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    Things I Heard on the Oscar Party Circuit

    'Tis the season for Oscar parties. They come in different shapes and sizes.

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    Poster of the Week

    What tot or teenager of a certain generation wasn't tantalized by this naughty number? When I first saw this poster for 1991's sensitively titled Whore (it should come with an explanation point, like Oliver!), I didn't know who the hell Ken Russell was (and I still kind of don't) and Theresa Russell was not that chick from the Nic Roeg movies, but rather that dead-eyed lady from Black Widow and Physical Evidence (not the Kent Jones collection but the low-simmer Burt Reynolds vehicle). With her narcotized come-hither glance, given from that dingy bed seemingly perched in the middle of a back-alley urban wasteland, Whore's whore was a sweet and...

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    Academy Sets Live Action Short Shortlst

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 82nd Academy Awards. Seventy-one pictures had originally qualified in the category.

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    B.O. of the '00s: The Top Grossing Female Helmed Films

    The 2010s are fast approaching - 26 days and counting - and indieWIRE is continuing this weekly Friday chart devoted to glancing back at the past ten years. With a film opening each weekend as a starting point, we're charting various sub-categories of 2000s film, focusing on their North American bo...

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    cinemadaily | The Invisible Auteur

    The forgotten films of British director James Whale, remembered today for his groundbreaking Hollywood horror films, including "Frankenstein," "The Invisible Man," and "Bride of Frankenstein," as well as Ian McKellen's portrayal of him in "Gods and Monsters," will be on display at New York City's Fi...

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    "Everyone Else" Set for U.S. Theatrical

    Cinema Guld has snapped up U.S. rights to Maren Ade's "Everyone Else," its Chairman Philip Hobel said Friday. The company's Director of Distribution, Ryan Krivoshey negotiated the deal with Stefanie Zeitler for Bavaria Film International, and the film is set for a theatrical release sometime next ye...

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    criticWIRE This Week: "Up In The Air" Leads December's First Batch (UPDATED)

    Jason Reitman's "Up In The Air," Jim Sheridan's "Brothers," Michael Hoffman's "The Last Station," Cheryl Hines' "Serious Moonlight," Kirk Jones' "Everybody's Fine" and Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu's "Before Tomorrow" mark December 2009's first five releases, an eclectic group that featu...

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    Chris Smith Talks to 'On Demand Weekly'

    Chris Smith Talks to 'On Demand Weekly'

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    Must -Sees: The Last Station, Up in the Air, Bright Star

    Must-Sees:Jason Reitman's Up in the Air has been deemed a too-dark marketing challenge. But the movie's strength is the way it skips past conventional genre cliches while deftly taking its characters through romantic escape and isolation--and the tough economy. Paramount Pictures is one of the few s...

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    Sundance: 18 Titles to Watch

    Now that all the 2010 Sundance films have been announced (all are listed on IndieWIRE) which films are the ones to see this January? Most of the films in the lineup are unknown quantities that will need to be checked out first-hand. Some of the new films below (I am not including films from other fe...

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