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    20 Celebrated Filmmakers Who Never Won A Best Directing Oscar

    For better or worse (which at this time of year, as the punditry reaches its hyperbolic event horizon, usually feels like worse) an Academy Award is the highest honor anyone in the film industry can receive. But of course, like any large organization—even one that wasn’t, as of 2012, reportedly 94% ...

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    Watch: Sam Peckinpah Discusses Movie Violence In 20-Minute Interview

    With gun violence still as prevalent as ever and on the heels of Harvey Weinstein’s change of heart regarding violence in movies, it’s still as hard as ever to have a discussion on the role cinema has in dealing with the issue. It’s a debate that was taking place even during the seventies when Sam P...

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    25 Films About Lovers On The Lam

    “We can make it. We can make it if we run,” whispers Ruth (Rooney Mara) in David Lowery’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” which, after a limited release on Friday, begins its expansion this week. It’s a film we loved at Sundance, and one that in its gentle subversion of the “Lovers on the Run” subgenre—...

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    Watch: 82-Minute Sam Peckinpah Documentary 'Man Of Iron'

    Controversial, violent, masculine, legend...those are just some of the adjectives thrown around to describe director Sam Peckinpah. As the man behind seminal pictures like "The Wild Bunch," "Straw Dogs," "The Getaway" and "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia," his body of work of is one that is cont...

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    Check Out The Poster For Forgotten 1979 Sci-Fi 'The Visitor' Starring John Huston, Picked Up By Drafthouse

    There are vaults around the world filled with movies that time has forgotten, ambitious endeavors that missed their mark and seeming failures that are actually perfect midnight movie programming. 1979's "The Visitor" might be all of that, and we're going to soon find out.

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    Sam Peckinpah's 'The Texans' Script Dusted Off & Put Into Development

    Yesterday, Vulture debuted the first 15 pages of long-deceased writer/director Sam Peckinpah’s buried script, “The Texans.” Judging from the first few pages, the film is a classic western, involving Native Americans and the takeover of their land, with “Avatar”-like nature messages strewn throughout...

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