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    Hillary Clinton The Early Years Script "Rodham" Gets Some Heat

    One of the hottest screenplays in Hollywood right now isn’t just being discussed by industry insiders over lunches in Beverly Hills or in the entertainment blogosphere—it’s also being widely discussed in political circles.

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    Clint Mansell Scoring Adaptation Of Irvine Welsh's 'Filth' Starring James McAvoy

    Musician and composer Clint Mansell doesn't crank out film scores, but when he does, it's always worth paying attention. Even when it's for otherwise forgettable fare like "Faster" or unjustly ignored dramas like "Last Night" (one of the key pieces of which is being u...

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    Ciné Institute Of Haiti, Alliance Française Present An Evening Celebrating New Haitian Cinema (NYC)

    An evening celebrating new Haitian cinema in New York City, this month.

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    New Images From 'Man Of Steel,' 'World War Z,' 'Oblivion' & 'Oz The Great And Powerful' Tease 2013 Blockbusters

    We've already covered these extensively in our Most Anticipated Films Of 2013 Part 1 and Part 2, and if the studios have done their job, you probably already know everything you need to know about them. But with the holidays over, the marketing machine is getting switched back on, and USA Today has ...

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    Cinema Eye Honors Audience Choice Prize Has No Women Nominees

    The Cinema Eye Honors for Non Fiction Filmmaking have announced their 2013 nominees for outstanding achievements in documentary filmmaking.  We were troubled to note that their Audience Choice Prize has no female nominees this year.  This is more than troubling in a year where there was no...

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    2013 Writers Guild Awards Screen Nominations Announced; No Real Surprises...

    No real surprises here; I must be one of the few who thinks Argo is over-rated. I thought it was an OK politcal drama/thriller, and the praise that's being piled on it isn't at all warranted.

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    Quentin Tarantino Says Newtown Tragedy About "Gun Control And Mental Health" Issues, Not Movie Violence

    With the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut still lingering on the mind on the nation, there has been an awful lot of talk (but not much action) from politicians and pundits on both sides of the issue. But perhaps grabbing the biggest headline, for better or worse, was the lunk...

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    With Growing Resentment Of Oscar Campaigns, A Look Back At Mo'Nique's Controversial Choice

    Suddenly, even though she was practically crucified in the mainstream press for not playing the Oscar campaign game (an Oscar she eventually won anyway), Mo'Nique's public decision may not seem so ridiculous as many felt it was at the time. 

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    Watch: Gasper Noé-Directed Video For Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' "We No Who U R"

    It's now coming on four years since Gaspar Noé's last feature effort, the trippy "Enter The Void." But he hasn't been sitting idle. The helmer directed a segment of the omnibus film "7 Days In Havana" that made festival rounds last year, and he also hung around the set of Nicolas Winding Refn's "Onl...

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    Checking In On Barry Jenkins... 4 Feature Projects In Development, $50,000 Grant & Staying Busy

    Long time readers of this site, since its creation in 2009, will know that Barry Jenkins is one of our favorite filmmakers; we've plugged and pushed just about every project with his name attached - those we've been aware of anyway - and continuously, anxiously wait for the next, whethe...

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