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    What to Rent/Buy on Blu-ray This Week: 'The Place Beyond the Pines,' 'Mud' and More

    VOD is all the rage right now, and for good reason (check out our August list). But while it's gratifying to know that you can watch pretty much anything with the simple click of a button, there's something comforting about tearing into a DVD/Blu-ray case and popping the disc into your player. That...

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    Two Women Nominated for 2013 Writers Guild Awards

    Last week, the Writers Guild of America announced the nominees for this year’s Writers Guild Awards. Out of all the categories, original, adapted and documentary screenplay—only two women were nominated this year, both in the documentary category. This is always a hard award to look at...

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    The 22 Best Indie Films of 2012, According to Criticwire

    Nearly 400 critics listed in Indiewire's Criticwire network graded theatrical and VOD releases over the course of 2012. Among those, 22 films graded by 10 or more critics currently maintain an aggregate grade of A- or higher.

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    AFI Review: The Central Park Five - Co-Directed by Sarah Burns and West of Memphis - Directed by Amy Berg

    Los Angeles’ AFI Film Festival gave me the chance to see two documentary films directed by women: The Central Park Five co-directed by Sarah Burns, Ken Burns and David McMahon and West of Memphis, directed by Amy Berg. Despite initial Oscar buzz for both films, sadly they have both been snubbe...

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    Fran Walsh Steps Out

    You can't watch Hitchcock without thinking what life would be like had Alma Reville, Hitchcock's wife lived today. From the film you see how much a partner she is in life (expected) and in work (unexpected). She was a master editor and screenwriter and according to the film was the one who...

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    The Spoils: Does DOC NYC's Short List Program Help or Hinder Academy Voting on Documentaries?

    New York City’s DOC NYC Festival comes to a close Thursday, and woven in among the films in the official program are ten movies highlighted with an unmistakable wink to the Academy: they are part of a sidebar called The Short List. And while Thom Powers, head programmer for DOC NYC, slyly deni...

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    'West of Memphis' Director Amy Berg Talks New Evidence in Arkansas Case UPDATE: New Trailer

    "It's a living, breathing thing," says director Amy Berg of The Sony Pictures Classics film "West of Memphis" (December 25), backed by producer-financeers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, which revisits the 18-year imprisonment of the innocent “West Memphis 3”: Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie M...

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    Trailer Watch: West of Memphis - Directed by Amy Berg

    In 1994, three teenagers from Arkansas were convicted, despite lack of any physical evidence, of ritually murdering three 8 year old boys. Amy Berg's acclaimed documentary West of Memphis takes a closer look at the events of the crime and its aftermath including speaking with the supporters of t...

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    Watch: New 'West of Memphis' Trailer Exposes Injustice in West Memphis Three Case (VIDEO)

    Sony Classics has released a new trailer for Academy Award nominated director Amy Berg's documentary "West of Memphis," opening in select theaters on December 25, 2012.

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