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by Nigel M Smith
September 28, 2011 8:48 AM
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Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Jeff Nichols and Abel Ferrara Speak, Joe Jonas Gets Into Trouble and More

Today on indieWIRE, "Take Shelter" director/writer Jeff Nichols talked to iW, Abel Ferrara unveiled his latest in New York, Joe Jonas found himself in some hot waters, Pedro Almodovar got snubbed and more!

INTERVIEW | “Take Shelter” Director Jeff Nichols on How to Make an Indie Epic
Only two movies out of the gate, Jeff Nichols is making his mark.

Critical Consensus: “Take Shelter” Narrowly Tops “50/50” As The Pick of The Week
Coming off an acclaimed run on the festival circuit, Jeff Nichols’ psychological drama “Take Shelter” opens in limited release this weekend via Sony Pictures Classics, and it’s the pick of the week, according to the folks polled on criticWIRE.

FANTASTIC FEST REVIEW | Danish Sex Comedy “Clown” is Raunchy, Fearless and Awesome
Awkward comedy usually finds a home on television, where cable hits like “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” trap their characters in uneasy situations that build to a hilarious finish over the course of 20-odd minutes.

Our Take on the Joe Jonas vs. the Polish Bros. Controversy: Unfortunately, No Law Against Tacky
The indieWIRE Twitter feed this morning included several readers pointing us to coverage surrounding a Joe Jonas video. Not usually our beat, but it stemmed back to the Polish Bros. filmmaking team and their claim that the video for Jonas’ “Just In Love” ripped off their recent film “For Lovers Only.”

Oscar Watch: Spain and Italy Snub Auteurs Almodovar and Moretti
On the foreign Oscar front Spain has disappointed Pedro Almodovar yet again by not picking "The Skin I Live In," which failed to win a prize at Cannes.

Review: Minor-Masterpiece Or Bloated Melodrama? "Margaret" Could Be The Ultimate Argument Starter
A point/couterpoint review of Kenneth Lonergan's long-delayed contentious drama from The Playlist.

Watch: The “Once” Couple Falls in Love (For Real) in “The Swell Season” Trailer
Fans of “Once” will no doubt be curious to check out “The Swell Season,” a documentary that offers a candid behind-the-scenes look at the real-life couple behind the film’s Oscar-winning music.

NYFF ‘11 | Abel Ferrara Contemplates Sobriety and End of the World in “4:44”
It’s a one-set film and you’re going to live and die in the place you are,” says Abel Ferrera about his latest film, “4:44 Last Day on Earth.”

“Like Crazy” & “Descendants” Bookend Philadelphia Film Fest; 120 Films Set for 20th Anniversary
The Philadelphia Film Festival announced its full slate of films and special events for its upcoming 20th edition, with the Philadelphia premiere of Drake Doremus’ “Like Crazy” opening the fest October 20th.

Watch: Liam Neeson Gets Stranded With Wolves in “The Grey” Trailer
Liam Neeson has re-teamed with his “A-Team” director Joe Carnahan on the thriller “The Grey,” which finds the “Taken” star leading a team of stranded oil drillers after their plane crashes in the Alaskan wilderness with a pack of blood-hungry wolves.

Jonathan Levine’s “50/50” to Open 10th San Diego Film Festival
The San Diego Film Festival will celebrate its tenth anniversary this year opening with Jonathan Levine’s cancer dramedy “50/50” Wednesday night (September 28). Actress Anna Kendrick and director Will Reiser will both attend the opening night premiere.

Women on Hollywood: Interview with Agnieszka Holland - Director of "In Darkness"
I was able to interview the Academy Award winning director ("Europa Europa") Agnieszka Holland in Toronto at the debut of her new film about the Holocaust, "In Darkness." "In Darkness" is Poland’s entry to the Academy Award for foreign language picture.

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