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    Now and Then: Hitchcock's First Classic, and an Underrated Modern Descendant

    Alfred Hitchcock had been working as a director for more than a decade when he made "The 39 Steps" (1935), a film that's half trench coats, street lamps, and foreign agents. The other half is English wit, a marriage plot, and a MacGuffin: the first proof, long before his later masterworks, that he w...

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    What Comes After Before Sunrise & Before Sunset? Hawke Confirms Third Chapter Will Shoot This Summer

    Last November, Ethan Hawke suggested a reteaming of he, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater for a follow-up to "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset." Now he tells Indiewire that the film will shoot this summer...

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    Now and Then: Do Silent Movies Still Matter?

    In some quarters I'll be considered a heretic for even asking the question. But think about how many people you know — discounting film school types and critics, people pretty much required to do so — who have ever seen a silent, let alone watch them regularly. I'll bet the number is small. Should w...

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    Watch: The Best Kisses From Best-Picture Winners

    The Huffington Post and Moviefone have culled the best kisses from Best Picture winners, from "Casablanca" to "Titanic," and many in-between. Even "American Beauty"'s tryst between Kevin Spacey and Mena Suvari made the cut. Watch below:

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    The Movies Say "I Love You": A Romantic Mash-Up

    In a romance, the "I Love You" speech is the main event -- the reason the movie exists. To understand the anatomy of the declaration of love, Overthinking It compiled the climatic moments from iconic films.

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    Millennium Gets 'A Little Bit of Heaven' with Kate Hudson and Gael Garcia Bernal; Watch the Trailer

    Kate Hudson vehicle "A Little Bit of Heaven" has gone to Millennium Entertainment for North American distribution through "a multitude of platforms" (including VOD April 3, and a theatrical release starting May 4).

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    Now and Then: For Woody Allen, the Place is the Thing, from Manhattan to Midnight in Paris

    When asked about Woody Allen's New York, critics often cite the glorious black-and-white Gershwin cinepoem that opens “Manhattan” (1979). I’ve always been partial, though, to the rough magic of Diane Keaton’s terrible driving in “Annie Hall” (1977). (See clips below.)

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    Five Star Day Premieres on Facebook and Theaters Day-and-Date

    As indie filmmakers continue to try new ways to get their films out--with or without conventional distribution-- Five Star Day, an astrology-themed feature that overemphasizes the significance of place and time, premiered Wednesday November 2 day-and-date in movie theaters and Facebook. Gravitas Ven...

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    Now and Then Sees Double: Margin Call/Wall Street and Weekend/Before Sunset

    With a couple of superb new indies making well-deserved waves, Matt Brennan’s “Now and Then” column pulls extra duty this week by taking on two double features for the price of one: Margin Call vs. Wall Street, and Weekend vs. Before Sunset. Trailers below:

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    London Fest Opening Night: 360 is “Love Actually… without the laughs," Saatchi Fete Ends Early

    Matt Mueller reports from the opening night of the London Film Festival, which ended too early for his taste:

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