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    August Wilson Gets His Wish - Denzel Washington Is Ready To Direct 'Fences' For The Screen

    The age-old story on a stalled film adaptation of August Wilson's award-winning play Fences is that, the playwright insisted to the studio (Paramount Pictures at the time - this was in the late 1980s) that the director of the film be black.

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    "The Gatekeepers" and Israeli's Leftist Docu Wave

    Are Israel's acclaimed documentaries -- "The Gatekeepers" (which opens today in New York and L.A.), "5 Broken Cameras" and "The Law in These Parts" -- helping to swing public opinion in Israel to the left? That's the question I explore in my Docutopia colum...

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    Megan Ellison Hates Harvey Weinstein & More: 7 Highlights From The Juicy Vanity Fair Profile On The Annapurna Scion

    Vanity Fair’s 2013 Hollywood issue is kind of the gift that keeps on giving. It not only has an awesome oral history of “Pulp Fiction” (highlights of which you can read here), but it also has some pretty in-depth and juicy profiles. But, the most tantalizing is about Megan Ellison, the 27-year old d...

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    Denzel Washington Aiming To Bring Broadway's 'Fences' To The Big Screen

    Denzel Washington has made quite a name for himself as an actor over the decades, and continues to be one of the more bankable Hollywood stars around even as he approaches 60. What might be more overlooked when it comes to Denzel is his relative success as a filmmaker. His previous directorial effor...

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    Behind-The-Scenes Look At 'The Raid 2' As It Starts 100 Day Shoot

    Two years ago Gareth Evans was the unknown director behind a little seen Indonesian martial arts movie but after “The Raid” premiered to raves as part of the TIFF Midnight Madness slate, a lot of doors have opened for the Welsh-born helmer. One of those doors is the second entry of ...

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    SXSW Head Janet Pierson Discusses SXSW 2013 Lineup: 'I get invested in so many of the films.'

    SXSW Film Festival producer Janet Pierson has one of more challenging roles among festival programmers in North America.

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    Bill T. Jones 'Super Fly, The Musical' Coming To Broadway In Late 2013?

    Bill T. Jones 'Super Fly, The Musical' Coming To Broadway In Late 2013?

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    "We've Lost The East Coast, China's Dark": New Super Bowl TV Spot For 'World War Z'

    Over the next few days, some of the bigger movies of the year are going to be unveiling their wares in front of one of the biggest TV audiences on the calendar. Yep, Superbowl Sunday has arrived, and as ever, some high profile movies are going to be using the commercial breaks to show new footage. A...

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    Watch: New Trailer For Pedro Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited' Gives First Look At Penelope Cruz & Antonio Banderas

    If Pedro Almodovar needed to do something lighter after "The Skin I Live In," and perhaps a movie not as layered as "Broken Embraces," we understand. And indeed, he's gone and knocked out a movie closer in spirit to his more anarchic early work ("Women On The Verge Of A ...

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    Music Videos: Penelope Cruz Shimmies For Miguel Bosé & 'Junebug' Helmer Phil Morrison Directs Yo La Tengo

    As crazy as this sounds, we don’t have the best memories of the last time we saw Penelope Cruz wearing little more than some lacy lingerie while singing. In fairness, that’s nothing to do with Cruz herself, but more that said singing in lingerie was taking place during Rob Marshall&rsquo...

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