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    In His Own Words: David Mackenzie Shares a Scene from 'Perfect Sense'

    Below director David Mackenzie ("Young Adam") shares a scene from his high-concept love story "Perfect Sense," starring Ewan McGregor and Eva Green as two lovers who meet as an epidemic threatens to change life on earth as we know it. It's currently playing in select cinemas and is available on VOD.

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    Sam Greenlee's Advise To Black Filmmakers: "If You Want To Be A Rich Ho, Move To Hollywood"

    Long time readers of S&A will already be familiar with the below video clip of a very frank Sam Greenlee (The Spook Who Sat By The Door) dishing on the state of what we call "black cinema".

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    Trailer Watch: Hemingway and Gellhorn

    I seriously have not been this excited about a Nicole Kidman movie in a long time. Based on the voice over it should be named Gellhorn and Hemingway but as is typical with women in history, she seems to have disappeared from our consciousness and he is, well...Hemingway.

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    'SHOULD WIN' VIDEO ESSAY SERIES: PRESS PLAY picks the Oscars

    [EDITOR'S NOTE: Press Play presents "Should Win," a series of video essays advocating winners in seven Academy Awards categories: supporting actor and actress, best actor and actress, best director and best picture. These are consensus choices hashed out by a pool of Press Play contrib...

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    'SHOULD WIN' VIDEO ESSAY SERIES: Best Supporting Actress Janet McTeer, ALBERT NOBBS

    Pretty much all of this year's Best Supporting Actress nominees are great, although a puking, pooping Melissa McCarthy in "Bridesmaids "may not exactly be the stuff of Oscar dreams. Bérénice Bejo offers a charming modern take on a silent film ingenue-turned-star. Jessica Chastain especially can do n...

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    NELSON CARVAJAL: Film is dead but filmmaking is very much alive

    For the longest time, I’ve struggled with labeling myself a “filmmaker.” Maybe it’s a feeling of guilt that I have. The fact of the matter is I’ve never made a movie on film, on celluloid. Actually, I can’t think of a single reason for me to ever shoot on film. It’s ridiculously expensive, requires ...

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    'SHOULD WIN' VIDEO ESSAY SERIES: Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer, BEGINNERS

    Almost all the nominees for Best Supporting Actor do terrific work in roles that feel tailor-made to highlight their strengths. Kenneth Branagh's early work as director/star on stage and screen earned him comparisons to Laurence Olivier; he fulfills his destiny by actually playing Olivier in "My Wee...

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    Trailer For Documentary "RasTa: A Soul's Journey" with Bob Marley's Granddaughter

    Following right up on the heels on the news about the long awaited Bob Marley documentary being picked up by Magnolia comes this new documentary RasTa: A Soul's Journey which features Marley's granddaughter Donisha Prendergast.

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    Who Sold You at Super Bowl XLVI 2012? Vote for Best TV Spot

    Like many folks on my movie-oriented Twitterfeed, I watched and tweeted the entertainment side of the Super Social Bowl and tuned out the game. And I was disappointed as hell by the super-expensive ($3.5 million per 30 seconds) TV spots created by the Hollywood studios' best and brightest.

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    Watch: Michelle Williams Navigates Life and Longing in Trailer for Polley's 'Take This Waltz'

    Michelle Williams considers the fact of being alive (and a kind of idiotic, marvelous, ridiculous longing) in the new trailer for "Take this Waltz" (Magnolia, June 29), Canadian actress-writer-director Sarah Polley's follow-up to 2006's "Away from Her," which earned tw...

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