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    Can A Couple Truly Collaborate Creatively (And Survive?)

    Jealousy is great fodder for creation. Our hunger for love puts stress on us even once we have found it, earned it, and secured it. Love is both incredibly deep and incredibly delicate. It is strong and it is fragile. We can make movies about love until the end of time, and not even scratch the surface.Indie & Truly Free Film are both currently awash in collaborative filmmaking teams. Some are siblings, some are friends, and at least one of them is a couple: Sophia Takal and Lawrence Michael Levine. When I saw Sophia's GREEN, I was incredibly impressed and moved. Not only does Takal tackle the subject of jealousy straight on, she does ...

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  • The Playlist
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    Helen McCrory Joins 'James Bond 23'; Bérénice Marlohe & Ben Whishaw Confirmed

    As the filmmakers get everything in place to start shooting soon, it looks like Sam Mendes is nailing down the final pieces of his cast for "James Bond 23" or as it will probably be called "Skyfall."

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    Michael Fassbender's Dirty Sheets Cover The Teaser Poster For 'Shame'

    When our own Oli Lyttleton saw "Shame" in Venice he declared Michael Fassbender's performance a "tour-de-force." When this writer caught up with it at TIFF, I couldn't help but agree and with the rest of the Playlist staffers screening it today at NYFF, one of them said that "Fassbender's performanc...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Episode 2 Of New Sci-Fi Web Series "Osiris"

    Here's the latest episode of the new sci-fi webseries Osiris. We featured the first episode last week and you can check it out HERE.

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    'The Killing' Star Kristin Lehman Is A 'Golf Pro'; David Morse Enlists In 'World War Z'

    A couple bits of casting for you, one for a smaller comedy the other for a big budget zombie movie.

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    SnagFilms and FamilyFarmed Want Your Vote for the Top Food Film

    Today, Snagfilms, indieWIRE's parent company, and FamilyFarmed.org announced the "Good Food Film Countdown," a contest in which users vote for their favorite food films and qualify to win food prizes, including free food for a year.

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  • The Playlist
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    NYFF ’11 Review: ‘Paradise Lost 3’ Is Utterly Compelling, But Still Ethically Messy At Times

    Few movies have a conclusion as out-of-nowhere, compelling and yet strange as the one featured in "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory." What makes this finale even more exceptional is the fact that the film is a documentary and that this unexpected coda wasn't dreamed up inside the head of an imaginative sc...

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    Watch: Anti-Funny "Young Adult" Trailer Drops

    "Young Adult," the second Jason Reitman/Diablo Cody collaboration, has dropped its first trailer. The movie poster was seriously kick-ass; the cast was awesome. It seemed like one of the year's biggest indie comedies. But now that we've seen this trailer, we're not so sure that "comedy" is the word ...

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    Watch: Tom Cruise Shows Off Some Impressive Dance Moves & Totally Owns A Wedding Reception

    So movie producer David Ellison invited his "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" star Tom Cruise to his wedding and well, Tom Cruise fucking showed up. And if you dare challenge him to a dance off scored by Maroon 5 and their godawful "Dance Like Jagger," he will school you. Mission impossible? N...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    West Memphis Three Will Attend NYFF Premiere of Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

    The West Memphis Three (Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley Jr. - just released from death row) will make their first public appearance at the New York Film Festival's premiere of Joe Berlinger’s and Bruce Sinofsky’s updated Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory.

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