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    Down the Hole: David Kittredge's "Pornography: A Thriller"

    A male-oriented reboot of Mulholland Drive, David Kittredge’s Pornography: A Thriller doesn’t lack for ambition. Straightforwardly titled yet bent to the max, Pornography is a shape-shifting, genre-twisting plunge into a nefarious sexual underworld that so envisions itself as a David Lynch film it might just qualify as having an identity crisis. Of course there are worse filmmakers one might see in the mirror, and Kittredge proves himself a steady, able study. That said, a constantly self-reflexive, endlessly looping, multicharacter thriller narrative geared up with all sorts of assaultive visual and aural tricks for a debut feature? Kittredg...

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    Gross National Product: "The Joneses"

    Asks The Joneses: What if advertisements infiltrated every level of American daily life, including your neighborly exchanges? A middling satire that eventually sinks into unbearable melodrama, first-time writer-director Derrick Borte’s send-up of American consumer culture is expectedly bland—this is the kind of film that implicitly invokes the American dream—but at least the luxury items being peddled and the methods of sale seem relatively current. It’s almost as if Borte had optioned for this film a wire story on the controversial 2007 Facebook feature that informed your friends of your internet purchases, staging that unsettling infringeme...

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    Current TV's "That's Gay" Series

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    Goldman goldenboy no more?

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    EXCLUSIVE: Red Flag Opens 8: The Mormon Proposition in Thirteen Markets Day-and-Date with VOD

    New distributor-on-the-block Red Flag Releasing--led by two ex-Warner Independent execs, Paul Federbush and Laura Kim--is embracing both the digital future and the theatrical past with its first release, the controversial hot-button Sundance doc 8: The Mormon Proposition.

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    Tribeca '10 | "Freetime Machos" a Docu-Comedy Says Director Mika Ronkainen

    Documentary filmmaker Mika Ronkainen will premiere his latest raucous documentary "Freetime Machos," to North American audiences at Tribeca.

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    Miramax Deal Imminent?

    Industry eyes are focused on brothers Harvey & Bob Weinstein, The Walt Disney Company and Miramax Films in the wake of reports that Disney is close to finalizing a sale of its effectively dormant specialty brand. The Weinsteins have emerged as a lead contender for the company they founded more than ...

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