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    Matt Singer Joins Indiewire With the Launch of the Criticwire Blog

    If you believe the hype, film criticism faces extinction. Indiewire sees it differently: Provocative voices steeped in knowledge and enthusiasm for every strain of movie experience never went away. It just got harder to find them.

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    Does "The Snowtown Murders" Get a Little Too Personal With Killer Rage?

    The 1999 serial murders that took place in a sleepy town in Southern Australian don't just provide the inspiration for "The Snowtown Murders," Justin Kurzel's nightmarish directorial debut. The movie embodies the murdering process with undeniably frightening results that call the f...

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    Review: 'Let The Bullets Fly' Entertains With Snappy Dialogue, Disappoints With An Indulgent Runtime

    With the Asian film market looking to put out blockbusters that can stand tall next to American behemoths, there occasionally comes a picture that owes as much to Sergio Leone as it does to, say, Michael Bay or Ridley Scott. Jiang Wen’s “Let The Bullets Fly” revels in breathtaking, breakneck pacing ...

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    Jafar Panahi Awaits Prison, As Iran Celebrates Oscar Win and New "Film" Opens

    After the Oscar win for "A Separation" and the release, starting this Wednesday, of Jafar Panahi's "This Is Not a Film" at the Film Forum, fans of Iranian cinema are probably celebrating. But let's not forget: Panahi remains in the same virtual prison seen in his trium...

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    Elizabeth Olsen The Latest Actress Offered The Role Of Marie In Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake

    While Spike Lee and the team behind "Oldboy" haven't yet found their leading lady, you gotta at least respect that they are going for some pretty solid talent. Rooney Mara was the first one to be offered the female lead in the film, before passing on it while Mia Wasikowska was al...

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    Weekend Oscar Party Trawl UPDATED SPIRITS PICS

    Sunday night after the Oscars I went to the Governor's Ball, where Tony Bennett sang four songs, raw seafood was piled high on ice, and towers of chocolate flowed along with the champagne. Academy execs Dawn Hudson and Ric Robertson were relieved to have endured a long and turbulent Oscar reason...

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    Robert Redford & Diane Keaton To Star In 'The Most Wonderful Time' Yet Another Ensemble Holiday Movie

    It's hard to belive that despite all the illustrious leading men Diane Keaton has starred with in the course of her career -- Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Woody Allen, Robert De Niro, Warren Beatty -- she somehow never crossed paths with Robert Redford. And while it's kind of exciting the...

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    Cuba Gooding Jr. Set To Star in Fox's Legal Drama Pilot "Guilty"

    Cuba Gooding Jr. is slated to star in Fox's Greg Belanti legal drama series Guilty, as a morally dubious defense attorney who is unjustly convicted of fraud and consequently stripped of his license. According to THR, Gooding Jr will play William "Billy" Remz, who resorts to solving cas...

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    Former 'Thor 2' Director Brian Kirk Takes Robert Ludlum's 'The Osterman Weekend'

    You would think with the massive success of the Bourne franchise, studios would be falling over themselves to develop anything by Robert Ludlum to the big screen but it has been slow going. Outside that series, the last Ludlum property to get produced was the TV mini "Covert One: The Hades Fact...

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    Russell Crowe Now Officially Negotiating To Board The Ark For Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

    First rumored at the beginning of the month alongside Liam Neeson as a potential star for the film, and then confirming via Twitter that he was eyeing the gig, Variety reports that Russell Crowe has now formally entered negotiations to topline Darren Aronofsky's "Noah."

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