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    CINE-LIST: Five Must-See Survival Films

    Clearly, the survival film is enjoying a renaissance. We as viewers have our pick of current survival films (think "Gravity," "12 Years a Slave" or this weekend's "Hunger Games: Catching Fire"), but what are some classics of the genre worth revisiting? Cine-List has a few ideas.

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    Studio Ghibli Retrospective Returns to TIFF Cinematheque, Now Includes Rarely Screened Classic 'Grave of the Fireflies'

    The TIFF Cinematheque is putting on a retrospective this holiday season devoted to Japan’s Studio Ghibli. Following a spectacularly popular run in the spring of 2012 (which, as well as playing Toronto, made it across the US, too), the retrospective is returning on December 13 and running through Ja...

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    CINE-LIST: Five Essential Must-See Chaplin Films (CLIPS)

    To coincide with Criterion’s Blu-ray release of Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights,” new weekly column Cine-List has compiled five essential Chaplin films. For the Chaplin novice, these are indispensable titles to start with. For Chaplin buffs, they are titles to return to again and again.

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    'The Right Stuff' 30th Anniversary Blu-ray Celebrates Superheroes of a Bygone Age

    Chuck Yeager and the other "flyboys" of the Space Race wore no capes, carried no hammers, hid no secret identities. But writer-director Philip Kaufman's classic adventure "The Right Stuff," celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, leaves no room for doubt. These guys were superheroes.

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    Trailers from Hell: John Landis on Laurel and Hardy Classic 'Way Out West'

    Way Out Westerns! kicks off this week at Trailers from Hell, with John Landis introducing Laurel and Hardy's 1937 comedy "Way Out West."

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    Sweet Smell of Success: Burt Lancaster Is TCM's Star of November

    Classic screen actor Burt Lancaster (1913-1994) would have turned 100 this year, and to celebrate his centennial TCM is rolling out a month-long salute with back-to-back programming all night every Wednesday in November.

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    Best Scary Movie Ever Celebrates Its 50th Birthday (TRAILER)

    Russ Tamblyn is showing up Tuesday night at The Regent in Westwood to do a special 50th anniversary pre-Halloween Q & A for a movie he's justifiably proud of that involved no dancing, the original 1963 "The Haunting," directed with screw-tightened efficiency by Robert Wise, who cut his teeth making ...

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    Happy Birthday, Edith Head! Watch Audrey Hepburn's 1951 Screen and Costume Test for 'Roman Holiday' (VIDEO)

    To celebrate the birthday of bespectacled costuming legend Edith Head (1897-1981), check out this fascinating behind-the-scenes video for 1953's "Roman Holiday," where we see icon Audrey Hepburn model some of Head's designs, and Head explain her reasoning behind the chic ensemble. Watch below.

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    Academy and Historian Kevin Brownlow Present King Vidor's Striking Silent Classic 'The Crowd' (VIDEO)

    Death did not come to silent movies on little cat feet. He burst in singing on October 6, 1927 when Warner Bros. released “The Jazz Singer.” The irony is that silent movies reached their artistic peak in 1928, something that was strikingly demonstrated Tuesday night when the Academy of Motion Pict...

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    David Thomson Recalls Fun 'Moments That Made the Movies'

    The New Republic critic David Thomson has written more than 20 movie books, among them must-owns such as "The New Biographical Dictionary of Film" and "'Have You Seen...?': A Personal Introduction to 1000 Films." The Brit transplant's long experience with writing accessible, entertaining, idiosyncra...

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