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    Box Office: "Train Home" Leads Labor Day Debuts; "Tillman," "Get Low" Hang On Nicely

    At a single New York City theater, Lixin Fan's critically acclaimed doc "Last Train Home" led all specialty debuts this Labor Day weekend. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, the film, which follows a Chinese couple who move away from their rural village to earn money in a big...

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    Claudia Cardinale, Queen of Telluride

    One of the most amusing bits of celluloid I've seen all year was an enthusiastic confession by Quentin Tarantino, in a documentary about Cannes Film Festival president Gilles Jacob, that his earliest erotic stirrings were prompted, at the age of six or so, by the sight of Claudia Cardinale in a love scene in---"Circus World!" Despite the presence of both Cardinale and Rita Hayworth in that affably silly 1964 John Wayne Cinerama extravaganza, I'm quite sure neither producer Samuel Bronston nor director Henry Hathaway intended "Circus World" as an erotic picture. But if it worked for Quentin, it only proves how extra-powerful were Cardinale'...

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    Oscar Talk: Venice and Telluride Film Festival

    Anne Thompson is in Venice and Kris Tapley is in Telluride, but that doesn't stop the two from getting into this year's award hopefuls. Topics discussed include Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, Tyler Perry's prospects, and Venetian rainstorms. Stay tuned for next week's Oscar Talk.

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    Telluride: 127 Hours So Intense, Medics Attend to Overcome Moviegoers at Two Screenings

    TOH Telluride correspondent Meredith Brody reports seeing on Saturday night "somebody being taken out on a gurney from the Galaxy" showing of 127 Hours and later that night at a second screening of the Danny Boyle film, "ambulances with multicolored flashing lights pulling into the Palm."

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    Telluride Review: The King's Speech Heads for Oscars

    Critic Tim Appelo reports from Telluride that The King's Speech is a serious Oscar contender. Buck Henry likened the Telluride Film Festival to Valhalla, the place where cinema’s great warriors go for eternal glory – say, tonight’s tribute honoree Claudia Cardinale. But Valhalla is Old Norse for “Ha...

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    Review: "Somewhere"

    On the evidence provided in "Somewhere," the room to book at the Chateau Marmont is 59, which comes with blond pole-dancing twins. Then again, maybe you have to be a rich, good-looking movie star to merit such treatment, and the focus on undeserved privilege is one of the few points of real interest in Sofia Coppola's first feature since "Marie Antoinette." This junior league Antonioniesque study of dislocation and aimlessness is attractive but parched in the manner of its dominant Los Angeles setting, and it's a toss-up as to whether the film is about vacuity or is simply vacuous itself. Never giving but always willing to receive, Johnny M...

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    Another Fall Of Festivals (A 2010 Preview of Sorts)

    Another Fall Of Festivals (A 2010 Preview of Sorts)

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    Fest Review Round-Up: Never Let Me Go, Tabloid, Somewhere

    While the Venice Fest is on its fourth day, Telluride got under way Friday night with screenings of Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go, Errol Morris's latest doc Tabloid and Peter Weir's prisoner-of-war drama The Way Back, which fewer people instantly reviewed. @EugeneNovikov tweeted: "THE WAY BACK (B) ...

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    Distributor Profile: Icarus Films

    All information published in the indieWIRE Distributor Profiles is provided by the individual company.

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    Venice Hit By Torrential Storm

    The forecast was for rain today in Venice, and sure enough a powerful wind and rain storm hit the Lido, knocking down tents and vendor stands and flooding stores on the main beach drag.

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