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Sundance lineup for feature films in competition

Sundance lineup for feature films in competition

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Sundance will premiere 16 American narrative feature films, and 26 films in the world cinema dramatic and documentary competitions. (via LATimes) U.S. Dramatic Competition: “Beasts of the Southern Wild”: In this mythological tale inspired by the coastal erosion crisis facing the communities of southern Louisiana, a 6-year-old Bayou Don Quixote sets out to find her long-lost mother when her father is beset by a mysterious illness. Director: Benh Zeitlin. Screenwriters:…

NYTimes calls The Artist a "dazzling cinematic objet d’art"

NYTimes calls The Artist a "dazzling cinematic objet d’art"

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The Artist currently stands at 87 on metacritic (tied with Deathly Hallows and Moneyball). A.O. Scott’s review in The Times: This is not a work of film history but rather a generous, touching and slightly daffy expression of unbridled movie love. Though its protagonist mourns the arrival of sound, “The Artist” itself is more interested in celebrating the range and power of a medium that can sparkle, swoon and suffer…

NYTimes calls The Artist a “dazzling cinematic objet d’art”

NYTimes calls The Artist a “dazzling cinematic objet d’art”

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The Artist currently stands at 87 on metacritic (tied with Deathly Hallows and Moneyball). A.O. Scott’s review in The Times: This is not a work of film history but rather a generous, touching and slightly daffy expression of unbridled movie love. Though its protagonist mourns the arrival of sound, “The Artist” itself is more interested in celebrating the range and power of a medium that can sparkle, swoon and suffer…

Award Season Roundtable Series: The Directors

Award Season Roundtable Series: The Directors

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THR talks with Alexander Payne, Mike Mills, Steve McQueen, Jason Reitman, Bennett Miller and Michel Hazanavicius. (Thanks Paddy M)

Hugo clocks in with major raves from top critics

Hugo clocks in with major raves from top critics

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4-star reviews from The New Yorker, Variety, Box Office Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter. 4 stars from Roger Ebert. No fan of 3-D, Ebert says, “Scorsese uses 3-D here as it should be used, not as a gimmick but as an enhancement of the total effect.” David Denby at The New Yorker says, “Reality, filmed illusion, and dreams are so intertwined that only an artist, playing merrily with echoes, can sort…

Chaplin’s Granddaughters Host Screening of  The Artist

Chaplin’s Granddaughters Host Screening of The Artist

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Carmen and Dolores Chaplin, Granddaughter’s of Charlie Chaplin, to host a special screening of The Artist LOS ANGELES, NOVEMBER 18, 2011 – The Weinstein Company celebrates the critically-acclaimed new feature film, THE ARTIST, with a special screening hosted by Carmen and Dolores Chaplin, international actresses and the granddaughters of Hollywood icon, Charlie Chaplin, days before its November 25th theatrical release. Together, they join writer/director Michel Hazanavicius and cast members, who…

Chaplin's Granddaughters Host Screening of  The Artist

Chaplin's Granddaughters Host Screening of The Artist

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Carmen and Dolores Chaplin, Granddaughter’s of Charlie Chaplin, to host a special screening of The Artist LOS ANGELES, NOVEMBER 18, 2011 – The Weinstein Company celebrates the critically-acclaimed new feature film, THE ARTIST, with a special screening hosted by Carmen and Dolores Chaplin, international actresses and the granddaughters of Hollywood icon, Charlie Chaplin, days before its November 25th theatrical release. Together, they join writer/director Michel Hazanavicius and cast members, who…

Celebrating Scorsese … In a New Way

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NPR profiles Scorsese and Hugo, which reminds me that it’s wholly unexpected to see Martin Scorsese take such a radical shift as a storyteller and filmmaker. Like John Stewart said, he was used to the high body count.  When the trailer for Hugo was released people started whining about how it wasn’t a “Scorsese movie.”  But you know, this is a director who has always tried different genres — he’s…

Martin Scorsese celebrates his 69th birthday on The Daily Show

Martin Scorsese celebrates his 69th birthday on The Daily Show

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Jim Cameron Martin Scorsese and 3-D for Hugo, one of 2011's Best

Jim Cameron Martin Scorsese and 3-D for Hugo, one of 2011's Best

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Jim Cameron lends his admiration to Martin Scorsese whose first dabble with 3-D is not unlike a director like Hitchcock or Bergman filming in color for the first time. In Hitchcock’s color films, specific colors are so vivid they are almost whole characters in and of themselves. With Scorsese, someone who is already a master of the frame, filming in 3-D is like going color; it’s like going electric. But…