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    Rashida and Will Forever: Screenwriting Duo Invents Words, Talks Sundance's 'Celeste and Jesse'

    From the moment you see them together, it's clear that "Celeste and Jesse Forever" screenwriters and co-stars Rashida Jones and Will McCormack have been friends for over a decade. [This interview originally ran during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where "Celeste and Jesse ...

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    Sundance Art House Convergence With a Doc Spin

    Before I begin with the Sundance festivities I want to say adieu to the Sundance Art House Convergence with a comment on a Sundance festival doc Big Boys Gone Bananas* (ISA: Autlook) which conveys the same fight that the art house theaters deal with on a daily basis. I will write more about the Art...

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  • The Playlist
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    Steven Soderbergh: The Complete Playlist Interview

    Anyone who's heard him at a Q&A, been present for one of his lectures, or even listened to a commentary knows one thing about Steven Soderbergh; he's a great conversationalist. Some filmmakers can barely talk about their own work, but a discussion with Soderbergh won't just involve him talking candi...

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    SUNDANCE FUTURES: 'The Orator' Director/Writer Tusi Tamasese On Making the First-Ever Samoan Film

    Why He's On Our Radar: After a successful bow at the Venice Film Festival, first-time feature filmmaker Tusi Tamasese is in Park City with "The Orator," which New Zealand submitted as its first-ever entry in the foreign-language film category for this year's Academy Awards. Entirely shot in Samoa, t...

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    SUNDANCE FUTURES: Why Malik Bendjelloul's 'Searching for Sugar Man' Was the First Buy of Sundance 2012

    Why He’s On Our Radar: Only one day into the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, first-time director Malik Bendjelloul is experiencing a high most filmmakers only dream of. His World Cinema Documentary Competition contender “Searching for Sugar Man,” premiered to rave notices on opening night. The next day...

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    Peter Jackson on 'West of Memphis:' 'We Always Put the Case Before the Film.'

    Premiering today at Sundance is the much-discussed new documentary about the West Memphis Three case, “West of Memphis.” With an over two-hour running time, director Amy Berg’s exhaustive investigative journey includes discovery of new evidence within the last five years and l...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Weekly Wrap: Golden Globes, Lead Up to Sundance, Box Office, Interviews, In the Works

    BOX OFFICE, REVIEWS, TRAILERS Weekend Preview: "Haywire," "Extremely Loud," "We Need to Talk about Kevin" Trailer Watch: Millenium Gets "A Little Bit of Heaven," Cinelan's Focus Forward Doc Initiative

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    Michael Ealy Talks "Underworld: Awakening" and Black Cinema

    There’s a strange thing that happens when watching a film in 3D. I wonder if the film would be as exciting if characters weren't running toward me, and villains weren't popping out of the screen, but perhaps that’s the point.

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    Interview with Dori Berinstein - Director of Carol Channing: Larger Than Life

    Women and Hollywood: You've been a producer of Broadway shows for a number of years. How did you segue into becoming a documentary filmmaker?

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    SUNDANCE FUTURES: How Newcomer Gina Rodriguez Learned to Rap for 'Filly Brown'

    Why She's On Our Radar: In the Sundance U.S. Dramatic contender "Filly Brown" from directors Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos, Gina Rodriguez gives a commanding turn as the titular young hip-hop artist. The drama centers on Brown, a Los Angeles based struggling rapper with a mother in prison and ...

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