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    Where is Jafar Panahi's "The White Balloon"?

    A classic of the Iranian New Wave, and in its day, the most successful and acclaimed Iranian film to be released in the U.S. ever, Jafar Panahi's masterpiece "The White Balloon" looks to be AWOL from American screens, big and small. Maybe someone out there knows the status of U.S. h...

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    'Snow On Tha Bluff' Now Streaming On Netflix

    The much commented about film Snow On Tha Bluff is currently streaming on Netflix.  Now you can weigh in on the conversation is it real, as in a documentary or docu-drama, or whether it's a *fake* or a mockumentary.

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    'The Iran Job' Gets Official Release Date

    The Iran Job will play the Noor Iranian Film Festival on August 5th before opening at the Laemmle Music Hall and Laemmle Town Center Encino on September 28th. The film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and you can check out the review here.

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    Wolfe Video Acquires "Love Free or Die" for DVD/VOD at Outfest

    Wolfe, the largest LGBT film distributor, acquired U.S. rights to Mackey Alston's "Love Free or Die" on DVD and VOD at the Outfest Film Festival Tuesday. Alston received a special jury prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for his work in directing the film. A full press r...

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    First Look: Greta Gerwig In Noah Baumbach's Secret Black & White Film 'Frances Ha'

    One of the best pleasant surprises of the initial Toronto International Film Festival announcement this morning? The surprise reveal of a new Noah Baumbach film. While Baumbach, the filmmaker behind "The Squid and the Whale," hinted to us in a recent interview that something was up his sleeve, we di...

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    Christopher Nolan Reflects On His Trilogy & Says Goodbye To The Batman Films In Farewell Letter

    Shed a tear, because the Batman franchise under the stewardship of Christopher Nolan is now over. In our most recent podcast we've discussed where another Batman movie may go, and what we hope Nolan gets up to next, but the director himself has taken a quick pause to reflect on what he has ...

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    New Images From 'Looper,' 'The Silver Linings Playbook' & 'Thanks For Sharing'

    It was movie nerd Christmas morning today as TIFF unwrapped their first wave of titles for the festival in September and it's bountiful, with new films from Terrence Malick, Derek Cianfrance, Joe Wright, Robert Redford, Noah Baumbach, The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer and much, much more. And as usu...

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    RIP Sherman Hemsley

    Star of stage and screen, Sherman Hemsley, has reportedly died this afternoon, in his El Paso, TX home.

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    HBO Gives Middling to Poor Reviews of 'The Newsroom' a Strange Makeover in Print Ad

    Misrepresentative review quotes being used for film or TV show ads is nothing new. HBO is the latest to climb on the bandwagon of strategically placed ellipses with its ads for Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom," a show receiving mixed reviews at best.

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