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Berlin International Film Festival

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    Berlin: Damon on Affleck’s ‘Rough Spot,’ 'Promised Land'’s Bomb, and Berlin’s Airport Debacle

    At a press conference following the screening of his and Gus Van Sant’s "Promised Land" at the Berlinale today, Matt Damon was asked what the chances of Ben Affleck’s "Argo"winning the Academy Award, and if he was tired of talking about his friend and business partner. “His life is so interesting, I...

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    Division Division: 'Caesar Must Die'

    When there's no critical consensus on a movie, the film gets sent to Criticwire's Division Division where we measure the arguments on both sides.

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    Berlin Review: Matt Porterfield’s ‘I Used To Be Darker’ Has Empathy To Burn But Lacks Urgency

    In between the big events that mark our lives -- the births, the deaths, the falling-in-loves, the breaking-ups, the runnings-away, the reconciliations -- there often exists a kind of pause moment. And it’s one such moment that Matt Porterfield’s Sundance-approved third feature, “I Used to be Darker...

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    Let’s Talk About Gender and Women Directors at the Berlin International Film Festival

    This year’s Berlin Film Festival kicked off yesterday—screening over 400 films—19 of which are in competition.

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    Berlin Market Roundup: New Adaptation from 'Terabithia' Author, Alba Stars in 'Weightless,' Dinklage in 'Long Way Home' and More

    Westend Films is teaming with Bob Barney's new label Picturehouse for "The Great Gilly Project," the latest adaptation from "Bridge to Terabithia" author Katherine Paterson. Kathy Bates and Danny Glover are attached to star, while Stephen Herek ("101 Dalmations") is set to helm. The film centers on ...

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    Berlin Review: Joshua Oppenheimer’s 'The Act Of Killing' Is A Constantly Astounding, Terrifying Masterpiece

    Holy fucking shit. All apologies for incoherence in the following review but having just emerged from Joshua Oppenheimer’s shattering documentary “The Act of Killing,” which screened here in Berlin this morning, I am still shaking. I may not be in the best state to write about it, in fact, but there...

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    Berlin 2013 EXCLUSIVE: Watch the Trailer for Jeremy Seifert's Food Industry Doc 'GMO OMG'

    Director Jeremy Seifert's upcoming agriculture documentary, "GMO OMG," has been in production since reaching its funding goal in the summer of 2011 via a Kickstarter campaign. Now, after almost two years the film is nearing its release, and Indiewire has the exclusive first trailer.

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    Berlinale Review: Wong Kar Wai's Opener 'The Grandmaster' and Press Conference

    Wong Kar Wai kicked off the 63rd Berlinale today in style with the international premiere of his much anticipated kung-fu period drama "The Grandmaster," which was promptly picked up by the Weinstein Company. Based on the life of Ip Man, master of the Wing Chun kung-fu style and teacher of Bruce Lee...

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    Spotlight on: Shooting Stars 2013

    European Film Promotion's most tony event is held during the most tony of film markets, the European Film Market which runs concurrently with the Berlinale, also known as the Berlin Film Festival, February 7 to 17.

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    Berlin Review: Wong Kar Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Is Occasionally Mesmerizing, Mostly Muddled

    Perhaps the best place to begin a review of Wong Kar Wai’s “The Grandmaster” is at the end -- or a few minutes after. An epilogue of sorts, which happens suddenly and far enough into the credits that maybe half the audience was watching it from the stairs, serves as a pretty representative microcosm...

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