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    "Samson and Delilah" Director Warwick Thornton: "A Camera is a Weapon"

    The winner of the 2009 Cannes Camera D'Or, Warwick Thornton's "Samson and Delilah," starts screening in New York City today. The film went on to win the awards for Best New Director and Best Film at the Australian Film Institute Awards. Fifteen year-old Samson lives with Delilah in an Aboriginal c...

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    Oscar Talk: Foreign Race, Harry Potter, London Fest, Blue Valentine, All Good Things, Black Swan

    This week, Kris Tapley and I engaged in Oscar Talk via Skype across the Pond with London Film Festival attendees Guy Lodge (In Contention) and Peter Knegt (indieWIRE). We dug into the foreign Oscar race, the NC-17 Blue Valentine controversy, Oscar chances for Black Swan, All Good Things and Never Le...

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    film review: Conviction

    I know, I know: this sounds like TV-movie fodder. But Conviction isn’t a formulaic feel-good saga. It is based on a true story that takes many unexpected turns, and I found it quite moving. Hilary Swank plays a working-class Massachusetts woman in the 1980s who vows to go back to school and earn a l...

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    AFM's IFTA Member Directory

    The IFTA Member Directory is a beautiful piece of work. Check it out for company profiles, film lineups, personnel, contact info. before and during AFM (American Film Market) November 3 - 10, 2010 in Santa Monica, California.

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    Video Mash-Up: True Grit + Toy Story 3 = Toy Grit

    This is pretty spectacular:

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    What Went Wrong With Tamara Drewe?

    Something went terribly wrong with Tamara Drewe, an entertaining romantic comedy that played well at Cannes from one of the great Brit directors, Stephen Frears, starring hottie-on-the-rise Gemma Arterton. Sony Pictures Classics opened it last weekend to disastrous business: $19,300 on four screens,...

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    In the Works: "Darling Companion" from "Big Chill" Director, Social Anxiety Monsters & New Docs

    This week's production column takes a look at "Darling's Companion," starring Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline as an aging couple coping with an empty home and a lost dog. We also look at "Nerve," a new film from J.R. Sawyers about a man battling with social anxiety diso...

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    Oscar Round-Up: The Social Network Leads Buzz, Bullock vs. Lane, Renner's a Star

    As awards season heats up and the growing surge of Oscar pundits weigh in more frequently, every Thursday the Daily Read will round up their worthiest efforts. And every Friday, as usual, we post the Oscar Talk podcast: this week we welcome London Fest attendees Guy Lodge (In Contention) and Peter K...

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    Weekly Prediction Update: Oscars 13/10/10

    To supplement each Wednesday's Oscar column (which today offers 10 "underdog actors" worthy of consideration), I'm offering a weekly update of Oscar predictions with 9 of the major categories ranked in order of personal preference of probability (foreign film - which just announced its final list - was this week's new addition, wiith more categories will be added through the weeks). This'll go on between now and nomination morning. Obviously, some weeks will have very little to offer in terms of how much really changes, particularly between now and December. But for what it's worth, here's what I think is gonna go down, with the predicted no...

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    Weinstein to Counter MPAA "Valentine" Ruling

    Hoping to reverse a potentially damaging ruling by the MPAA last week, The Weinstein Company said today that it would appeal last week's NC-17 rating for its Sundance 2010 pick up, "Blue Valentine" by Derek Cianfrance.

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