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    Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Announced As Austria's Oscar Entry, Plus Details For Alexandre Tharaud's Score

    Director Michael Haneke has never been a director to particularly invite an audience in with his films, even though works such as “Funny Games” and “Cache” reward the invested viewer, but recently it seems Haneke has been lifted to a status that has exuberantly credited his s...

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    New On DVD, Blu-ray, VOD - 'Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day'

    Directed by Neema Barnette, the second film in Pastor TD Jakes' Woman Thou Art Loosed! series, sub-titled On The Seventh Day, stars Blair Underwood, Sharon Leal, Nicole Beharie, and Pam Grier.

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    2 New Images & TV Spot For Ben Affleck's 'Argo'

    Could this be the year when Ben Affleck adds a Best Director Oscar to his mantle? If the buzz out of Telluride and heading into TIFF is any indication, he's got a helluva shot with "Argo." His '70s set thriller and satire is already earning some strong advance praise, and with it s...

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    Women Directors Abound at the Venice Film Festival

    The news on the prevalence of women directors coming out out of the Venice Film Festival is in stark contrast to the different conversation that came out of Cannes just several months ago. Festival director Alberto Barbera claims that they just programed the movies and then afterwards realized that...

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    Jose Padilha, Director Of 'RoboCop' Remake, Says Despite Rumors That He's "Happy" With Film

    Just a few days ago, Fernando Meirelles, director of "City of God," was quoted as saying that his friend Jose Padilha, currently hard at work on his Hollywood debut, a remake of "RoboCop," was having a terrible time on the film. "For every 10 ideas he has, 9 are cut," Meirelles told a South American...

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    'Argo,' 'Rust And Bone,' 'Amour' & More Head To BFI London Film Festival

    Telluride is wrapped, Venice heads into its final days and TIFF is just about to gear up, but the festival season is far from over. The BFI London Film Festival has dropped their slate this morning and not only is it pulling titles from all those fests, it has nabbed the best of Sundance and Cannes ...

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    Trailer - Garcelle Beauvais In Haiti-Set Drama 'Eyes To See'

    Here's the trailer for a Haiti-set drama titled Eyes to See, which has just been relased on DVD; it co-stars Garcelle Beauvais, who will soon be seen in the Denzel Washington/Robert Zemeckis drama, Flight.

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    Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, Jay-Z Board Shola Lynch's 'Free Angela & All Political Prisoners' As Executive Producers

    This shouldn't be much of a surprise, as we already mentioned in past posts that Toronto International Film Festival director Cameron Bailey revealed in an interview that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith will be attending this year's festival, spe...

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    Preview Feature Doc 'The Throwaways' (Story Of Homeless Filmmaker & Activist Ira McKinley)

    Described as... A gritty, firsthand look at a reality most would rather turn away from, The Throwaways is a feature length documentary that tells the story of filmmaker and activist, Ira McKinley, who channels the experience of living on the streets through the lens of a video camera. By u...

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    Jason Clarke To Star As Abe Lincoln's Father In Terrence Malick-Produced 'The Green Blade Rises'

    Earlier today we were just writing about "The Green Blade Rises," one of a whole host of projects Terrence Malick has in the pipeline. Of course, he's just producing this film, which tells the story of a young Abraham Lincoln and his hardscrabble upbringing, with writing and directing duties handled...

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