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    The Sundance (Wish) List, the Muppets and IDFA Goodies: The Best of IW This Week

    This week Indiewire, Steven Soderbergh dropped out of an anticipated project, "The Muppets" got attacked, we made our Sundance wish list and much more.

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    The Amazing Race: Which Editors & Cinematographers Stand A Chance At Oscar This Year

    So far in this column, we've focused principally on the acting and writing categories, in part because they're the bigger tickets; when the mainstream press cover the Academy Awards, it's the actors, directors and (to a lesser extent), the writers who get the real coverage. However, what...

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    Michael Pertnoy and Michael Kleiman on their Genocide Film "The Last Survivor" (Watch It Now Free!)

    In their film, "The Last Survivor" - available in its entirety at the bottom of this page courtesy of SnagFilms - filmmakers Michael Pertnoy and Michael Kleiman present the life stories of four genocide Survivors and their efforts to make sense of tragedy through activism and civic enga...

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    Immersed in Movies: George Miller Talks Penguins and Krill from Happy Feet Two

    Just think of "Happy Feet Two" as George Miller's "Babe: Pig in the City." That's the best way to describe the sequel to his Oscar-winner, "Happy Feet," in which the dancing and singing penguins combat catastrophic climate change in Antarctica, and toe-tapping M...

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    Director Michel Hazanavicius Inspired By Life Of Silent Actor John Gilbert In Writing 'The Artist'

    Director Michel Hazanavicius Inspired By Life Of Silent Actor John Gilbert In Writing 'The Artist'

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    Ellen Barkin Talks "Another Happy Day": "I've been waiting for a part this good for my entire career."

    And you thought your family was dysfunctional? Wait till you see the crew Sam Levinson has assembled for "Another Happy Day" in his first outing as writer/director of a feature film. Levinson - and let's get this out of the way - is the son of filmmaker Barry Levinson. Ellen Barkin not only stars...

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    'Another Happy Day' Director Sam Levinson: "Indie Festivals Are Our Only Way of Fighting Back"

    If you spoke with 26-year-old Sam Levinson about how his debut feature "Another Happy Day" came together, you'd never know he's the offspring of a Hollywood legend. (For the unaware: Son of director Barry "Men In Black" Levinson.) On the strength of his Sundance award-win...

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    WEEKEND PREVIEW: Oscar Front-runner The Descendants; Twilight, Tyrannosaur, Tomboy & More

    There is something you can see in Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" that you will likely never ever see in real life: George Clooney as a cuckolded husband and the father of two daughters. But the film is down to earth, offering something you rarely see these days at the movie theate...

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    The Essentials: The Five Best George Clooney Performances

    When you're as offhandedly handsome as George Clooney, you could breeze through your career, doing easy, big-budget stuff that probably takes as much concentration and actorly skill as one of those Japanese soda commercials that movie stars used to sneak off and do over a long weekend. Instead, ...

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