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    European Children's Film Association Selects 2012 Award Winner

    The European Children’s Film Association (EFCA) has selected the Belgian family feature “A pas de Loup” (“On the Sly”) for the inaugural EFCA Award for Best European Children’s Film of the Year.

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    Meryl Streep Wins BAFTA, Loses Shoe, Saved By Colin Firth

    Just when it looked like Viola Davis was going to zoom straight through to the Best Actress Oscar, Meryl Streep won the BAFTA for The Iron Lady. Well, she was playing Margaret Thatcher and they are the British Academy Film Awards, so who knows if her victory means anything for the Oscars, but never ...

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    BERLIN REVIEW: 'Captive,' Brillante Mendoza's Awful Kidnapping Movie, Makes the Case for a Dumber Version of Itself

    Brillante Mendoza's "Captive" is that rare cinematic creature: A movie that might be better if it were dumber.

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    'The Artist' Sweeps The BAFTAs With Wins For Picture, Actor, Director & Screenplay, Meryl Streep Takes Best Actress

    We're coming into the last gasp of the awards season now, and while most eyes tonight will be on the Grammys, in the aftermath of the death of Whitney Houston yesterday, the Orange British Academy Film Awards are being given out at the Royal Opera House in London. It's one of the last major ...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'The Vow' And 'Safe House' Lead Four $20 Million+ Debuts

    It’s a crowded non-holiday weekend in February. Clearly, all these new releases should do somewhere in the vicinity of $10-$15 million, cannibalizing their own audiences, right? It’s early, but in a year of box office surprises, consider this weekend the most unlikely. With the final tallies to be a...

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    Weekend B.O. (Feb. 10-12)

    They're smiling in the executive offices in Hollywood because everyone came out to see movies this weekend with the four major weekend releases all opening strong.

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    At 2.5 Hours, Does Kevin MacDonald's Doc 'Marley' Add Really Anything New to the Rastafarian's Tale?

    The best sequence in "Marley," Kevin Macdonald's sprawling, two-and-a-half-hour chronicle of Bob Marley's legacy, arrives at the very end. While the credits roll, Macdonald shows Marley fans around the world singing his greatest hits. The diverse cultures and appearances, united by...

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    BERLIN REVIEW: Immaculate Conception and Rock Music Are a Surprisingly Effective Combo in 'Electrick Children'

    There's nothing fresh about a teenage Mormon growing frustrated with her repressed community, but writer-director Rebecca Thomas turns that outline into an unlikely crowdpleaser with her feature-length debut, "Electrick Children." Impressive newcomer Julia Garner stars as soul-searchin...

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    My Sole Berlinale-Related Contribution To This Blog So Far

    At a press conference earlier today:

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    Dialogue of Cultures Festival Announces $40,000 Documentary Grant

    Successfully launched in New York last year, the Dialogue of Cultures Festival is very proud to announce its $40,000 grant program for the production of a 30-minute documentary that best captures the festival’s theme in a creative and vibrant way.

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