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    Editors Guild Adds Comedies Scott Pilgrim, Easy A, Dagenham

    At this point, we know the list of Guild frontrunners: Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The King's Speech and The Social Network, the five dramas nominated by the America Cinema Editors. Left off are the movies that are vying for inclusion on the Oscar top ten, some of which landed in the comedy ...

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    Johnny Depp Talks Keith Richards Doc, Says More Filming To Go, Norah Jones & Patti Smith Guest

    Film Is Described As A Cross Between 'The Godfather' & CaravaggioLast year, it was reported by that Johnny Depp was starting work on a documentary about the legendary Keith Richards, one of his inspirations for Captain Jack Sparrow and current franchise co-star and total bud. Obviously, that sounds ...

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    Review: 'Petition' An Interesting Look At The Journey To Find Justice

    Since 1996, Chinese director Zhao Liang has been documenting a large community of petitioners, ones that have been wronged by their local government and have camped outside of the law office to debate their troubles. These commoners are then forced to fill out paper work and await a hearing for seemingly as long as this office see fit, with most either given the run-around or forced out by thugs ("retrievers") that intercept these complaints and threaten with murder. The make-shift neighborhood consist of people who won't stop until they get the justice they so rightly deserve, whether that takes a few days or a decade is none of their conce...

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    Dead Calm: Hans Petter Moland's "A Somewhat Gentle Man"

    The use of the word “somewhat” in this film’s title is telling. The Norwegian drama A Somewhat Gentle Man, for all the things it is, is precious few of them to an extreme degree. It is, for instance, a tale of redemption, though this doesn’t feel like its focal point; similarly, Ulrik, the title cha...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | Three to Cap Off the Week

    For almost two weeks, indieWIRE has published interviews from 2011 Sundance filmmakers in the event's competition and NEXT sections. In addition to the 36 full length profiles (links below), indieWIRE is profiling four additional filmmakers to cap off the week. These include Sam Levinson (&...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975" Director Göran Hugo Olsson

    From 1967 to 1975, fueled by curiosity and naïveté, Swedish journalists traversed the Atlantic Ocean to film the black power movement in America. "The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975" mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material, which languished in a basement for 30 years, into an irresistible mosaic ...

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    Watch: Trailer For Werner Herzog's 3D Doc 'The Cave Of Forgotten Dreams'

    The trailer for Werner Herzog’s 3D documentary “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” has hit, and the footage seems to be mostly men walking around hidden caves, staring at old drawings. When we saw it at the Toronto Film Festival a few months ago, we thought pretty much the same thing.

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    ACE Eddies Nominations Round Up The Usual Suspects, 'Scott Pilgrim' & 'Easy A' Get Some Comedy Love

    Yes, we know, it's another guild with more nominations for what seems to be an endless array of industry circle jerking but there is a reason to pay attention to the ACE Eddies awards put together by The American Cinema Editors. It's a very strong augur for the Oscar race with a win here usually ind...

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    Jeffrey Dean Morgan Enters Ghost House, Opens 'Dibbuk Box'

    Sleepy-eyed Jeffrey Dean Morgan has signed on to open the "Dibbuk Box." The horror film, slated for a Halloween 2011 release, will showcase Morgan as "a recently divorced father whose youngest daughter becomes strangely connected to an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. As his daughter's behavior becomes more erratic, the father senses a dark presence building until he discovers that the box was built to contain a dibbuk -- a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host." Based on a true story, the real life dibbuk box is said to contain a vengeful Jewish spirit and has reportedly haunted all of the box'...

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    Updated: Who Sunk What 'Battleship'? Board Game Blockbuster Due For Reshoots, Multiple Endings

    Update: Reps for Universal clarify that upcoming shooting in Hawaii, Baton Rouge and San Diego has always been part of the production schedule. Meanwhile, Brooklyn Decker has taken to Twitter to confirm spring filming was always the plan and there are no alternate endings being shot, revealing that ...

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