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    New Films By James Franco, Paul Verhoeven, Peter Greenaway & Mike Figgis Added To The Rome Film Festival

    Even though Rome Film Festival head Marco Mueller had been promising two surprise additions to his line-up -- strongly hinting toward Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" being one of them -- we're not sure any of these latest additions qualify as left field shockers. But for cinema buffs, they do...

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: Labor Day Marathon Edition

    Sure, Sunday remains overcrowded with high-end TV, but what to watch the rest of the week? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days. And in this Labor Day edition, we've got a slew of marathons for anyone looking to spend the day off in front of the boob tube...

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Kaurismäki, Gilliam and The Elusive Ideal Star Wars Viewing Order

    Weekend Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week. If there's anything you think would be ideal for future installments, please let us know at critic@indiewire.com.

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    When Are Films Political? French Social Issue Comedies

    The French are turning out socially conscious comedies these days, including Le Havre, The Hedgehog released earlier this year by NeoClassics which grossed almost $1 million here in U.S. and Welcome to the Sticks (whose remake rights have been optioned by Will Smith) which is one of the four top gro...

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    Aki Kaurismaki's 'Le Havre' The First Of A Trilogy, Director Plans Future Entries In Spain & Germany

    While "The Artist" is currently the foreign film/arthouse darling, with Oscar in its sights and audiences lining up to see it, we do hope Aki Kaurismaki's beautiful and brilliant "Le Havre" doesn't get lost in the chatter this fall. The film premiered at Cannes to largely...

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    Janus Films Takes U.S. Rights To Aki Kaurismaki's Cannes Crowd Pleaser 'Le Havre'

    While Sundance Selects Grabs Nanni Moretti's 'Habemus Papum'One of the more puzzling outcomes of the Cannes Film Festival has been the failure of Aki Kaurismaki's "Le Havre," which was second only to "The Artist" as far as crowd-pleasing hits on the Croisette go, to land a distributor. Sure, Kaurism...

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    Cannes Review: 'Le Havre' Another Hilarious, Humane & Moving Film From Aki Kaurismaki

    The issue of illegal immigration certainly isn't a new one to the film world, but rarely has it been captured with as much humanity, heart and humor as in Aki Kaurismaki's "Le Havre." A political film that eschews politicking, a comedy with a serious point, and imbued with a deep, emotional core, th...

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