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    REVIEW | Blossoming "Furniture": Lena Dunham Entertaining Self-Portrait

    On a purely creative level, a movie generally should be absorbed without foreknowledge of its back story, but Lena Dunham's "Tiny Furniture" is defined by it. Dunham's lightly entertaining self-portrait, in which the director plays a version of herself wandering around New York City in post-graduate...

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    DOC NYC Review | Grandpa's Legacy: "Discoveries of a Marionette"

    Family history, rendered in documentary form, usually has more appeal for the family than anyone else. "Discoveries of a Marionette" provides an alternative approach. Norwegian director Bjarte Morner Tveit appears to learn things about his grandfather's adventurous backstory at the same time that we do, resulting in a refreshingly unconventional portrait of generational inquiry. Rather than making himself the star of the show, Tveit presents his grandfather's history through the research materials provided for him, and ponders their larger significance. His grandfather, Alf, was a Norwegian resistance fighter in World War II, and sailed aroun...

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    Doc NYC Review | Strangely Alluring Over "Kati with an I"

    In "Kati with an I," documentarian Robert Greene ("Owning the Weather") turns his camera on his teenage half-sister on the brink of her high school graduation. That backdrop offers nothing new, but Greene's patient, understated portrait renders a universal rite of passag...

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    Moviefone | Three Critics: Anne Thompson, Leonard Maltin and Eric Kohn Discuss Future of 3D Movies

    Regular Moviefone contributor and indieWIRE film critic Anne Thompson recently called up her indieWIRE pals Leonard Maltin and Eric Kohn for a lively discussion about where the 3-D phenomenon might go next.

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    DOC NYC Review | Jews in Love: "Five Weddings and a Felony"

    Josh Freed's "Five Weddings and a Felony" makes its world premiere at DOC NYC, New York's Documentary Festival, that runs from November 3 - 9.

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    November Preview: The 7 Must-See Films

    This November is about to offer quite the selection to movie-goers, as made clear by the films listed on indieWIRE's November calendar. As an extension of our fall movie preview, indieWIRE has decided to offer the second of three monthly "must-see" lists to make cinematic decision-making as easy as ...

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    Small Screen | "Movie Stars," Toys, Soldiers, and Jack Rebney All Come Home

    In this week's top five to check out on one of the tiny tubes you've got at home, TCM takes us behind the scenes of the early years of Hollywood, Pixar looks at the hidden lives of toys, two classics get re-releases, HBO's look at WWII's Pacific stage, and an Austin filmmaker looks at one of YouTube...

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    REVIEW | Media Stars Gone Natural: Doug Liman's "Fair Game"

    This review was originally published during indieWIRE's coverage of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. "Fair Game" hits theaters this Friday, November 5.

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    Review | Almost a Masterpiece: "Four Lions" an Explosive Comedy

    This review was originally published during indieWIRE's coverage of the 2010 Sundance FIlm Festival. "Four Lions" hits theaters this Friday, November 5.

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    Small Screen | "Winter's Bone," Fiery "Girl," and a Slew of Films from the Vaults

    In a week of heavy hitters in the world of DVD, VOD, and film on TV, indieWIRE recommends you take a look at two films starring women on the verge, a healthy dose of box sets from the archives, and a few more. Take a look at this week's world on the small screen...

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