All posts by "Sasha Stone"

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Life is about doing things right and doing things wrong. The things we get wrong become as big a part of our personal history as the things we get right. ...
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Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius has shifted his focus from riffing on famous genres to making his most ambitious film to date, The Search. Chalk it up perhaps to him wanting ...
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“I started making plans to kill my own kind,” Violent Femmes David Cronenberg is an artist unafraid of the dark side. One of the wondrous things about his work is ...
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“Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.” ― Claude Monet With Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, a perfect union of film biographer and subject has landed at Cannes. In his ...
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The early morning streets of Los Angeles were virtually empty as I drove down Wilshire towards the Academy theater. Nothing the Academy does is ever, to borrow a term my ...
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The SAG nominations are coming early Wednesday morning. The Screen Actors Guild have become a fairly decent harbinger of the Oscars simply because once a consensus builds it is very ...

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12 YEARS A SLAVE AMERICAN HUSTLE CAPTAIN PHILLIPS FRUITVALE STATION GRAVITY HER INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS NEBRASKA SAVING MR. BANKS THE WOLF OF WALL STREET AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR ...

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The 2013 St. Louis Film Critics’ Award nominees are: Best Film 12 Years a Slave American Hustle Gravity Her Nebraska Best Director Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) Spike Jonze (Her) Steve McQueen ...

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We’ll be putting these into our calendar, but FYI: Dec 11- SAG Nominations Dec 11- Black Reel Award Nominations Dec 12- Golden Globe Nominations Dec 12- Satellite Awards Dec 13 ...
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The SAG ballots are being sent in the mail today. Press release after the cut. The nominating committee is a much smaller group than the 100,000 who vote for the ...
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“The body, she says, is subject to the force of gravity. But the soul is ruled by levity, pure.” – Saul Bellow Gravity is a film worthy of being in ...
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Now that The Butler has taken the box office for the second week in a row, on fewer screens than its competition, the speculative conversation is upon us. In a ...
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When Twitter isn’t busy being funny ha-ha, it kills time being funny strange. Soon after Ellen DeGeneres announced that she was hosting the Oscars for the second time, the disgruntled ...
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Those of us who know Bob Dylan’s story well can point to his profound influence on the folk music scene in Greenwich Village in the early sixties. What is remarkable ...

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Today while walking through the Palais du Festivals I saw Chaz Ebert. She was walking across the second floor, heading for the escalator. I stepped on behind her. We slowly ...
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Last year the Weinstein Co. gave Cannes participants a chance to see clips from some films that had never before been seen — The Master, Django Unchained and Silver Linings ...
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William Faulkner once wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” This is the thrust of Asghar Farhadi’s Le Passe (The Past), which screened today at the Cannes ...
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How do you measure the importance of a life? Do you look at a man’s contributions to society, his success, his wealth, his prominence in the community? Are some lives ...

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There is construction going on all over Cannes. They are building a new train station at the bottom of the hill. I know because I usually stay up that way ...
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In twenty years or so — after we sift through the rubble of three decades of self-help, the fifteen minutes of free-for-all fame, with the Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Lindsay ...

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