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    Netflix on the Wii

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    New Directors/New Films '10 | Director Radu Jude on his No Fuss Approach Directing "Happiest Girl"

    The Romanians are back with another bone-dry, pitch-black comedy—this time bearing a particularly cynical view on happiness, the cruelty of families, and the making of inept television commercials. In his feature-film debut, Radu Jude is already a master of uneasy hilarity. When a plucky provincial ...

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    New Directors/New Films '10 | “The Oath” Director Laura Poitras On Her Portrait of Post-9/11 U.S

    Filmed over a two-year period, The Oath interweaves the stories of Abu Jandal, Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard (now driving a cab in Yemen), and Salim Hamdan, a Guantanamo Bay prisoner charged with war crimes. Filmmaker Laura Poitras (My Country, My Country, ND/NF 2006) takes us deep inside the w...

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    National Geographic Films Plans July Restrepo Release

    Already set to air on the National Geographic Channel in November, the Afghanistan doc Restrepo, winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival documentary grand jury prize, has also been acquired by National Geographic Entertainment. Under new president Daniel Battsek, National Geographic Films will rel...

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    California, Here I Come: Baumbach's "Greenberg"

    There are those who claim that Punch-Drunk Love begs to be read as a deconstruction of Adam Sandler’s screen persona. While they might be right, it doesn't make Paul Thomas Anderson's dull slab of powder-blue whimsy any more bearable. So when I say that Noah Baumbach's latest film, Greenberg, feels like a culmination of sorts for its star, Ben Stiller, that's not in and of itself a ringing endorsement, although it’s certainly superior to the writer-director’s previous Margot at the Wedding. In that film, another Frat Pack satellite—Jack Black—was asked to show depths beyond his famously satyric screen persona. He failed, but then so did almos...

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    Trades Jockey For Entertainment News

    As the trades adjust to more competition and squeezed ad revenues, there's a whole lot of jockeying going on.

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    Academy, Producers Pick Award Dates

    The 2011 awards season is coming into focus.

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