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    Exclusive: Trailer For Slamdance New York Noir 'Joy De. V' Featuring Claudia Cardinale

    The streets of New York City have long played a cinematic home to all kinds of tall tales and twisty mysteries, the Big Apple offering no end of backdrops, characters and corners to play a story against. Now, writer/director Nadia Szold has another unique story set in the city that she'll be unv...

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    Read: Kathryn Bigelow's Essay Addressing Depiction of Torture in 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    Director Kathryn Bigelow has published an essay in the L.A. Times addressing the controversy surrounding her Oscar-nominated film "Zero Dark Thirty" and its depiction of torture. "I do wonder if some some of the sentiments alternately expressed about the film might be more appropriately directed at ...

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    Watch: Trailer For Coldplay-Backed Noir 'Ashes' Starring Ray Winstone, Jim Sturgess & Luke Evans

    Remember when it was announced that Coldplay were co-financing a movie? No? Well, that was almost two years ago, and the fruits of their money's labor will now be seen in the finished product, "Ashes," a film noir that looks as confusing as it is generic, though it does boast Ray Winst...

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    Melancholic 'The Bastard Sings The Sweetest Song' Opens In Toronto Friday (Trailer)

    From Toronto-based art house, world cinema, independent feature films and documentaries distribution company, College Street Pictures, comes a documentary we profiled in May of 2012, when it was scheduled to screen at the Shefflied Doc/Fest.

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    Lauren Greenfield and Alison Klayman Receive DGA Nominations for Best Documentary

    Earlier this week, the Directors Guild of America announced their nominees for best documentary. They’ve previously announced the nominees for film and television. Two women were nominated out of the five nominees which also includes Kirby Dick’s Academy Award nominated film The Invisibl...

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    New Images From 'A Single Shot' With Sam Rockwell & William H. Macy, Film Added To Berlin Film Festival Lineup

    Here's the thing about film festival season. While it brings with it numerous high-profile titles that bloggers and movie fans have been following since day one, there is also a handful of strong movies we simply forgot about. Case in point: "A Single Shot." The long-developing picture...

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    Former GOP Congressman Allen West To Host New Web Series

    Former Florida GOP Congressman and Tea Party lapdog, Allen West (who you most will remember playing the role of Stephen in Django Unchained), and who once, believe it or not, compared himself to Harriet Tubman, now has a new job.

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    Berlin 2013 Preview - South African Drama 'Elelwani' (First Venda Production In Film History)

    The teaser doesn't reveal much (after all, it's a teaser) but there's enough here to get my attention.

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    Exclusive: New Images From 'The Spectacular Now' Starring Shailene Woodley Of 'The Descendants'

    If you're not a film blogger, PR person or industry insider, you may not have heard of the upcoming indie drama "The Spectacular Now." But a week from now when the Sundance Film Festival is winding down, the title could be on everyone's lips.

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    Joe Morton Stars In Indie 'The Mulberry Tree' - Special Screenings In USA Throughout January

    Joe Morton as scientist Mike Dyson in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, as well as The Brother in The Brother from Another Planet are two onscreen images of him that have stuck with me most, even though the revered actor has done a lot of other work, and is quite consistent, even though you may not a...

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