The Search: From Silent Films to the War in Chechnya
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The Search: From Silent Films to the War in Chechnya

Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius has shifted his focus from riffing on famous genres to making…

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Maps to the Stars: Cronenberg’s Best Film in a Decade
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Maps to the Stars: Cronenberg’s Best Film in a Decade

“I started making plans to kill my own kind,” Violent Femmes David Cronenberg is an…

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A masterpiece of subtlety – Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner
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A masterpiece of subtlety – Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner

“Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.” ― Claude Monet With Mike Leigh’s Mr.…

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The State of the Race: A Wolf Crashes the Party
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The State of the Race: A Wolf Crashes the Party

The early morning streets of Los Angeles were virtually empty as I drove down Wilshire…

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SAG Nominations Preview, and Contest
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SAG Nominations Preview, and Contest

The SAG nominations are coming early Wednesday morning. The Screen Actors Guild have become a…

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AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR
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AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR

12 YEARS A SLAVE AMERICAN HUSTLE CAPTAIN PHILLIPS FRUITVALE STATION GRAVITY HER INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS…

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The St. Louis Film Critics Nominations
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The St. Louis Film Critics Nominations

The 2013 St. Louis Film Critics’ Award nominees are: Best Film 12 Years a Slave…

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Key Upcoming Awards Dates
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Key Upcoming Awards Dates

We’ll be putting these into our calendar, but FYI: Dec 11- SAG Nominations Dec 11-…

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Ballots in the mail for SAG Awards nominations – Predictions and For Your Consideration
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Ballots in the mail for SAG Awards nominations – Predictions and For Your Consideration

The SAG ballots are being sent in the mail today. Press release after the cut.…

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Cuaron’s Masterpiece: The Welcome Pull of Gravity
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Cuaron’s Masterpiece: The Welcome Pull of Gravity

“The body, she says, is subject to the force of gravity. But the soul is…

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Why The Butler, Why Now
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Why The Butler, Why Now

Why Ellen Hosting the Oscars is a Great Idea
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Why Ellen Hosting the Oscars is a Great Idea

When Twitter isn’t busy being funny ha-ha, it kills time being funny strange. Soon after…

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Cannes review: A Man of Constant Sorrow – Inside Llewyn Davis
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Cannes review: A Man of Constant Sorrow – Inside Llewyn Davis

Those of us who know Bob Dylan’s story well can point to his profound influence…

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Cannes Diary, Day 2 – Borne Back Ceaselessly
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Cannes Diary, Day 2 – Borne Back Ceaselessly

Today while walking through the Palais du Festivals I saw Chaz Ebert. She was walking…

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The Weinstein Co’s First Look at Cannes for a Second Year
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The Weinstein Co’s First Look at Cannes for a Second Year

Last year the Weinstein Co. gave Cannes participants a chance to see clips from some…

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Cannes Review. Not Gone, Not Forgotten: The Past
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Cannes Review. Not Gone, Not Forgotten: The Past

William Faulkner once wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” This is…

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Cannes review: Fruitvale Station reveals an atrocity of American injustice
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Cannes review: Fruitvale Station reveals an atrocity of American injustice

Cannes Diary Day One – The Searchers
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Cannes Diary Day One – The Searchers

There is construction going on all over Cannes. They are building a new train station…

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This Side of Paradise: The Bling Ring
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This Side of Paradise: The Bling Ring

In twenty years or so — after we sift through the rubble of three decades…

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Cannes review: Jeune et Jolie
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Cannes review: Jeune et Jolie

A young and beautiful woman has untold amounts of power over men and most women…

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