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    EuropaCorp Acquires Samuel L. Jackson's TIFF Guilty Pleasure 'Big Game'

    Samuel L. Jackson stars as the President of the United States in this retro-blockbuster that brings back the thrilling atmosphere of the action-adventure genre.

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    Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna's Ambulante Documentary Film Festival is Coming to America

    Non-profit organization, Ambulante, will to showcase young Latin American filmmakers' work in its first USA fest on September 21-October 4.

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    'God Help the Girl' and an Ed Harris Tribute Round Out the 2nd La Costa Film Festival

    This year's La Costa Film Festival runs from September 18-21.

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    New Buyer Bleecker Street Comes Into Focus on TIFF Opening Day

    Bleecker Street looks to fill the specialty market void left when Peter Schlessel took over Universal specialty label Focus with a more genre-focus in mind. CEO Andrew Karpen is looking for both limited and wide releases, and is willing to use multiple avenues to reach audiences, whether theatrical ...

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    Telluride Wrap: The Little Festival That Could

    The Telluride Film Festival wrapped on Labor Day. Who came out ahead?

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    Venice Reviews: Akin’s 'The Cut' Stars Rahim, Costanza’s 'Hungry Hearts' Stars Driver

    “The Cut” is Fatih Akin’s reach for the big time, and sad to say he comes up short. The popular German-Turkish director has made a lot of different kinds of films, from inter-cultural dramas (“Head On”) and comedies (“Soul Kitchen”), to romantic comedy/road-trips (“In July”) and documentaries (“Cros...

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    Cronenberg's Cannes Winner 'Maps to the Stars' Takes Focus World Route, Skips Oscars

    Julianne Moore can kiss goodbye to any hopes she was nursing for an Oscar campaign for David Cronenberg's Cannes Best Actress winner "Maps to the Stars," which is set to play Toronto and New York festivals.

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    Venice Film Festival Diary: 'Black Souls,' 'Heaven Knows What,' 'Goodnight Mommy'

    The dark days of Venice continue. It’s not easy starting your morning with a film called “Black Souls” but someone has to do it. Italian director Francisco Munzi’s tale of a Calabrian family embroiled in the mafia gave me a stomach ache, partly because of the sense of dread it successfully exported ...

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    Al Pacino Debuts Venice Films from David Gordon Green and Barry Levinson

    Can there be too much Al Pacino? Not in Venice, apparently, where he was the man of day three with two major films premiering – Barry Levinson’s “The Humbling” and David Gordon Green’s “Manglehorn.” But as much as I love the guy, after his two performances as old, sad, deranged men I was ready to ki...

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    Things I Learned at Telluride's 'Apocalypse Now' Anniversary Screening

    On the opening day of the 41st Telluride Film Festival, it was possible to spend several hours immersed in "Apocalypse Now", which received a special tribute, 35 years after its initial release in 1979.

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