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    Friday Night Cocktails and Docs

    Friday I interviewed It's Complicated writer-director Nancy Meyers by phone, Hurt Locker's Jeremy Renner by Flip Cam, and went to a Paramount Lovely Bones cocktail party at the Four Seasons. There I talked to Stanley Tucci and photographed him with Peter Jackson, who I will talk to later this weeken...

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    "Anvil" Leads IDA Winners

    Sacha Gervasi's "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" led the winners of International Documentary Association's 2009 IDA Documentary Awards. The story of the band hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal," which was received snubbed by the Academy's shortlist, received IDA's awards for both overall featur...

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    Things I Heard on the Oscar Party Circuit

    'Tis the season for Oscar parties. They come in different shapes and sizes.

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    Poster of the Week

    What tot or teenager of a certain generation wasn't tantalized by this naughty number? When I first saw this poster for 1991's sensitively titled Whore (it should come with an explanation point, like Oliver!), I didn't know who the hell Ken Russell was (and I still kind of don't) and Theresa Russell was not that chick from the Nic Roeg movies, but rather that dead-eyed lady from Black Widow and Physical Evidence (not the Kent Jones collection but the low-simmer Burt Reynolds vehicle). With her narcotized come-hither glance, given from that dingy bed seemingly perched in the middle of a back-alley urban wasteland, Whore's whore was a sweet and...

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    Shorts Bonanza at Enzian

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    Academy Sets Live Action Short Shortlst

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 82nd Academy Awards. Seventy-one pictures had originally qualified in the category.

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    "Perfection" Named Adrienne Shelly Grant Recipient

    Director Christina Beck's project, "Perfection" has been named the recipient of the Adrienne Shelly Directors Grant. Given in memory of actor and filmmaker Adrienne Shelly, the grant is a competitive award that provides a $5,000 unrestricted grant to a female director alumnus of IFP's Independent Filmmaker Labs. Funding is provided by the Adrienne Shelly Foundation. The 2009 grant recipient was announced Thursday night at the U.S. Premiere of "Serious Moonlight" in New York City. The film, staring Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell & Justin Long, is the feature directorial debut of actor Cheryl Hines and written by Adrienne Shelly. [Brian...

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    IFC Films Nabs "Cell"

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    decade daily: O

    Looking back at a decade of cinema. Today, a list of films that start with the letter 'O'.

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