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    Canadian-Dutch Animator Paul Driessen Receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Krakow

    I love Paul Driessen. Very long ago (1977!) when I was head of acquisitions and international sales for the Santa Monica based short film distributor Pyramid Films, we had Paul Driessen's wonderful short animation, The Killing of an Egg (02'50 / Holland 1977).

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    Watch: Trailer, Clip & Poster From Kim Ki-Duk's Golden Lion Winning 'Pieta'

    Gotta be honest here, we didn't care much for Kim Ki-Duk's "Pieta" out of Venice. The picture semi-controversially beat out "The Master" at the Venice Film Festival last year for the Golden Lion (there was some confusion about how many awards one movie could win or something), and while the director...

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    First Official Images From Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 3D 'The Young & Prodigious Spivet' Featuring Helena Bonham Carter

    One movie we pegged as a Cannes Film Festival longshot was Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "The Young & Prodigious Spivet," but perhaps we should be revising our guesswork? The latest from the distinctive French filmmaker has been a bit under lock and key but a brand new selection of official images from the m...

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    'Somewhere In The Middle' Campaign Beats The Odds, Raises Over $100,000 via Kickstarter

    'Somewhere In The Middle' Campaign Beats The Odds, Raises Over $100,000 via Kickstarter

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    Watch: Trust No One Else In Clip From 'Disconnect' Plus New Pics Of Marc Jacobs, Jason Bateman, Alexander Skarsgard & More

    A sprawling tale set against the backdrop of bits and bytes, filmmaker Henry Alex Rubin -- the Oscar-nominated director of the documentary "Murderball" -- tackles the internet age in his first feature in seven years, "Disconnect." It heads to theaters this weekend and a new clip from the movie has d...

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    'The Story of Lovers Rock,' 'Return To Goree,' 'Filling The Gap' Will Get 1-Week Theatricals

    'The Story of Lovers Rock,' 'Return To Goree,' 'Filling The Gap' Will Get 1-Week Theatricals

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    Truly Frightening: 'A Haunted House' Gets A Sequel

    January is a weird time at the box office. It's a studio dumping ground for crap they can't be bothered with and yet people still want to see movies, thus we have weird shit happening like "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" earning over $200 million worldwide (and spawning a sequel) and the barely sti...

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    First Look At Octavia Spencer In Sci-Fi Actioner 'Snowpiercer'

    One of several films I'm really looking forward to checking out this year is South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho's sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer.

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    Exclusive: Noah Baumbach Says 'While We're Young' With Ben Stiller Will Shoot This Fall; Cagey About New Untitled Film He Is Shooting Now

    We recently had the good fortune to speak with filmmaker Noah Baumbach as he starts the long, winding road of press for the upcoming release of his latest film, the sublime black-and-white character piece and uproarious comedy "Frances Ha," starring Greta Gerwig (who also co-wrote the screenplay wit...

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    Academy to Name Theater in Upcoming Museum of Motion Pictures After Hollywood Billionaire David Geffen

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it has received a $25 million commitment from the David Geffen Foundation. In recognition of the gift, the Academy will name its upcoming Museum of Motion Pictures' premiere-sized theater in honor of Geffen.

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