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    2011: The Year The Big Projects Died & Studios Discovered (A Little) Fiscal Responsibility

    The giant financial crisis that began in 2008 is probably the single event that's had the most wide-reaching ramifications since 9/11, but, as ever, it's taken a few years for the film industry to reflect that, bar the occasional handy coincidence, like "Up in the Air." For the most part, 2011 was t...

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    The Indiewire Team Pick 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 Indiewire staffers and freelancers highlighted a number of other movies large and small (but mostly s...

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    'A Separation' Writer/Director Asghar Farhadi On Iran, Wim Wenders and Filming Family

    Since premiering to great acclaim in February at the Berlin International Film Festival (where it netted three awards, including best film), the Iranian drama "A Separation" from writer/director Asghar Farhadi has continued to impress, reaping accolades and wins at festivals all over the world. Our ...

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    From 'Drive' To 'Melancholia,' Here's Why 2011 Marked a Shift In the History of Cinematography

    The first movie I saw in theaters in 2011, aside from a couple of press screenings, was "Hugo." Yes, that's correct: I went nearly 11 months without bothering to see a new release. The reason? Honestly, there was nothing I felt couldn't wait until the DVD release.

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    2nd Round Of The Shadow & Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase Starts Today. Watch & Vote Now!

    After a six-month layoff, the Shadow and Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase is back with Round 2.

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    "Pariah" Cast & Crew Discuss The Film, Their Individual Contributions, Representation, Upcoming Projects, More...

    If you've been reading this site over the last month or so, you would have already seen and read much of my coverage of the film's press day, including interviews with its cast and crew, spread out over several days, leading up to tomorrow's debut.

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    Ti West On the Real Haunting That Inspired 'The Innkeepers,' Our VOD Pick of the Week

    Ti West is back to his scary tricks with "The Innkeepers," his anticipated follow-up to his indie horror smash "The House of the Devil." In the haunted house thriller (which debuted this year at South by Southwest to good notices), West updates the setting from the '80s to the present day to tell a ...

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    Director Dee Rees And Star Adepero Oduye Talk Coming Out & Coming Of Age In 'Pariah'

    Director Dee Rees and actress Adepero Oduye were fresh off an early awards season win when The Playlist caught up with them in New York. Their film "Pariah" nabbed Rees the prize for breakthrough director at the Gotham Awards the night before -- not the first triumph for the assured feature debut, w...

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    Honor Roll 2011 | 'Pariah' Breakout Adepero Oduye

    Dee Rees' feature directorial debut "Pariah," starring relative newcomer Adepero Oduye, kicked the 2011 Sundance Film Festival off right by earning a standing ovation on the event's opening night. A coming-of-age drama that centers on Alike (Oduye), a 17-year-old girl coming to ter...

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    Watch: Lionel Cineas And Wendell Sisnett's Short Film "Young Girl"

    Co-written by Lionel Cineas and Wendell Sisnett, and directed by Cineas, Young Girl-- "The story of a girl who tried to dance to her own cadence instead of following the beat and going to God for Patience"-- is the latest short film offering from Cineas Films.

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