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    Your Week in Streaming: Movies About Movies by Hong Sang-soo and Jim McBride

    This week, check out Hong Sang-soo's "In Another Country" and Jim McBride's "David Holzman's Diary" on VOD, two underrated and under-seen movies about movies.

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    Discworld: Isabelle Huppert Drinks Too Much Soju, the Happy Jazzman, Single-Room Ensembles and a Neglected Cannes Winner

    Unless you're jonesing for the new seasons of Kelsey Grammar's "Boss" and BBC's "Merlin," or the stand-up comedy of Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, it's undeniably a weak week for home-video headliners. Bill Murray's FDR impression is more sit-down (and hold the comedy) in the middlebrow, miscalculated c...

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    Marrakech ‘12: Isabelle Huppert On Looking Back, Going Hollywood, Turning Down 'Funny Games' & More

    Frequently namechecked by critics, fellow actors and directors as one of the greatest screen actors alive, French actress Isabelle Huppert is the subject of the first of a series of impressive tributes to be made at this year’s Marrakech International Film Festival. She is also being honoured here b...

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    Cahiers du Cinema Unveils Its Top Ten Films of 2012 -- How Do Yours Match Up?

    It’s that time of year again — and no, we’re not talking about Thanksgiving stuffing and holiday shopping. Top Ten lists will overrun every entertainment news site, personal blog and Twitter feed for the next six weeks.

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    'Holy Motors' Tops Cahiers Du Cinema's Top 10 Of 2012; 'Cosmopolis,' 'Keep The Lights On' & More Make The Cut

    Well, Thanksgiving has barely started and the first top ten list of 2012 has arrived from the snooty folks (kidding guys, we love you) at French movie bible Cahiers Du Cinema, and as usual, it's pretty...eclectic...

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Lincoln' & 'Skyfall' Will Have 'A Royal Affair' In Theaters

    With Washington’s elections concluded, we cinephiles can now return our focus to the much more critical campaign ahead of us: the race toward the Oscars. Steven Spielberg releases his bait this weekend in limited release, a number of festival darlings (and stinkers, incidentally; but, hey, eve...

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    Out This Week: From '28 Hotel Rooms' to 'Starlet,' 10 Reviews of New Releases

    This weekly column is intended to provide reviews of nearly every new release, including films on VOD (and in certain cases some studio releases). Specifics release dates and locations follow each review.

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    Mill Valley Film Fest Highlights: 'Life of Pi,' 'Central Park Five,' 'In Another Country,' 'The Sessions,' 'Strutter,' "Rent-a-Cat,' 'Starlet,' 'Quartet'

    Despite the fact that it’s located less than an hour from my house in Berkeley, I have never actually attended the Mill Valley Film Festival in a serious fashion. But this year the Festival seemed unusually festive. Perhaps this was occasioned by its 35th anniversary. Perhaps because film festivals...

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    Kino Lorber Picks Up Hong Sang-Soo's 'In Another Country' & Ken Loach's 'Angels' Share' Finds Distribution With Sundance Selects

    Tracking the festival circuit can sometimes be a frustrating venture as distribution deals (or lack thereof) can negate anticipation and excitement. For smaller-name films, foreign ones in particular, it's sometimes a matter of years before a far away festival hit is released locally. American fans ...

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