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    Netflix, Piracy and the IRS: The Top 10 Filmmaker Toolkit Articles of 2011

    Like the name suggests, Indiewire's Filmmaker Toolkit is a collection intended to help filmmakers fix, tune or hack their way to success. And, as the wide-ranging topics of 2011's most popular Toolkit pieces made clear, there's no such thing as a Swiss army knife. The issues filmmakers f...

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    The Indie Film Industry Shares Their Top 10 Films of 2011

    While Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" took the top spot in Indiewire's's recent 2011 poll of over 160 critics, journalists and other tastemakers of the film world, this much smaller grouping of industry folks - from distributors to publiclists to filmmakers themselves - hi...

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    Indiewire's Greatest Hits: The Top 10 Reviews From 2011

    In an age when being first threatens to preclude being best, film criticism struggles like everything else to serve a purpose without pandering to the need to grab eyeballs. The heap of reviews I've written over the last 12 months, often under the extreme deadline pressures of film festivals, aren't...

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    TOH! Top Tens of 2011

    While I shared my top ten on Oscar Talk Friday, here's the actual list, plus an assemblage of ten bests from the TOH! gang of regulars. Like most ten-best listmakers, we range from well-reviewed smart indie fare to mainstream studio pictures to the arcane. The year was strong for docs and foreig...

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    How to Make a Ten Best List

    'Tis the season when ten best lists start rolling in. I smile when I get my first Christmas card, always from John Waters (Highland, Maryland), whose Ten Best is in Art Forum, natch, and below. Kris Tapley and I delivered ours in this week's Oscar Talk podcast; I'll publish mine and the ...

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    Indiewire's Must-Read Cheat Sheet for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

    Where do Sundance films come from? If you're an Indiewire reader, they've been hiding in plain sight. We took a look at this year's dramatic competition titles and realized that Indiewire and/or our blog network has written about virtually all of this year's films and/or their m...

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    Weekly Indiewire Clicks: This Week's Best News, Reviews, Features and Interviews

    Managing a brand new redesign wasn't the only thing keeping Indiewire busy this week. Among the highlights this week: Eddie Murphy dropping out of the Oscars and Billy Crystal coming to save the day, AFI Fest dolling out its awards, Charlotte Rampling opening about being a doc subject in "T...

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    Gallery: Favorite Films of Past Presidents

    The White House this week ordered a print of Sundance sensation "Martha Marcy May Marlene" to screen for President Obama and the First Lady. It's certainly nice to know that the President has good taste in movies, so we thought we'd take a look at some of the other films that have ...

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    IMDb's Col Needham Responds to Clooney's Top 100

    George Clooney recently listed the 100 best movies from 1964-1976, his favorite period. IMDb founder Col Needham checked his IMDb vote history (up-to-date of course) and did his own advanced title search: I've seen a total of 764 movies from this range and included below are the 41 which I have rate...

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    Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction Death Match

    POV blogger Tom Roston (@docsoupman), an old colleague from Premiere, loves documentaries--in fact, he blogs about them. And while I enjoy digging into The Interrupters as much as the next cinephile, I love fiction films even better. So Roston challenged me to pit five fiction films, "whether they’v...

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