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    Sony Pictures Classics Milks Globes Attention, Bier Heads to Sundance

    Because the wily operators at Sony Pictures Classics, co-presidents Tom Bernard and Michael Barker, have thrown countless movies into the awards season market over the decades, they have mapped out what works best for lower-profile films. They are well-positioned now, for example, to take full advan...

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    Letting Go

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    Pic From G-Star Ad Campaign Shot By Anton Corbijn Featuring Gemma Arterton

    While "The American" did some decent business, hauling in nearly $70 million worldwide on a budget of $20 million, the anti-thriller failed to gain traction with critics. And it deserved better. Methodically paced, meditative and haunting, it's a film whose emotions play out in the roiling interior of the central assassin, with his feelings and motivations revealed in small moments thanks to a stoic and nuanced performance by George Clooney. While we think the critical community needs to give the film a reassessment, at least the financial success of the picture means that it could make things easier for Anton Corbijn to get his next picture ...

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    25 Shorts Join Berlinale Lineup

    Twenty-five short films from 21 countries, including Spike Jonze's world premiere of "Scenes from the Suburbs," will compete for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear (Grand Prix of the Jury), the DAAD Short Film Prize and a nomination for the EFA Short Film Prize at the upcoming Berlin International Film...

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    A Visionary Theatrical Entrepreneur - Molly Smith at Arena Stage

    At a time when many theatres are retrenching because of financial difficulties, Arena Stage is bucking that trend and is actually expanding under the guidance of Artistic Director, Molly Smith. Smith, who has led the theatre for over a decade, has seen the theatre through a $135 million expansion.

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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Mark Ruffalo

    For standing up for female directors and saying this backstage at the Golden Globes:I would just like to say to the academy members: why don't you grow a pair and vote for Lisa Cholodenko as well!Go Mark.

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    A Golden Globe Recap

    I started out the day yesterday watching a town hall meeting on ABC's This Week about the Tuscon shooting. It was an incredibly moving event that showed true humanity and humility. Needless to say the ending of my day lacked both humanity and humility. This country is a wreck. An awards show wit...

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    SnagFilms Raises $10 Million from Comcast, NEA

    SnagFilms, founded two years ago by filmanthropist Ted Leonsis, has raised $10 million from New Enterprise Associates and Comcast Interactive Capital. SnagFilms has a library of more than 2000 documentaries that it releases on the internet; it shares revenues from short ads with filmmakers.

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    Duncan Jones Says Sci-Fi Project 'Mute' Is "In Limbo," 'Blade Runner' Homage Next

    "Moon" Director Says Long-Gestating Sci-Fi Mystery Is Being Shelved For Now, Instead Will Come A "Future City" FilmLast we checked in with Duncan Jones, life was good. His sophomore effort “Source Code,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright had been announced as the opening night film of the 2011 SXSW Film Festival and the world seemed to be his oyster. The director, who landed loudly on the cinematic map with his haunting and modest sci-fi debut, "Moon," looked to have two projects brewing as a follow-up to "Source Code," which hits theaters later this year on April 15th. One was called a completely un...

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    Palm Springs Fest Honors "Whistleblower" & "Gods and Men" Capping 22nd Fest

    Canadian director Larysa Kondracki's "The Whistleblower" lead the audience winners at the 22nd Palm Springs International Film Festival over the weekend, winning the best narrative feature prize, while Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel's "Louder Than a Bomb" took the best documentary feature prize in the a...

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