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    cinemadaily | Meadows's "Somers Town" Blurs Art & Commerce

    Shane Meadows, a BAFTA winner for his gritty and vivid "This is England," is back with a new film that opens in a New York release yesterday. The film, which had its debut in the 2008 Berlinale, is remarkable for being financed by one of its stars -- European rail operator Eurostar. Eurostar originally commissioned Meadows to make them a twelve-minute short that showed off the train's new (in 2007) high-speed rain line from London to Paris through the Chunnel. The idea turned into a feature-length film, clocking in at a slim 70 minutes. Many critics have used their reviews of the film to comment on the film's relationship to the greater t...

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    TIFF's 2009 Poster Art

    TIFF's 2009 Poster Art

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    cinemadaily | Over the Moon for "Mankind"

    To mark the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, Criterion is issuing DVD and Blu-ray editions of Al Reinert’s 1989 documentary about the Apollo missions, "For All Mankind."

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    One Hell of a Ride: "Off Jackson Avenue" Director John-Luke Montias

    John-Luke Montias' "'Off Jackson Avenue' is an interwoven crime story set in New York City involving a Mexican woman (Jessica Pimentel) who has been tricked into sex-slavery by an Albanian pimp (Stivi Paskoski) and must find a way to break out; a Japanese hit man (Jun Suenaga) who is in town to do a...

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    iW at 13 | Ten things I like about indieWIRE (hope you do, too)

    Back in January we launched the new indieWIRE website, after having re-imagined it internally over the course of 2008. One year ago, after we announced the sale of indieWIRE to SnagFilms (the new company founded by Ted Leonsis, backed by Steve Case & Miles Gilburne, and led by Rick Allen), we embark...

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    cinemadaily | Finding Karlovy's Gems & Skipping the MJ Memorial

    "Vary, as those in the know call the festival, is the anti-Cannes," wrote Dinah Spritzer about the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Globespotters Blog in the New York Times. She noted that the festival is not a hive of buzz for the glamour set, besieged with supermodels (or we might add, their carb...

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    Jem Cohen Brings Punk-Folk Movie Nights to the IFC Center

    IFC Center's "Movie Nights" program returns this summer for three evenings with independent filmmaker Jem Cohen ("Chain," "Benjamin Smoke," "Instrument"). In its "Movie Night" series, the IFC Center turns over a theater to special guests and lets them call the shots. Audiences can discover what some...

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    "Bruno": Blaming It All on Twitter

    After this weekend's opening weekend numbers for Larry Charles's "Brüno" came in, industry insiders wanted to know what happened... How can a film with such a large opening day (Friday's $14 million plus opening) end up with a number only double that figure for the entire weekend ($30.4 million)? ...

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    Czech List: Five Films To Watch From Karlovy Vary

    The 2009 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival came to a close this weekend, marked with the crowning of Antonio Banderas with the "President's Award" and the announcement of the festival's awards. The fact that flawed works like Andreas Dresen's film industry satire "Whisky With Vodka" managed ...

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    cinemadaily | von Trier Speaks Out About "Antichrist"

    The Guardian's Sean O'Hagan has a long, fascinating interview with Lars von Trier about his latest film, the controversial "Antichrist," which spurred heated debate at Cannes earlier this year and opens in the UK next week on July 24. In the sometimes strange interview - which O'Hagan, who confesses...

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