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    Daily Read: Shutter Island Reaction, Tarantino Goes West, Smith Fights Southwest

    In case some of these stories got past you, Amy Dawes rounds up the day's industry news: While confessing to some fatigue at its length, Screen's Tim Grierson generally raves about the pulpy thrills of Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island, which premiered out of competition Saturday at the Berlin film f...

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    Inside The Oscar Nominees Luncheon

    In contrast to Oscar night, when everyone is tense and on parade, the atmosphere at the annual Oscar Nominees’ Luncheon is relaxed and celebratory. Once the curtains are drawn there are no television cameras inside and everyone is in high spirits. I feel awfully lucky to be invited to attend every y...

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    Quentin Tarantino and Kirk Douglas Do A Q&K

    One of the highlights of the just-wrapped Santa Barbara Film Festival was a matinee screening of the underrated 1975 feature Posse, produced and directed by its star, Kirk Douglas, who agreed to appear on stage with the film’s number-one fan, Quentin Tarantino, in what festival director Roger Durlin...

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    Enzian Turns 25!

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    China's Zhang Yimou Salutes Coens in Latest, "A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop"

    "The Coen brothers film ["Blood Simple"] is one I liked very much. I saw it in the 1980s in Cannes, but I didn't understand it because they didn't have subtitles in Chinese back then, so I only saw the images," said maverick Chinese director Zhang Yimou in Berlin Sunday afternoon following the premi...

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    Baumbach's "Greenberg": Lost Souls Connect in Los Angeles

    Opposites attract in Noah Baumbach's "Greenberg," the fifth feature film from Noah Baumbach ("Margot at the Wedding," "The Squid and the Whale," "Mr. Jealousy," "Kicking and Screaming"). Brooklyn native Baumbach wrote the story with his wife...

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    Berlinale 60 Day Three: Spur der Baren (Trace of the Bears), New York Memories, Waste Land, Howl

    Meredith Brody files Berlin Day Three:

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    Editors Guild Awards Up, The Hangover, The Hurt Locker, The Cove

    Up, The Hurt Locker and The Cove just keep on winning. Sunday night they won Eddies from the Editors Guild for best animated feature (Kevin Nolting), best feature film drama (Bob Murawski & Chris Innis) and best documentary (Geoffrey Richman), respectively. The Hangover won best feature comedy or mu...

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    "Locker," "Cove" Among ACE Eddie Winners

    Kathryn Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker" continued its pre-Oscar domination over James Cameron's "Avatar," beating it out for the American Cinema Editors' annual ACE Eddie awards. "Locker" editors Bob Murawski and Chris Innis beat out "Avatar" editors James Cameron, John Refua and Stephen Rivkin, as wel...

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    "Exam," "Jaakob" and "People" Take Top Prizes at 25th Santa Barbara Fest

    The U.S. debut of "Exam," Finland's "Letters to Father Jaakob" and doc "Enemies of the People" were among the top winners Sunday, capping the 25th Santa Barbara International Film Festival, with winners unveiled at a morning brunch in the picturesque California seaside enclave. Stuart Hazeldine's "E...

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