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    Using Sundance to Shift the Narrative on Women Directors

    The happy glow has still not worn off the news that women directors have achieved gender parity in the US dramatic and documentary competitions. (But we must also remember that women are still not there in any of the other categories.) Women directors became the story. Here are some of the headli...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Tribeca Films Loves Alex Karpovsky, Picks Up Both 'Red Flag' and 'Rubberneck'

    Tribeca Films has picked up North American rights for two films by Alex Karpovsky, "Rubberneck" and "Red Flag." Both films Karpovsky wrote and starred in, and center on a young man's awkward navigation of relationships.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Django Unchained' Is The Shortest Long Western Since ‘Rio Bravo’ Plus New Pics & TV Spot

    Excited for Quentin Tarantino’s latest? Well, chances are you’ll be even more excited when you find out that “Django Unchained” is the “shortest long Western since 'Rio Bravo' ”…no, we weren’t entirely sure what that meant at first either. Well, for QT it’s definitely a thing, and the man knows his ...

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    Tribeca Film Announces Acquisition of Two Films by 'Girls' Star Alex Karpovsky

    Tribeca Films has announced the acquisition of "Rubberneck" and "Red Flag," both written, directed and starring Alex Karpovsky, for limited theatrical releases. The deal also extends both films to a variety of video on demand methods, including iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly, Goo...

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  • The Playlist
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    Exclusive: Poster For The Documentary 'The Perfect Human Diet'

    It's the holidays, which means over the next few weeks it's going to be a veritable orgy of feasting at work parties, family get togethers and more, as turkey, chocolate, stuffing, sweets and candy cane ice cream will all be devoured between now and New Year's Eve. But at some point on January 1st w...

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    TONIGHT NYC: Screening '5 X Favela' (A Rare Seemingly Upbeat Omnibus On Favela-Dwelling)

    We could say that Marcel Camus' 1959 award-winning Black Orpheus introduced the rest of the world to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil; although it's probably better known for the Antônio Carlos Jobim-composed bossa nova-infused soundtrack.

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  • ReelPolitik
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    What's More Inane than "2016: Obama's America" Filmmakers Whining About Oscar?

    What's more inane? That Gerald Molen, the Oscar-winning producer of "Schindler’s List "and "2016: Obama's America" and the doc's director Dinesh D’Souza believe they should have been on the Oscar shortlist for best documentary? Or that The Hollyw...

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  • The Playlist
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    Guillermo Del Toro Says 'Crimson Peak' Is A Bronte-Esque "Gothic Romance With Ghosts"

    After a torrid few years that have stalled Guillermo del Toro’s involvement with a number of projects, we’re positively ecstatic that things are looking up for one of cinema’s most affable filmmakers. After the well-documented troubles he went through on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and with ...

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    TONIGHT NYC: 3rd Flatbush Film Fest: West Indian Edition Closes w/ 'Ring di Alarm!' & 'Pressure'

    TONIGHT NYC: 3rd Flatbush Film Fest: West Indian Edition Closes w/ 'Ring di Alarm!' & 'Pressure'

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  • The Playlist
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    Grammys: 'The Muppets,' 'The Artist,' 'The Dark Knight Rises,' 'Dragon Tattoo' & More Nominated For Soundtrack & Score

    We haven't paid attention to the Grammys in years, mostly because it's irrelevant, these days we're barely familiar with half the nominees, and the show is usually pure tedium. (Don't even get us started on that Beach Boys tribute thing last year.) But for movie buffs looking to main...

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