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Girl power

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Mention the phrase "Cinderella story" and helmers Niki Caro and Gurindher Chadha make clear their dislike of it as a description of their coming-of-age sagas of girl empowerment: "Whale Rider" and…

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‘King’ maker

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Nothing piles on the pressure like success. Two years ago, director Peter Jackson took critics, auds and the box office by storm with the first film in his adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings"…

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Repressed passion

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In a year when many filmmakers risked the deathblow of an NC-17 rating and battled the MPAA to bring more graphic and realistic depictions of sexuality to the bigscreen, the most erotically charged…

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Willfully independent

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You can always count on independent directors to make films straight from the gut, and this year yielded an exceptional crop. Whether from auteurs or those who helmed from another's script, angst…

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Selling a story

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For director Vadim Perelman, success has tended to come on the heels of escape. After fleeing the former Soviet Union for Europe and then Canada -- a journey he describes as "the whole crazy…

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