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    Subjective Shots: New Takes on the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict

    This week, I'm launching a new weekly column at the Sundance Now website, called Docutopia, which will focus on, surprise, surprise, nonfiction cinema. Echoing some of the concerns I've addressed in my ReelPolitik blog, I see Docutopia as a place for me to delve deeper into a particular f...

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    'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Director Tomas Alfredson Planning 'The Brothers Lionheart'

    Despite the critical acclaim and modest box office success of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," director Tomas Alfredson hasn't been attached to many -- or any -- movies in the way you might expect. His name was briefly on the shortlist for "Catching Fire" and his adaptation of Ph...

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    Watch: Anne Hathaway Dreams A Dream In First Trailer For 'Les Miserables'

    Anne Hathaway is about to have a pretty good few months. The actress has been consistently charming, diverse and impressive on screen, but of late her showcases, from hosting a botched Oscars to films like "Love And Other Drugs" and "One Day," haven't quite worked, even if she's been pretty good in...

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    Watch: Video For Jay-Z & Kanye West's 'No Church In The Wild' Directed By Romain Gavras

    Director Romain Gavras is no stranger to helming provocative material, being the man behind M.I.A.'s redhead killing "Born Free" and the helmer of "Notre Jour Viendre" but he's upping the stakes for "No Church In The Wild," the latest single from the team up of ...

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    Watch Teaser For "I Am John Wayne" (Young Black Cowboy Struggles w/ Death Of Best Friend)

    Here's a very brief teaser for a short film titled I Am John Wayne, directed by Christina Choe. It doesn't give you a lot of information about the film, but I'm drawn to it. Something about a melancholic young black man riding a horse in the middle of a desolate, grit...

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    Call For Papers: Evolving African Film Cultures: Local And Global Experiences

    We're a little late on this but you have about 1-1/2 weeks to put a 300-word abstract together.

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    Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch & Garrett Hedlund In The Mix For Finnick Odair In 'Catching Fire'

    Well, with Robert Pattinson putting paid to rumors that he was in the race for the role of Finnick Odair in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," let the shortlist stories commence!

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    Michelle Pfeiffer Joins Robert De Niro In Luc Besson's Gangster Pic 'Malativa'

    One of the few highlights of the otherwise lifeless and disapointing "Dark Shadows" was -- unsurprisingly -- Michelle Pfeiffer as the matriarch of the Collins clan. As usual, she classed up the proceedings and brought a nice, icy tone to an otherwise frothy movie. Better yet, the actr...

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    Don Cheadle Says Miles Davis Project Is NOT Heading To Broadway After All

    Dear Everybody, contrary to several internet sites, I am NOT doing in any way shape or form a Broadway play about Miles Davis. Word is bond.

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    Chinese Superstar Gong Li Joins Tarsem Singh's 'Marco Polo'

    As the historical 13th century voyage of Marco Polo stands as a symbol of the West's relationship to China, it seems fitting that an upcoming feature film about the explorer, long gestating from “The Fall” director Tarsem Singh, will provide opportunities for both cultures to partner...

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