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There are two films involving the Boston Globe this year. Black Mass, about Whitey Bulger and Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight. If you split Martin Scorsese into two films you have would ...
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La Biennale di Venezia has announced all 7 slates at once.  Here’s the delicious list. (Thanks to Paddy Mulholland at ScreenOnScreen) Venezia 72 11 Minutes (Jerzy Skolimowski) Anomalisa (Duke Johnson ...
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Michael Fassbender as The Dude? Patton Oswalt as Walter? Jennifer Lawrence as Maude? Mae Whitman as Donny? Dennis freakin Quaid as the real Lebowski? Mike Judge stepping in for Sam ...
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The first of the Toronto Film Festival announcements just in.  If it says World or North American premiere I assume that means it’s not going to Telluride. If it says ...
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Documentarian filmmaker Michael Moore announced via Twitter that his new film, Where to Invade Next, will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September. He made the announcement via ...
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The New York Times just announced that the Danny Boyle film, “Steve Jobs,” starring Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet will be the centerpiece gala for the New York Film Fest. ...
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Jurassic World just passed The Avengers to become the third highest grossing domestic and international hit of all time. When you adjust it for inflation it drops to number 27, ...
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Robin Write of Write Out of LA decided to interview Yours Truly for some unknown reason. He asked a variety of questions and afterwards we debated whether anyone would want ...
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You’d may wonder why a man would choose to write and direct a movie like Grandma. It flies against everything we know about what sells in Hollywood, what kind of ...
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Los Angeles, CA, July 23, 2015 – Bob Gazzale, President and CEO of the American Film Institute, issued the following statement in response to the tragic event in Lafayette, Louisiana. ...
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Directed by Sam Mendes. Screenplay by John Logan. Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema. Original Music by Thomas Newman. Edited by Lee Smith. Production Design by Dennis Gassner. Credit where credit ...
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No “invisible”(?) edits here. As Paddy Mullholland says at ScreenOnScreen, Victoria is “a 140-minute action film literally shot in one take. No wonder it won an award at Berlin for ...
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The official trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 has arrived. Katniss Everdeen played by Jennifer Lawrence leads a revolution against the Capitol and President Snow (Donald Sutherland). In ...
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Julianne Moore and Ellen Page continue their fascinating involvement with gay-themed movies and gay filmmakers in Freeheld, opening October 2. New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic ...
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Twitter is a silly place full of silly people. One avenue it offers for celebrities is the chance to complain, or to speak directly to their fans, without a publicist ...
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Robin Williams would have been 64 years old today. After we lost him 11 months ago, Daniel Smith-Rowsey wrote a magnificent tribute and has graciously allowed us to re-post it ...
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An exclusive get for Grantland features an interview with DiCaprio on the performance. He’s currently getting ready to film the final sequences (Inarritu likes to shoot in sequence). About the ...
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Once you get thrown over for one of your best performances for a younger actress in one of her not-so-best performances you get to a stage where you have nothing ...
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Gold Derby was one of the last remaining independent awards sites and now, they announce, no more. They will be owned by Penske media group — who also own Deadline ...
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The BBC have unveiled their list of the 100 greatest American Films of all time. The BBC polled 62 critics from around the world to compile the list that includes ...

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There are two films involving the Boston Globe this year. Black Mass, about Whitey Bulger and Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight. If you split Martin Scorsese into two films you have would ...
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