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Hollywood, the Oscars and Race

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It really isn’t fair that every film involving any ethnic group besides white people is controversial at the outset. Even before the film is seen it’s controversial — just for including Black or Asian or Hispanic characters, or independent strong-willed women, it’s controversial. Our need to redefine identity through American film is vital to progress — but it can also choke the life out of artistic expression, particularly when the…

Actors Roundtable

Actors Roundtable

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Matt Damon, Jamie Foxx, Denzel Washington, Richard Gere, Alan Arkin and John Hawkes, from the Hollywood Reporter

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Denzel Washington Launches into the Oscar Race for Best Actor

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Todd McCarthy says about Denzel Washington in Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, “Onscreen for nearly the entire running time, Washington has found one of the best parts of his career in Whip Whitaker, a middle-age pilot for a regional Southern airline who knows his stuff and can still get away with behaving half his age. In the film’s raw opening scene, he’s lying in bed in Orlando at 7 a.m. after an…

New Poster for Denzel Washington in Flight

New Poster for Denzel Washington in Flight

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This exclusive just posted over at In Contention – Denzel Washington in Flight – word on the street is that it’s a stunning, career-best performance by the two-time Oscar winner. Bigger pic after the jump.

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Flight to Close out the New York Film Fest

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Remember when it was Hugo last year? It’s a great placement, to be the closing selection of 50th New York Film Festival (September 28 – October 14). The highly anticipated pic stars Denzel Washington, and was directed by Robert Zemeckis and is probably pretty good if it’s been chosen for this, as Rose Kuo said: “Robert Zemeckis has shown his diversity as a storyteller in comedies, dramas and has skillfully…

Book of Eli, new trailer

Book of Eli, new trailer

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Not Oscar material and not intended to be. Posting this trailer out of respect for the Hughes brothers, Allen and Albert, and for those of us who would like to see Mad Max again but can longer stand the sight of Mel Gibson. I really really like the look of the cinematography here, shot by Oscar-nominee Don Burgess, with the Red One camera (which Soderbergh used to brilliant effect on…

The Book of Eli

The Book of Eli

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Similar to The Book of Cormac, except a lot less Pulitzery. Why did it take 30 years to get an Americanized version of Mad Max? Opens January 15, 2010 — just in time to be two weeks late for Oscar consideration.

First Look at Book of Eli

First Look at Book of Eli

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USAToday has 5 shots on location with Denzel Washington and The Book of Eli. “You occasionally ask yourself why you’re shooting a movie in these conditions,” says Allen Hughes, who co-directs the thriller The Book of Eli, due Jan. 15, with his twin brother, Albert. “When the wind is really blowing, it looks like the earth is meeting the sky. It looks like the end of the world.” Which is…