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    Acclaimed Director Julian Schnabel To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Lone Star Film Festival

    The director behind films such as "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" and "Basquiat" will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at this Texas film festival.

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    R.I.P. Lou Reed (1942-2013): The Music & Movie Moments That Defined An Icon

    While I was a music journalist before I was a film one, I couldn't even fathom writing a proper obituary of rock n' roll icon and pioneer Lou Reed right now, who passed away today at the age of 71 of undisclosed reasons (the former Velvet Underground singer underwent a liver transplant in May). For ...

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    Jean-Michel Basquiat Died Today. Watch 'The Radiant Child' & 'Basquiat' - Both Streaming, Now

    Today in history, August 12, 1988, Jean-Michel Basquiat died of a heroin overdose at his art studio in New York City. He was just 27 years old.

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    5 Surprising & Controversial Cannes Film Festival Winners From Years Gone By

    As much as people have quibbles with (much more democratically voted on) awards like the Oscars, the decisions by juries at film festivals tend to be even more contentious. Usually drawn from practitioners, actors, with a few other curious participants in there as well, jurors often come in with the...

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    The Career Progression of Freida Pinto, From 'Slumdog' to 'Trishna': Auteur's Leading Lady or Shallow Ingenue?

    Since Freida Pinto and Dev Patel broke out with Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire," the real-life couple have had slightly different career paths. Pinto's had the boost of beauty endorsements (L'Oreal) and magazine covers, and it's easier to find roles for a beautiful ethnically-ambig...

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    Exclusive: Director Julian Schnabel Talks The Controversy & Criticism Of ‘Miral’

    Controversy is nothing new for artist/director Julian Schnabel. When he stormed onto the art scene in the early ‘80s with his plate paintings, he drew criticism for his self-proclaimed importance and the infamous quote, “I’m the closest thing to Picasso you’ll see in this *#@ life.” When he later built his Palazzo Chupi in the West Village, styled after a Northern Italian palazzo and painted bright pink, the Greenwich Village for Historic Preservation called the structure, "woefully out of context and a monument to this guy's ego." So it should come as little surprise that Schnabel recently stirred controversy in the film and political landsc...

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    Exclusive: Julian Schnabel Planning ‘In The Hand Of Dante’ With Johnny Depp As Next Project

    We just got off the phone with director/artist Julian Schnabel ("Basquiat," "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"), who is currently doing press for the Blu-ray/DVD release of his controversial 2010 release, “Miral,” based on the novel by Rula Jebreal about a Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of...

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