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Jim Sturgess on Cloud Atlas

Jim Sturgess on Cloud Atlas

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One of the biggest disappointments of last year was how no one really seemed to get or appreciate Cloud Atlas. It was written off as “bad” but I’ve got a feeling one day those reviews will be laughable. Jim Sturgess was disappointed, too, in how it turned out. On why it did better overseas and especially in China: The Asian culture, it’s an idea they’re much more familiar with, the…

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The State of the Race: Fumbling Towards Enlightenment

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The Oscars can be a kaleidoscope view of our world — spectacular and surreal. Or they can be a microscope, honing in with sharp perspective on matters we’re obliged to observe with crystal clarity. The themes that course through this year’s Oscar race for Best Picture will likely be far more consequential than stories of a king from the 1930s who stuttered or a silent movie star who lost his…

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Ensemble Casts on the Path to Best Picture

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Will actors eventually be selected out of their central role in movies, increasing replaced by animation,  performance capture, and other evolving forms of digital characters?  That irrational fear has been drifting in and out of Oscar conversations for years. Just as the pleasure of reading books has endured while movies became the world’s foremost storyteller, films driven by great performances remain as popular now as they’ve ever been.  In the end,…

Andrew O’Hehir on the “dazzling tapestry” of Cloud Atlas

Andrew O’Hehir on the “dazzling tapestry” of Cloud Atlas

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One of the few critics who seems willing to give himself over to its fearless exuberant head-tripping labyrinth, Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir says “Cloud Atlas is a flawed and potentially ridiculous work and I loved it, and can’t wait to see it a second time (and then a third). Indeed, all of that is connected…” I can appreciate a well-crafted work of Hollywood formula that gives the audience what it already…

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The State of the Oscar Race – And of These, Hope

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With two weeks before the US Presidential election, nerves are frayed. The horses are kicking in their stalls. Cumulonimbus clouds on the horizon and a country sharply divided. Oscar season had no choice but to start early this year. With ballots being turned in very early in January, there are just two months left to lay it all out. At the end of November and early December we’ll get our…

Lovely Cloud Atlas Featurette

Lovely Cloud Atlas Featurette

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