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    'Child's Pose' Wins Golden Bear, David Gordon Green & Richard Linklater Take Awards At Berlin Film Festival

    Ten days went by like a flash....and just like that, another year has closed on the Berlin International Film Festival. But before jury president Wong Kar-Wai packed his bags, there were some awards to hand out, so get out a pen and paper because these are some films you're going to want to keep...

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    Box Office: 'Texas Chainsaw 3D' Scares Away Competition To Take Top Spot

    Platinum Dunes let go of the rights to the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” franchise after the second film grossed less than half of the first, a downward trend they had no interest continuing. To turn things around, they were going to need a whole new approach, which involved the folks at Twisted Picture...

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    Review: Earnest & Well-Intentioned ‘Promised Land’ Doesn’t Quite Convince

    If the narrative of the modern-day salesman in fiction is that of a man who believes in his business but finds his faith shaken once the white lies of his trade begin to grow, a man who loses his moral compass and finds himself along the way, then “Promised Land" doesn’t stray far from that mold. An...

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    Interview: Matt Damon Talks The Timing & Politics Of 'Promised Land' & How Ben Affleck Got Out Of Actor's Jail

    This month, Matt Damon stars in Gus Van Sant’s eco-drama “Promised Land.” Seizing upon the hot-button issue of fracking, a dangerous and potentially environmentally hazardous method of getting natural gas out of deep subterranean pockets of earth, Damon plays an operative for the gas company who is ...

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    Gus Van Sant Talks Taking Over 'Promised Land' From Matt Damon, The Film's "Spy Scene" & Much More

    Gus Van Sant has always been a director who is hard to pin down, veering from insanely small-scale, personal works like "Elephant" and "Paranoid Park" to larger scale entertainments like "Finding Forrester" and his admirable-if-unsuccessful "Psycho" remake. This week, his charming eco-drama "Promise...

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Django Unchained' & 'Les Miserables' Mark The 'Promised Land'

    Happy almost new year, cinephiles! To ring in the last week of 2012 the studios are releasing films that feature the most wretched, bloody, depraved, licentious, gruesome characters imaginable. To ensure you don't forget how extreme these storylines are, the roles are filled by Hollywood's m...

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    Finally Finished? Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster' To Open The Berlin Film Festival

    The legend goes that when Wong Kar-Wai brought "2046" to the Cannes Film Festival, the print was still dripping as he worked until the very last minute to finish it. And to say that his latest, the martial arts biopic "The Grandmaster," has had a few road bumps and delays would b...

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    Watch: Spend 7 Minutes In The 'Promised Land' With Matt Damon & John Krasinski

    In case you forgot, "Zero Dark Thirty" isn't the only topical drama hitting theaters this month. Right before everyone gets wasted on New Year's Eve, "Promised Land" will hit theaters, a drama set against the backdrop of a tumbling economy, and the promise of financial ga...

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    Watch: 7 Minutes From 'Promised Land' Starring Matt Damon & John Krasinski

    Originally eyed by Matt Damon as his directorial debut, Gus Van Sant eventually took over to helm the Damon and John Krasinski-written “Promised Land.” And about seven minutes of footage has arrived to give folks a generous preview in advance of its release later this month.

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    The 7 Indie Films You Must See This December

    Admittedly, December isn't exactly a hotbed for independent film exhibition. Studios break out their best and brightest (or at least what they hope is their best and brightest) in what's typically an unusually high quality month for mainstream fare (just as last month -- which saw "Linc...

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