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August 4, 2012

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The State of the Race: The Dark Knight Rises – Wouldn’t it be Nice?

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Before the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, I was having my usual battle on Twitter with the many people who like to tell me what the Oscar race is and isn’t about, namely that The Dark Knight Rises could never be nominated for Best Picture. Before the tragedy, everything was different. After the tragedy we face questions that will define how we go to the movies, what we think about the…

Great Side-by-Side of The Master and The Shining

Great Side-by-Side of The Master and The Shining

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From the ever-cool PTA site Cigarettes and Red Vines - who got it from XIXAX

Christian Bale rides with Todd Field in The Creed of Violence

Christian Bale rides with Todd Field in The Creed of Violence

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We first wrote about The Creed of Violence in October 2009 when we heard director Todd Fields had turned his attention away from trying to adapt Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian and was looking for a similar property. Now that Christian Bale may be signing on to star, this long-delayed project might finally be gearing up. A bleak and nihilistic western in the same vein as The Wild Bunch, Boston Teran’s…

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The Greatest Films of All Time … Directed by Women

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Melissa Silverstein has put together a list of films directed by women to counteract the BFI’s top 50 best of all time. It’s a man’s man world, baby. Only real men link to her piece, as Roger Ebert did on Twitter. The others? Nada. Zip. No one is covering this story except the few shriekers out there who remain unafraid. You see, griping about racism and sexism comes at a…