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    R.I.P. Robert L. Drew, the Father of American Cinéma Vérité

    The family of documentary filmmaker Robert L. Drew issued this statement on his passing.

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    Watch: 1-Hour 'A Timeline Of Cinema' Teaches You The History Of Film

    We now live in an era where almost everything is available with the click of a button. Want to spend a weekend diving into the cinema of John Cassavates? You can stream it. How about spending your vacation catching up with Martin Scorsese's films? Throw it on your phone and go. But sometimes it does...

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    Will You See This Movie? | Tribute to Documentary Legend Ricky Leacock

    Will You See This Movie? | Tribute to Documentary Legend Ricky Leacock

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    Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini Talk 'Cinema Verite,' Reality TV & Ethics In Filmmaking

    Husband and Wife Directing Duo Also Give Details On Upcoming 'Imogene' Comedy With Kristen WiigIn 1971, PBS and documentarian Craig Gilbert inadvertently birthed reality television thirty years before the culture was ready for it with the 12-episode-long documentary series, "An American Family."

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    In Theaters: 'Madea' Takes On 'Water For Elephants' & African Cats' At Your Multiplex This Weekend

    Do you hear that? Do you? That's the sound of millions of Google Alerts pinging into the inboxes of the members of Team Edward everywhere. The tenacious and ornery breed of fan that draws their life force from the chiseled cheekbones and tousled locks of Robert Pattinson ironically seem to have the famous vampire in a compromising position: sucking him dry so that they may live to type another heated comment defending their loved one on a snarky blog post reporting a bit of casting news. Did y'all read that Vanity Fair profile? Kinda depressing, no? Think about what you are doing to him, tweens and middle-aged women! This weekend, we'll see i...

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    Review: 'Cinema Verite' Reveals The Not So Surprising Truth Behind Reality TV

    Directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini are no strangers to tackling everyday characters and people who are caught within somewhat unreal circumstances. There was Harvey Pekar in "American Splendor" whose own eccentricity made him a star; Kevin Kline's Henry Harrison in "The Extra Man" who as an escort for wealthy widows was an eye-opener for Paul Dano's Louis Ives and even Annie Braddock in "The Nanny Diaries" finds herself in the strange world of the well-heeled in New York City. Thus, with "Cinema Verite," the directors find themselves firmly -- if somewhat a little too comfortably -- in their wheelhouse. The film goes behind-th...

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    Diane Lane Talks 'Cinema Verite' And The Changing Values Of Reality TV

    EXCLUSIVE: It has often been said that audiences like to see versions of themselves reflected back when choosing something to watch, so the pervasiveness and popularity of reality TV isn't all that surprising. Take a flip through your channels and you'll see something that speaks to you with reality shows now based on almost any niche you can think: losing weight, philanthropy, hoarding, coupon cutting, tracing your family tree, getting a job, making cupcakes, running a restaurant, running a pawn shop, living as little people, bounty hunting, being a rich housewife...it's endless. In fact it's hard to remember a time when there wasn't a const...

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    Watch: Teaser Trailer For HBO's 'Cinema Verite' With Diane Lane, James Gandolfini & Tim Robbins

    We're heading out of the winter blahs at the theaters and right into tentpole season, but if big-budget spectacles aren't your bag, HBO might provide some worthy distraction for you. The channel has the highly anticipated mini-series "Mildred Pierce" directed by Todd Haynes hitting in March, and in ...

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    New Pics Of 'Cedar Rapids' & 'Kung Fu Panda 2'; First Look At Berman/Pulcini's 'Cinema Verite'

    Also A Look At The Vibrator Comedy 'Hysteria' & Tommy Lee Jones' Cormac McCarthy Adaptation 'Sunset Limited'A few pics of some upcoming films for you from the pages of Entertainment Weekly (pics aren't yet online), focusing mostly on some indie titles that should be picking up steam in the months to...

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