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    Netflix, Piracy and the IRS: The Top 10 Filmmaker Toolkit Articles of 2011

    Like the name suggests, Indiewire's Filmmaker Toolkit is a collection intended to help filmmakers fix, tune or hack their way to success. And, as the wide-ranging topics of 2011's most popular Toolkit pieces made clear, there's no such thing as a Swiss army knife. The issues filmmakers f...

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    2011 By The Numbers: The Year In Box-Office Flops

    No one likes to celebrate flops. No, really. OK, maybe when an arrogant, mouthy producer or star delivers a turd that had it coming, or some awful franchise finally stumbles, but especially in the latter case, when does that ever happen?

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    The Year In Review, Part One -- The Notable Highlights & Lowlights Of January-June 2011

    Well, with twelve months basically in the can, it’s time to put the year to bed, and hopefully, into a little perspective. 2011 was, well, just another year in movies, and that's not to say it was an uninteresting year, it's just that while things are evolving, and not always for the better, Hollywo...

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    2011: The Year In 3D

    If there is a single cinematic subject that seems to unite commenters, bloggers, filmmakers, distributors and exhibitors in vehemence, it has to be the rise/fall of the exciting new format/gimmicky fad that is the post-“Avatar” 3D film. However, rather frustratingly if you’re, say, researching an ar...

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    Honor Roll 2011 | Pedro Almodóvar's New Muse? Elena Anaya On 'The Skin I Live In'

    Spanish actress Elena Anaya is in an enviable position. After first working with Pedro Almodóvar 10 years ago in a small role in "Talk to Her," the Spanish filmmaker responsible for creating some of cinema's juiciest female roles asked if she'd like to take the lead in ...

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    FUTURES | 'Pariah' Writer/Director Dee Rees

    Writer/director Dee Rees came into this year's Sundance Film Festival as a relative unknown and emerged as a filmmaker to contend with.

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    Indiewire's Greatest Hits: The Top 10 Profiles of 2011

    Indiewire profiled some great talents this year. To cap 2011 off, we've combed through every interview we did this year to bring you the 10 most popular profiles of the year. Sometimes the rationale behind why a particular person caught the zietgeist is clear; other times it's not. See what ...

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    The Indie Film Industry Shares Their Top 10 Films of 2011

    While Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" took the top spot in Indiewire's's recent 2011 poll of over 160 critics, journalists and other tastemakers of the film world, this much smaller grouping of industry folks - from distributors to publiclists to filmmakers themselves - hi...

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    Color, Light, and Depth: The Visual Aesthetic of "Pariah" (An Interview w/ Cinematographer Bradford Young)

    Dee Rees’ Pariah opens today in select cities, and what promises to be a compelling narrative, also features one of the more evocative visual palettes in recent cinema.

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    My Favorite Films Of 2011: Oliver Lyttelton

    I'd have called you a liar if you'd said this six months ago, but 2011 turned out to be a pretty strong year for cinema. Indeed, whereas I've had to make up the numbers more than once in recent years, this time around, I've actually expanded it to fifteen to include everything I real...

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