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    "13 Assassins" To Close Fantastic Fest

    Fresh off its run at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival, Takashi Miike's "13 Assassins," which debuted at the Venice Film Festival, will serve as this year's Fantastic Fest Closing Night Film. The film, a period action picture, is set at the end of Japan's feudal era. It follows a group of...

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    Premieres and Fest Faves on Tap for 17th Austin Film Festival

    The Austin Film Festival & Conference unveiled details of its programming lineup today with 60 feature world, U.S., and regional premieres in many genres including drama, comedy, horror, documentary and more on tap for its 17th annual event taking place October 21 - 28. Toronto favorites including D...

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    Music Worth Hearing—And Seeing

    I love music almost as much as I love movies. That’s why I start every morning with a visit to Tin Pan Alley at www.youtube.com/user/petermintunmusic, where the gifted pianist, singer and musicologist Peter Mintun offers “A Different Tune Each Day.” I’ve also had some wonderful experiences in recent months watching DVDs that celebrate a wide variety of music I happen to like. These documentaries and performance videos don’t have marketing muscle behind them, so they depend on loyal followers and word-of-mouth. That’s why I’m happy to recommend them here, in the hope that I can expand that audience ...

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    The Social Network Update and Review

    Given the way things pile on now, you've already read more than you want to know about a movie you are dying to see, David Fincher's The Social Network. Some of you will go to the New York Film Festival September 24; others will wait until it opens October 1.

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    Welcome, Peter Bogdanovich

    All summer we've been working closely with filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich to build a new site here on indieWIRE. His new home on the growing indieWIRE Blog Network, appropriately dubbed Blogdanovich, features frequent dispatches on the Golden Age of movies and has just been updated with ten reviews, in...

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    Looking Down: Gaspar Noé's "Enter the Void"

    Like a guttersnipe’s update of Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play Our Town, Gaspar Noé’s Enter the Void concerns the post-death consciousness of a young person taken too soon, watching from the wings as life goes on heedlessly below. In both cases, such spiritual lingering incites frustration, regret, loneliness. Like Our Town’s Emily Webb, ripped from the universe after complications from childbirth, Enter the Void’s cipher protagonist, American drug dealer Oscar, shot to death by police in a slimy Tokyo bar bathroom during a bust gone bad, witnesses a world bedeviled by progress (industrialization for Wilder, globalization for Noé) and compromised...

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    Aging Indies and the Nuts & Bolts of Moviemaking in Focus as IFP Event Opens

    Each year during the week between the Toronto and New York film festivals, indie minded moviemakers are in focus at the IFP annual gathering in Manhattan. Formerly known as the IFP Market (and the Independent Feature Film Market before that), IFP Independent Film Week is a meeting point and sho...

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    TIFF: National Geographic's Battsek Acquires The First Grader

    With his first fall festival buy since he took over National Geographic Films, ex-Miramax president Daniel Battsek has acquired U.S. rights for Toronto and Telluride title The First Grader. Battsek had been looking for just the right movie that would fit into the National Geographic mandate to revea...

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    REVIEW | Leaving New York Again, Woody Allen Does Fine with "Stranger"

    With each new movie Woody Allen directs, it grows increasingly clear that leaving New York was the best decision he made in ages. Two years ago, Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" freed the quintessentially neurotic comic from his out-of-touch depictions of American urbanity by letting Spanish flavo...

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    Abe Sylvia Talks "Dirty Girl"

    One very last morsel of coverage from the Toronto International Film Festival... Here's video from an interview I did with "Dirty Girl" director Abe Sylvia at the filmmaker's lounge. Please excuse how awkward I am, and enjoy how charming and genuine Mr. Sylvia is, a man who enjoyed a very successful...

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