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    Indiewire's Greatest Hits: The Top 10 News Stories from 2011

    The indie world has been on a wild ride this year. Lars von Trier and Hilary Swank engaged in questionable behavior; Woody Allen and Kevin Hart had huge hits at the indie box office. Below are the top ten most viewed stories on Indiewire this year:

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    From 'Drive' To 'Melancholia,' Here's Why 2011 Marked a Shift In the History of Cinematography

    The first movie I saw in theaters in 2011, aside from a couple of press screenings, was "Hugo." Yes, that's correct: I went nearly 11 months without bothering to see a new release. The reason? Honestly, there was nothing I felt couldn't wait until the DVD release.

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    Stellan Skarsgård On David Fincher, Lars Von Trier And Channeling Hugh Grant In A Rape Scene

    You certainly can’t accuse Stellan Skarsgård of lacking a work ethic. A regular on screens big and small in his native Sweden from the time he was a teenager, since his breakout international role in 1996’s “Breaking the Waves” he has averaged anywhere from three to eight films per year, mixing Swed...

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    Critical Consensus: EW's Owen Gleiberman and Elle's Karen Durbin On "Dragon Tattoo" and 10 Best Lists

    Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleibmerman and Elle magazine's Karen Durbin take on David Fincher's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and year-end top 10 lists.

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    Stellan Skarsgård Says He "Won't Get To Fuck" In Lars Von Trier's 'The Nymphomaniac,' But Will Go Full-Frontal

    After nearly thirty years of work in Sweden, with a few small roles in English-speaking films like "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" and "The Hunt For Red October," Stellan Skarsgård really started to turn heads internationally in Lars Von Trier's "Breaking The Waves," as the paraplegic husband of...

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    It's Official: Lars Von Trier Won't Go To Jail For Those Comments He Made At Cannes

    Just when we thought the whole overblown "controversy" about Lars Von Trier's admittedly unfortunate comments this spring at Cannes -- which at the end of the day were the result of a joke gone horribly, horribly awry -- this fall police in Denmark launched an investigation into the in...

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    Von Trier Prosecutor Talks to THR: Cannes Gaffe Charges Dropped

    The Hollywood Reporter spoke exclusively to Jean-Michel Cailleau, Grasse's public prosecutor, who says "the case has been officially closed," meaning von Trier will not be charged for his infamous statements at the Cannes Film Festival during a press conference for his film "Melancholia."

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    Melancholia, directed by Lars von Trier and starring Kirsten Dunst

    Lars von Trier is not a brother who provokes a neutral response: there are those who feel he can do no wrong, and then there are naysayers like me. Although I consider Dancer in the Dark one of the best movies of the last decade, I swore I’d never sit through another of his films after suffering thr...

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    The Films Of Lars von Trier: A Retrospective

    What with all his provocations and (usually) self-manufactured controversies, it's sometimes easy to forget that Lars von Trier is a truly gifted filmmaker, who yes, is a prankster and trickster as well, but also a man who imbues his characters with a rich sensitivity, even if the conditions the...

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    Critic's Notebook: The Difference Between Brett Ratner and Lars Von Trier

    Critic's Notebook: The Essential Difference Between Brett Ratner and Lars Von Trier

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