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    Small Screen | Social Interest Docs Go to TV; "Secret of the Grain" and Guitry Go to Criterion

    Some of this year's most enlightening investigative docs and two packages from Criterion join several other specialty releases on the small screen this week. Two social issue docs debut on the TV this week: tonight, PBS's POV has Geoffrey Smith & Roberto Hernández's "Presumed Guilty" and next Monday, HBO debuts "Jesus Camp" filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's "12th & Delaware" (criticWIRE rating: A-). In "Presumed Guilty," two Mexican attorneys, using their client as an example, shine a light on the faults of the Mexican justice system, where there is a presumption of guilt until the accused is proven innocent. Variiety's John Ande...

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    Toronto Sets Over 50 Titles For 2010 Fest

    The Toronto International Film Festival has announced that Robert Redford, Michael Winterbottom, Julian Schnabel, Darren Aronofsky, Francois Ozon, John Cameron Mitchell and Mark Romanek are officially just a few of the directors who will be screening their latest works during their upcoming 35t...

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    Comic-Con Wrap-Up: Fincher, Whedon, Del Toro, Favreau, More Delight Fanboys and Fangirls

    Though the big news from Comic-Con may have been the bizarro story of a man stabbing another fan with a pen in the convention's fabled Hall H (where higher profile film and television is touted), the studios did indeed get to showcase the latest and greatest of their fanboy/girl fare to a receptive crowd of admirers. After the scuffle over the stabbing, Universal showed off their road comedy "Paul" from Simon Pegg and Jon Favreau's western "Cowboys and Aliens," which both went over well with Hall H crowds. In her report from Saturday, Anne Thompson noted that footage shown from the new Harry Potter film was generating Oscar Best Picture buz...

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    Eugene Hernandez: The World According to Kevin Smith

    New York, NY, July 26, 2010 -- A few weeks back I found myself standing with Kevin Smith on the lawn of the Land's End Inn in Provincetown, MA. It had been quite awhile since we'd crossed paths and we started chatting about the recent successes of the Mumblecore filmmakers. Kevin had a lot to say an...

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    Leonard Maltin On His Surprising Career and His 2011 Film Guide

    In the realm of prominent American film critics and historians, Leonard Maltin is royalty. He's known most widely throughout the country as the bespectacled and bearded Entertainment Tonight resident film critic (he's currently in his 29th season), but true film buffs know him for his annual paperba...

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    FUTURES | "Get Low" Director Aaron Schneider

    Directors often wield interesting yarns when describing how they landed in the film business. First time feature director Aaron Schneider’s tale is no exception.

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    Deauville American Film Fest Names Lineup of Newcomers

    The 36th installment of the Deauville American Film Festival, set to run from September 3-12, 2010, has announced nearly all of the films in its competition (one or two may be added before the opening date. In addition to its competition slate, its documentary section, and its American Nights programming, the fest will be adding a section for television this year, Deauville Season 1, with the intentions of become a professional event for TV scriptwriting. The films in competition will be eligible for the Feature Film award, decided by a jury led by French actress Emmanuelle Beart, and the Cartier Most Promising Newcomer Award, whose jury is...

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    The Early Word On Comic-Con 2010

    Comic-Con International, the annual fan-geared promotional hype machine fueled towards showcasing the next big studio projects, kicked off yesterday in San Diego.

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    FIRST PERSON | "Colin Fitz" Director Robert Bella: From Sundance To Hell And Back Again

    In 1997, Sundance Film Festival Director Geoffrey Gilmore wrote, "'Colin Fitz' is the kind of independent filmmaking that shows how much can be done with very little and underscores the endearing qualities of well-written dialogue and comic inspiration." The movie’s been called by the press and its...

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    Toronto & Venice Wish List: 40 New Films to Hope For

    Even as Cannes announced its lineup, speculation and predictions loomed about what was in store for the two biggest festivals of the late summer. Last week,Toronto announced a hockey feature will be its opening night film last week, and, yesterday Venice said Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" will kic...

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