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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Under The Radar: A Kiwi Western And A Jazz Doc

    Some movies open “wide,” on thousands of screens; others play in just a handful of theaters. And some films, lacking promotion or advertising budgets, simply materialize, with the hope that people will discover them On Demand, or cable, or DVD, like a sleeper from New Zealand I was lucky...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Freaky Deaky' Is A 1970s-Set Farce Where The Afros Outnumber The Laughs

    Just when you thought filmmakers had milked every gag possible from setting a movie in the 1970s, along comes writer/director Charles Matthau to prove that theory correct in the moribund Elmore Leonard adaptation “Freaky Deaky.” Though the source material takes place in 1988, Matthau hea...

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    Exclusive: BAM's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry to Feature Shorts by Bill Morrison and His Cat Gene, Jonas Mekas and Joseph Gordon Levitt

    The Brooklyn Academy of Music has provided Indiewire with its entire short film program for the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival taking place next month.

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    Tribeca Review: 'Rubberneck' Is A True Crime Tale That's Truly Dull

    Chances are, if the movie doesn't feature a dolphin with a prosthetic tail on the poster, and it carries "inspired by true events" disclaimer, then it's going to be something about murder, mayhem, or the decades-long search for the Zodiac killer. So by announcing that your movie is inspired by true ...

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    A Few New Pics & Another Character Poster From Walter Salles' 'On The Road'

    So, will the romance of the open road, and a whole other America waiting in the distance in "On The Road" inspire young people everywhere to journey across this land? Or at the very least get them to read Jack Kerouac's book? That remains to be seen, but the spirit of the beats is aliv...

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    Los Angeles Film Fest Reveals 3 Gala Screenings Including "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Middle of Nowhere"

    The Los Angeles Film Festival (producer Stephanie Allain's inaugural year as director of the festival) has announced a trio of gala screenings for this year's upcoming event, scheduled to run from  from June 14 - 24.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    'Room 237' Goes to IFC Midnight; Doc Investigates Theories on Kubrick's 'The Shining'

    IFC Midnight has picked up Rodney Ascher's documentary, "Room 237," for North American distribution. The film, which premiered at Sundance, is about theories and controversies surrounding Stanley Kubrick's film "The Shining," based on Stephen King's novel.

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    2012 Cannes Critics' Week Program Unveiled

    The 51st edition of Cannes Critics' Week (Semaine de la Critique) -- running May 17-25, 2012 -- has announced its selection.

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    Cannes Critics' Week Celebrates First-Timers, Shuts Out Americans and Women from Competition

    The Cannes Critics' Week will be packed will first-time filmmakers, save one...

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    Read About the Reddit vs. Taplin Smackdown: Who's Right?

    Last week, Fast Company hosted its Innovation Uncensored event in New York -- and also saw a major throwdown between Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian and Jonathan Taplin, a producer ("Mean Streets," "To Die For"), tour manager for The Band, SOPA supporter and currently director of...

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