Silver Linings Playbook

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You have to go all the way back to Sunset Boulevard to find an Oscar nominated Best Picture winner with four acting nominations that didn’t win.  I know most people assume Jennifer Lawrence will be that winner, besting 85 year-old ...

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Leon Panetta, portrayed by James Gandolfini in Zero Dark Thirty, talks about the film and says he thinks it was an accurate portrayal of those events. Though he wasn’t around for the interrogations he knows that the way they ultimately ...

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Despite the many complaints about the film for painting mental illness as a cutesy quirk that can be easily erased with meds, Dr. Oz has tied it in with the subject of “mental illness” as portrayed in Silver Linings Playbook. ...

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After a six-year absence from both arthouses and multiplexes, filmmaker David O. Russell (Flirting with Disaster, Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees) returned in 2010 with The Fighter. The family/boxing drama received seven Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Director, ...

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I thought it was worth mentioning that, though it might seem ludicrous that a film like Silver Linings Playbook — feelgood, light romcom – could beat the best lineup of films we’ve seen in a long, long time it might ...

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Tom O’Neil over at Gold Derby has compiled a list of screeners that have been going out to Academy members. Getting them there early is essential for films that don’t have purty young girls naked in them or big stars ...

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Manohla Dargis of the NY Times loves David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, making it a critic’s pick of the week. She says audiences are longing for a happy ending only Russell can deliver: As its title announces, “Silver Linings ...

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I LOVE this band. So does Russell Crowe, worth noting.

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The date change is altering the way Academy members will be seeing movies. It’s all starting much earlier, this recent post by Jeff Wells at Hollywood-Elsewhere illustrates — although Paramount also held a similar screening for Not Fade Away. This is ...

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One of the best things about this movie, as with most of David O. Russell’s films, is the rhythm. It’s one of his gifts, timing dialogue and editing just right. This scene is a great example of that:

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Prior to 2009, the Hampton’s International Film Festival’s audience award went to films no one has ever heard of. But in 2009 Young Victoria won. It was being heavily pushed for the Oscar race, and most especially for its star, ...

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(thanks, Duke) Full-size after the cut.

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