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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

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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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    Happy Meals: Shorts Made for the Price of Lunch

    Taika Waititi and Don Hertzfeldt have made Oscar-nominated films, so why are they now making shorts with budgets less than $100? Because Mike Plante bought them lunch and challenged them to make a film for the exact cost of the meal. Plante, best known as CineVegas's director of programming, has commissioned fifty Lunchfilms to date, with ten currently in production and scheduled to debut in 2010 and 2011. The roster of filmmakers who have accepted Plante's meal deal runs from A (Cory Arcangel) to Z (the Zellner Brothers). This year Lunchfilms have screened at the Sundance Film Festival and AFI Fest, in addition to a host of microcinemas ...

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    First Look: Tim Burton at MoMA

    "It's been really a special thing for me, is there a doctor here?" Tim Burton joked with the audience this morning at New York's Museum of Modern Art. "I want him to check and see if I'm dead. It's been a real out of body experience."

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    "Beyond Gay": Presenting Lynn Shelton's "Sequel" to "Humpday"

    Last summer, as Lynn Shelton's Sundance fave "Humpday" was about to open in theaters, Dan Savage, the founder of Seattle amateur porn festival "HUMP!" called out Shelton on his blog.

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    cinemadaily | "The Sun" Will Come Out Tomorrow

    Yesterday, when Eugene Hernandez unveiled the new indieWIRE feature, criticWIRE, he announced that this week's highest rated new release was a little film that debuted at the 2005 Berlinale. With a criticWIRE average of A-, Alexander Sokurov's "The Sun (Solntse)" opens at Film Forum tomorrow.

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    "Crazy Heart" Trailer

    Fox Searchlight has released the trailer for their last minute Oscar '09 contender, "Crazy Heart." Suggestively a decision made in the wake of "Amelia" crashing and burning with critics and audiences, Searchlight moved the film - the directorial debut of Scott Cooper - up from its original 2010 rel...

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