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    Tribeca 2012 Best Doc Award Winner "Wavumba" Now On VOD For Two Weeks Only

    News you can use from my inbox... a film I saw earlier this week at the Tribeca Film Festival, and reviewed favorably HERE will be available on VOD for 2 weeks only, so get on it.

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    Fox Prez Tom Rothman Says Expect Superhero Movie Announcements This Summer; Hints At The New Mutants

    With "The Avengers" tracking to open to massive numbers next weekend, "The Dark Knight Rises" slated to be one of the biggest movie events of the summer and "The Amazing Spider-Man" set to reboot the hero for a new generation, Fox is pretty much the lone studio without ...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Where Experiment Meets the Mainstream

    In an age of redundant remakes ("Total Recall," "Fright Night"), attempted revamps ("21 Jump Street," "The Three Stooges") and even 3D re-launchings ("Titanic 3D," "Star Wars: Episode 1 - 3D") of past Hollywood fare, it’s easy to become disheartened at the current state of film and television.

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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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    It's the most famous line in Poe's classic poem and a popular line in reviews of John Cusack's new movie.

    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, what to write about on Criticwire the following morning suddenly there came a tapping, as of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. Then I realized it was just my dog asking to go out. Kind of killed the whole mood.

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    Vera Farmiga & Andy Garcia To Get Romantic In Adam Rodgers' 'Admissions'

    After a starring role in an adaptation of "A View From The Bridge" fell apart last year, Vera Farmiga's latest run of films have been dominated by supporting turns ("Source Code," "Goats" and "Safe House"), although she did get her directorial debut "...

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    Review - "Restless City" Is Andrew Dosunmu's Ethereal Ode To A City He Loves

    As it makes its theatrical debut today in NYC, LA and ATL, via AFFRM, here's a repost of my original review of the film...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Whole Lotta Sole' Is An Insufferable Comic Take On The British Gangster Movie

    The title of "Whole Lotta Sole" is the kind of gratingly obnoxious flourish that makes you hate the movie immediately. First of all it sits in your mouth like a blob of half-chewed gummy bears; secondly, it sounds like a direct-to-video independent movie produced in the mid-90s that the Weinsteins p...

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