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    Box Office 2.0: Fall Winners and Losers

    With Thanksgiving two days away, the film industry's fiscal seasons are-a-changing. While fall technically continues through December 20th, in the film world it's now offically "holiday season," a time for Oscar heavyweights and big-budgeted family fare. So indieWIRE decided to devote this week's ...

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    Greta's All Grown Up in 'Greenberg'

    Greta's All Grown Up in 'Greenberg'

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    cinemadaily | Criterion Brings Oscar-Snubbed "Gomorrah" Home...to the Family

    Last year, when the Oscar shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film was released, Matteo Garrone's "Gomorrah," a critical favorite, was snubbed. Today, it gets its comeuppance with a release through the Criterion Collection. "In the first wave of their extended collaboration with IFC films, Criterio...

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    Oscar Watch: The Big Four Are Screening

    I've seen Rob Marshall's Nine and Clint Eastwood's Invictus, but I am not allowed to write about them just yet. And I got my screening invite today for Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones. They start at the end of the week. I've been reading the Alice Sebold novel, which is as cool as I had heard. So I...

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt Makes 'Em Laugh on SNL

    I have always dug Joseph Gordon-Levitt, from success d'estime Brick to Searchlight hit 500 Days of Summer. But did I know he had Donald O'Connor in him? No! Check out his gut-splitting, floor-to-ceiling rendition of Singing in the Rain's "Make 'Em Laugh:"

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    "Nine" Posters

    "Nine" Posters

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    Eugene Hernandez: Frederick Wiseman = The Greatest

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 23, 2009 -- This 15th weekly column begins with why I love Frederick Wiseman and concludes with why I love documentary cinema. Since seeing "La Danse" a few weeks ago at New York's Film Forum, I've been wanting to make the following statement: Frederick Wiseman i...

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    "Ajami" Tops at Thessaloniki

    A jury led by director Theo Angelopoulos presented Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani's "Ajami" with the Golden Alexander for Best Feature Film at the 50th Thessaloniki International Film Festival this weekend, along with an award of 40,000 euros. The Silver Alexander and prize of 25,000 euros was given ...

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    Brothers vs. Brothers

    Beware the cross-cultural remake.

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    Crazy Town: Werner Herzog's "Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans"

    Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans is camp on arrival. With a name and aesthetic that recalls direct-to-video sequels (Lost Boys: The Tribe, Roadhouse 2: Last Call, or Darkman III: Die Darkman Die anyone?), the film arrives about six months after its loony internet trailer became a viral “this can’t be real” laughingstock— more than enough time for defenders, Herzogians, so-bad-it’s-good Snakes on a Plane enthusiasts, and Nicolas Cage lovers to settle on an appropriately slanted vantage from which to appreciate the film. If you’ve seen that trailer, or any clips since, and are still excited about this proudly superfluous...

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