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    Tribeca: Exclusive Monogamy Preview

    Forget celebrity bad boys like Eliot Spitzer, Tiki Barber, Jesse James and Tiger Woods. Fidelity in everyday relationships seems to be a hot topic in films these days, from Date Night to micro-indies like Breaking Upwards and The Freebie. Add Dana Adam Shapiro's feature directing debut Monogamy to t...

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    "Polytechnique" Sweeps Controversially "Mother"-Less Canadian Film Awards

    With a staggering nine awards, Denis Villeneuve's "Polytechnique" swept The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television's controversial 30th annual Genie Awards, held on Toronto's waterfront Monday night. The Quebecois filmmaker's dramatization of the 1989 Montreal Massacre - where several female engine...

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    Alba, Keys, Goldberg, and Twitter Creator Head Star-Studded Tribeca Jury

    The Tribeca Film Festival has announced a star-studded batch of jurors for its April 21 - May 2 fest, made up of 35 individuals, ranging from creator, co-founder and former CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, to acclaimed indie actors Hope Davis and Aaron Eckhart to more mainstream celebrities like Whoopi ...

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    Conan O'Brien: Walking Movie.

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    Essential Orphanistas: John Maddox.

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    Small Screen | Rockin' "Persian Cats," Essential Art House, "Pirate Radio" Come Home

    From the high seas in the '60s to the Iranian underground to the search for a higher power, this week's home viewing offerings mix old and new with several notable specialty releases. Following a trend with many of their new releases, IFC is releasing 2009 Cannes Un Certain Regard Special Jury Priz...

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    Texas' Films Shine at Dallas Film Fest

    Following an opening night that showcased the many categories competing and screening at this year’s Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF), one thing became gradually apparent as the program rolled out at the Angelika Theater Center and Magnolia Theater over past weekend – Texas’s own film indus...

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    LIVE Backstage at the Genie Awards!

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    Critics Update: Variety, Salon, Movieline Moves

    Many people seem to be failing to recognize the distinction between the end of the old media economic model that could afford to pay critics six-figure salaries and the new paradigm which demands that critics deliver more for less--often online. Certainly, indieWIRE is not paying its new in-house cr...

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    The Politics of Hit Girl

    There aren't many times when I go to a movie and I leave speechless. But that did happen to me recently when I saw the film Kick Ass. For those of you that don't know, the film is about an average to slightly nerdy comic book loving kid who decides that he can be his own type of superhero. He dre...

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