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August 30, 2013

12 Years a Slave: Rapturous reaction in Telluride

12 Years a Slave: Rapturous reaction in Telluride

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Twitter again erupts in praise of another likely masterpiece. Two days ago we got dazzled reaction from Venice festival-goers about Gravity. Tonight, 12 Years a Slave has stunned those in attendance in Telluride. @AwardsDaily Another powerful collaboration for McQueen and Fassbender. They make magic together. #Telluride @MrDanZak 12 YEARS A SLAVE = Masterful rendering of intolerable cruelty Standing O for McQ, Ejiofor, Pitt, Fass & stunning Lupita Nyong’o @csoberanis7 12…

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Telluride Review: Blue is the Warmest Color

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Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Color is a film I wish I’d seen in my early twenties. Rarely has a film delved into human sexuality with such attention to detail. Women are not really invited to explore their sexuality here in America. We are conditioned to divide ourselves into two types – good girls and bad girls.  The European position on Sex is decidedly less repressed. Nudity is very much…

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Telluride Diary Day One – Alive at Night

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Because my travel arrangements last year had me driving ten hours from Denver to Telluride I’d decided this summer I would simply make the drive directly from Los Angeles. There wasn’t anything remarkable about the trip except that I listened to two books — Dan Savage’s latest, and The Devil in White City, recommended by a few friends. Both of them helped pass the time, along with the ever changing…

TIFF Trailer Mashup

TIFF Trailer Mashup

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Daniel Radcliffe in Kill Your Darlings

Daniel Radcliffe in Kill Your Darlings

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(thanks, Bryce!)

12 Years A Slave to debut at New York Film Festival

12 Years A Slave to debut at New York Film Festival

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New York, NY (August 30, 2013) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Film Comment Magazine announced today that they will host the U.S. premiere of Steve McQueen’s new film, 12 Years A Slave, on Tuesday, October 8th at the New York Film Festival. McQueen will be on hand to present the film along with cast members, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Adepero Oduye, Paul Dano and Alfre…

London Film Festival announces UK premiere of Stephen Frears’ Philomena

London Film Festival announces UK premiere of Stephen Frears’ Philomena

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(Press Release) London, 30th August, 2013: – The 57th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce that the Festival’s American Express Gala will take place on Wednesday 16 October at the Odeon Leicester Square with the UK Premiere of Stephen Frears’ PHILOMENA, the moving, funny and at times shocking true story of one woman’s search for her lost son. Academy Award ® winner Judi…

Clooney looms large in new Gravity poster

Clooney looms large in new Gravity poster

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Rooney Mara joins Cate Blanchett in Todd Hayne’s Carol

Rooney Mara joins Cate Blanchett in Todd Hayne’s Carol

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Rooney Mara has signed on to co-star opposite Cate Blanchett in Todd Haynes’ Carol, adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novella, The Price of Salt — a tale some have incorrectly assumed is a suspense thriller. It’s not. It’s a bold romance with a tense road-trip that outdoes Thelma and Louise. From a review in Slate (a link that you shouldn’t read in its entirety unless you want to know too…