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    RIP Film Critic Elliott Stein

    When I worked at my first journalism gig as associate editor at Film Comment Magazine back in the 80s, Elliott Stein was one of my favorite regular contributors. He was erudite about world cinema, an omnivorous global cinephile and historian who knew more about Asian cinema than anyone I knew.

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    Neil Burger Out, 'Bullhead' Helmer Michael Roskam In For 'Animal Rescue,' Tom Hardy Eyed To Lead

    It's no surprise that "Mystic River," "Gone Baby Gone" and "Shutter Island" scribe Dennis Lehane has been able to attract top talent for his adaptation of his own short story "Animal Rescue." David Cronenberg and more recently, "Limitless" helmer Neil Burger came aboard, and with the latter now focu...

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    Colin Firth-Emily Blunt Drama 'Arthur Newman' Acquired by Cinedigm for U.S.

    Cinedigm Entertainment Group has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to “Arthur Newman,” starring Colin Firth and Emily Blunt. The film, which had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, will be released theatrically in mid-2013, followed by digital, DVD and TV rollout...

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    'My Amityville Horror' Doc Picked Up By IFC Midnight and SundanceNOW

    IFC Midnight has acquired all U.S. rights to the documentary “My Amityville Horror” in partnership with subscriber VOD destination SundanceNOW. Directed by Eric Walter, “Amityville” will have its New York premiere at the DOC NYC Festival Saturday, Nov. 10.

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    Mads Mikkelsen, Ralph Fiennes & Jessica Chastain Rumored For John Le Carré's 'Our Kind Of Traitor'

    In case you weren't aware, Mads Mikkelsen is having a moment. The actor earned raves and a Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for his leading turn in Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt," and this weekend sees him give another strong performance in "A Royal Affair." And if that's not enough, he'...

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    'The Central Park Five' Gets A Crackling First Full Release Trailer

    Surely, this doesn't need an intro at this point, given how much we've talked about it. I saw it a couple of weeks ago, and reviewed it enthusiastically HERE.

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Lincoln' & 'Skyfall' Will Have 'A Royal Affair' In Theaters

    With Washington’s elections concluded, we cinephiles can now return our focus to the much more critical campaign ahead of us: the race toward the Oscars. Steven Spielberg releases his bait this weekend in limited release, a number of festival darlings (and stinkers, incidentally; but, hey, eve...

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    UK's Screen Nation Awards (The 'Black BAFTAS') Cancels 2012 Event, Citing Brand Protection

    Whoa! Earlier this morning, I posted an article on the Screen Nation Awards (the "black BAFTAS" as they're also know), in which I challenged a piece on the UK Guardian's website, which asked why race should still play a part in awards recognition - specifically, whether the Sc...

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    Ethan Hawke & Selena Gomez Are Making A Movie Called 'Getaway,' This Is What They Look Like In It

    Huh? We can't even remember hearing about this, but Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez are making a movie together called "Getaway." This is what they look like in it.

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    Preview Upcoming South African Crime Thriller 'Black South-Easter' (First Look)

    I'm appreciating the wave of black South African genre films we've seen in recent years, from How To Steal 2 Million to today's feature, Black South-Easter, which like the former is also a crime thriller, and everything else between.

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