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Review: Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawler' Is Pulp With A Purpose

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Terrifying terrorramas so scary you'll need a nurse on standby! Bob Mondello says the 1993 film Matinee brought back memories of his days writing Halloween horror ad copy for a movie theater chain. Courtesy of Universal/The Kobal CollectionTION hide caption

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Remembering All-Night Fright Fests And Halloween Horrorthons

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When Nightcrawler begins, Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is stealing scrap metal and struggling to get by. He lands a job as a stringer — a freelance cameraman for a local news station. Chuck Zlotnick/Open Road Films hide caption

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'Nightcrawler' Jake Gyllenhaal: We're All Complicit In 'If It Bleeds, It Leads'

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Jean-Luc Godard's dog, Roxy, is prominently featured in Goodbye to Language, wandering through the countryside, conversing with the lake and the river. Kino Lorber Inc. hide caption

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At 83, Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard Makes The Leap To 3-D

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Marvel's Next Films To Have More Diverse Leads

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James Ellroy's novels include The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere and, most recently, Perfidia. He lives in Los Angeles, the setting for much of his work. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for AFI hide caption

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Watch This: Crime Writer James Ellroy Recommends — What Else? — Noir Films

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New Shakespeare Movie Puts Hamlet In Kashmir

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Music To Keep You On The Edge Of Your Seat

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Scene still from Bert Williams Lime Kiln Field Day Project. Bert Williams, Walker Thompson (standing center), John Wesley Jenkins (seated right). In a concession to white audiences, Williams, the lead, wore blackface, but the other black characters did not. Museum of Modern Art hide caption

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Rare Silent Film With Black Cast Makes A Century-Late Debut

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The Life Of De Niro, From 'Mean Streets' To 'Meet The Parents'

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A 'controlled avalanche' gets out of control in Force Majeure. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Alienating Leading Men: The Force Behind 'Listen Up Philip' And 'Majeure'

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