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    "Trash Humpers" Tops List that May Grow in Importance & Relevance

    Two American indies and three films from Portuguese filmmakers were atop a list that may become more significant in the next decade as the definition of 'distribution' continues to change.

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    "Push," "Cove" Hailed as Best of Sundance '09 in iW Poll of Critics & Bloggers

    Lee Daniels' "Push: Based on a novel by Sapphire" and Louise Psihoyos' "The Cove" were selected as the best narrative and documentary films at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in a poll of film critics and bloggers conducted over the weekend by indieWIRE. Oddly enough, the choices mirror the results ...

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    iW CRITICS POLL '08 | "Balloon" Tops iW Poll of 100+ Critics; "Man On Wire" & "Ballast" Showcased

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the indieWIRE's transition to a new format earlier this month, this poll was unfortunately lost in cyberspace. But it is now fully restored for your reading pleasure. Our apologies for the delay.

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    indieWIRE & Industry Top 10s for 2008

    A final look back at 2008... this time featuring top ten lists from the editors of indieWIRE and industry insiders. Participants were invited to include films released theatrically this year, but each person devised his or her own criteria. indieWIRE readers are invited to post their own top ten lis...

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    iW CRITICS POLL '08 | "The Headless Woman" Tops Best Undistributed List of 250 Films

    Lucrecia Martel's "The Headless Woman" received plenty of boos at its Cannes world premiere. But the negative reaction confounded several critics, who left the festival with a more flattering opinion of the Argentine director's third feature - after her equally auspicious efforts "La Cienaga" and "T...

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    iW CRITICS POLL '08 | The Complete Results

    A total of 105 leading North American film critics participated in the third indieWIRE Critics' Poll, surveying the best in film for 2008. Voting was conducted in eight categories this month. This poll was created to continue the tradition of a national survey of critics, by calling attention to the...

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    iW CRITICS POLL '08 | The Ballots (Final Update: 12.23.08)

    indieWIRE's 2008 Critics Poll is underway, continuing the tradition of a national survey of critics by calling attention to the year's best -- and, in many cases, most overlooked -- films, providing a meaningful counterpoint to much of the year-end hoopla. Ballots from all 105 film critics that part...

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    indieWIRE CRITICS POLL 2008 | Poll Comments: Critics Defend Their Picks

    indieWIRE CRITICS POLL 2008 | Poll Comments: Critics Defend Their Picks[EDITOR'S NOTE: Included within their ballots in the 2008 indieWIRE Critics Poll are comments on the year in film from some of the 105 participants taking part this year. This year's topics include the off-balance of film distrib...

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    indieWIRE CRITICS' POLL '08 | Nick Pinkerton

    This is the latest ballot in indieWIRE's 2008 Critics Poll, continuing the tradition of a national survey of critics by calling attention to the year's best -- and, in many cases, most overlooked -- films, providing a meaningful counterpoint to much of the year-end hoopla. Note that some lists are unranked at the discretion of the critic. For all categories except Best Undistributed Film, eligible feature films had first-run theatrical engagements in the U.S. during 2008. Films without a U.S. distributor, screened anywhere (festival circuit, one-off screenings, etc.), are eligible in the Best Undistributed Film category. The full list of crit...

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    indieWIRE CRITICS' POLL '08 | Jim Ridley

    This is the latest ballot in indieWIRE's 2008 Critics Poll, continuing the tradition of a national survey of critics by calling attention to the year's best -- and, in many cases, most overlooked -- films, providing a meaningful counterpoint to much of the year-end hoopla. Note that some lists are unranked at the discretion of the critic. For all categories except Best Undistributed Film, eligible feature films had first-run theatrical engagements in the U.S. during 2008. Films without a U.S. distributor, screened anywhere (festival circuit, one-off screenings, etc.), are eligible in the Best Undistributed Film category. The full list of crit...

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