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    The online film festival phenomenon was

    The online film festival phenomenon was inevitable. YouTube has shown that Internet users are not only hungry for short films but also will email their favorites to everyone in their address books ad infinitum. The problem with online fests is, they don't offer the perks of their "terrestrial" counterparts ...

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    This letter was sent in response to the Oct. 26

    This letter was sent in response to the Oct. 26 Talk Back, "Beware the Auteur-Director," by Jack Heller. In it, Heller discussed the dangers of directors, whom he labeled "auteur-directors," whose vision of a play overtakes the playwright's original intentions.

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    eonardo DiCaprio is never better than when he is

    eonardo DiCaprio is never better than when he is playing deeply flawed man-children in an isolated, punishing environment. From his star-making turns in This Boy's Life, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and The Basketball Diaries to later roles in Catch Me if You Can and The Aviator, DiCaprio specializes ...

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    he now-defunct HBO series Deadwood was as tough

    he now-defunct HBO series Deadwood was as tough and complicated as the South Dakota town it was named after, and it wasn't going to go out without a fight. The characters who populated the dusty 1800s landscape were so well-written and compelling, creator David Milch was able to land ...

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    From Small Screen to Large

    'Code Name: The Cleaner,' which stars Nicollette Sheridan from the hit series 'Desperate Housewives,' failed to crack the top 10 at the box office this past weekend, demonstrating once again how hard it is for TV actors to transition to feature films.

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    Actor's taxes

    Hopefully, 2007 will be your best year yet as a performer. Picture success; picture making a whole lot of money; picture needing every write-off you can find to deduct from your taxes.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF

    Forest Whitaker and Helen Mirren continued to dominate awards season last week when the Chicago Film Critics Association named the pair best actor and actress for 2006. Whitaker stars as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland and Mirren plays Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen. Whitaker and Mirren ...