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    REVIEW | Campion's Prudish "Star" Needs More Sizzle

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This review was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the Cannes Film Festival. The film is being released in theaters today.

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    TIFF '09: The Hole

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    REVIEW | Cedric the Entertainer: Cedric Klapisch’s “Paris”

    The films of Cedric Klapisch are easy to dismiss. They seem a bit too slick of surface and shallow of meaning. They’re comfortably tucked between entertainment and art, between slumming intelligence and vainglorious style. They go down easy. Klapisch hasn’t the formal genius of contemporary countrym...

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    REVIEW | Norton's Dual Role Salvages Nelson's "Leaves of Grass"

    2009 is starting to look like The Year of the Dual Role, with the stars of three major festival films acting opposite themselves as Patty Duke-esque physical copies with polar opposite personalities. In "Leaves of Grass," Edward Norton plays classically dissimilar twin brothers –– Brady is id, Bill ...

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    REVIEW | Jeunet Continues His Magical Realism With "Micmacs"

    Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s signature films, including "Amelie" and "City of Lost Children," have functioned as gateway drugs, getting the previously uninitiated hooked on the habit of foreign film. Romantic enough to please what we now think of as the "Twilight" se...

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    More Claire! More Claire!

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    TIFF#: Leaves of Grass Director Nelson Directs Two Nortons

    Like many indie films these days, Leaves of Grass (like Men Who Stare at Goats, a stoner comedy) rose like a Phoenix from the ashes of another project. Back in 2006, actor-writer-director Tim Blake Nelson (The Grey Zone), who is the kind of talented, responsible guy who tries to do the right thing a...

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    TIFF '09: Carcasses

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    SPWAG Conquers TIFF's "Defendor" for U.S. and Other Territories

    U.S. and most international rights to writer/director Peter Stebbings' "Defendor" starring Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, Elias Koteas and Sandra Oh have been picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group. The film made its world premiere over the weekend at the Toronto International Film ...

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