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13th: Ava DuVernay’s Docu–Opening Night of N.Y. Film Fest–Preview

The 13th is the title of DuVernay’s new, eagerly anticipated non-fictional film, which serves as the opening night of the 2016 New York Film Fest.  

Current War: Michael Shannon to Play Thomas Westinghouse Opposite Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison

Michael Shannon will play Thomas Westinghouse in the Weinstein Co.’s The Current War.

Oscar 1972: Supporting Actress–Oscar, Critics Awards, Golden Globe, Festivals

Oscar: Eileen Heckart, Butterflies Are Free N.Y. Film Critics: Jeannie Berlin, The Heartbreak Kid National Society: Jeannie Berlin, The Heartbreak Kid National Board: Marisa Berenson, Cabaret Golden Globes: Shelley Winters, The Poseidon Adventure British: Margaret Cloris Leachman, The Last Picture Show     Share this:

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RULES DON’T APPLY – Trailer

Written and directed by Warren Beatty. Starring Warren Beatty, Alden Ehrenreich, and Lily Collins. 20th Century Fox releasing on November 23, 2016.

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Deepwater Horizon: Producer di Bonaventura about Actioner Starring Mark Wahlberg

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Birth of Nation: Nate Parker Declines to Apologize for Rape Trial

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13th: Ava DuVernay’s Docu–Opening Night of N.Y. Film Fest–Preview

The 13th is the title of DuVernay’s new, eagerly anticipated non-fictional film, which serves as the opening night of the 2016 New York Film Fest.  

National Society of Film Critics at 50: Rohmer’s Moral Tale, Claire’s Knee, Won the 1971 Best Picture

Celebrating National Society of Film Critics at 50: Eric Rohmer’s Claire’s Knee, one of his Six Moral Fables, a subtle feature about erotic desire, and verbal and visual pleasure, won the 1971 Best Picture.

Politics 2016: Hillary Clinton Won the Debate, according to International Media

Hillary Clinton won the debate. That’s the verdict of major media outlets outside the U.S. after Monday night’s presidential debate.

Politics 2016: Temperament–Online Searches for Definition Skyrocket

Online searches for the definition jumped Monday night after Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton criticized one another for over-using the word.