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    #LFF: London Calling

    After the Precious screening Friday evening I wandered off into the night and eventually found my way back to the May Fair Hotel off Berkeley Square. I walked down Regent Street, London's Madison Avenue, and was impressed by The Gap display window for LFF opener The Fantastic Mr. Fox. The crisp fall...

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    cinemadaily | Recent Restorations Shine at MoMA

    To Save and Project: The Seventh MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation is currently underway at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Dedicated to showcasing recently restored films, this year's edition includes screenings of over 25 works, including a week-long run of John Cassavete...

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    "Fish Tank," "Moon" Lead British Indie Award Nods

    Andrea Arnold's "Fish Tank" led the 12th annual British Independent Film Award nominations, which were announced today at Soho House in London. The film managed eight nominations, including best film, best director, best screenplay, and acting nods for Katie Jarvis, Kierston Wareing and Michael Fass...

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    Three Set For Rotterdam's 2010 Competition

    Ben Russell's "Let Each One Go Where He May," Anocha Suwichakornpong's "Mundane History" and Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio's "To the Sea" have been announced as part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam's VPRO Tiger Awards Competition 2010. The festival additionally announced that the 2010 festival j...

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    A Few Great Pumpkins IV—First Night: The Leopard Man

    This year, Reverse Shot's annual end-of-October "Great Pumpkins" series can finally get off on the right hobbled foot. We normally like to begin our Halloween recommendations with something of an assessment of the state-of-the-art of horror filmmaking, and since for the past few years the genre has become decidedly moribund, what should be a demonic celebration ends up something of a eulogy. Sounds funereally appropriate, but it's been disappointing nevertheless. So we can begin with very good Monday box-office news: The latest installment of Gruesome, Poorly Edited Faux-Morality Tales an Incredibly Cynical Mini-Studio Churns Out for Easy Pro...

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    Bloggers Disclosure Rules Redux

    J. Sperling Reich of Showbiz Sandbox interviewed critic James Rocchi, journo Michael Giltz and me about the controversy surrounding the FTC blogger disclosure rules. The topic of junkets got quite heated. Here's the post that ignited quite a reaction on this blog.

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    "Antichrist" = $73,500

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    #LFF: Precious Scores in London, Chicago

    Anyone wondering about a Precious backlash need only sit through the movie with an audience. The movie plays, people. It won the audience prize at the Chicago Film Fest, and scored at its London Film Fest gala as well.

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    Oscar Talk, Episode 7: Amelia, Precious, Awards Circuit

    Fresh off the plane from LA to London, in advance of my London Film Fest activities, I got on Skype with In Contention's Kris Tapley for our weekly kudocast. We went deep on what went wrong with Amelia, what's going right with Precious, the plethora of awards-worthy but small-scale projects from Son...

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