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    Twitter Friday: Finke vs. Breznican, CHUD vs. Playlist, Power Couple at the Savoy

    On Friday afternoons folks start to relax and hang on Twitter. This afternoon was particularly rich with delights. First, Deadline.com editrix Nikki Finke tweeted to refute USA Today staffer Anthony Breznican's assertion that a publicist pitched him to have Finke appear on his radio show, even thoug...

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    "Kids Are All Right" Wins Berlin's Teddy Award

    Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids are All Right" took the best feature film prize at Berlin International Film Festival's Teddy Awards, handed out the best queer works featured in all sections of the festival. The film - which stars Annette Bening and Julianne Moore as a couple negotiating the newfound p...

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    Remembering Derek Jarman, 16 Years Later

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    SXSW Adds Closer Four Lions, Jonze Short, Doors and Star Wars Docs

    The SXSW Film Festival has declared its closing night film for March 20: Chris Morris’s Sundance satire Four Lions, the story of British jihadists and their "abstract dreams of glory."

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    Critics Notebook: At the Berlinale, B-sides, Not Singles

    It was about halfway through “Jew Süss”, Oskar Roehler’s staggeringly awful new drama, that I was reminded of my great-aunt, now dead more than seven years. This was a surprise, for a number of reasons. I don’t think of her often; we were never especially close. In ...

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    Oscar Talk 22: Dueling Oscar Producers, Weinstein's Inglourious Basterds Push, Bullock Talks

    Kris Tapley and I dig into the meat of the matter this week as the Oscar season goes into overdrive. Are voters trying to rig the top ten? What has a better shot of winning, The Hurt Locker, Avatar or Inglourious Basterds, which Harvey Weinstein has been relentlessly flogging? Are Oscar producers Ad...

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    "Lions" To Close SXSW; Additional Titles Added

    The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has announced that Chris Morris' Sundance favorite "Four Lions" will be its Closing Night film, to play on Saturday, March 20 at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas. SXSW also released additional feature and short titles or the 2010 even...

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    Kiwi Shorts: New Zealand Filmmakers Conquer Sundance, Take Aim at Berlin

    Could 2010 be the year that New Zealand short filmmakers take over the world? The year began promisingly as Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland's "The Six Dollar Fifty Man" took the jury prize in international short filmmaking at January's Sundance Film Festival. And now at Berlin, Katie Wolfe's "R...

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    Paramount Acquires Middle Men

    While the deal for Paramount to acquire George Gallo's Middle Men, starring Luke Wilson and James Caan, was closed late in the year, details are just emerging. Essential Entertainment started handling sales for the Oxymoron Entertainment-funded movie at Cannes, reported Screen:

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    indieWIRE This Week: Berlin, Awards, Deals & More

    THIS WEEK IN FILM: This year's Berlinale proves to be disappointing to critics. Award ceremonies continue to dole out awards, with the Oscars not far away. Meanwhile, IFC acquires three pictures over a single week.

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