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    The Hottest Day Of Summer: Spike Lee's Landmark 'Do The Right Thing' On Its 25th Anniversary

    25 years ago this coming Monday, for the first time, audiences watched Mookie put a trashcan through the window of his place of work, Sal’s Famous Pizzeria. In the film this is the culmination of a day of ratcheting tension, simmering and seething in the rising temperature of the hottest day of summ...

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    John Turturro Wants To Direct Jesus-Centric 'Big Lebowski' Spinoff Next Year, If The Coens Give Him Permission

    It's not often that a character on screen for only a few moments becomes an instantly quotable, pop culture phenomenon, but over the years, that's exactly what has become of Jesus Quintana in "The Big Lebowski." The pederast bowler ("Eight-year-olds, Dude") played by John Turturro highlights one of ...

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    Watch: Late Philip Seymour Hoffman Talks Horse Racing in Clip from 'God's Pocket'

    In this clip from John Slattery's directorial debut "God's Pocket," stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Turturro are seen discussing the races as small time gamblers in a fictional Pennsylvania suburb.

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    Exclusive: Philip Seymour Hoffman Has A Horse Story In Clip From 'God's Pocket'

    The summer begins the process of saying goodbye, cinematically, to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Before his death, the actor completed work on two films — "A Most Wanted Man" and "God's Pocket" (with "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" requiring some steps to get around his absence) — and the latter d...

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    Arthouse Audit: Two Comedies Score as 'Chef' Beats Out 'Fading Gigolo,' 'Palo Alto' Shows Promise

    Jon Favreau's "Chef" (Open Road) and Gia Coppola's "Palo Alto" (Tribeca) both scored more than $20,000 per screen in limited openings this weekend. Radius/Weinstein veered from its usual pattern with a wider initial release of the food documentary "Fed Up," eschewing VOD for now.

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    Review: 'God's Pocket' Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman & Christina Hendricks Is A Morbid Bummer

    In God’s Pocket, a small town in Pennsylvania where everybody knows everybody’s business, it wouldn’t be uncommon to look out your window and see a man with one leg digging through the trash. Unfortunately, the same is also true of “God’s Pocket,” a morbid, 1970’s-set bummer of a film that strands i...

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    John Turturro Talks 'Fading Gigolo,' Women, Sex, Woody Allen and That Elephant in the Room (TRAILER)

    Director John Turturro arguably is the only filmmaker who’d ever think of casting actor John Turturro as an attentive escort who's handsomely paid for his sexual favors by exceptionally attractive -- and extremely grateful -- women. Turturro called a few days ago to discuss his work on both sides of...

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    WATCH: John Turturro Spans Career, 'Fading Gigolo' and More in Hour-Long Conversation at 92nd Street Y

    Triple-threat John Turturro wrote, directed and stars alongside Woody Allen in the new comedy "Fading Gigolo," now the second best limited opening of 2014 so far. Following a screening of the film in New York at the 92nd Street Y, Turturro sat down with critic Annette Insdorf for an hour-long conver...

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    John Turturro Takes James Gandolfini Role In 'Criminal Justice' After Robert De Niro Exits

    When James Gandolofini suddenly and sadly passed away last year, a project that was unfortunately left in the lurch was HBO's "Criminal Justice." The show had already been through some development hurdles, with the network originally passing on the project, but later coming back on board when it was...

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    Fading Gigolo

    "Fading Gigolo" is a sweet, bracingly original, wholly entertaining film from John Turturro with a plum part for none other than Woody Allen.

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