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    Film Society Fetes NYFF's Upcoming 50th with Retrospective

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center is hailing the pending 50th anniversary of its New York Film Festival in 2012 with a series of classics of the big screen, many introduced at NYFF.

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    Frances McDormand Joins John Krasinski In Matt Damon's Directorial Debut

    They are still, as far as we're aware, the best of pals, but it's hard not to see a vague sense of rivalry between Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. After all, they arrived together, the disgustingly young stars and writers of "Good Will Hunting," winning an Oscar for their trouble with ...

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    Watch: Ryan Gosling, Jim Carrey & Eva Mendes Star In Drunk History's 'The Night Before Christmas'

    The concept behind "Drunk History" is beautiful in its simplicity. Get a comedian stinking drunk, get them to tell a slurred, jumbled version of a historical event, and then film a reconstruction of those events, full of movie-stars lip-syncing to the pissed-up narrator's words. Michae...

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    Co-opting Occupy Wall Street: "The Dark Knight Rises" vs the 99%

    No disrespect to Christopher Nolan, who I'm sure has his anti-capitalist political leanings in the right place, as revealed in the new trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises," which has bloggers all over the web salivating about the film's ominous call for class warfare: “You th...

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    Omar Sy, "Intouchables," "Le Havre" Lead Lumière Nominations (French Equivalent Of Golden Globes)

    The nominations for the 17th annual Lumière awards - essentially the French equivalent of the Golden Globes, as foreign press based in France select the best in French cinema - were announced this morning, and amongst the names and titles on the list of honorees include our man, Omar Sy,...

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    Charlie Kaufman Confirms That Next Directorial Effort 'Frank Or Francis' Is A Full-On Musical

    When a screenwriter is admired, it is often based on how well he or she can construct a story (Robert Towne, William Goldman) or write dialogue (Aaron Sorkin, David Mamet), but Charlie Kaufman is the rare screenwriter who is revered for the strength of his ideas. He certainly feels like the first w...

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    The National, Jonsi, Zooey Deschanel Or Uh, Justin Bieber Could Win An Oscar For Best Original Song

    And then there were...39. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Monday the songs that are eligible to compete for Best Original Song at the Oscars, and as you might guess, it's a pretty random assortment of songs. But for those of you holding out hope that the Academy will...

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    Matt Damon's Loyalty To Paul Greengrass & Friction With Tony Gilroy May Prevent Another Movie For Jason Bourne

    It's pretty rare for nice guy Matt Damon to stick the knife in anyone, but when he spoke to GQ recently, his candid remarks about screenwriter, and longtime Bourne series scribe Tony Gilroy, made their way around the world. Calling Gilroy's draft for "The Bourne Ultimatum" a "career-ender" and "read...

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    'This Must Be The Place' With Sean Penn & 'Predisposed' With Jesse Eisenberg Added To Sundance Line-Up

    At this point in time, it feels like Sundance is still months away, but actually, it's only a matter of a few weeks, and once Christmas and New Year are out of the way, we'll practically be there. Most of the line-up's been announced already, and off the top of our heads, it's the mo...

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