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    cinemadaily | Sheffield Wrap

    The 2009 Sheffield Doc/Fest wrapped up this weekend and this year's edition has left the Guardian's David Cox asking: "Is this the end of the line for the impartial documentary?"

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    The "Brokeback Mountain" Approach

    I had a slight bitch session about the heterosexualized poster for Tom Ford's not-so-heterosexual "A Single Man," and the recently released trailer just re-enforced those thoughts. Check out my story on indieWIRE about the remarkable de-gaying of "A Single Man" in its new Oscar-buzz emphasized trail...

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    Sheffield Docs: How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin, Disco and Atomic War

    Critic Karina Longworth posts again from Sheffield Doc/Fest on two features and a short dealing with the impact of Western pop culture on the fall of the USSR.

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    David Ansen Named Artistic Director of Los Angeles Film Festival

    When Rebecca Yeldham came in to run the Los Angeles Film Festival this year, programming director Rachel Rosen played out her last fest and then moved back to her old stomping grounds, the San Francisco Film Festival. Now Yeldham announces that Newsweek critic David Ansen is joining the LAFF as arti...

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    Eugene Hernandez: Building Buzz

    New York, NY, November 9, 2009 -- "Precoius" v. "Up in the Air"? That was the case on Thursday night in Manhattan as the two expected Oscar contenders hosted competing events in New York City.

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    Twilight Saga New Moon: Saturday Night Live Spoof Firelight, Pattinson's Next Moves

    With Chris Weitz's Twilight Saga: New Moon opening on November 20 (and Twilight reprising in theaters the night before), every media outlet worth their salt is trying to grab a piece of the Twilight fan base. Saturday Night Live is no exception. (See trailer for Firelight, starring Taylor Swift, on ...

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    Sheffield Rock Docs: The Beat is the Law, Taqwacore

    Critic Karina Longworth continues her coverage of Doc/Fest in Sheffield with reviews of music docs The Beat is the Law Part One and Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam.

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    The Top 25 Per-Theater-Average Openings at Box Office

    The Top 25 Per-Theater-Average Openings at Box Office

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    Box Office: "Precious" Soars On Opening Night; Averages $32K

    Anyone skeptical of the box office power of Lee Daniels' "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire" should brace themselves. Last night, on 18 theaters in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta, the film took in $585,000, finding a first day average of $32,500, according to distributor L...

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    R.E.M. Live At The Olympia

    R.E.M. Live At The Olympia

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