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    Watch: Eerily Effective Trailer for 'Sinister' Starring Ethan Hawke

    Ethan Hawke sure has a passion for playing writer (no surprise really, given that he's one himself). He played one in "Before Sunrise," its follow-up "Before Sunset," and in his latest, "The Woman in the Fifth" (in theaters this Friday). Turns out he's at it aga...

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    European call for the future of MEDIA Program

    Europa Distribution, Europa International, Europa Cinemas, European organizations and L’ARP, last year initiated a movie-makers' petition to protect the MEDIA Programme's independence. Together they represent an important European audiovisual and cinematographic chain.

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    Watch: EXCLUSIVE TRAILER of Alex Karpovsky's 'Red Flag,' LAFF Premiere June 15

    Yet another indie multi-tasker is New York actor Alex Karpovsky, who does not sit down between gigs, of which he has many. His fifth feature "Red Flag"--not to be confused with his psychological thriller "Rubberneck," which debuted at Tribeca in April-- premieres at the LA Film Festival on June 15. ...

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    IN THE WORKS: Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas Back Oscar-Winning 'Inception' Cinematographer's First Feature (VIDEO)

    That's what a director with clout does: he gives his long-time director of photography a chance to direct. Thus Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are backing Wally Pfister--who won the Oscar for "Inception" and just won an AFI Alumnae Award last week. He cited as his idol Franklin Schaffner ("Papill...

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    Watch: $8-a-Month Netflix Subscriber Streams 252 Films in 30 Days, Miraculously Remains Married

    New York-based comedian Mark Malkoff pays only $8 a month for his Netflix subscription, but he's outdone even the most disciplined 8-flix-at-a-time cinephiles with a month-long challenge he just completed. How many films can be streamed in 30 days? 252, apparently. Beginning to end, including credit...

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    Watch: Oliver Stone Interrogates Hayek, Del Toro, Lively in 'Meet the Savages'

    In the first of five cross-examination videos leading up to the July 6 release of Oliver Stone's "The Savages," an offscreen Stone "interrogates" his characters. Cartel queen Elena (Salma Hayek), enforcer Lado (Benicio Del Toro), ex-mercenary Chon (Taylor Kitsch), pot producer Ben (Aaron Johnson) an...

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    Trailer Watch: Indie Satire 'Dear White People' Explores Black Life on a White College Campus

    If you've perused Twitter or Tumblr lately, you may have come across the rather provocative handle @DearWhitePeople, offering such quips as "What do you mean, you haven't seen The Wiz?" and "Stop touching my hair."

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    Fasten Your Seatbelts: Political Animals is Coming

    Folks it looks like this miniseries will kick some serious ass.  Maybe it will be another pop culture force that will help bang the gong for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Cocaine du Cinema

    Cocaine’s presence in movies is a tricky object to dissect. Even with an awful, bloody contemporary history under its belt, cocaine seems to be the “cool” drug for modern cinematic heroes and heroines.

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