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Four Reasons 2014 Will Be the Year of the Immigrant on Film (VIDEO)

From reportorial nonfiction to epic drama, from the couch to the art house, immigrants past and present will be at the forefront of 2014's film offerings -- not to mention your cable news network of choice. As the Congressional debate over immigration reform heats up and the midterm election gears begin to turn, here are four things to watch for:
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • January 27, 2014 1:24 PM
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TOH! Ranks Martin Scorsese's Best Dozen Films

To coincide with the upcoming release of "The Wolf of Wall Street," TOH! contributors rank the top dozen films by Martin Scorsese.
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  • December 30, 2013 4:26 PM
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TOH! Remembers the Leading Ladies the Film Community Lost in 2013

As part of our "TOH! Remembers" series, our contributors look back at the leading ladies the film community lost in 2013, from Jean Stapleton to Joan Fontaine, Karen Black, Eileen Brennan and more.
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  • December 26, 2013 11:00 AM
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TOH! Remembers the Leading Men the Film Community Lost in 2013

As part of our "TOH! Remembers" series, our contributors look back on the leading men the film community lost this year, from Peter O'Toole to James Gandolfini, Paul Walker and more.
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  • December 24, 2013 11:00 AM
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25 Years After Playing Young Tom Hanks in 'Big,' David Moscow Looks Back on Child Stardom, Penny Marshall's Direction, and The Making of a Classic

The second audition of David Moscow's career involved Penny Marshall, Robert De Niro, and a script about a 12-year-old Jersey boy who wishes "to be big."
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • December 19, 2013 12:58 PM
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Ted Hope Has 15 Predictions for the Future of Indie Film Over the Next 18 Months

I have written about the good things in indie film. I have done it quite a bit. I have written about the bad things, and more than several times there too. I have written about the thinkers and doers who are shaping where we are (and will post that later this month). I have examined the cultural changes, the realities of our industry, and provided recommended best practices. I examined why it is sooo slow to change. I would like to help us find our path forward; what more can I do to help?
  • By Ted Hope
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  • December 13, 2013 9:00 AM
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CINE-LIST: Five Great Collaborations Between Ingmar Bergman and Liv Ullmann

This week, to coincide with the release of documentary “Liv & Ingmar,” as well as the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s program on the Swedish auteur and his muse (and one-time girlfriend), Cine-List presents some of the great titles directed by Bergman, and starring Ullmann.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 12, 2013 3:34 PM
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On Landing My First Job in the Business on Martin Scorsese's 'Mean Streets'

Ex-literary agent and writing consultant Nancy Nigrosh looks back at landing her first job in the film business, on Martin Scorsese's "Mean Streets."
  • By Nancy Nigrosh
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  • November 26, 2013 6:55 PM
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50th Anniversary of JFK Assassination: Why It Was Only Lee Harvey Oswald Who Shot President Kennedy (VIDEO)

Must admit: There was a period during my high school days when I was at least slightly agnostic while weighing the official verdict of the Warren Commission against all the alternative explanations and conspiracies. But that was a long time ago. Today I believe, as I have believed for decades, that it was Lee Harvey Oswald, and only Lee Harvey Oswald, who fired the shots that changed the world on Nov. 22, 1963.
  • By Joe Leydon
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  • November 23, 2013 1:58 PM
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Happy 95th Birthday, Baby Peggy! Documentary on Iconic Child Star of Silent Film Comes to DVD (Trailer)

“Baby Peggy” turns 95 years old on October 26. In 1921, at the age of 19 months, tiny Peggy Montgomery was pitched by her parents into one of the more remarkable careers in silent film, one in which she became the only kid rival to Jackie Coogan (of Chaplin’s “The Kid”). She became one of the first branded, merchandised movie stars and a figure who personified the disposable child-actor phenomenon -- and a kind of spontaneous combustion of celebrity that’s isn’t limited to any one era.
  • By John Anderson
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  • October 25, 2013 2:01 PM
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