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    Review Round-Up: 'Friends with Kids' Has Moments of Sharp Humor, Heartfelt Romance (Video)

    Jennifer Westfeldt's romantic comedy "Friends with Kids" opens Friday, after premiering at the Toronto Film Festival. The film stars Westfeldt, alongside Maya Rudolph, Jon Hamm, Adam Scott, Chris O'Dowd, and Kristen Wiig. We interviewed the actress-writer-director and Jon Hamm here.

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    Trailer Watch: Where Do We Go Now - Written and Directed by Nadine Labaki

    The film will open the New Directors/New Films series on March 21 in NYC. Here is an interview I did with Labaki in Toronto back in September where it won the audience award.

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    SXSW 2012 - Watch Wunmi Mosaku In Trailer For Horror Film "Citadel"

    Actress Wunmi Mosaku doesn't get as much face-time in the trailer for Ciarán Foy’s Citadel as I would have liked. But with a face like hers, I'll gladly take what I can get.

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    WATCH SXSW CLIP: Buzzed Music Doc 'Marley'

    One of the films with great advance word at SXSW, which opens Friday, is Kevin Macdonald's "Marley," which screens at SXSW on Sunday. It debuted well in Berlin, where Magnolia Pictures scooped it up. (I skipped the advance vimeo link in favor of a live audience at the Paramount.) Magno...

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    Trailer Watch: President Obama's 'The Road We've Traveled' from Doc Director Davis Guggenheim

    Obama-Biden 2012 has released a trailer for the 17-minute film "The Road We've Traveled," directed by Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth," "Waiting for Superman"), narrated by Tom Hanks...

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    Trailer Watch: What to Expect When You Are Expecting - The Dude Version

    This version is the studio trying to get some dudes to come and see this movie. Best line- it's a dude club - like fight club but with babies.

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    In His Own Words: Tony Kaye Shares a Scene From 'Detachment' Starring Adrien Brody

    Below director Tony Kaye ("American History X") shares a scene from his latest, "Detachment." The timely drama centers on Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody), a substitute teacher who makes it a point to avoid emotional connection with his students and colleagues. Rounding out the stellar ensemble is Marci...

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    Happy International Women's Day: More on Women Not Getting Gigs Voicing Trailers

    This is building on a piece from last month: Sexism Watch: Film Trailers.

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    SXSW '12 Preview: Doc "Wildness" Portrait of Historic L.A. Bar of Latin/LGBT Immigrant Communities

    Directed by L.A. performer and filmmaker Wu Tsang, the documentary Wildness will premiere this weekend at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin. Wildness revolves around the nightly performers and entertainment of Silver Bar in L.A., patronized by the Latin/LGBT communities since 1963. The 75-min doc scr...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Looking vs. Touching

    Two European-set love stories separated by nearly a century, Lady Chatterley and In the City of Sylvia share a fascination with the art and practice of “looking.” This video essay picks up on a special connection between these two films.

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