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    Steve McQueen to His '12 Years' Critics Who Find It Too Beautiful: 'I'm not making a horror film'

    Since world premiering a the Telluride Film Festival, Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" has gone on to draw rapturous praises from audiences and critics, with the majority of pundits agreeing it's the one to beat come Oscar time. Still, as with any film, there are dissenters, and in the case of "12...

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    Alexander Payne Signs 'The Judge’s Will' With Fox Searchlight

    While Alexander Payne has carved out a niche for himself as a filmmaker sharply attuned to the nuances of human relationships, he's always had a couple projects brewing that are wildly different than the milieu he's become known for. Most famously would be "Downsizing," a high-concept social satire ...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Enough Said' Scores Big for Searchlight, 'Rush' Decent for Universal

    The race to open films shown at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals began with two significant platform releases. This sets the pattern from now until the end of the year. Leading the way was Fox Searchlight's "Enough Said," with a surprisingly stellar gross, driven by rave reviews and curiosit...

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    Festival Hits 'Prisoners,' 'Enough Said' and 'Rush' Post Strong Openings

    Three film festival hits, "Prisoners" (Warner Bros.), "'Enough Said" (Fox Searchlight) and "Rush" (Universal) launched the parade of awards contenders at the fall box office. All three showed solid initial results. Wide release "Prisoners" easily took the #1 slot on Friday. Among the two limited...

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    Fox Searchlight Pick Up Amma Asante's Period Drama 'Belle' Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Tom Wilkinson

    Though it went mostly underseen in the U.S. , Amma Asante's 2004 film "A Way Of Life" was one of the best debut films by a British director in the last decade. A tough, powerful Wales-set drama with a brace of deeply moving performances, it won Asante the BAFTA Carl Foreman award for best debut by a...

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    Exclusive: New Photos of Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell and Toni Collette in 'The Way, Way Back'

    We are rapidly approaching the July 5th release of the star-studded Sundance smash "The Way, Way Back," and if April's trailer wasn't enough for you, we've got new exclusive photos to help hold you over until then.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Hitchcock' and 'Rust and Bone' Fight for Attention

    In a weekend that had adult audiences flocking to theaters in numbers rarely seen apart from Christmas and New Year's weeks, core specialized theaters struggled to get their normal share of the action. Three potentially award-contending films opened, all with the kind of pedigree expected to make th...

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    Producers Berger and Yerxa Talk 'Ruby Sparks,' 'Nebraska,' 'Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman,' 'Louder than Bombs'

    At a time when it has never been tougher to get a movie made, credit is due to indie producers Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger, who have slowly but surely turned out quality indie pics ever since they hung their Bona Fide Productions shingle back in 1993. Their most recent film, romantic comedy "Ruby Sp...

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    Indies React to Tugg, Which Lets You Choose What Will Play at Your Movie Theater, Adds 'Tree of Life' and 'Bullhead' to Roster

    New startup Tugg, launched Wednesday, lets audiences choose what will screen at their local multiplex. We polled several indie exhibitors and distribs for feedback (below).

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    Sundance: CBS Films Takes 'The Words,' Fox Searchlight Tames 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' & More Acquisitions From Park City

    Docs 'The Queen Of Versailles' And 'Searching For Sugar Man,' And Slash-Produced Horror Film 'Nothing To Fear' Also Find Homes

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