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    CRITICS' POLL '06 | Film Critics Pick 200+ Favorite Undistributed Films

    Is Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo the must unsung auteur in the U.S. marketplace? For the last several years, the director's work has continued to place high atop critic polls of the year's best undistributed films at both indieWIRE and the Village Voice. From "The Power of Kangwon Province" to "Tur...

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    CRITICS' POLL '06 | The Comments: Critics Defend Their Orphan Pick

    [Our 107 participants collectively cited a total of 189 films; of those movies, 68 garnered a single, defiant Top 10 mention from a maverick voter. Below, some critics defend their orphan picks.]

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    CRITICS' POLL '06 | The Comments: The Worst, the Overlooked, and The Death (and Rebirth?) of Film C

    THE DESCENT: The Worst Movie Ever Made and Other Low Points

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    CRITICS' POLL '06 | The Comments: The Best, From Mr. Lazarescu to Mr. Eastwood

    In a year where many movies barely skimmed the surface, "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu" got under my skin. Its extraordinary long takes forge a practically physical connection between audience and subject; I'll never forget the moment when I felt my own body jerk in response to Lazarescu's spasmodic co...

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    LA Times: There's no place like hell for the holidays

    As imagined by British novelist P.D. James in "The Children of Men," the very near future isn't a place you'd ever want to visit. A worldwide infertility crisis threatens the human race, terrifying gangs prey upon the dwindling populace, and the desperate and elderly queue up for government-sponsored euthanasia. Yet as bleak as James' vision might be, it can't compare to the horrors dreamed up by filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron in adapting her novel for the screen. And that's when Cuaron and his collaborators found that the more suffering they invented, the more credible they believed their movie became. "We didn't want to do a science fiction movie...

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    2006 indieWIRE Blog Poll

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    Woody Allen x 28 = Holiday Heaven

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    Scott Weinberg Moves to Austin

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