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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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    Summerfest: Richard Parry on "Shooting Robert King;" Watch it Now Free!

    SnagFilms’ 2nd annual SummerFest, a free online festival showcasing exclusive, limited-duration runs of popular new documentaries, continues with "Shooting Robert King,” the second film in the series, premiering this Friday, July 23rd.

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    Tamra Davis Revisits the Life of Jean-Michel Basquiat

    This interview was originally published during indieWIRE's coverage of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The film is set for release today, July 21st.

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    Small Screen | Powell/Pressburger Films Get Criterion Update, "Panic," Mother" and "Sons" Bow on DVD

    Two film classics by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger re-released in re-mastered Blu-Ray and DVD form, to the Criterion Collection this week: "The Red Shoes" and "Black Narcissus." At a recent screening of the film he organized at New York's DGA Theater, Martin Scorsese said of "The Red Shoes," “This film is music. It’s cinema as music. I don’t mean a musical—musical is a genre that I love. [But] this is a film that I love. Every aspect of it [the design, the color], the way the film’s edited, the movement within the frame and the movement of the frame, the dialogue, the milieu.” The film shows a hard-working dancer decide between ...

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    Welcome To The Solondzverse: Examining Todd Solondz, the King of Feel-Bad Cinema

    If Werner Herzog directed "American Beauty," the resulting product might look something like any given Todd Solondz movie. With his continuing riffs on middle class discontent, the writer-director has built a unified world to sustain his entire output. The Solondzverse is no joke -- or is it all jus...

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