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    Another Day, Another Sexist Controversy

    Alfred Hitchcock is having a renaissance  this year.  First, Vertigo was named the Greatest Film of All Time in Sight and Sound's recent poll.  And now not one, but two, films that deal with Alfred Hitchcock are coming out this year.  The first, The Girl stars Sienna Miller a...

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    2012 Hollywood Black Film Festival Announces Exciting New Programming Lineup + Dates

    2012 Hollywood Black Film Festival Announces Exciting New Programming Lineup + Dates

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  • The Playlist
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    R.I.P. Cinematographer Harris Savides (1957-2012)

    "I light a room and let the people inhabit it, as opposed to lighting the people," cinematographer Harris Savides told the Village Voice in 2004. "It's more organic. You want to protect the people you're working with, and there's a constant battle between the best light for their face and the best l...

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    Filmmaker's Nightmare: NYFF Screening of De Palma's 'Passion' Hits a Digital Snafu

    With technological evolution comes hiccups. Though not widely reported, the September 29 NYFF premiere of Brian De Palma's "Passion" apparently hit a disappointing snafu when the DCP (digital cinema package) of the film refused to play.

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  • The Playlist
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    Weird Science: Anthony Michael Hall Joins Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher'

    After earning the attention of the Academy with his first two features, “Capote” and “Moneyball,” you wouldn’t bet against Bennett Miller’s next feature “Foxcatcher” being in line for more awards when it surfaces, especially given the cast that he’s beginning to line up. Already on board are Mark Ru...

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    Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Doc 'Bad 25' Will Have 1-Week Oscar-Qualifying Theatrical Run

    Following its Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival screenings, Spike Lee's Michael Jackson documentary, made in collaboration with the estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music, titled Bad 25, is already scheduled to air on ABC on Th...

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    Production Starts For Spike Lee's 'Oldboy'; What Scene Is Being Shot In These On-set Photos?

    These on-set images are courtesy of Just Jared, as you can see from the logo stamp. As you can see, principal photography has officially begun on Spike Lee's Oldboy adaptation; they actually started shooting early this week - Monday it was I believe. And here are the first group of photos f...

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    Tribeca Film Institute Names Nicholas Apps New Deputy Executive Director

    Nicholas Apps has been named deputy executive director of the Tribeca Film Institute, beginning Monday, October 15. A former development and fundraising executive for both the Museum of Modern Art and the Met, Apps will lead individual giving and corporate sponsorship initiatives, plus marketing and...

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    Watch Extended Preview Of Lifetime's New Docu-Series 'The Houstons: On Our Own'

    Watch Extended Preview Of Lifetime's New Docu-Series 'The Houstons: On Our Own'

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Trailer For Marjane Satrapi's New Film 'Gang Of The Jotas' Playing The Rome Film Festival

    Several highly anticipated films are already set to bow at the Rome Film Festival when November rolls around. We already know we can expect to see Roman Coppola’s “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III,” the Walter Hill-directed comeback vehicle with Sylvester Stallone's “Bullet to the Head,...

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