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    Why I Love Palm Springs (The Film Festival)

    Just attended the first weekend of PSIFF and we are convinced it keeps getting better - films, people, events. We walk around always here smiling.

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    Weekend Recap: 'Only God Forgives' Teaser, Naomi Watts as Princess Di, Twenty-Somethings on 'Girls,' and HBO/Hulu Changes

    Film Comment posted the "50 Best Undistributed Films of 2012," beginning with "Our Children" (Joachim Lafosse, Belgium/Luxembourg/France/Switzerland), followed by "Memories Look at Me" (Song Fang, China) and "First Cousin Once Removed" (Alan Berliner, U.S.). Read their full list here.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: New Looks at Entrenched Favorites

    Chances are, you probably know someone who loves "Good Will Hunting," "The Hobbit" or Tarantino films - perhaps all three. This week's edition of Reel Reads offers some different perspectives on some beloved (and not so beloved) recent films.

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    Trailer Watch: Sun-Soaked Love in Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder'

    Terrence Malick's "To The Wonder" was not received with the same enthusiasm as "The Tree of Life," but as usual it has its lovers and haters -- this is to be expected with the auteur's uncompromising work. "To The Wonder," which premiered at Venice and Toronto e...

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    Watch: Wondrous Trailer for Terrence Malick's Divisive 'To the Wonder' Starring Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams (VIDEO)

    Ahead of its UK release on Feb. 22, the first trailer for Terrence Malick's quick follow-up to "The Tree of Life" has made its way onto the web and it's a thing of -- you guessed it -- wonder. In the film, which divided audiences in Venice and Toronto, Olga Kurylenko stars as ...

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    Watch: Soaring Trailer For Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder' With Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko & Javier Bardem

    If you weren't one of those who saw the film in Venice or Toronto this year, you've likely seen very little of Terrence Malick's "To The Wonder," the director's uncharacteristically fast-in-arriving follow-up to his wildly acclaimed "The Tree Of Life." Two images from the film have been released, bu...

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    Honor Roll 2012: Ben Affleck Lays Bare the "Tremendous Amount of Insecurity" He Had in Bringing 'Argo' to the Screen

    Honor Roll is a daily series running throughout December that features new or previously published interviews, profiles and first-person stories of some of the year's most notable cinematic voices. Today, we're running a new interview with "Argo" director-star Ben Affleck, whose was recently nominat...

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    Review Roundup: Damon & Van Sant Fracking Drama 'Promised Land' Lacks Subtlety

    "Promised Land" is Matt Damon's third teaming with director Gus Van Sant, who jumped into directing the film at the last minute after Damon decided he couldn't direct the film that he wrote with John Krasinski. We know that Van Sant is a capable director--nothing is wrong with his handling of this m...

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    Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival Honors 'Argo' with Ensemble Performance Award

    The 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14) will honor Ben Affleck's "Argo" with the Ensemble Performance Award. Affleck, Alan Arkin and Bryan Cranston will be on hand to accept the award at a ceremony held on January 5.

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    The Sensible Craft of Ben Affleck's ARGO

    Ben Affleck's third directing effort, "Argo," is funnier than expected, is expertly paced, and has a fantastic 70s look (the most convincing since Zodiac), plus knockout supporting performances by Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, and John Goodman in very colorful roles.

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