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    Foreign Oscar Entry Review: Wajma: An Afghan Love Story (وژمه)

    Wajma: An Afghan Love Story, Afghanistan's Submission for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. U.S. : Film Movement. International Sales Agent: Doc & Film International

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    DOC NYC Review: 'What Is Cinema?' A Fascinating Look At The Enduring Love Of The Movies

    It's been over one hundred years since some smart people figured out how the right combination of light, lenses, and chemicals added up to the ability to capture moving images. And ever since that moment, the movies have become one of our most popular entertainments and art forms. Thanks to film we'...

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    Review: Why 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' And 'Philomena' Form An Unlikely Double Bill

    One of the significant new releases coming this week deals with the plight of an innocent woman fighting against the restrictions of a society that has forced her to reckon with terrible circumstances. Actually, make that two new releases.

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    Not Too Sappy, Not Too Harsh: Dench and Coogan in 'Philomena'

    If you're going to tell a heart-warming story about a sweet, wronged little old lady, it helps -- even if she is played by Judi Dench -- to have a hard-nosed, mordantly witty, cynical journliast along to offset the sugar quotient. That is the brilliant strategy behind Philomena, the fact-based story...

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    New And Notable Film Books For November – Part 1

    Years ago, writer-photographer Mark A. Vieira wrote and compiled a handsome book called "Hurrell’s Hollywood Portraits." This enormous and elegant volume supersedes it...

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    DOC NYC Review: 'A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times'

    DOC NYC Review: 'A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times'

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    Critics vs. Academy: Do 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,' 'Saving Mr. Banks,' and 'The Book Thief' Need Great Reviews?

    A look at the gap between critics and Academy voters. Will "The Book Thief," "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "Saving Mr. Banks" scoot past reviewers?

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    Review and Round-Up: Stephen Frears' Oscar-Friendly 'Philomena' Stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan (TRAILER)

    It's no surprise that the Weinstein Co. is releasing "Philomena," which is one of those movies aimed squarely at the Academy middle. It took a while for writer-producer-star Steve Coogan--who seems to be trying to perform some kind of career rehab by playing a softer-hearted creature than his usual-...

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    Lady Gaga on SNL Scores Highest Ratings of the Season (Plus, Watch the Episode's 5 Best Sketches) UPDATED

    UPDATED: Lady Gaga's gig as host and musical guest on the November 16 SNL has catapulted the episode to the highest ratings of the season.

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    Review: Chika Anadu's debut feature 'B For Boy' asks: "What is the worth of a womb?"

    Review: Chika Anadu's debut feature 'B For Boy' asks: "What is the worth of a womb?"

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