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    Sex, Money & Consensus: New Doc Pounds United Nations

    News networks here in Europe including BBC and others have tepidly shared info and commentary on Herman van Rompuy, the recent Belgian prime minister who assumed the new position of President of the European Union, while Great Britain's Baroness Catherine Ashton was named the body's new Foreign Mini...

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    Ira Glass & Julien Temple at IDFA: Have Fun, Break Rules

    Serious movies with weighty international topics gave way to laughter (and even some tears) today after the Saturday skies cleared and the temperature warmed up a bit here in The Netherlands. British filmmaker Julien Temple sipped red wine while lecturing this afternoon at the International Document...

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    Werner Explains It All: 10 Herzogian Insights

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This feature was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival. Herzog's "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" is being released in theaters across North America today.

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    IDFA: Emotional Start to World's Most Important Doc Fest

    Veteran directors Frederic Wiseman, D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus are among the documentary mavericks attending the 22nds International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), which opened last night in the Netherlands' largest city. The festival is considered the most important in the world...

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    cinemadaily | "Mammoth" Letdown

    In his review for indieWIRE, Eric Hynes calls Lukas Moodysson's latest, "Mammoth," a "career killer" and, while his may be among the most damning reviews of the film, which opens in the US today, it's getting very little love from critics on the whole.

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    iW Video | Reverse Shot Talkies: Pedro Almodóvar

    "A movie is something like – even something shot and edited and frozen there – I think it’s like a person...you know more about that person with time," observed director Pedro Almodóvar in a recent video interview with Reverse Shot's Eric Hynes. "That you know more about that person with time. It’s ...

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    For Your Consideration: 25 Things The Academy Got Right In The 2000s

    With the first wave of awards season precursors less than two weeks away, I figured I would use the very last addition of this column before an onslaught of commentary on critics awards and Spirit and Globe nominations beckons to provide some optimism in the wake of last week's list of the "most des...

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    cinemadaily | Herzog's "Bad Lieutenant" Docks in US

    Werner Herzog's rough remake of the Abel Ferrara's 1992 film "Bad Lieutenant," "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" is heading to US waters, after screenings in Venice and Toronto. David Edelstein of New York Magazine tackles the film, "In Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (a sequel t...

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    Lifelong Memories

    Lifelong Memories

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    cinemadaily | Back in Action: John Woo's "Red Cliff"

    From international action auteur (breakout hit "Hard Boiled") to Hollywood hack (2003's widely panned "Paycheck"), John Woo's career has ridden a critical rollercoaster. "Now he’s back, in two senses: back making movies in Asia and back in theaters with 'Red Cliff,' a nearly two-and-a-half-hour historical epic set in the third century A.D. that reunites him with Tony Leung, one of the stars of 'Hard Boiled,'" writes Mike Hale in the New York Times. "It would be nice to report that he’s also back on top of his game, but 'Red Cliff,' while handsome and intelligent and perfectly easy to sit through, never really approaches the visceral tug of Mr...

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