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    Contest: Win Acclaimed Terrorism Drama 'The Attack' On Blu-ray

    With the year coming to a sudden end, so begins our rush to catch up on the movies we missed this year, and one that many of us at The Playlist will be catching up with is "The Attack." Our own Jessica Kiang was ahead of the curve, falling for the "surefooted and fearless" movie at the Marrakech Fil...

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    French Film Festival City of Lights, City of Angels Hits LA in April

    The 18th annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL*COA) returns to L.A. and the Directors Guild Theater in 2014. A Week of French film premieres will unspool from April 21-18.

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    'Unfinished Song' Leads Weak New Openers As 'Bling Ring,' 'Much Ado' and 'Before Midnight' Fight for Wider Attention

    After several weeks of mainly $20,000 range or better per screen averages for several opening week films in limited release, the new ones this week fell short of that. The best was Weinstein's "Unfinished Song," more of a crowd-pleaser than critics film, while two acclaimed foreign films -- "The Att...

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    Here Are the New Indies (Hopefully) Playing In a Theater Near You: 'Maniac,' 'Downloaded,' 'Unfinished Song' and More

    Elijah Wood goes on a killing spree, Gemma Arterton teaches choir, and Alex Winter, aka Bill of Bill & Ted, brings us a documentary about filesharing's affect on the music industry. Here's a list of the indies opening this week, with synopses courtesy of the distributors.

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    Review: ’The Attack’ Is A Gripping, Suspenseful, Fearless Drama Set Around A Suicide Bombing

    Something about its portrayal of a nightmarish descent into a previously inconceivable reality had us comparing Marrakech Film Festival Grand Prix winner “The Attack” to Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Hunt.” But the crucial difference is that while the Danish film is preoccupied with social concerns, “The...

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    Weekend Picks: 'Monsters,' Pirates, Terrorists and Zombies

    If you want to escape from the horrors of the real world, head straight to Pixar's "Monsters University," a delightful college comedy prequel that brings back the voices of John Goodman as Sully and Billy Crystal as Mike. Unlike the best Pixar films, this one is neither original nor aimed at the wid...

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    'The Attack' Director Ziad Doueiri Shares an Exclusive Scene From His Intense Drama, Based on the Best-Selling Novel by Yasmina Khadra

    Winner of two awards at San Sebastian, Ziad Doueiri's "The Attack," based on the bestselling novel by Yasmina Khadra, opens in theaters on June 21 from Cohen Media Group. Below, Doueiri shares one of his favorite sequences from the film.

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    The Playlist's 15 Most Anticipated Indie Films Of The Summer

    So perhaps the blockbusting sturm und drang of “Iron Man 3” has you slavering for more KA-BLAMMO, in which case our Most Anticipated Summer Blockbusters is the article for you. If, however, you're already getting a slight tension headache at the prospect of weeks upon interminable weeks of tentpole ...

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    Watch: Exclusive 'The Attack' Trailer Asks 'Do you ever really know the one you love?'

    Winner of two awards at San Sebastian, Ziad Doueiri's "The Attack," based on the bestselling novel by Yasmina Khadra, opens in theaters on June 21 from Cohen Media Group. Indiewire has the exclusive trailer.

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    'The Attack' Takes Three Prizes at 17th Annual COL-COA French Film Festival

    On Monday Night, City of Lights, City of Angels -- the annual French film festival in Hollywood -- concluded by awarding Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri's Tel Aviv-set thriller "The Attack" with three top prizes including the Audience Award and the Special Critics' Prize.

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