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    The Films Of Nicolas Cage: A Retrospective

    Yes, the career of Nicolas Cage has taken what one can argue is a serious nosedive in recent years. His frightening hairline has become the butt of endless jokes, his personal life is always a mess (he named his son Kal-El after Superman and he's on his third wife), and his take-a-paycheck career ch...

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    Review: Chris Eska's Meditative, Slow-Burn Civil War Drama 'The Retrieval'

    Chris Eska’s beautifully made Civil War drama “The Retrieval,” which opens at Film Forum April 2, is a quietly stirring journey into America’s ravaged heartland of 1864. It follows three black men, two fully grown and one barely on the cusp of adolescence, as they walk North and navigate the complex...

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    Review of Freida Mock's Anita: The Story of a Hero

    Director Freida Mock does justice to a woman who stood up for the truth.

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    Shifting The Conversation On Black Cinema Towards The Love Of Film & Away From Box Office

    Shifting The Conversation On Black Cinema Towards The Love Of Film & Away From Box Office

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    Watch: Jonathan Glazer Keeps It Alien In 20-Minute Talk About 'Under The Skin,' Mica Levi Discusses Score

    We know we've been posting a lot about "Under The Skin," but not only is it one of the most unique moviegoing experiences you'll have this year, it's damn good, and it will leave you with a lot to unpack once it's over. So any time with director Jonathan Glazer talking about the movie, is time well ...

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    FX Orders Billy Crystal Comedy Pilot 'The Comedians' to Series

    Billy Crystal will be returning to television for the FX comedy helmed by Larry Charles.

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    'Otelo Burning' Director Sara Blecher Talks Next Project Johannesburg-Set 'Andani And The Mechanic'

    'Otelo Burning' Director Sara Blecher Talks Next Project Johannesburg-Set 'Andani And The Mechanic'

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    5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Terry Gilliam On Technology, Sony Bets on Virtual Reality and More

    Terry Gilliam shares his thoughts about technology, Netflix gets Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin for their latest original series and more tech news for filmmakers and film fans.

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    REVIEW: Why 'Unicorns' Fest Discovery Leah Meyerhoff Is One to Watch

    One of the finds at this year's SXSW Film Festival was Leah Meyerhoff's directorial debut "I Believe in Unicorns," now simply titled "Unicorns," about the aftermath of a 16-year-old girl's first sexual experience, and the velocity of teenage love. Fresh off its Austin premiere, the film played the S...

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    Rithy Panh Talks Oscar-Nominated 'The Missing Picture' (CLIP)

    Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh devoted his life and career to the documentation and investigation of the Khmer Rouge -- not just the mass killings themselves but also the ideological fervor that made them possible. All of Panh’s films are personal, but "The Missing Picture," which was nominated for ...

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