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    LAFF Receives Grant from Academy

    LAFF Receives Grant from Academy

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    For Your Consideration: 25 Things The Academy Got Right In The 2000s

    With the first wave of awards season precursors less than two weeks away, I figured I would use the very last addition of this column before an onslaught of commentary on critics awards and Spirit and Globe nominations beckons to provide some optimism in the wake of last week's list of the "most des...

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    cinemadaily | Herzog's "Bad Lieutenant" Docks in US

    Werner Herzog's rough remake of the Abel Ferrara's 1992 film "Bad Lieutenant," "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" is heading to US waters, after screenings in Venice and Toronto. David Edelstein of New York Magazine tackles the film, "In Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (a sequel t...

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    Werner Herzog Named Jury President of 2010 Berlinale

    Werner Herzog Named Jury President of 2010 Berlinale

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    Tim Burton @ MoMA

    Tim Burton @ MoMA

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    Oscar Watch: Documentary Branch Snubs Capitalism: A Love Story

    The Academy documentary branch has named their short list of fifteen films (full list on jump), which will be narrowed down to five on Oscar nominations morning February 2.

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    "Capitalism," "Anvil," and "September" Among Major Doc Shortlist Snubs

    "Capitalism," "Anvil," and "September" Among Major Doc Shortlist Snubs

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    The Twilight Saga: New Moon Disappoints

    When new distributor Summit left behind Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke in its rush to push through the second film in their windfall franchise, they took a calculated risk. Abandoning a silly Twilight script that had been passed on by Paramount, Hardwicke and writer Melissa Rosenberg went ba...

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    The 200 Songs of the 2000s: 1-25 (!)

    So after three weeks of counting down, here lies the final 25 songs on my top 200 of the 2000s countdown.

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    Happy Meals: Shorts Made for the Price of Lunch

    Taika Waititi and Don Hertzfeldt have made Oscar-nominated films, so why are they now making shorts with budgets less than $100? Because Mike Plante bought them lunch and challenged them to make a film for the exact cost of the meal. Plante, best known as CineVegas's director of programming, has commissioned fifty Lunchfilms to date, with ten currently in production and scheduled to debut in 2010 and 2011. The roster of filmmakers who have accepted Plante's meal deal runs from A (Cory Arcangel) to Z (the Zellner Brothers). This year Lunchfilms have screened at the Sundance Film Festival and AFI Fest, in addition to a host of microcinemas ...

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