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    Doc Filmmakers Win Fight Against I.R.S.; Work Not Hobby, But Profit-Losing Biz?

    It's a pyrrhic victory for documentary filmmakers eveywhere. Last Thursday, a U.S. Tax Court judge ruled that filmmaker Lee Storey could write off hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses from the making of her film "Smile `Til It Hurts: The Up with People Story" (see picture below)....

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    Weekly Indiewire Clicks: The Best News, Reviews and Features

    This week on Indiewire the big news was that Cannes unveiled its complete lineup for this year's festival after much speculation about what would be included. Also this week: Ziggy Marley talks "Marley," the documentary about his legendary father; we contemplate whether the American indie movie is ...

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    Making Of The Rolling Stones' Landmark 'Exile On Main Street' To Get Feature Film Treatment

    While the making of The Rolling Stones' Exile On Main Street (which many consider to be one of their best, if not greatest album) has been chronicled numerous times both in print and film (most recently in Stephen Kijak's documentary "Stones In Exile"), the entire story of those ro...

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    New Photos From Cannes Contenders Hong Sang-Soo's 'In Another Country' & 'Loving Without Reason' Starring Tahar Rahim

    After the Cannes line-up unveiling last week, all eyes are on the 16th of May when the cinematic world turns its attention to the south of France. We've already been getting a few early glimpses at numerous films headed to the fest with a couple more peeks arriving today for Hong Sang-soo's ...

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    Supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw Reportedly Joins George Miller's 'Fury Road'; Lensing Begins This Month

    In development and delayed for years -- first with Mel Gibson for a planned shoot in the early aughts that was delayed due to the Iraq war and then in 2011 with Tom Hardy with production pushed back due to weather conditions -- the fourth installment to the 'Mad Max' franchise will finally be fronti...

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    New Photos Of Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron & Matthew McConaughey In Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy'

    Fresh off news about its appearance at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, we now have a few new stills from Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy," his sophomore directorial effort featuring the leading trio of Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and Matthew McConaughey.

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    Watch: A Synchronized Collage Of Every Zoom In Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'

    There are many reasons why Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" is a masterpiece of modern horror, from Jack Nicholson's performance as Jack Torrance, the writer whose mind is slowly unraveling into madness, to the carefully established tone of slow dread. But as usual, Kubrick's un...

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    Jaden Smith Pulls A Taylor Lautner, Lines Up Teen Assassin Flick 'Boy Nobody'

    It's not easy to shake-off the wholesome teen heartthrob image to transition into a "serious actor" but generally, young thesps try (and often fail) to do something gritty to prove their skills. Just look at the kids in the "Twilight" series. Kristen Stewart has arguably done...

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    Gorgeous First Look At Carlos Reygadas’ Cannes Contender 'Post Tenebras Lux'

    While starrier films like Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," Jacques Audiard's "Rust And Bone," David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis," Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly" and John Hillcoat's "Lawless" got the most attention when the ...

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    Post-Prod: Olatunde Osunsanmi's Thriller "Evidence" Investigates Found Footage on Massacre (Harry Lennix, Aml Ameen)

    S&A has written about Nigerian-American filmmaker Olatunde Osunsanmi before; the last time was two years ago, upon the impending November 2009 theater release of his alien-abduction thriller The Fourth Kind, which starred Milla Jovovich.

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