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    Stream This: James Gandolfini In 'Romance & Cigarettes,' Pixar Shorts & More On VOD This Week

    It's homage week here at The Playlist, and, goodness knows, there's plenty to pay tribute to. "World War Z" opens in theaters today, and you may be in the mood to spend a little extra time with Brad Pitt. We'd like to suggest settling in with one of his oldies-but-goodies. Similarly, with Pixar's "M...

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    'The Girl' Leads BAFTA TV Awards; Homegrown 'Downton Abbey' Snubbed Altogether

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the nominations for its annual television awards today, with HBO and BBC's Alfred Hitchcock-Tippi Hedren biopic "The Girl" leading the nominations with eight, including acting bids for Toby Jones, Sienna Miller and Imelda Staunton.

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Dead Man Down' Tries To Avoid 'The ABCs Of Death' From 'Oz'

    Happy Friday, dear readers! One of the most wonderful things about film is its diversity of subject and style, the potential for variance and innovation inherent in the medium. This weekend's release schedule displays this core trait with relish; truly, it's a study in contrasts. We have an action-h...

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    New Photos, 3 Clips & Video Diary From 'The Girl' Starring Abbie Cornish

    With 3 new clips available ahead of its release, buzz is steadily building for "The Girl," the first feature in over a decade from NY based writer-director David Riker. Riker's previous work "The City (La Ciudad)," a quartet of neo-realist vignettes detailing the experiences of Latin American immigr...

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    Exclusive: 2 New Photos Of 'The Girl' Starring Abbie Cornish & New Behind-The-Scenes Featurette

    As immigration reform once again becomes a hotly debated topic among the halls of Washington power players, there is perhaps no better time for "The Girl" to be hitting theaters. After premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival last spring, and hitting the Austin Film Festival last year as we...

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    Review: Abbie Cornish Shines, But The Questionable 'The Girl' Remains Ethically Dubious

    Well-told, well-shot and featuring a strong, but restrained and internalized performance from actress Abbie Cornish, director David Riker's "The Girl" is a mannered and in-the-pocket indie drama that might be a total subdued winner if it weren't for its dubious political ...

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    Exclusive: Poster For 'The Girl' Starring Abbie Cornish; Set For December 14th Oscar Qualifying Run Before Release In March 2013

    As readers of The Playlist already know, we think Abbie Cornish is on the cusp of a breakthrough. Arthouse audiences already know she's got the goods, giving strong performances in Cate Shortland's "Somersault" (her breakout turn) and Jane Campion's gorgeous and underrated "Bright Star." Hollywood w...

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    Toby Jones Talks the 'Twisted Love Story' of 'The Girl' and Finding Hitchcock Under Four Hours of Prosthetics

    Before Anthony Hopkins unveils his interpretation of the iconic filmmaker in the upcoming Fox Searchlight film "Hitchcock," Toby Jones will offer up his in "The Girl," which premieres on HBO Saturday, October 20, at 9 pm. Directed by Julian Jarrold ("Becoming Jane,...

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: Meryl Streep's Daughter and a 'Weekend' Star in Period Costuming

    Sure, Sunday is incredibly overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Homeland," "The Walking Dead," "Boardwalk Empire," "The Good Wife," "Treme" and "Dexter," but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy...

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    Watch: 2 Clips & Poster From That Other Hitchcock Movie 'The Girl'

    Even though we had our issues with it, if you're at home on the night of Saturday, October 20th, tune in to HBO at 9 p.m. for "The Girl," if only to show Toby Jones some love. Once again the excellent actor -- who saw his portrayal of Truman Capote in "Infamous" outshined by Philip Seymour Hoffman's...

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