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    REVIEW | Running Scared: Claire Denis's "White Material"

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This review originally ran as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.

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    film review: Tiny Furniture

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    book reviews: New And Notable Film Books

    Once again, the continuing parade of film books has outpaced my ability to read and properly review them, so it’s time for a survey of recent titles. These are summaries based on skimming and not meant to be full-fledged critiques. I’m also motivated by helping to promote worthwhile b...

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    Big Screen | This Week's Top 5: "Tiny Furniture," Ondi Timoner & Festivals Around The World

    Each week here at indieWIRE, five recommendations for theatrical viewing pleasure are being offered up, tackling everything from new releases, to film festivals, to curated series, and events around North America. This week, make up those five best bets:

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    Small Screen | Top 5 Include Von Trier, Scott Pilgrim, Basquiat...and Conan!

    Your televisions, laptops, desktops, iPads, and other small screens should all brace themselves for a busy week. Just missing indieWIRE's top five this week are an Elia Kazan box set and a 25th anniversary collector's edition collection of the "Golden Girls," which includes a quite fancy handbag ca...

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    REVIEW | Blossoming "Furniture": Lena Dunham Entertaining Self-Portrait

    On a purely creative level, a movie generally should be absorbed without foreknowledge of its back story, but Lena Dunham's "Tiny Furniture" is defined by it. Dunham's lightly entertaining self-portrait, in which the director plays a version of herself wandering around New York City in post-graduate...

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    DOC NYC Review | Grandpa's Legacy: "Discoveries of a Marionette"

    Family history, rendered in documentary form, usually has more appeal for the family than anyone else. "Discoveries of a Marionette" provides an alternative approach. Norwegian director Bjarte Morner Tveit appears to learn things about his grandfather's adventurous backstory at the same time that we...

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    Doc NYC Review | Strangely Alluring Over "Kati with an I"

    In "Kati with an I," documentarian Robert Greene ("Owning the Weather") turns his camera on his teenage half-sister on the brink of her high school graduation. That backdrop offers nothing new, but Greene's patient, understated portrait renders a universal rite of passag...

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    Moviefone | Three Critics: Anne Thompson, Leonard Maltin and Eric Kohn Discuss Future of 3D Movies

    Regular Moviefone contributor and indieWIRE film critic Anne Thompson recently called up her indieWIRE pals Leonard Maltin and Eric Kohn for a lively discussion about where the 3-D phenomenon might go next.

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