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    The Best Indie Movies of 2012 So Far, According to Criticwire

    With nearly six months of 2012 already gone, Criticwire takes a look back at the films with the highest averages of the year. Some are new favorites and some are holdovers from 2011 festivals, but there a number of 2012 movies that might become more well-known in the months (and years) to come.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: 2 Clips From ‘Killer Joe’ Showcase Twisted Tone, Better Look At Thomas Haden Church and Juno Temple’s Characters

    In a film as filled to the brim with deliciously nasty characters and dialogue as “Killer Joe,” it’s been frustrating to see it marketed down through snatches of seemingly generic action beats and lines in the trailer. Luckily though, two new clips have appeared to give a better sense of the film’s ...

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    The Princess Archetype in the Movies

    What kind of “princess” is better off in the woods than at home? A princess who is more like the archetype of Artemis than of Aphrodite.  In three recent films, we’ve seen a shift in the “princess” archetype in popular culture. In the past, the princess, a key char...

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    Austin Film Festival Announces Conference and Panelist Lineup, Includes Damon Lindelof, Paul Feig, Terry Rossio

    The Austin Film Festival, running October 18-25, announces their first round of conference panels and panelists. An interview with screenwriter Damon Lindelof ("Prometheus"), an incendiary "DC vs. Marvel" panel and a presentation on scene transitions by screenwriter Terry Rossio of the "Pirates of t...

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    Exclusive: Zeitgeist Films Acquires Gay Jewish Comedy 'Let My People Go!'

    Zeitgeist Films has acquired the French, gay, Jewish comedy "Let My People Go!," directed by newcomer Mikael Buch and starring Pedro Almodovar veteran Carmen Maura. The company nabbed the film at the Berlin Film Market from Les Films du Losange.

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    VIDEO - Sight & Sound Film Poll: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky on How to Make a Random Top Ten List (and Why)

    Here on Press Play we've been conducting an ongoing conversation on how to shake up the Sight and Sound Poll and its resulting canon. Along these lines, it was fascinating to learn how film critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky produced his top ten list for the poll when faced with more titles than he could p...

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    15 Great Films About Failing Relationships

    After doing the rounds on VoD for a few weeks, where many of you will have seen it, Sarah Polley's "Take This Waltz" starts to roll out in theaters from tomorrow, and we can't recommend it enough; it's a messy, sometimes frustrating film, but a deeply felt, beautifully made and wonderfully acted one...

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    FUTURES: 'Dead Man's Burden' Star Barlow Jacobs Talks About His Role in 'The Master'

    Why He's On Our Radar: Barlow Jacobs first caught our attention when he appeared opposite Michael Shannon in Jeff Nichols' feature film debut "Shotgun Stories." While Shannon's profile has risen to huge heights since the 2007 drama, Jacobs has remained relatively below the radar, continuing to deliv...

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    Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna, XXVI Edizione - Day Four: Walsh, Pyr’ev, Warhol, Ghatak & 'The Grand Illusion'

    Paradise for cinephiles: Max Ophul’s “Komedie on Geld” (1936), followed by Raoul Walsh's “Kindred of the Dust,” Ritwik Ghatak’s “The Cloud-Capped Star,” a to-die-for meal and an impeccably restored "Grand Illusion"...

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    Colleagues and Admirers Remember Nora Ephron

    The film world remembers a late filmmaker.

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