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13 Apr 2016 // 11:55 AM

Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Gives Art-Centric Films Their Close-Up

Art-centric films are being made often these days, and the New York-based Tribeca, which is known for its documentaries, will put many of them on display.

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Will Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker’s Screening Room Disrupt the Film Industry?

Screening Room would not be the first to rent movies to consumers at home on the same day that they are released in theaters.

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Don Cheadle Adds Jazz Legend Miles Davis to His Gallery of Portraits

Years in development, Miles Ahead was produced, co-written and directed by Don Cheadle, who also stars as Davis.

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Has Warner Bros. Created Too Bleak a World in ‘Batman v Superman’?

How much darkness do audiences want? And has Warner Bros. painted itself into a tonal corner, where everything feels like the inside of a goth kid’s journal?

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Director Arnaud Desplechin and Mathieu Amalric Reunite in the Deeply Emotional ‘My Golden Days’

French filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Days is both a prequel and a sequel to his 1996 film My Sex Life … Or How I Got Into an Argument.

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25 Mar 2016 // 10:21 AM

Watching ‘Batman v Superman’ Surrounded By Terrorism

This week, like the weeks we've dealt with fatal multiplex shootings and other fruits of this nation's gun laws, it's hard to watch the worst of what's on screen in Batman v Superman.

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‘Marguerite’ Hits Its Story’s Notes Soundly, Unlike the Opera Singer

As written and directed by Xavier Giannoli, Marguerite is a thoughtful examination of an unusual, deeply eccentric woman.

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Norway’s ‘The Wave’ Shows Hollywood How to Make Disaster Film With Real Thrills

The Wave unpacks its plot with all deliberate speed, squeezing every possible ounce of jeopardy and peril out of the buildup to and aftermath of the Big One.

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29 Feb 2016 // 12:03 PM

Why ‘Spotlight’ Took the Top Oscar Prize

It was the year Spotlight, the third film on everyone’s list of top three finishers, came from behind and walked off with the best picture trophy.

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Stoned, Goofy… ‘Rolling Papers’ Shows It’s All in a Day’s Work Covering the Marijuana Industry

Rolling Papers is a compelling documentary about how the Denver Post covered the legalization of marijuana in Colorado.

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Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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