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    Division Division: 'Caesar Must Die'

    When there's no critical consensus on a movie, the film gets sent to Criticwire's Division Division where we measure the arguments on both sides.

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    Berlin Review: Matt Porterfield’s ‘I Used To Be Darker’ Has Empathy To Burn But Lacks Urgency

    In between the big events that mark our lives -- the births, the deaths, the falling-in-loves, the breaking-ups, the runnings-away, the reconciliations -- there often exists a kind of pause moment. And it’s one such moment that Matt Porterfield’s Sundance-approved third feature, “I Used to be Darker...

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    Let’s Talk About Gender and Women Directors at the Berlin International Film Festival

    This year’s Berlin Film Festival kicked off yesterday—screening over 400 films—19 of which are in competition.

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    Berlin Review: 'It's All So Quiet,' A Tender Tale of Death and Farming From Nanouk Leopold

    Not much happens in "It's All So Quiet," a tender portrait of middle-aged frustrations set on a desolate farm, but nearly every moment is steeped in deep sadness. Dutch filmmaker Nanouk Leopold's adaptation of Gerbrand Bakker's bestselling novel moves with such extreme patience...

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    Watch Pirate Bay Documentary 'TPB AFK' Online For Free (Of Course)

    It's only fitting that "TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard," a documentary about Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm (who's currently in prison in Sweden), the founders of the notorious file sharing site and copyright lawsuit magnet The Pirate Bay, would e...

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    Berlin Market Roundup: New Adaptation from 'Terabithia' Author, Alba Stars in 'Weightless,' Dinklage in 'Long Way Home' and More

    Westend Films is teaming with Bob Barney's new label Picturehouse for "The Great Gilly Project," the latest adaptation from "Bridge to Terabithia" author Katherine Paterson. Kathy Bates and Danny Glover are attached to star, while Stephen Herek ("101 Dalmations") is set to helm. The film centers on ...

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    Berlin Review: Joshua Oppenheimer’s 'The Act Of Killing' Is A Constantly Astounding, Terrifying Masterpiece

    Holy fucking shit. All apologies for incoherence in the following review but having just emerged from Joshua Oppenheimer’s shattering documentary “The Act of Killing,” which screened here in Berlin this morning, I am still shaking. I may not be in the best state to write about it, in fact, but there...

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    Berlin 2013 EXCLUSIVE: Watch the Trailer for Jeremy Seifert's Food Industry Doc 'GMO OMG'

    Director Jeremy Seifert's upcoming agriculture documentary, "GMO OMG," has been in production since reaching its funding goal in the summer of 2011 via a Kickstarter campaign. Now, after almost two years the film is nearing its release, and Indiewire has the exclusive first trailer.

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    Isabella Rossellini Will Follow Up 'Green Porno' With New Wacky Web Series 'Mammas'

    Isabella Rossellini charmed the world with "Green Porno," the strange, funny and idiosyncratic short film/web series she did for the Sundance Channel in which she donned costumes to enact the mating rituals of a dragonfly, spider, bee, praying mantis, firefly, worm, snail and housefly...

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    Berlinale Review: Wong Kar Wai's Opener 'The Grandmaster' and Press Conference

    Wong Kar Wai kicked off the 63rd Berlinale today in style with the international premiere of his much anticipated kung-fu period drama "The Grandmaster," which was promptly picked up by the Weinstein Company. Based on the life of Ip Man, master of the Wing Chun kung-fu style and teacher of Bruce Lee...

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