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    J.C. Chandor on Why 'All Is Lost' Didn't Compete at Cannes and Making a Film That Needs to Be Seen in the Theater

    Few filmmakers surprised this year more than J.C. Chandor. An Oscar-nominee for his debut, the financial thriller "Margin Call," Chandor did an about-face with his anticipated follow-up "All Is Lost," starring Robert Redord as a man lost at sea. The film was a question mark up until it world prem...

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    The Spoils: To Sell Nicholas Jarecki's 'Arbitrage' to Awards Voters, Backing Richard Gere Is a Smart Investment

    One of the surprises of the 2011 awards season was the box office and critical success of “Margin Call." First-time writer-director Nicholas Jarecki's financial thriller “Arbitrage” has been following a similar course, but this time Roadside is banking on star Richard Gere to seal the deal.

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    'The Artist' Sweeps Spirit Awards Taking Best Picture, Director, Actor & Cinematography

    The awards season train continues for "The Artist," and while in years past the Spirit Awards have tended to honor edgier or more decidedly independent fare, this year it looks like even they have the fever for the silent movie sensation. Taking home the big prizes for Best Picture, Best D...

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    The Amazing Race: Our Predictions For The 2012 Spirit Awards

    This weekend isn't just about the Oscars, for the record. Saturday night, as is traditional, sees the warm-up for the big show with the 2012 Spirit Awards, Film Independent's antidote to the Academy Awards, intended to honor the best of independent cinema. With recent winners of the top prize includ...

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    Meet 6 Best First Feature/John Cassavettes Spirit Award Nominees

    Ahead of tomorrow's ceremony, get to know six of this year's nominees for the Best First Feature and the John Cassavettes Award at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards by checking out the profiles below. Go here for the full list of nominations.

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    Meet the 2012 Best First Feature Spirit Award Nominees #4: J.C. Chandor, 'Margin Call'

    J.C. Chandor broke out in 2011 with his feature debut, "Margin Call." Featuring a cast of acting heavies like Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci, Paul Bettany, Zachary Quinto and Demi Moore, the financial drama was a success in limited release and received an Academy Award nomination for Best...

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    As Mel Gibson's Latest Film Goes Straight To VOD, Is This A Glimpse Of The Future Of Distribution?

    Something curious happened this week. It was announced that an action film from someone who has historically been one of Hollywood's biggest stars would be skipping movie theaters. That's not unprecedented, or necessarily surprising, considering that the star in question is disgraced A-lister Mel Gi...

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    Awards Mania As 'The Artist,' 'The Tree Of Life' & 'The Descendants' Earn Top Critic Organization Honors

    Sunday was a major day for Oscar prognosticators, as a number of critics organizations went live with their end-of-2011 honors. Some films gained support, and some lost quite a bit of steam, but for those of you who look at the whole thing like a horse race, there was a lot of movement amongst a thi...

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    Legends of the Fall: How "The Way" and "Margin Call" Bucked the Indie Box Office Blues

    As was the case for its Hollywood counterpart, it was not a great fall at the indie box office.

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