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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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    REVIEW | Ego vs. Altruism: Turning Trash Into Art in "Waste Land"

    Lucy Walker's "Waste Land" amounts to a cinematic round of applause for altruism. Using a conventional blend of talking heads and verité, Walker follows Brazilian visual artist Vik Muniz to his hometown of Rio de Janeiro, where he created the traveling exhibit "Pictures of Garbage" out of material f...

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    REVIEW | Better than "Twilight": Kristen Stewart in "Welcome to the Rileys"

    Kristen Stewart's status as the mopey face of gothic teenage angst in the "Twilight" franchise has easily overpowered the other achievements of her brief career. At age twenty, she has appeared in a number of thematically advanced character studies ("Adventureland" among them), suggesting the antith...

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    Big Screen | Top 5: From Wiseman to Waters to Germany in LA, This Week's Theatrical Best Bets

    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, John Waters discusses "the most shocking film ever made," Frederick Wiseman...

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    Small Screen | This Week's Top 5 Takes Us to Upstate NY, South Africa, Japan, and Vietnam

    From Upstate New York to South Africa, all around New York City, and a trip back in time to Japan and Vietnam, this week's small screen must-sees take us all around the world. Without further ado, here are this week's top picks on TV, DVD, and VOD:

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    REVIEW | Sweat Ballet: Frederick Wiseman's "Boxing Gym"

    Boxing matches have been captured on film practically since the birth of the medium, which may explain the primal thrill of Frederick Wiseman's "Boxing Gym." The legendary documentarian's latest portrait takes place in Lord's Gym, the scrappy Austin establishment run by former professional boxer Ric...

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    REVIEW | Colombian Squalor: "The Two Escobars"

    The history of Colombia's tattered international reputation is not an unexplored field, but Jeff and Michael Zimbalist's Tribeca Film Festival world premiere documentary "The Two Escobars," provides an original strategy for framing it. A study in contrasts, the movie oscillates between two men with ...

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