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SXSW Review: Doc Roundup - 'Page One: Inside the NY Times', 'Buck' & 'Tabloid'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 23, 2011 3:36 AM
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Yep, SXSW is over and we're still wiping the BBQ off our clothes; here's a round up of reviews for some documentaries we managed to catch while in Austin all of which should be hitting theaters later this year.

Sundance '11: Paramount Gets 'Like Crazy' With Anton Yelchin & Felicity Jones, 'Margin Call' Sold

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 23, 2011 4:07 AM
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'Project Nim,' 'Tabloid,' 'The Raven,' 'There Be Dragons' & 'Tanner Hall' All Picked Up In Busy Week Of AcquisitionsThe attitude coming out of Sundance this year is overwhelmingly positive, with many critics already swooning over quirky films like Miranda July’s “The Future” and Elizabeth Olsen’s performance in Sean Durkin’s “Martha Marcy May Marlene.” But though there’s been a lot of praise during the first three days of the indie festival, the first film to truly wow viewers (and buyers, apparently) is Drake Doremus’ “Like Crazy,” a film about long-distance lovers trying to make it through. It’s apparently so wonderful that just a day after its premiere, Paramount Pictures has snatched it up for U.S. distribution, with production company Indian Paintbrush co-producing, according to those close to the deal. The film has been one we've been keeping a close eye on for a while, and was already listed as one of our most anticipated of the year and the positive buzz now coming out of Park City has only stoked our curiosity further.

More Anticipated: 27 Films From 2011 We've Already Seen

  • By The Playlist
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  • January 19, 2011 5:10 AM
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Ok, you can't really anticipate a film if you've already seen it, right? And while that doesn't apply for every member of The Playlist, many of us were lucky enough to get early sneak peeks at 2011 by attending film festivals around the globe like the Cannes, Toronto and Vancouver Film Festivals, the Melbourne Film Festival, the London Film Festival and more; yes, we're global. We basically ran through our lists of the films coming out in 2011 that we've already seen and made a list of 27 worth discussing. Not all of them are great, some are downright terrible, and some are pictures you should absolutely go out of your way to see. It's a mixed bag, much like a film festival generally is, but consider it our user's guide to the 2011 films we know the most about; and take the info to follow under consideration when shelling out your hard-earned dollar. We're here for you, really.

DOC NYC: 'Tabloid' Finds Errol Morris Back In Exceptional & Weird Territory

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • October 27, 2010 9:45 AM
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Doc NYC, New York’s Documentary Film Festival, runs November 3-9. We’ve got an early peek at a few films.

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