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    cinemadaily | Award-Winning Inuit Drama Comes to Film Forum

    "There is a majesty in the Great White North, but it doesn't seem that majestic when you're standing by an opening in the ice waiting for a seal to emerge while your grandmother, the only other living person in sight, stomps her feet, trying to scare some lunch up through the breathing hole. The Nor...

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    Heff Finds Canadian Home

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    Global Warming, I Secretly Love You

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    Precious, Last Station Score Five Indie Spirit Noms

    It was amusing watching announcers Matt Dillon and Taraji Henson maul the global Independent Spirit Awards nominees live on UStream Tuesday morning: they couldn't wrap their tongues around many of the names. Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire and The Last Station dominated with five nom...

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Surprises From The Spirit Award Nominations

    Lee Daniels' "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire" and Michael Hoffman's "The Last Station" topped the 2010 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, each nabbing five nods including best feature. The pair were joined in that category by Marc Webb's "(500) Days of Summer," Cherien Dabis...

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    Oscar Watch: Contenders Like Gotham Winner Hurt Locker Mix Edge with Style

    It was predictable that The Hurt Locker would dominate the Gothams, winning best feature and ensemble as well as a tribute to director to Kathryn Bigelow, but the indie film, which came out last June, needed a boost in the more competitive Oscar race. Working with writer Mark Boal, who was embedded ...

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    Oscar Watch: New Carpetbagger Hits Award Circuit

    Melena Ryzik is the NYT's new "guide on the red carpet to the news and the nonsense of awards season, covering the Golden Globes, the Oscars and more," reads the new "about" section of The Carpetbagger. She's the NYT staffer who replaces the alter-ego of NYT media columnist David Carr, who burned ou...

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    Reverse Shot Direct Address #1: Sally Potter

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    Celebrating Telluride

    Even a rank amateur like me can take good pictures in Telluride. The setting is beautiful and famous people are relaxed and don’t mind being photographed. On Friday morning of Labor Day Weekend there is a brunch for festival patrons and special guests which I’m privileged to attend; that’s when I start snapping away, and you never know whom you’ll capture in the same frame. This first photo has special significance because when Laura Linney first came to Telluride with Kinsey in 2004 she fell in love with longtime festival staffer Marc Schauer—and earlier this year they were married. Linney travels the globe for her work, but has become ...

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