Amy Dawes

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Circuit jammed

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The box office is slumping. DVD sales are slowing. But film festivals keep expanding and growing. In fact, many key fests are building their audiences by leaps and bounds, even as competition on the…

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Stuart Beattie

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An L.A. cab driver whose life is stuck in neutral (Jamie Foxx) discovers that his passenger (Tom Cruise) is a hired assassin who intends to force him, at gunpoint, to drive him to each of of the five…

Marketplace

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Paul Haggis

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A grizzled trainer of prizefighters (Clint Eastwood) gains an unlikely title prospect in a tough, eager white female from the sticks (Hilary Swank), who develops a legendary knockout punch, launching…

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Tell Them Who You Are

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Director: Mark Wexler Topic: A son turns the camera on his famous father, cinematographer Haskell Wexler, in an attempt to bridge the gulf in their difficult relationship, while at the same time…

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Maria Full of Grace

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With its low-key naturalism and social conscience on its sleeve, "Maria Full of Grace" could have been seen as merely a well-meant investigation of yet another of life's unbearable sadnesses, Latin…

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How far is heaven?

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Movie actors have always needed ways to pass the time on the set between takes, but Italian thesps Francesco Cabras and Alberto Molinari took the rare step of using the breaks to film a documentary.

Woody wows 'em at Maui

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Woody Harrelson couldn't resist a political jab at the Maui Film Fest. At the June 16-20 fest with his "Go Further" docu -- which extols hemp as a fuel source -- and to pick up an award for activism…

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Record auds for Maui fest

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A record setting 20,000-plus admissions and a burst of exposure on CNN helped give the Maui Film Festival a leg up in its bid for greater recognition by the industry as the fifth annual event…

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