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Kubrick's 'The Killing,' Cocteau's 'Orpheus,' Polanski's 'Cul-De-Sac' Head Up August Criterion Slate

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2011 1:26 AM
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Plus The Complete Jean Vigo, Lee Chang-Dong's 'Secret Sunshine,' And 'The Battle of Algiers,' 'If...' & 'Orpheus' On Blu-RayPut the kids to bed. Turn off your cellphones. Feed the cat whiskey until it goes to sleep. Yep, it's our favorite time of the month again: Criterion announcement time! Our favorite home entertainment label has unveiled their August line-up, and once again, it's something of a doozy.

R.I.P. Sidney Lumet (1924-2011)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2011 4:51 AM
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The streets of New York City have lost one of their greatest cinematic voices as legendary filmmaker Sidney Lumet has passed away at the age of 86.

New Cut Of Sergio Leone's 'Once Upon A Time In America' On The Way With 40 More Minutes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2011 4:53 AM
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Did you just buy the recently released BluRay of Sergio Leone's "Once Upon A Time In America"? It might already be dated. Leone's sprawling gangster tale, which has long been subject to various cuts and edits, is now going to get a fresh coat of paint in a new director's cut that is now being prepared.

R.I.P.: Jane Russell (1921-2011) & Gary Winick (1961-2011)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2011 4:22 AM
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While we're still in the post-Oscar glow this week, Hollywood lost two talents on Monday: an icon of Hollywood's golden age and an indie filmmaking veteran whose embrace of digital filmmaking allowed projects from a number of talented directors to get off the ground.

Orson Welles' 'The Other Side of the Wind' May See The Light Of Day (Again)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2011 3:12 AM
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They've been saying this for years, so while we're excited, we're also cautious, but according to the Guardian a deal for Orson Welles' lost film "The Other Side Of The Wind" may be hashed out in a matter of weeks leading to a proper release for the film.

Sam Peckinpah's 'The Texans' Script Dusted Off & Put Into Development

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2011 6:01 AM
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Yesterday, Vulture debuted the first 15 pages of long-deceased writer/director Sam Peckinpah’s buried script, “The Texans.” Judging from the first few pages, the film is a classic western, involving Native Americans and the takeover of their land, with “Avatar”-like nature messages strewn throughout. The genre has seen somewhat of a revival, most recently with the Coen Brothers’ “True Grit.”

R.I.P. Peter Yates (1929-2011)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2011 1:52 AM
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Some sad news to start your week as four-time Oscar nominated director Peter Yates has died at the age of 82, following a long illness.

Exclusive: 'Illusionist' Director Sylvain Chomet Talks Jacques Tati, & Why His Next Film Will Be 3D

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 29, 2010 7:15 AM
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'Triplets Of Belleville' Animator Also Chimes In On Where Pixar Should Be Headed & What Happened With His Venture Into Hollywood"The Illusionist," which opened over the weekend, is French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet's first animated film since his breakthrough "Triplets of Belleville" (you're probably already humming the Oscar-nominated song right now). It's the tender and touching tale of an aging magician (modeled after French comedy master Jacques Tati whose Mr. Hulot character is beloved and legendary), whose abandoned script the film is based on) who befriends a young Scottish girl. Virtually wordless, the movie will take your breath away, not just because of the luscious hand-drawn animation but also because of the movie's raw emotionality. One of the reasons Tati never directed the film himself was because the material was too touchy, since it was his way of dealing with his abandonment of a daughter at a young age.

Watch: Trailer For The Newly Restored Classic 'Battleship Potemkin'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2010 8:48 AM
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Hot on the heels of their widely celebrated and acclaimed restoration of "Metropolis," Kino Lorber is once again exciting classic film enthusiasts as they prepare to release the newly refreshed "Battleship Potemkin."

Warner Bros. Says They Knew About Cut '2001' Footage, Have No Plans To Release It

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 21, 2010 10:23 AM
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Turns out that reports of a "recent discovery" of seventeen minutes of excised footage from Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi classic "2001: A Space Odyssey" was kind of old news to Warner Bros.

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