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    Alain Resnais' 'Vous N'Avez Encore Rien Vu' Adds Andre Dussollier, Mathieu Amalric & More

    Sabine Azema, Anne Cosigny, Lambert Wilson, Claude Rich Also On Board Clint Eastwood may have hit 80 this year, but he's positively youthful compared to veteran French director Alain Resnais, who'll turn 89 next June. With a directorial career stretching back to 1936, and taking in stone-cold class...

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    Claire Denis And Isabelle Huppert Talk Inspiration And Structure Of 'White Material'

    If there ever were a body of work that not only begged but necessitated repeated viewings, it would be the oeuvre of Claire Denis. With an output that is often thematically dense and structurally fragmented, Denis is one of the few directors going today whose films will guarantee a best-of slot in any given year. Her latest releases, "35 Shots of Rum" and "White Material," have been some of her strongest works yet with the latter nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and opening this week through IFC Films. 'Material' marks the first collaboration between her and the brilliant thespian Isabelle Huppert, and we had the cha...

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    The Films Of Claire Denis: A Retrospective

    The IFC Center in New York City recently ran a retrospective of French director Claire Denis’s laudable films—the most expansive retrospective of her work that NYC has ever seen—to commemorate the theatrical release of “White Material” this Friday. On the occasion, we h...

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    Review: 'White Material' Another Strong Entry By Claire Denis

    They don't come along as often as they should, but Claire Denis's "White Material" is exactly the kind of film that not only doesn't belittle the role of a woman, but empowers it. Externalized effortlessly by the great Isabelle Huppert, the two prove to be a force to be reckoned with in this atmosph...

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    Alejandro González Iñárritu Says The Somber 'Biutiful' Is Actually About "Life"

    When "Biutiful," Alejandro González Iñárritu's searing and deeply-moving (and, granted, at times painfully difficult-to-watch) new film debuted at Cannes this past summer, it was almost universally cut down to size. People said it was too bleak, too hopeless, and no matter how stellar and immersive a performance lead Javier Bardem provided -- and, trust us, it's spectacular; the film's one element that was unanimously praised -- most critics couldn't get behind it (Bardem would go on to win the Best Actor prize in Cannes). Maybe it was the heat stroke, the film festival nature of cramming in four or five films a day, or the looking-for-the-ne...

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    'The Last Exorcism' Director Daniel Stamm To Remake 'Martyrs'

    For literally no reason whatsoever, apparently America will have its own remake of the French horror picture "Martyrs." The Pascal Laugier horror picture is part of France's upswing in stomach-turning horror pictures of late, possibly due to the racial unrest of the last decade and regional tensions...

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    Scott Cooper Attached To Direct Remake Of Pablo Trapero's Argentinian Thriller 'Carancho'

    Scott Cooper, director of last year's Jeff Bridges-led musical tale of redemption "Crazy Heart," is reportedly attached to direct a remake of Pablo Trapero's 2010 thriller "Carancho," which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year in the Un Certain Regard category and has been submitted...

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    Original 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Director Sounds Off Against Remake

    We Can't Wait To Hear David Fincher's "I Don't Care" ResponseNiels Arden Oplev is not too happy with Hollywood, for entirely predictable reasons. The director behind "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" doesn't think much of the bean counters in Hollywood doing their own version of the story, and he ca...

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    Cinematographer Christopher Doyle To Lens First 3D Film 'The Rabbit Horror'

    Perhaps best known for his collaboration with Wong Kar-Wai on a run of the director's films including "Ashes Of Times," "Happy Together," "Fallen Angels," "2046" and "In The Mood For Love" cinematographer Christopher Doyle has always seemed to go wherever his interests lie. He's worked with Gus Van ...

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    In Theaters: 'Saw 3D,' ' The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest,' 'Welcome to the Rileys'

    With only one film opening wide this weekend, this is one of the year's slowest for new releases. Halloween is usually the calm before the storm of big holiday titles making their way into theaters. Business should be fairly strong following last week's "Paranormal Activity 2" opening and the higher ticket prices for "Saw 3D" should help it reclaim the number one spot after going head-to-head and losing to the first "Paranormal Activity" last year. In limited release this week, your options include the final installment in the Swedish film adaptions of Stieg Larsson's "Millenium" trilogy "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest," the dark drama...

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