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    Exclusive: Clip From Indie Comedy 'The Runway' Starring 'A Better Life' & 'Savages' Star Demian Bichir

    For Demian Bichir, the deserved Oscar nomination he received for his moving turn in "A Better Life," was validation for a career that has been building steadily. This year the actor is beginning to see the payoff with more substantial roles in bigger films like Oliver Stone's "Savages" (where he was...

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    Aaron Run! Jeremy Renner Takes To The Roof In New Clip From 'The Bourne Legacy'

    So after "The Dark Knight Rises" throws a cape over theaters this weekend, summer is over right? Not so fast. While August overall looks pretty dismal with a remake ("Total Recall"), a sequel ("The Expendables 2") and a Meryl Streep programmer ("Hope Springs")...

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    So What's Next For Quvenzhané Wallis?

    The accolades have been virtually non-stop since the film and its star bowed at the Sundance Film Festival in January, this year. And while the director of that film, Benh Zeitlin - Beasts Of The Southern Wild - likely won't have much difficulty building on the success of the film, as his c...

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    IFC Films Pick Up James McAvoy/Mark Strong Thriller 'Welcome To The Punch'

    The release schedule for the rest of the year is starting to shape up, but there's still a few question marks, and one of the film's we're eager to get a date on is "Welcome To The Punch." The film is the sophomore feature from writer-director Eran Creevy, who made an impressive debut with "Shifty" ...

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    'Indie Game: The Movie,' 'The Woods,' 'Enemies of the People' & More Sundance Titles Now Available on iTunes

    “Indie Game: The Movie,” “The Woods” and “Enemies of the People” are among the ten titles recently added to the Sundance Institute’s Artist Services program. The initiative is designed to help indie films made by Sundance alumni find digital distribution thr...

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    Amy Adams Joins Bradley Cooper & Jeremy Renner In New David O. Russell Film

    We can' t have been the only one that felt that Amy Adams got a little cheated at the Oscars a few years back. Melissa Leo is a wonderful actress, and was very good in "The Fighter," but she wasn't even in the Best Supporting Actress in that film, let alone among the nominees. That particular honor ...

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    Watch: Supercut Video Essay Featuring "135 Of The Most Beautiful Shots In Cinema"

    We can't say that we're necessarily the biggest fans of the 'supercut,' those viral videos that take a bunch of examples of a particular thing -- people cussing, or saying a particular line, or whatever -- pull them together with some natty editing, and then just hang around collecti...

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    Are Women Directors Entering a Golden Age? Studio 360 Talks to Shelton, Polley

    Are we entering a golden age for women directors in Hollywood? I've been trying to figure out the troubled relationship between women and the film business for decades, so I unloaded for Studio 360's Kurt Andersen, who also talked with Sarah Polley and Lynn Shelton, about how the industry favors ind...

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    Spot The Difference: Uncanny New Image Of Sienna Miller As Tippi Hedren In Hitchcock Biopic 'The Girl'

    Toby Jones must get a little frustrated when he starts making a biopic. The chamelonic character actor got the role of a lifetime when he played Truman Capote in "Infamous" (giving a terrific performance in the process), but despite a starry cast including Sandra Bullock and Daniel Craig, had his th...

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    Preview Kenyan Crime Drama 'Nairobi Half Life' (Pursuit Of A Dream Aided By A Life Of Crime)

    I like the looks and sounds of this Kenyan crime drama titled Nairobi Half Life, from director David Tosh Gitonga, which centers on an aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya, who dreams of becoming a success. In pursuit of this, he makes his way to Nairobi, supposedly the city of opportunity, and ...

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