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    For Your Consideration: Early 2012 Oscar Predictions

    With the Oscars now a three day-old memory, the time has come for the final edition of this column. I can't say I'm particularly saddened. From the Toronto International Film Festival's unofficial awards season kick-off in September to last weekend's mediocre ceremony, it's been six long months of...

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    IN HIS OWN WORDS | Josh Radnor Discusses a Scene From "happythankyoumoreplease"

    Written, directed and starring Josh Radnor (CBS's "How I Met Your Mother"), "happythankyoumoreplease" tracks the lives of six New Yorkers grappling with the responsibilities that come with growing up. Following its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, the ensemble comedy picked up the ...

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    From a Jerusalem Bakery to a Romanian Village | Eran Riklis on "The Human Resources Manager"

    Eran Riklis's new film, "The Human Resources Manager," follows a man who is stuck in a particularly uncomfortable time in his life. Unhappy at home and disgruntled with his job, the HR Manager of Jerusalem's largest bakery gets more than what he bargained for when one of his company's foreign worker...

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    Remembering Gary Winick: Caroline Kaplan, Jennifer Garner, Jason Kliot and More

    One of the independent film scene’s leading lights has faded. Producer, director and independent film pioneer Gary Winick died Sunday afternoon in New York at the age of 49, just a month shy of his 50th birthday.

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    OSCARS 2011 | Kohn and Knegt Dissect the Oscars, Post-Mortem

    The day after Oscar, indieWIRE's Eric Kohn and Peter Knegt chatted via instant messenger for some quick reflection about what just went down...

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    Canadian Wunderkind Xavier Dolan Talks "Heartbeats"

    This interview was originally published during indieWIRE's coverage of the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. Xavier Dolan's "Heartbeats" opens today, February 25.

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    In the Works: A Kitty Genovese Script, Bacterial Cameras, Wonder Woman, XOXO SMS & Hurricanes

    Science gets some spotlight in this week's In the Works column. Specifically, psychology is the backbone behind New York University student Robert Cohen's "Bystander," which looks at the reasons behind witnesses' apparent cold-heartedness in a '60s-era murder. The project won an Alfred P. Sloan gran...

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    For Your Consideration: Final Oscar Winner Predictions, Part III

    After months (and months) of speculation, prognostication and exhaustion, there are only five days to go until awards season finally ends with Oscar night. Over the past two weeks, indieWIRE has run down predictions in the foreign, animated, doc, short and music categories, and in the artistic and t...

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    SPIRITS 2011 | John Cassavetes Award Nominee Bradley Rust Gray

    Premiering way back at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival, Bradley Rust Gray's "The Exploding Girl" opened theatrically this past March to very warm reviews. The film follows Ivy (Kazan), a young epileptic woman home for summer break from college. Ivy struggles to balance her feelings for her fledgling boyfriend while her friend Al crashes with her for the summer. This weekend, "The Exploding Girl" will compete at the Film Independent's Spirit Awards in the John Cassavetes Award category, which honors low-budget filmmaking (Gray was nominated in the category last year for producing "Treeless Mountain"). indieWIRE caught up with Gray over an e-ma...

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    OSCARS 2011 | Best Supporting Actress Nominee Amy Adams

    This past November, Anne Thompson called on Amy Adams to discuss her brassy turn in David O. Russell's now Oscar-nominated film, "The Fighter." Adams herself has earned a Best Supporting Actress nod, her third Oscar nomination, for her role as Charlene Fleming, the real life girlfriend of Mark Whalb...

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