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    'Black Swan' Takes Best Feature, Actress, Director & Cinematographer At Indie Spirit Awards

    The second-to-last hurrah of the movie season took place this afternoon, with the Independent Spirit Awards, the looser neighbor to the big Oscar show tomorrow night. And while it's unlikely "Black Swan" will repeat the feat on Sunday, Fox Searchlight must be very pleased to close off their year in ...

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    Spirit Awards: Black Swan Wins Four, Portman and Franco Take Home Acting Awards

    Fox Searchlight was the big winner Saturday at Film Independent's Spirit Awards as Black Swan collected four awards, for best feature, actress (Natalie Portman), director (Darren Aronfosky) and cinematography (Matthew Libatique) while a tired-looking James Franco, who is not only co-hosting Sunday's...

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    "Black Swan" Lead Spirit Award Winners

    Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" led the winners of the 26th Film Independent's Spirit Awards, taking best feature, best director, best actress and best cinematography. Full list of winners below.

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    SPIRIT AWARDS LIVE | The Complete Event, Minute by Minute

    The 26th Film Independent's Spirit Awards are currently going down on a very windy and cold afternoon here in Santa Monica. indieWIRE's team is on the scene, and will be offering minute by minute coverage of everything Spirit Awards.

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    Live From The Indie Spirit Awards: Black Swan Dominates, Winners Talk (UPDATE)

    We are live on the beaches of Santa Monica for the 2011 Indie Spirit Awards. It's a sunny but blistering February afternoon. The clouds will likely roll in as the show starts at 2 pm. Winners will be ushered into the press tent to give their last comments before tomorrow's season-finale Oscar showdo...

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    Spirit Awards 2011: Who Will Win & Who Should Win

    indieWIRE conducted a poll of its writers as well as many of its criticWIRE participants, asking two questions about this year's Film Independent Spirit Awards: Who will win, and who should win? In thirteen categories, insiders suggested who might take home an award at the ceremony this Saturday aft...

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    George Nolfi Addresses The Abandoned Fourth 'Bourne' Film With Matt Damon He Wrote

    With "The Adjustment Bureau" hitting theaters next week, we sat down to talk to first-time director (and writer) George Nolfi just very recently. Nolfi, who wrote "The Sentinel" and the rather gonzo, "Ocean's Twelve," endeared himself to Universal executives by working on the script for the "Bourne...

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    Oscarbation: The Road To The Oscars 2011 & Predictions

    Last year, the Academy Awards expanded the field of Best Picture nominees to ten, ostensibly to give the public the feeling of having influence on what awards committees deemed the finest films of the year. Some argued the move was intended to level the populist playing field in 2008 when "The Dark Knight" was not nominated for a Best Picture award, and the public seemed to be outraged over this move. But one could say the strategy backfired, as the winner was Kathryn Bigelow’s tense war picture “The Hurt Locker,” one of the lowest grossing Best Picture winners in the last few decades. And of course it lost out to the MOR-player "Avatar," now...

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    Review: 'Drive Angry 3D' Is a Hellzapoppin' Blast Of B-Movie Ridiculousness

    "Drive Angry 3D" is everything it wants to be. And slightly more. If one wonders to what extent filmmakers have NOT been using 3D, director Patrick Lussier answers with this picture, a crazy, bad dudes-and-fast-cars camp classic in the making. Shocking, grotesque, and completely ridiculous, audience...

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    'G.I. Joe 2: The Streets' As 'Step Up' Helmer Jon Chu Climbs Aboard Toy Soldier Franchise

    Deadline reports Paramount is heading into production on a second "G.I. Joe" picture by by bringing on the cheapest of the three previously-rumored directors in Jon M. Chu. Chu is coming off the box office success of the concert film "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" and the last two "Step Up" entri...

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