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    Review: HBO, David Milch and Michael Mann's 'Luck' Pilot Promises More than It Delivers

    "Luck" is a world that David Milch knows well. His self-described addiction to the track is legendary, both as a prodigious better and an owner. He once had a horse headed for the Derby who, like a horse in the pilot, broke down (in life, after the Louisville plane tickets had been booked).

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    A Prelude to HBO and David Milch's 'Luck' - 'Hill Street Blues,' 'NYPD Blue,' 'Deadwood'

    For years, I thought David Milch had only one series in him.

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    'Justified' Season 3 Starts with 'Gunfighter': Third Time Out is Rarely the Charm

    "Justified" began its third season this week on F/X. Third time out is rarely the charm. After a writing staff has gone through two seasons, they’ve exhausted all the great ideas they had when the show was created.

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    Gotham Awards + 9

    Gotham Awards + 9

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    GENDER WATCH: The Telling Ignorance of THR's Directors Roundtable

    We don't blame Women and Hollywood for being outraged at THR's careless and condescending approach to their 2011 Directors Roundtable. While we agree that Michel Hazanavicius ("The Artist"), Steve McQueen ("Shame"), Bennett Miller ("Moneyball"), Mike Mills (&quo...

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    Spielberg's Exhilarating E-Ride Adventures of Tintin Closes AFI FEST with North American Premiere: Review and New Trailer

    As Jamie Bell, sporting a Tintin haircut, introduced the closing night attraction at AFI FEST 2011, Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin" (December 21), he felt the need to tell the audience exactly who Tintin is. Belgian Herge's comic book character was created back in 192...

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    Morelia Fest Day Five: Rivers of Men, Pancho Villa and More Food

    Next year I want to go to Mexico's Morelia International Film Festival. Check out Meredith Brody's final report:

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    Morelia Fest Four: The Arbor Revisited; Hermès: Hearts and Crafts; See You, Dad

    Meredith Brody reports back on Day Four of The Morelia International Film Festival in Patzcuaro, Mexico:Last May I saw The Arbor, by Clio Barnard, on the next-to-last day of the San Francisco International Film Festival. I was enchanted, disturbed, beguiled, and excited – it was my favorite film of ...

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    Fall/Holiday Preview: Four Films to Get Animated About, Especially Tintin

    Bill Desowitz considers the Fall/Holiday seasons animated features, The Adventures of Tintin, Puss in Boots, Arthur Christmas and Happy Feet Two. Which have the right stuff to join Rango as an Oscar contender?It's obviously been a terrific week for Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin, given ...

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    Rio Int'l Film Fest Winners; Rio Seeks More Premieres Like Twilight, More Fast Fives and Woody Allen

    The Rio International Film Festival and its host city are pushing to get their close up, reports Matt Mueller:Rio de Janeiro’s annual film festival wrapped today, but the city wants to keep the spotlight shining, forking out $500K for “picture-postcard” advertising in Twilight: Breaking Dawn and cou...

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