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    Happy Thanksgiving! Ten Dysfunctional Family Films to Bring You All Together -- Or Not

    The holidays are nigh, so here are ten dysfunctional family films to bring you all together (or drive you apart). The dysfunctional family film can run the gamut from depressing ("Capturing the Friedmans" or "Cries and Whispers," anyone?) to surprisingly warm ("Hannah and Her Sisters"). Below, we've...

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    On Landing My First Job in the Business on Martin Scorsese's 'Mean Streets'

    Ex-literary agent and writing consultant Nancy Nigrosh looks back at landing her first job in the film business, on Martin Scorsese's "Mean Streets."

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    WATCH: Smart and Hilarious Video Mashup of 'It's A Wonderful Life' Cut Like 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Trailer

    Check out this spot-on video mashup of Frank Capra's holiday classic "It's A Wonderful Life" as cut to the beats of the trailer for Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street." Never thought you'd see Jimmy Stewart edited to Kanye West? Well, here's your chance. Owen Weber, who put together the smar...

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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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