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    Could One Petition To Fox Searchlight Bring "Margaret" Into Awards Season?

    While Fox Searchlight is revving up major awards campaigns for several of the critically-acclaimed movies the company has released this year, one title has been conspicuously absent from the buzz: Kenneth Lonergan's "Margaret," the follow-up to his debut, "You Can Count On Me.&quo...

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    Whet Your Appetite For "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" With Takeshi Kitano's "Outrage"

    "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," the adaptation of John le Carré's 1974 British spy novel, will leave a lot of viewers confused when it hits theaters next Friday. Of course, that's exactly what the author intended. A talky Cold War drama about British intellige...

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    Roger Ebert Announces That "At the Movies" Will Go On Hiatus

    Last week, Indiewire reported that the"Ebert Presents At the Movies," the PBS film review show launched by Roger Ebert earlier this year, faced a few promising options to help salvage it from financial trouble. While those possibilities haven't necessarily gone away, Ebert and his wife...

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    An Incredible Opportunity... Or Not? Producing Indie In The Era Of Economic Collapse

    Timing is close to everything. Good movies go unseen. Talent is squandered. Revolutions fail to materialize. All of this because of bad timing (and perhaps bad strategies). At the same time, great things occur, movements are born, we delight in the artistry of new talents -- all because people were...

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    Canada and Denmark: Sundance's Dominant Documentary Duo

    There's a shitload to chew on in the first of three announcements that share the 2012 Sundance Film Festival lineup. But here's one in particular: The World Doc Competition, which has 12 films in all, is comprised of a whopping 7 films from two countries: Denmark and Canada.

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    Indiewire's Must-Read Cheat Sheet for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

    Where do Sundance films come from? If you're an Indiewire reader, they've been hiding in plain sight. We took a look at this year's dramatic competition titles and realized that Indiewire and/or our blog network has written about virtually all of this year's films and/or their m...

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    Sundance Announces Competition Line-Up

    Most of the Sundance Film Festival competition films announced Wednesday for the upcoming Park City festival January 19 - 29 are films that few have seen or heard of. That's what's exciting about Sundance, especially under the leadership of director John Cooper and programmer Trevor Groth. T...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Santa Barbara Names Viola Davis Outstanding Performer of the Year

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will present actress Viola Davis with the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award on Friday, January 27, 2012, at the height of awards season. Oscar-watchers are pitting frontrunner Davis against her veteran "The Doubt" co-star Meryl Streep in ...

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    Carey Mulligan Talks The Ugliness & Effortlessness Of Shooting Sex-Addiction Film 'Shame'

    Since giving her breakthrough performance in 2009’s “An Education,” Carey Mulligan has become well-known to audiences for playing winsome, beautiful characters who convey intelligence and vulnerability in equal measures. But in Steve McQueen’s searing new drama “Shame,&...

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    Jesse Eisenberg Would Prefer To Not Be The Face Of The Low Rent Horror Movie 'Camp Hell'

    For every rising actor or big name star, there is always a film in their past they would like to forget about. Something they did because it was work, they needed to pay rent and they at least wanted to keep working. It's called paying your dues, and while Jesse Eisenberg isn't trying to hid...

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