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    Sundance Review | Nichols and Shannon Create American Epic With "Take Shelter"

    Part family drama, part psychological thriller, "Take Shelter" manages to succeed as an otherworldly blend of "Field of Dreams" and Noah's Ark. Following up his 2007 festival hit "Shotgun Stories," director Jeff Nichols re-teams with Michael Shannon for the absorbing saga of a mentally disturbed hus...

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    Banksy's Oscar Reaction: "Last Time There Was A Naked Man Covered in Gold Paint in My House Was Me"

    Rookie filmmaker Banksy's Exit Through The Gift Shop, now nominated for best documentary feature Oscar, is causing the ever-elusive street artist to reconsider the concept of awards. "This is a big surprise," he states of the nomination. "I don't agree with the concept of award ceremonies, but I'm p...

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    A Look at the Oscar Nominations

    I held my breath this morning as the best picture nominations were read. It wasn't until I heard the 10th, the one that named Winter's Bone as a nominee that I was finally able to exhale.

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    Watch: Heart Smashing End Credit Sequence To 'Blue Valentine'

    Okay, so after all the NC-17 hoopla and some fantastic critical praise, "Blue Valentine" only walked with one Oscar nomination this morning for Michelle Williams (though Ryan Gosling is every bit as deserving as the co-star). No matter, it doesn't change the fact that the film is one of the rawest d...

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    Magnolia and Shorts International to Take Oscar-Nominated Short Films on North American Tour

    Magnolia Pictures and Shorts International are teaming up to bring the 2011 Oscar short films to over 150 theaters across the U.S. and Canada. The screenings, which allow a wide audience to see the easily neglected films, began in 2005. The annual screenings have been picking up steam ever since, ...

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    Oscar Looks Beyond Hollywood

    Considering that the membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is comprised of people who work in the mainstream movie industry, it’s encouraging to see that they refuse to follow the company line and repeatedly honor good work from the independent film world and foreign countrie...

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    Rising Director Tom Green To Make Feature Debut With Film Set Against Legendary Stone Roses Gig

    This writer went to university for four years in Manchester, England and, as such, is still physically unable to listen to one of the seminal bands from the city, The Stone Roses. Despite only recording two albums, one of which is rubbish, the band seemingly soundtrack every bar, club and restaurant...

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    Summit May Pick Up Emma Watson Starrer 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'

    Plus Sundance Flicks 'Silent House,' 'Bengali Detective' & 'Circumstance' Find HomesWith Sundance on, it's sales time for studios and distributors, as everyone in town competes to pick up the next would-be indie phenomenon. In what's been a more lively market for acquisitions than in recent years (a...

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    Back & Forth: Kohn and Knegt Discuss This Morning's Oscar Nominations

    indieWIRE lead critic Eric Kohn and awards prognosticator Peter Knegt discussed the nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards. Surprises, predictions, and more from the iW duo.

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    10 Pleasant Surprises From The 2011 Oscar Nominations

    Alright, the 83rd Annual Academy Award nominations are in. Now it's time to analyze, bitch and moan, celebrate, postulate and what have you, depending on your subjective opinion of the way the noms turned out (it's honestly amusing watching the Oscar "expert" bloggers quiver in their boots about the...

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