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    Criticwire Classic of the Week: Howard Hawks' 'The Big Sleep'

    In memory of Lauren Bacall, here's a look at a film that cemented her stardom.

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    TCM Remembers Lauren Bacall with 24-Hour Marathon

    Inevitably, Turner Classic Movies is offering up a tribute to screen icon Lauren Bacall, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 89. TCM's 24-hour marathon will air Monday, Sept. 15, beginning at 8 p.m. (ET), and will conclude Tuesday, Sept. 16, her 90th birthday.

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    20 Celebrated Filmmakers Who Never Won A Best Directing Oscar

    For better or worse (which at this time of year, as the punditry reaches its hyperbolic event horizon, usually feels like worse) an Academy Award is the highest honor anyone in the film industry can receive. But of course, like any large organization—even one that wasn’t, as of 2012, reportedly 94% ...

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    Criterion Reveals May Titles, John Wayne Film and Wes Anderon's 'Life Aquatic' Included

    Criterion Collection has added a list of films--a mix of classics, indies and contemporaries--that are scheduled for a May release. With the John Wayne and Montgomery western "Red River" as a special highlight, Criterion also revealed the following films that makeup their lineup (Descriptions provi...

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    Howard Hawks' 'Red River' & Abbas Kiarostami's 'Like Someone In Love' Hit Criterion In May, 'Life Aquatic' Goes Blu

    Another month, another reason to break open the piggy bank as The Criterion Collection unleashes another slate of films. And this May, they are unveiling their usual mix of classic titles, foreign fare and contemporary faves.

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    10 Directors Who Remade Their Own Movies

    This week, the Vince Vaughn vehicle “Delivery Man” hits theaters (our review here). While on the surface it may seem of a type with recent paternity comedies like “The Change-Up” and “The Switch,” it does feature one rogue element (aside from not starring Jason Bateman): it’s a remake of a French-la...

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    You're On The Clock, Mister: 20 Great Workplace Comedies

    This weekend's broad new studio comedy "The Internship" (our review) concerns a couple of schlubs (former wedding crashers Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) who, finding themselves out of work and hopelessly outdated when it comes to modern technology, apply to become interns at Google. While there, the...

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    The Essentials: 5 Great Howard Hawks Films

    We love a chamelonic director here at The Playlist, and Howard Hawks was one of the first, and one of the best. Across a 55-year career that spanned silents and talkies, black-and-white and color, Hawks tackled virtually every genre under the sun, often turning out films that still stand as among th...

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