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    Silent Film Trend: 'The Dance' Wins National Screen Institute of Canada's Best Comedy Award

    The National Screen Institute of Canada has selected Pardis Parker's short "The Dance" for their Best Comedy award. The dialogue-free love story has won several awards, and signals the continuing trend of silent films following "The Artist"'s Oscar win in 2012 and "The Paperman"'s Oscar win for best...

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    Watch: Adorable Clips of Cesar-Winning 'Ernest & Celestine,' Possible 2014 Oscar Animation Contender

    Check out these adorable clips from the Cesar-winning French animated feature "Ernest & Celestine." The film is co-directed by Belgian team Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar, who gave us 2009's hilariously nutty "A Town Called Panic," and Benjamin Renner.

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    Watch: Trailer For Acclaimed Gay Drama 'Pit Stop,' Which Heads To SXSW Next Week

    Yen Tan’s quiet, moving "Pit Stop" made its world premiere at Sundance back in January, but if you missed it be sure to check it out next week as it heads home to Texas (where it's set) for SXSW.

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    Trailer Watch: New Trailer for The Host - Starring Saoirse Ronan

    Based on Stephenie Meyer's non-Twilight novel, The Host follows Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) whose body is taken over by invading aliens (led by Diane Kruger). Instead of succumbing to the alien soul in her body, Melanie and "Wanda," set out to set the humans of the world free instead of destroying earth...

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    New Clip and Stunning Images From Cianfrance's 'Place Beyond the Pines' with Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes

    Check out a new clip from Derek Cianfrance's follow-up to "Blue Valentine," "The Place Beyond the Pines." The film inspired critics' raves from its Toronto debut...

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    Watch: Adam Brody in an Exclusive Scene From Neil LaBute's SXSW Premiere 'Some Girl(s)'

    After some odd directorial decisions of late (the contested, eyebrow-raising remakes of "Death at a Funeral" and "The Wicker Man"), acclaimed playwright and filmmaker Neil LaBute has mostly stuck to writing and making short films in the last few years.

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    Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on Roger Corman's 'Tomb of Ligeia,' Starring Vincent Price

    Vincent Price Week concludes at Trailers from Hell with "Tomb of Ligeia," which director and TFH creator Joe Dante calls "an intelligent and satisfying climax to the [Roger] Corman/Poe saga."

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    Immersed in Movies: Exclusive Design Video on Park Chan-Wook's 'Stoker'

    With "Stoker," acclaimed Korean director Park Chan-Wook ("Oldboy") riffs on Alfred Hitchcock in his own artsy and oppressive way. It's a chilly reworking of "Shadow of a Doubt," (with nods to "Psycho" and "The Birds" along the way), that eventually takes a turn into Brian De Palma territory.

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    'Zero Dark Thirty' Parodies: With Lena Dunham and As A Rom-Com

    Who knows if these parodies might have helped Zero Dark Thirty in the Oscar race? (Could they have hurt more than the controversy about torture?) Laughing about the subject probably wasn’t in anybody's awards strategy, but these two very funny videos reveal how firmly the film has pervaded the cu...

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    Trailer of the Week: Francois Ozon Studies Middle Class Obsession in Creepy New Trailer for 'In the House'

    Best known for 2003's psycho-sexual thriller "Swimming Pool," Francois Ozon is known for churning out films at a Woody Allen workhorse pace, having released a film essentially every year since the late '90s.

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