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    Small Screens: A 9/11 Widow Talks "Rebirth," Our DVD Pick of the Week

    Shortly after opening in select theaters last month (it hits more markets throughout September), Jim Whitaker's documentary portrait of emotional and physical rebuilding following 9/11, "Rebirth," hits DVD today. It's iW's pick of the week.

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    Telluride Review Round-Up: Glenn Close Passion Project Albert Nobbs

    Based on the Telluride reaction to Glenn Close's long-aborning gender-bender drama Albert Nobbs, the veteran actress has a shot at an Oscar nomination--and so does supporting actress Janet McTeer. Roadside Attractions is planning a late year release--outside the fray--and will push hard for awar...

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    Venice Film Fest Review: Steve McQueen's Shame is Graphic, Transgressive, Full Frontal

    David Gritten reviews Steve McQueen's Shame from Venice; the film also screens at Telluride Sunday en route to Toronto, where it seeks a brave distributor willing to take on its NC-17 content.

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    REVIEW | "I'm Glad My Mother's Alive" is the Rare Case for Spoilers

    French father-son directing duo Nathan and Claude Miller have assembled a tense family drama that provides a fresh take on familiar circumstances: An adopted son in search of his true lineage. It's unclear at what point Thomas (played as an adolescent by Maime Renard, followed by Vincent Rottiers as...

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    What to See, What to Skip: New Reviews This Week

    This week, if 3D sharks don't happen to be your thing, don't fret. There are plenty of indie releases opening in limited release that are worth your top dollar. Figure out what to see by checking out all the reviews published this week on indieWIRE and our Blog Network.

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    book review—Paul on Mazursky

    by Sam Wasson; foreword by Mel Brooks (Wesleyan University Press)

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    Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" Splits Critics In Venice

    David Cronenberg has been a polarizing director since his days as an artfully bizarre Canadian B-movie director, and his latest work "A Dangerous Method" is proving that he has no interest in winning over his most skeptical critics. The film, which premiered today at Venice, will no doubt leave fest...

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    Roman Polanski's "Carnage" Goes Over Well in Venice

    Roman Polanski's latest film "Carnage," adapted from playwright Yasmina Reza's masterwork, made its premiere in Venice this morning. The response was mostly positive and has so far focused on the performances of its four stars (with Jodie Foster and Christoph Waltz earning the most praise) and Polan...

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    Madonna's "W.E." Gets Slammed at its Venice Film Festival Debut

    When Madonna arrived in Venice today for the premiere of "W.E.," her second feature as director, to a media frenzy, she was surely hoping the film would have a better reception than "Filth and Wisdom," her critically challenged debut. Unfortunately, that isn't going to be the case, and some critics ...

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    Venice Reviews of Carnage Have Jodie Foster Coming Out On Top of Polanski's Actors Showcase

    Reviews have landed for Roman Polanski's Carnage, playing at the Venice Film Festival. Here's our report on Day Two (including W.E. and Carnage reviews). Polanski's film is an adaptation of Yasmena Reza's popular French play, God of Carnage, which most recently played at Los Angeles' Ahmanson theater with Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden. That's a stellar cast to top. The difference here is that Polanski's equally impressive cast of Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly shot the play on film (though it's not necessarily very cinematic), and were stuck ...

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