controversial Dane Lars von Trier’s Melancholia (on VOD now, in theaters Friday) and Paul Thomas Anderson’s sprawling 1999 classic ...

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    Pixar Launches Legacy Start Up in Vancouver, Air Mater Short Takes Flight

    It’s been a great week for Pixar, writes TOH columnist Bill Desowitz in this week’s Immersed in Movies.

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    Martin Scorsese Talks 3-D Cinephile Fantasy Hugo and Holograms with Paul Thomas Anderson

    At a special Paramount preview screening of Martin Scorsese’s first 3-D film Hugo yesterday, a capacity crowd avidly responded to the film’s immersive effects and masterly visual style, writes Justin Lowe, who covered a Q & A with the director and his crew and surprise moderator Paul...

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    Eastwood, DiCaprio, Hammer, Black Talk J. Edgar: DiCaprio Wanted to Gain Weight

    The crowd at the Los Angeles County Museum screening of J. Edgar rose to their feet when three tall straight guys—Clint Eastwood, Leonardo DiCaprio and Armie Hammer—joined diminutive gay screenwriter Dustin Lance Black onstage at the Bing for a Q and A moderated by the NYT’s Charle...

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