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The year began with a film that was pushed into this year from the previous year, The Clouds of Sils Maria, still one of the best two-handers to feature women. Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart wandering through the world of ...
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It was almost a Fincher/Sorkin/Rudin joint with a different actor (Leo, Christian) but now it’s here – Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs with Michael Fassbender as the man who invented then reinvented Apple. Kate Winslet looks to be supporting. Here is ...
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The writing is of course fantastic. The directing will be good. All that’s left is Fassbender as Steve Jobs. That should be interesting. Here’s the trailer.
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Online trailer above. Theatrical trailer after the cut.

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This year, it feels like there is Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine and everyone else.  It isn’t that anyone is confident Blanchett can win. When Anne Thompson suggested Blanchett was the frontrunner she was was pounced upon by many of ...

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The love story is really what drives Jason Reitman’s beautifully rendered film Labor Day, which stars Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, from the novel by Joyce Maynard. Structure is key to the whys and hows of the plot. It might ...

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I was remiss in the first two Oscar columns of the year in that I neglected to mention Kate Winslet (for Best Actress), Josh Brolin (Best Actor) and perhaps Best Picture and Director.  Now we must add Winslet’s name to ...

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(Press release) Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, confirmed today that Kate Winslet will star as “Jeanine Matthews” in the studio’s futuristic action adventure DIVERGENT. DIVERGENT will star Golden Globe nominated Shailene Woodley and Theo James who join other confirmed cast ...

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Not quite sure why they’re giving away some of the best parts but they must know what they’re doing. This is Roman Polanski’s Carnage, adapted from the play God of Carnage. It’s hard for me to displace the original cast ...

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This highbrow excerpt from a review at Cineme-Scope.com is adorned with vocabulary Veda Pierce herself might like to affect. Obscure enough to avoid spoilers for those on the West Coast where HBO’s Mildred Pierce is just beginning, but rousing enough ...

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With Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice, James M. Cain wrote two classic hard-boiled novels that Hollywood turned into two of the best films noir ever made. After Paramount and MGM snatched up the rights to those two, ...

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Fabulous, elaborate, epic. The background music, a variation on Atonement’s opening sequence theme, is an excellent choice, nice fit. Original 1945 trailer for Joan Crawford’s Mildred Pierce after the cut. (thanks Amanda)

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Can you tell Sasha and I are excited by any news about Todd Haynes’ upcoming HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce? Looks like independently of one another this afternoon we’ve both been investigating location shooting on the James M. Cain’s Depression-era classic. ...

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JustJared has the pics. ¬†The producer of the film, Christine Vachon, is on Twitter (@kvpi)¬†and she occasionally sends out updates. ¬†The latest was that Kate Winslet was “feeling fine” and production was resuming. ¬†Her latest Twitpic after the cut. Evan ...

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Zimbio has posted pics of Kate Winslet on the set of Mildred Pierce looking “very serious.” The Todd Haynes’ film will air on HBO, of course. The telefilm also stars Guy Pierce, Melissa Leo, Evan Rachel Wood and Mare Winningham. ...

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JustJared posted the pic from Paris Vogue’s May 2010 issue:

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Cracked.com has put together a list of what they think are the worst accents ever. The ones that come immediately to mind for me are: Holly Hunter in Once Around Angelina Jolie in Alexander Don Cheadle, Oceans 11 Michael Caine, ...

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We had early word of this a few months ago from our esteemed reader, richard crawford, so I posted a piece about the rumored Mildred Piece project on May 13th. It now appears that we were climbing out on a ...

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Sometimes a rumor is too good to wait for official confirmation. Our friend Richard Crawford tells me today that Todd Haynes is adapting James M. Cain’s Mildred Pierce as a long-form television mini-series. That much we might have known if ...

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