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    Sundance and SXSW Factual Thriller 'The Imposter' Goes to Indomnia; Reviews

    The Indomina Group has picked up A&E IndieFilms' "The Imposter" for North American distribution. The Sundance entry is also set to play SXSW. Check out the synopsis for the factual thriller below. “Few documentaries are able to draw you in and keep you captivated in the way that 'The Imposter' does,...

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    Review and Interview: Joshua Marston's Very Impressive "The Forgiveness of Blood"

    One of our favorite films we saw at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival is "The Forgiveness of Blood," the second feature by "Maria Full of Grace" director Joshua Marston. Film critic Daniel Walber, who was impressed with many aspects of the Albanian-language teen drama,...

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    Review: 'Raising Renee' Weighs Compassion & Responsibility In A Slight Documentary That Doesn't Dig Deep Enough

    At what point does loyalty to family trump personal ambition, and is the decision to put all aspects of your life on hold, for the responsibility of caring for a sibling, always the right decision? These are the questions that emerge, and are partially addressed, in Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan&#...

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    Berlinale 2012 Review - "Leave It on The Floor" Musical Explores 'Vogue Ballroom' Underground Culture in L.A.

    As Tambay noted in two previous review posts (Call Me Kuchu and Indignados + Espoir Voyage), S&A reader Denise VanDeCruze (The Mic Movement - Amplifying Art In Berlin & Beyond), currently at the Berlinale Film Festival, is back with another review write-up to share with u...

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    Berlinale 2012 Review: 'Comes A Bright Day' A Warm, Enjoyable, Romance When It Stops Trying To Be A Thriller

    Commercials director Simon Aboud takes to feature writing/directing with this London-set film detailing a young man's meet cute with the girl of his dreams, and the violent armed robbery that subsequently throws them together. If that description sounds a little schizophrenic, it's a quality that pr...

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    Berlinale 2012 Review: 'Electrick Children' An Offbeat Indie With A Trio Of Charming Young Leads

    Opening the Generation section of the 2012 Berlinale, which is designed to promote films for, by and/or about young people, we honestly weren't sure what to expect from "Electrick Children," the debut film from writer/director Rebecca Thomas. Colour us pleasantly surprised then to discover that the ...

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    Here Are 19 Reviews From Berlinale 2012

    This year the Berlin Film Festival had a diverse group of films screening and Indiewire was on site to see as many of them as possible. Click through the links below to read all of Indiewire's 19 reviews from this year's festival:

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    DISPATCH FROM BERLIN: Why 'Caesar Must Die' Won the Golden Bear

    "Caesar Must Die" was among the least divisive of the competition films. A few people loved it and a lot of people liked it, but hardly anyone hated it.

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    'The Walking Dead' Review: Season Two, Episode Two -- 'Triggerfinger'

    There was a lot of incident in this week’s episode of “Walking Dead” – a high zombie-count, several off-screen killings, an amputation – but not a whole lot of story. If anything, the narrative developments actually drive the series backwards.

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    Review and Recap -- 'Luck' Episode Four: Where's Bernstein?

    “Luck is the residue of design.” Or is it? Whether or not Branch Rickey’s famous dictum – an appeal to reason and not the gods – is true lies at the heart of the fourth episode of Luck, written by staffer Jay Hovdey and directed by Philip Noyce (“Salt”).

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