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    Five Reasons Why 'Inherent Vice' Faces a Tough Slog

    The first half hour of Paul Thomas Anderson's bloated (148-minute) stoner detective film noir 'Inherent Vice' (December 12) is exhilarating. But here are five reasons why the movie faces a tough road ahead. Watch the film's trailer and New York Film Festival press conference video below.

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    How the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival Could Save the Caribbean Film Industry

    Arguably the smallest filmmaking region is getting a big boost from a local fest.

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    Screen Talk: Debating 'Gone Girl,' Foreign & Doc Oscar Contenders, Netflix Movie Moves

    Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I debate the merits of several New York Film Festival films, from David Fincher's "Gone Girl" to foreign Oscar entries "Saint Laurent" and "Timbuktu."

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    How Hollywood Film Festival Changed Its Stripes

    Fest veteran Jon Fitzgerald is taking The Hollywood Film Festival in a radical new direction.

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    'Rosewater' and 'The Humbling' to Bookend 21st Austin Film Festival

    The 21st Austin Film Festival opening and closing night films have been announced.

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    'The Last Five Years,' 'Imitation Game' to Headline Middleburg Film Festival

    For the second year, Middleburg Film Festival brings the world of cinema to Virginia's wine country.

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    'Escobar: Paradise Lost' Chemistry Served Hutcherson & Del Toro: "Benicio seduced me"

    At Sunday's Zurich Film Festival press conference for "Escobar: Paradise Lost," Josh Hutcherson described how daunting it felt to act alongside Benicio Del Toro as Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. "I let Benicio intimidate me in the scenes and that kind of worked on its own," said a smiling Hutche...

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    Screen Talk: New York Film Festival Preview, Awards Update

    Check out the latest Screen Talk update on festivals, new films and awards.

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    Kathryn Bigelow's Elephants PSA 'Last Days' World Premieres at NYFF UPDATE

    Kathryn Bigelow's three-minute elephant poaching PSA "Last Days" world premiered at the New York Film Festival on September 27. The spot is backed by Megan Ellison's Annapurna, which produced "Zero Dark Thirty."

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    Isao Takahata's 'The Tale of Princess Kaguya' Takes Top Prize at Fantastic Fest

    Directed by Isao Takahata ("Grave of the Fireflies"), the Japanese epic follows the princess from her young years to adulthood.

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