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    cinemadaily | When Schlock Was King: Corman Retro at Anthology

    A retrospective of the films of B-movie maestro Roger Corman is currently underway at New York's Anthology Film Archive and "in time for Halloween, Anthology reminds us that there's much to admire about Corman the drive-in auteur—indefatigable ringleader of biker-, gangster-, and monster-movie mayhe...

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    "Skin"'s Anthony Fabian: "For days afterward, I had a lump in my throat"

    Anthony Fabian's "Skin," which premiered in Toronto in 2008, and was a finalist for the Audience Award, arrives in US theaters today. The film follows the life of Sandra Laing, a phenotypically black woman born of a white couple in South Africa. indieWIRE spoke to Fabian via e-mail, asking him som...

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    Scorsese, Royals and Some Chaos at Doha Tribeca Fest Opening

    Huge local crowds, a little bit of chaos and international stars turned out Thursday night for the official opening of the inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar. The I.M. Pei designed Museum of Islamic Art served as the very impressive backdrop for the festival's opening night pre-reception and screening of Mira Nair's "Amelia." Three-thousand locals along with international guests turned up on the museum's expansive grounds along the coast, with director Martin Scorsese, Mira Nair, Oscar-nominated actress Patricia Clarkson and others joining the Tribeca Film Festival's Jane Rosenthal, Craig Hatkoff and Geoff...

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    For Your Consideration: Oscar's Gay Tendencies

    A lot has gone down for the gays since "Brokeback Mountain"'s cries-of-homophobia inducing loss for Oscar's biggest prize four years ago, both in Hollywood and in America as a whole. And with another award season upon us, we're again faced with another big gay contender. Following last year's eigh...

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    cinemadaily | "Gentlemen Broncos" Bucks US Audiences

    In an interview with the LA Times' Robert Abele, "Gentlemen Broncos" director Jared Hess recounts something his grandmother recently said to him, "She was talking to one of my younger brothers...and she said, 'Well I'm glad Jared likes this history stuff, 'cause I tell you what, this comedy thing su...

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    Gabourey Sidibe: "People look at me and don't expect much. I Expect a Lot"

    Gabourey Sidibe knows how to take the stage at a national television talk show. Laughing and dancing her way onto the set at the Ellen show earlier this week she busted out moves that were choreographed by her roommate just in case she ever got a chance to appear on the talk show. Smiling broadly an...

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    London Fest Evolution: Embracing Discovery, Hoping to Boost Int'l Profile

    With the world premiere of Sam Taylor Wood's anticipated exploration of John Lennon's childhood, "Nowhere Boy," the Times-BFI 53rd London Film Festival will come to a close tomorrow night after two weeks of screenings totaling 191 features and 113 shorts. It caps off what's been an important year for the still evolving fest. Additional funding from the UK Film Council allowed the materialization of what festival Artistic Director Sandra Hebron called "a whole series of aspirations that we've had for years." Among them, the introduction of new awards for best film and best British newcomer, which will be announced tonight (get the full list o...

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    cinemadaily | Slip Inside This "House"

    "Call it 'slow horror,' 'art horror,' 'indie horror,' even 'hipster horror' if you must, but in 'The House of the Devil,' filmmaker Ti West is definitely doing something that stands apart from the usual guts and gore of most contemporary horror movies," writes Mark Olsen in the LA Times. "Preferring...

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    cinemadaily | "Z" Thrills the Criterion Collection

    Made at the end of the turbulent 1960s, a decade riddled with political assassination and unrest, Greek-born French director Costa-Gavras released his film "Z" in 1969. The film is based on the 1966 novel of the same name written by Vassilis Vassilikos. The book and the film are thinly veiled accounts of the government-sanctioned assassination of Gregoris Lambrakis and the government coverup that followed. The fast-paced thriller was incredibly critical of the military dictatorship that ruled Greece at the film's release. "Z" made history in becoming the first film to be nominated for the Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film Oscars...

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    10 Things You Want To Know About Julianne Moore

    This weekend in London, Julianne Moore sat down for an inspired chat in front of a few hundred folks at the London Film Festival. There promoting both Tom Ford's "A Single Man" and Atom Egoyan's "Chloe," Moore and moderator Briony Hanson (of London's The Script Factory) talked about everything from...

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