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    Melissa McCarthy News

    A couple of things to talk about on the Melissa McCarthy front.

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    Trailer Watch: Girl in Progress Directed by Patricia Riggen

    I really liked Ms. Riggen's previous film, La Misma Luna.  This could be a big breakthrough role for Eva Mendes taking her to a new place.

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    Swedish Director Lisa Aschan Returns $730,000 Grant

    When is the last time you heard of a filmmaker giving money back?  Well it has happened.  Swedish director Lisa Aschan has turned down a $730,000 grant she was awarded based on the success of her first film She Monkeys (which won the best narrative film at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival) b...

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    2012 Berlinale Rolls Out the Panorama Section With Five Films Directed by Women

    The program for the 2012 Berlinale is rolling out. 20 international films have been announced for inclusion in the Panorama section. Five are directed by women. Keeping count that is just 20%.

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    Maiwenn Included on Best Director List for France's Lumiere Awards

    When I was in Paris in October you could not escape the posters for Maiwenn's Polisse which premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The film was made for about $7 million and it has already grossed almost $20 million in France where it actually beat The Adventures of Tin Tin for two weeks. ...

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    Trailer Watch: The Return Directed by Liza Johnson

    I've been wating for this one since it premiered at the Director's Fortnight at Cannes. It will open in limited release on Feb 10 and on VOD Feb. 28. Linda Cardellini plays a soldier returning from war hoping to pick up her life where she left off, only to realize that it very difficult...

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    The Iron Lady

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    Interview with Phyllida Lloyd - director of The Iron Lady

    Women and Hollywood: This is a very different biopic of a leader because it is of a female leader.  What about this films makes it different in terms of leadership?

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    Pariah - written and directed by Dee Rees

    Most of this review was written after screening the film at the Toronto Film Festival.  It has been augmented.

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