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    Watch: Trailer For Sundance Pic 'L' From The Writer Of 'Dogtooth' & 'Alps'

    Greek filmmaker Giorgos Lanthimos has won praise from prestigious film festivals and critics, as well as from some of our own Playlist staffers, for his Oscar-nominated “Dogtooth” and the recent “Alps.” However, a key component to the success of both films (and their outrageo...

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    Drag Ball Musical Featuring Work Of Creative Team Behind Beyonce's Music/Videos To Screen At Berlin Fest

    Also screening at the Berlin Film Festival next month is director Sheldon Larry's indie musical feature Leave It on the Floor, which tells the story of Brad (Ephraim Sykes), a brooding twenty-something who leaves his dysfunctional single mom, Deondra (Metra Dee), to strike out on his own in a bi...

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    Martin Scorsese Reconfirms 'Silence' Is Next; Considering 3D For His HBO Series With Mick Jagger & Terence Winter

    Re-confirming what we reported back in February 2011, Martin Scorsese caught up with Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo on BBC 5 in December and once again posited that his Jesuit priest drama “Silence” will be his next film. “I’m hoping to do [Shusaku] Endo’s book next, ...

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    Robert Townsend's Web Series-Turned-Feature-Film "Diary Of A Single Mom" To Be Released On DVD This Month

    Image Entertainment and One Village Entertainment will release Robert Townsend's Diary of a Single Mom (first broadcast on TV One) on DVD on January 10, 2012.

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    Boo! 'Paranormal Activity 4' Is Coming In 2012

    To the surprise of no one, Paramount Pictures is going ahead with a fourth installment of their absurdly successful “Paranormal Activity” series. “Paranormal Activity 3,” which was directed by “Catfish” helmers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, broke opening weekend...

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    'Midnight In Paris' Top Grossing Indie Film Of 2011; Paramount Leads Majors At The Box Office

    We always like to end our weekend box office reports with a little reminder to “Support your local indie theater, boys and girls,” and with the roster of films hitting art house and repertory cinemas in 2011, it was an especially great time to stray away from the sticky floors and text f...

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    Meryl Streep To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At Berlin Film Festival; Panorama Pics Unveiled

    You would think that with 16 Academy Award nominations (2 wins), 26 Golden Globe nominations (7 wins), 2 Emmy Awards, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Cannes Film Festival award, 5 New York Film Critics Circle Awards, 5 Grammy Award nominations, a BAFTA award, an Australian Film Institute Award, a To...

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    Cinema Eye Honors Nominees for Genre-Bending Award Include 'Beginners,' 'My Joy'

    The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking have announced the five nominees for their second annual Heterodox Award, which honors a narrative film that "imaginatively incorporates nonfiction strategies, content and/or modes of production." Last year's winner was Matt Porterfield f...

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    Cheryl Dunye's Next Project: A Raunchy Rom-Com Titled "Mommy Is Coming" Debuting At Berlin Film Fest In February

    Her last project, The OWLs (Older Wiser Lesbians) now on home video, Cheryl Dunye is already done with her next feature, a romantic comedy titled Mommy Is Coming, which, as I learned this morning, will make its debut at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama section next month (February).

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    Criterion Teases 'Being John Malkovich,' 'Y Tu Mama Tambien,' 'Harold & Maude,' 'Quadrophenia' & More In New Year's Clue

    In what has become an annual tradition, The Criterion Collection has rung in the New Year with a mega-clue posted on Facebook to tease fans of what it has on deck for the coming year. Some of them are titles that have been heavily rumored or already announced, while others are some pleasant sur...

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