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    Qu(e)eries: Why Don't LGBT Movies Make Money At The Box Office Anymore?

    It is indeed rare for a film to feature lead gay or lesbian characters -- as "I'm So Excited" does -- to cross the $1 million mark, at least these days.

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    Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Dominates César Awards; 'Argo' Wins Best Foreign Film

    If you had told us a year ago that a Michael Haneke directed film about the death of an elderly woman would become a contender for Best Picture, Best Foreign Lanuage Film, Best Actress and Best Director at the Oscars, we would've said you were crazy. But the provocateur's difficult, but touching and...

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    Cesar Nominations Announced, 'Camille Redouble' Leads with 13, 'Amour' Gets 10, 'Argo' Nabs Foreign-Language Nod

    Nominations for the Cesar Awards, France's equivalent to the Oscar, have been announced. Noemie Lvovsky's "Camille Redouble" scored 13 nominations, while Michael Haneke's "Amour" received 10. Leos Carax's "Holy Motors," Benoit Jacquot's "Farewell, My Queen," and Jacques Audiard's "Rust & Bone" also ...

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    In Theaters: It Will Be 'Easy Money' For 'Ice Age' And 'Red Lights,' But 'Farewell, My Queen' For 'Trishna'

    Well folks, it’s time to dust off your multi-lingual dictionaries and recharge your digital translators because, this week, it’s all about the foreign language film. Movies from Sweden, Greece, and France are in attendance, and an adaptation of a British novel – set in India &ndash...

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    Diane Kruger On Being Marie Antoinette in 'Farewell, My Queen,' a Cannes Juror and Her Upcoming Role in 'The Host'

    Since breaking out as Helen of Troy, the woman beautiful enough to launch a thousand ships in the Brad Pitt-starring blockbuster "Troy," German actress Diane Kruger has proven she's not just a pretty face. She's turned in a slew of strong turns in films as varied as the Oscar-nominated "Joyeux Noel,...

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    Weekend Preview: 'Trishna,' 'Farewell My Queen,' 'Alps' & 'The Imposter' Join 'Ice Age' At the Box Office

    With Comic-Con occupying the fanboys, there's a great selection of limited-release indie and foreign films arriving this weekend to satiate hungry cinephiles...

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    Out This Week: 12 Reviews of New Indie Releases

    This weekly column is intended to provide reviews of nearly every new indie release, including films on VOD. Specifics release dates and locations follow each review.

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    Criticwire Picks: 'The Imposter' Sneaks to the Top

    After playing the festival circuit since Sundance, Bart Layton's stylized documentary ventures its way to theaters as this week's Criticwire Pick.

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    Review: 'Farewell, My Queen' Introduces Lesbianism Into The Marie Antoinette Story To No Great Effect

    In the land of the costume drama, truly, films about Marie Antoinette are Queen, promising lavish sets, romantic intrigue and shocking decadence -- but they don't always deliver. Director Benoît Jacquot's uninspiring take on the period opened the Berlin Film Festival days ago, but something about th...

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    SFIFF 55 Update: From Jonathan Lethem to 'Oslo, August 21st,' 'Queen of Versailles,' 'The Sheik and I'

    I’ve seen quite a few of SFIFF's State of the Cinema lectures, the tenth in fest's series of inviting a “prominent thinker to discuss the intersecting worlds of contemporary cinema, culture, and society.” Highlights that spring to mind include the erudite sound designer and...

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