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    Todd Haynes Thanks The Fans For Helping Him Remember The Details & Backstories Of 'Velvet Goldmine'

    Almost 25 years after he made his first film, Todd Haynes remains as provocative and singular a filmmaker as ever. From the incendiary “Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story” to Oscar-nominated projects like “Far From Heaven” and most-recently, his HBO-backed adaptation w...

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    Zeitgeist Nabs Sundance Margaret Atwood Doc "Payback"

    Zeitgeist Films has acquired 2012 Sundance world documentary competition title "Payback" by Jennifer Baichwal. The New York-based distributor is planning a late April 2012 release. The film will play New York's Film Forum beginning April 25. Based on Margaret Atwood’s best-s...

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    Sundance Institute Selects 12 Projects for January Screenwriters Lab

    The Sundance Institute has selected 12 projects for its annual January Screenwriters Lab, that takes place January 13-18 in Utah. The selected Fellows will work with a group of creative advisors, including Lab Artistic Director Scott Frank, Lisa Cholodenko, Geoffrey Fletcher, Naomi Foner, John ...

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    Sundance Selects Twelve Screenwriters for January Lab

    The Sundance Institute has selected 12 projects for its annual January Screenwriters Lab, an intensive five-day writers’ workshop held January 13-18 at Utah's Sundance Resort. These indie screenwriters from around the world will work on their feature film scripts with support from veteran ...

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    First Look At Sylvester Stallone's 'Bullet To The Head' Features...Axes

    False advertising! When we hear the title "Bullet To The Head" we expect some fucking guns. But here's the truth: ax battles are kind of way more awesome.

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    Christopher Hitchens Obits

    Controversial author and essayist Christopher Hitchens, 62, has finally lost his battle with cancer, which he documented with brio, as was his wont.

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    Trailer: Who Knew 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen' Was So Magical?

    While Lasse Halstrom will always have "My Life As A Dog," "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" and "The Cider House Rules" to his resume, in recent years, his string of increasingly mediocre-to-terrible films have nearly erased any pleasant memories we might have had. So w...

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    French Immigrant Parable "The Invader" To Screen At Palm Springs International Fest + New Footage

    This is one film that I'm really curious about and hope to see sooner than later. Despite S&A reader reactions to it when I first profiled the film (mostly negative if I recall correctly), I'm intrigued by the subject matter, and the fact that reactions from from those I know who ha...

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    A World Without YouTube? Why Film Fans and Filmmakers Should Care About SOPA

    A World Without YouTube? Why Film Fans and Filmmakers Should Care About SOPA

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    Obit: Philadelphia Inquirer Critic Desmond Ryan

    Longtime Philadelphia Inquirer critic Desmond Ryan is dead. He was 68. He had fought carcinoma of the tongue.

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