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    What to See, What to Skip: New Reviews This Week

    Another crowded weekend. Major openings this week include the wide release of "The Five-Year Engagement," the Jason Segel and Emily Blunt starring comedy which opened the Tribeca Film Festival last week and "Safe," the lastest Jason Statham action vehicle. Also opening this week: Richard Linklater...

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    The 10 Hottest Docs to Watch at Hot Docs

    The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival began in Toronto last night with the Canadian premiere of Sundance hit "Al Weiwei: Never Sorry." The screening, at the festival's newly renovated hub The Bloor Cinema, kicks off 10 days and nights of North America's largest d...

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    At Sarasota Film Festival, It's All About the Women Directors

    Last week, when Cannes announced its all-male list of competition directors, I was in a room in Florida filled with 25 talented women directors, producers, writers and distributors. This was the second annual Side By Side Symposium organized by Holly Herrick, director of Sarasota Film Festival Women...

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    Juliette Binoche Talks About Her Personal Connection to 'Elles,' Masturbating on Film, and What Scares Her

    It's easy to take Juliette Binoche for granted. Since winning her Oscar back in 1996 for her turn in Anthony Minghella's "The English Patient," the French actress hasn't struck a false note (there's a reason the French press refer to her as 'La Binoche'; the woman is a national treasure) with unc...

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    'Cloudstreet' Brings an Acclaimed Australian Novel to the Small Screen

    Kicking off tomorrow on Ovation, the Australian miniseries "Cloudstreet" is a lavish, dreamy adaptation of Tim Winton's award-winning novel of the same name. The network, which will be airing "Cloudstreet" in weekly installments Saturdays at 10pm ET/7pm PT, have split what wa...

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    Critic's Notebook: Does 'The Avengers' Belong at the Tribeca Film Festival?

    "The Avengers" will play like gangbusters at the closing night of the Tribeca Film Festival this Saturday. This is less prediction than absolute certainty. But does it belong there?

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    Yes, 'John Carter' Was a Hit in Russia. Here's Why.

    Alexander Rodnyansky has been a TV and film producer in Russia for decades. His most recent film, the Andrei Zvyagintsev-directed drama "Elena," won a special jury prize at the 2011 Festival de Cannes, and he has wrapped the American-made indies "Goat Island," from D.J. Caruso, and "Jayne Mansfield'...

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    To George Herbert Walker Bush on His 88th Birthday: HBO's Latest Doc

    Yesterday, HBO announced it would be premiering "41," a documentary about the life of 41st President George H. W. Bush "in his own words" from his summer home in Kennebunkport, ME, on June 14th to commemorate the man's 88th birthday, two days before. Indiewire spoke to execut...

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    Has President Obama Raised the Fundraising Game For Indie Filmmakers?

    Encouraging independent filmmaking wasn't Congress' intent. However, President Obama's signing of the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act on April 5 promises to dramatically expand filmmakers' ability to raise financing for their projects.

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    The 10 Things You Must Do When Shooting a Movie at 18,000 Feet

    “The Highest Pass” started at sea level -- less than a mile, in fact, from the ocean in Marina del Rey. I had just finished a documentary called “The Back Nine” and was ready for another adventure.

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