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    China's Most Prolific Hitmaker Zhang Yimou Talks "Noodle Shop" with iW

    The Coen Brothers are known for their ability to create thick and enveloping moods. Their first feature film, 1984's "Blood Simple" was a dark, dusty, and definitely Southern. The Coens' film tells a tale of infidelity and retribution, in which the characters trip up and fall over themselves while...

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    Fall Preview: The 33 Must See Films

    Summer is essentially over. Maybe not by the calendar, but certainly when it comes to Hollywood. The "Iron Man 2"s and the "Shrek 4"'s have come and gone, and for anyone who likes a medicore $200 million budgeted film probably aimed at teenaged boys, you're probably out of luck for at least a few mo...

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    Small Screen | "Red Riding" Threesome and "I Love You, Mommy" in Your Home

    In a relatively slow week for specialty releases on the small screen, the UK's "Red Riding" trilogy and Stephanie Wang-Breal's Silverdocs award-winning "Wo Ai Ni (I Love You), Mommy" are given a chance to shine. The "Red Riding" trilogy, based on the novels by David Peace, chronicles crime and the spotty investigations that follow across ten years in West Yorkshire. The films (Julian Jarrold's "Red Riding: 1974" (criticWIRE rating: B+), James Marsh's "Red Riding: 1980" (criticWIRE rating: B), Anand Tucker's "Red Riding: 1983" (criticWIRE rating: B), which were made for Channel 4 in the UK and released in the U.S. as three separate films...

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    In His Own Words: Sean Baker Discusses an Exclusive Clip from "Prince of Broadway"

    Sean Baker's 2009 Independent Spirit Award nominee “Prince of Broadway” starts its U.S. theatrical run this Friday, September 3. Baker provided indieWIRE with an exclusive clip and commentary from his feature that premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival back in 2008. Baker and the film's produce...

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    Lee Daniels and Sean Baker Talk Prince Of Broadway: An Honest Indie Gem

    Lee Daniels and Sean Baker talk to Sophia Savage about Baker's drama Prince of Broadway, which after lingering on the fest circuit, is finally hitting limited theaters September 3. Safe to say, Savage fell for this movie. So did Daniels.

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    Festival Dispatch | Germany's Genre-Defying Fantasy FilmFest Challenges, Stumps

    Founded in Berlin, but now extending across all of Germany, with screenings in five other cities from Hamburg to Munich, the Fantasy FilmFest has outgrown not only its geographic origins, but also the inbuilt limits of its own title. Far from the typical fanboy event its name suggests, the selection...

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    FUTURES | Magaly Solier, Star of "Altiplano" and "The Milk of Sorrow"

    In the year-and-a-half that have passed since "The Milk of Sorrow" won the Golden Bear at Berlin, the story of its star's discovery has been told often in the international press. Six years ago, Claudia Llosa, the Peruvian-Italian director of "The Milk of Sorrow," was scouting villages in Peru for h...

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    New Orleans Fest Opens with a "Welcome," Closes with a "Valentine"

    The 21st Annual New Orleans Film Festival revealed that two Sundance favorites, Jake Scott's "Welcome to the Rileys" and Derek Cianfrance's "Blue Valentine," will bookend this year's festival. Additionally, Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" and Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" are also on tap to screen as p...

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    TIFF Skip List: 7 Notable Films Not Heading To Toronto

    The Toronto International Film Festival finalized its schedule yesterday, adding another 102 films to bring its total to 247 features. Though it's quite possible a few stragglers will end up making the cut before the festival kicks off on September 9th, at this point it's unlikely that most (or any)...

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    Doug Loves Movies

    Doug Benson is a very funny guy. You may have seen him on TV or at a local comedy club; he tours all the time. Or you may be familiar with his stoner documentary Super-High Me. But I’ve gotten to know Doug because he hosts a podcast called Doug Loves Movies (formerly known as I Love Movies)...

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