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    REVIEW | Lords of the Ring: David O. Russell's "The Fighter"

    Wildly uneven and about as entertaining, "The Fighter" is committed to the rambunctious masculine energy of the boxing ring. Sustained by a triple threat of performances by Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams, David O. Russell's dramatization of star boxing brothers "Irish" Mickey Ward (Wahl...

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    Small Screen | "Inception," "Wishful Drinking," and Hugh Hefner Make for a Fun Week

    From Leonardo Dicaprio's turn as a dream worker to Carrie Fisher on stage and a profile of Hugh Hefner, this week's at-home lineup will do plenty to keep you warm this week. Here's this week's top 5 in DVD/Blu-Ray, VOD, and TV.

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    Big Screen | This Week's Top 5: "Shoah," "The Fighter," Thessaloniki and More

    Each week here at indieWIRE, five recommendations for theatrical viewing pleasure are being offered up, tackling everything from new releases, to film festivals, to curated series and events around North America. This week, a re-release of one of the greatest docs of all time, Greece's premiere film...

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    Eternal Holocaust: At 25, "Shoah" Ages, But Doesn’t Go Stale

    Claude Lanzmann doesn’t want to speak to me. The now-legendary French director of “Shoah,” a nine-and-half hour chronicle of the systematic murdering process behind Hitler’s Final Solution, has been doing interviews all day from a hotel room in lower Manhattan. He was 60 when “Shoah” hit theaters in...

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    film review: BLACK SWAN

    Evaluating any movie is a matter of personal taste. Filmmakers who deal in the extreme naturally provoke extreme reactions. That’s my way of saying that I couldn’t stand Black Swan. In fact, I had a violent response to the film, which I saw in its debut screening at the Telluride Film...

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    December Preview: The 5 Must-See Films

    This December is about to offer quite the selection to movie-goers, as made clear by the films listed on indieWIRE's calendar. Typically the month where specialty divisions and indie distributors save their big Oscar hopefuls (though October and November certainly had some as well), its an overwhelm...

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    Small Screen | Move Over "Twilight," Disney Films & Clarkson-Starrer Also on DVD and Blu-Ray

    While the new "Twilight" film on DVD may "eclipse" the indies and smaller films this week (and let's not forget the Nic Cage fantasy "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"), there's still a notable list of films headed to the home market this Tuesday. Here's indieWIRE's top five for this week:

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    Small Screen | Banksy, Joaquin, Elba, and Walker All Make This Week's Top 5

    This week's biggest news on the small screen may be that Netflix is unveiling new plans for 2011, which include price hikes and a streaming-only option (The Wall Street Journal has the story and analysis). While this has many spelling the beginning of the end of the DVD, many of our small screen to...

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    REVIEW | Better Than It Sounds: Javier Fuentes-León's "Undertow"

    The Peruvian drama "Undertow" -- not to be confused with David Gordon Green's 2004 thriller of the same name -- manages to work a whole lot better than it sounds on paper. With unabashed sentimentalism, first-time director Javier Fuentes-León assembles the quaint story of Miguel (Christian Mercado),...

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