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    Reverse Shot 28: The American All-Stars

    English-speaking American cinema’s been getting us down. It was an unusually dismal summer at the movies, and while it’s true that nearly every year now, the sweaty months are rough going for film lovers, there was something about this year’s crop of bloated sequels, incomprehensible action “spectacles,” and kiddie flicks (a category which now seems to encompass 5- to 35-year- olds) that left us feeling more than a little unsatisfied. And then a funny thing happened: Alamar opened, providing the movie summer’s first true breath of fresh air. (Yes, despite movie culture’s consensus, The Social Network wasn’t the film that single-handedly save...

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    James Cameron Talks 'Cleopatra,' Extended 'Avatar' & Possible 'T2' 3D Conversion

    Says Directing Angelina Jolie Would Be "Hot"Hot on the heels of rumors that James Cameron may be turning his attention to a “Cleopatra” film starring none other than Angelina Jolie as the infamous temptress, comes an insightful interview from the NY Times in which the director talks about those rumo...

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    Now, Voyager: Sandra Kogut's "Mutum"

    Though she made her feature filmmaking debut with Mutum (which closed Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight program in 2007 and toured as part of 2009’s Global Lens initiative), Sandra Kogut has been an active documentarian for the past two decades. With ambitious projects like Parabolic People (1991), a multipart series of restlessly scrolling, densely composed video windows onto Dakar, Paris, Tokyo, New York, and Rio de Janeiro, or the gleeful adventures in collective storytelling that take place in Adiu monde, or Pierre and Claire’s Story (1998), she’s been at the forefront of Brazil’s contemporary documentary scene, which, since the mid-nineties, ...

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    Weekly Oscar Prediction Update: 20/10/10

    Here's yet another weekly update of the Oscar prediction charts to supplement Wednesday's awards column on indieWIRE (which this week goes in a different direction than Oscar and looks at the Gotham Award nominations). There's not a whole lot of tinkering - though "Winter's Bone" does get a bit of a boost from all the Gotham love, "The Fighter" seems a bit more hopeful due to that new trailer (and a few whispers), and there's definitely some other thoughts that have shifted here and there. In a week or two I'll do a full on update with commentary for the major categories, but in the meantime these charts are all that time allows. So here's O...

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    Why Single Girls Want to Meet European Men

    I stand corrected regarding yesterday's suggestion that this was the viral video of the year. One day later, it's been upstaged by these classics. Thanks to Matt D to alerting me to one the most hilarious (and unintentionally?) gay things the internet's ever seen... and perfect viewing material to a...

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    Paley Center and SnagFilms Stream Live Doc Debut

    In a groundbreaking digital media event, Wednesday the Paley Center for Media, Big Live and SnagFilms are mounting the synchronous American premiere of Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia. It marks the first time a film has premiered with a post-screening panel simultaneously to a t...

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    Flashback 11/4/08

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: Subcultural Portraits

    Our curation of Hulu's Documentaries page this week is the first of two weeks inspired by Halloween. While the holiday will feature more prominently next week, the films selected this week are a bit more playful - literally, as most of them feature a performative element as they portray individuals ...

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    Abu Dhabi: Extravagance & a Few Gems at a High Class Festival

    A skyline that resembles Vegas, but less gaudy and more modern; a mall that overlooks the ocean and carries Chanel, Christian Dior and Valentino; the second most expensive hotel ever built, that holds a water slide, thirteen restaurants, and a gold dispensing machine within its marble walls. “Sex an...

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