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    Welcome, Peter Bogdanovich

    All summer we've been working closely with filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich to build a new site here on indieWIRE. His new home on the growing indieWIRE Blog Network, appropriately dubbed Blogdanovich, features frequent dispatches on the Golden Age of movies and has just been updated with ten reviews, in...

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    Looking Down: Gaspar Noé's "Enter the Void"

    Like a guttersnipe’s update of Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play Our Town, Gaspar Noé’s Enter the Void concerns the post-death consciousness of a young person taken too soon, watching from the wings as life goes on heedlessly below. In both cases, such spiritual lingering incites frustration, regret, loneliness. Like Our Town’s Emily Webb, ripped from the universe after complications from childbirth, Enter the Void’s cipher protagonist, American drug dealer Oscar, shot to death by police in a slimy Tokyo bar bathroom during a bust gone bad, witnesses a world bedeviled by progress (industrialization for Wilder, globalization for Noé) and compromised...

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    Aging Indies and the Nuts & Bolts of Moviemaking in Focus as IFP Event Opens

    Each year during the week between the Toronto and New York film festivals, indie minded moviemakers are in focus at the IFP annual gathering in Manhattan. Formerly known as the IFP Market (and the Independent Feature Film Market before that), IFP Independent Film Week is a meeting point and sho...

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    TIFF: National Geographic's Battsek Acquires The First Grader

    With his first fall festival buy since he took over National Geographic Films, ex-Miramax president Daniel Battsek has acquired U.S. rights for Toronto and Telluride title The First Grader. Battsek had been looking for just the right movie that would fit into the National Geographic mandate to revea...

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    REVIEW | Leaving New York Again, Woody Allen Does Fine with "Stranger"

    With each new movie Woody Allen directs, it grows increasingly clear that leaving New York was the best decision he made in ages. Two years ago, Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" freed the quintessentially neurotic comic from his out-of-touch depictions of American urbanity by letting Spanish flavo...

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    Abe Sylvia Talks "Dirty Girl"

    One very last morsel of coverage from the Toronto International Film Festival... Here's video from an interview I did with "Dirty Girl" director Abe Sylvia at the filmmaker's lounge. Please excuse how awkward I am, and enjoy how charming and genuine Mr. Sylvia is, a man who enjoyed a very successful...

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    Salon The Town Review Attacks Affleck for Celebrity Malaise

    While the rest of the world is restoring Ben Affleck to star status after his well-reviewed and well-attended The Town opening, Salon's Andrew O'Hehir is playing Armond White. He detects "troubling signs of celebrity malaise" in The Town, compared to Affleck's directorial debut Gone Baby Gone: "you...

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    Let Me Go

    Let Me Go

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    Contraband Stars Beckinsale, Wasikowska vs. Phoenix, Panettiere as Amanda Knox

    - Working Title is remaking 2008 thriller Reykjavik-Rotterdam (Iceland's 2009 Oscar submission) for American audiences. Kate Beckinsale will reportedly star opposite Mark Wahlberg in the retitled Contraband. He plays an alcohol smuggler-turned-security guard being lured back into below-ground busine...

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    Update Your App!

    The Hurt Locker is one of 365 new entries in the 2011 Movie Guide and its app!

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