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Screening Gotham: Think Like a Killer

Some of today's movie news of note from around New York:

--If Todd Solondz plays his cards right, he will never have to stand in front of the MPAA ratings board again: ThinkFilm pacted Wednesday with Killer Films on what's essentially a first-look deal, with the option to finance and/or distribute the company's projects in development. Killer's longtime funder/executive producer John Wells remains in the picture as well, likely looking forward to the deep-pocketed marketing latitude for which the deal allows. Killer president Christine Vachon (above) is rumored to be fairly pleased as well.

--Nothing escapes Page Six, which noted the conspicuous absence of whole-hearted/ half-witted Robert Altman eulogizer Lindsay Lohan at Tuesday's memorial for the late director in New York. "(Altman) was the closest thing to my father and grandfather that I really do believe I've had in several years," Lohan wrote last November -- three full months ago. It's been, like, forever! Can't a girl change her mind?

--Among the garden-variety trendspotting in his piece from Wednesday's New York Sun, Nic Rapold offers up a few fascinating observations from Oscar's last decade. Think about it: "Ultimately more of a studio-caliber art house than an indie outfit, Miramax's tactical approach to film makes it the true antecedent to this year's coup by Little Miss Sunshine. ... Character quirk is managed as carefully as prestige and PR placement always were with Miramax releases." Which naturally qualifies it as a Best Picture front-runner, of course.

Posted at February 22, 2007 9:41 AM

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