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    September Criterion Releases Include Lynch's 'Eraserhead,' Polanski's 'Macbeth' & Horror Classic 'The Innocents'

    It's the middle of the month, and we know what that means. Well, for us, it means realizing we have $70 to last us until payday, but for the more frugal cinephiles among you, it means that it's time for Criterion to announce what they've got coming up three months down the line. And once more, there...

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    Director Richard Ayoade Shares The 5 Films That Influenced ‘The Double’

    Similar to his excellent 2011 debut feature, “Submarine," quick comparisons to past classics have flown frequently with Richard Ayoade’s sophomore effort “The Double." This time Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil” has been elected the overriding influence; however, don’t ask Ayoade to verify such a claim. As t...

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    Roman Polanski Gives Rare Interview About Career, Retirement and 'Venus in Fur' (CLIPS)

    Never one to do much press, Roman Polanski offers Variety a rare interview in which he talks about his new film "Venus in Fur," working with his actress-wife Emmanuelle Seigner and his storied -- and stormy -- cinematic career.

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    Watch: Ignore the Terrible Voice-Over and Enjoy the Battle of the Sexes in Trailer for Roman Polanski's 'Venus in Fur'

    A year after making its worldwide debut as the Closing Night Film of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Roman Polanski's latest stage adaptation following 2011's "Carnage," "Venus in Fur," is set to open stateside. Ahead of its June 20th release and upcoming screenings at the Tribeca Film Festival, Sund...

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    Watch: New U.S. Trailer For Roman Polanski's 'Venus In Fur' Starring Mathieu Amalric & Emmanuelle Seigner

    Of late, Roman Polanski has been taking inspiration from stage. His last feature film, "Carnage," was based on an award-winning play, while his forthcoming "Venus In Fur" is also ripped from the boards, adapting the work of David Ives. After premiering at the Cannes Film Festival last year the pictu...

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    COLCOA 2014 Lineup Includes New Films from Polanski, Breillat, Ozon and More (TRAILERS)

    The Franco-American Cultural Fund has announced the lineup for the 18th edition of the City of Lights, City of Angels (COLCOA) film festival. Running April 21-28 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, the fest will present 41 features, including three international premieres, and many Nor...

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    20 Films About Doubles And Doppelgangers

    In a culture of cellphone-snapped selfies it’s hard to imagine a time when people might have been afraid of their own image. But Facebook walls and Instagram feeds to the contrary, for the vastly longer portion of human history, to see a perfect replica of yourself was an uncanny event, impossible e...

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    Brett Ratner Talks Roman Polanksi's 'Weekend Of A Champion,' 'Rush Hour 4,' His Version Of Superman & More

    Brett Ratner, the director of the "Rush Hour" films and, most recently, "Tower Heist," isn't someone who you would imagine as being BFFs with Roman Polanski, the arty filmmaker behind such classics as "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby." But this is exactly the case. The two have been great friends fo...

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    'Blue Is The Warmest Color,' Wes Anderson's 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' & More Hit Criterion In February 2014

    If you are one of those people in a relationship where Valentine's Day means presents, you might want to start dropping some suggestions to your significant other as Criterion has a variety pack of cinematic chocolates that you'll want to savor in February.

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