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Newsweek says, “The Town may feel breezy and escapist, but it displays Affleck‚Äôs signature style: deep, unobtrusive realism.” Affleck‚Äôs heist movie The Town is part of a career turnaround so amazing that he looks like the new Clint Eastwood. Seriously. Affleck directed, stars in, and co-wrote The Town, a suspenseful, fiercely paced movie about bank […]

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Oscars 2010 just got a lot more interesting. Oh, and apparently it will release in 2011. Deadline reported the news that Fox Searchlight will now be distributing nothing less than the most anticipated film of the year (along with The Social Network and Black Swan, I’d say … True Grit as well). The heat is […]

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The Town

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sonny points us to a positive reaction from Empire critic Damon Wise in Venice, where Ben Affleck’s The Town is screening out of competition: The Town is beautifully drawn; it has characters to care about and a situation that, though a little implausible, carries its own internal logic. And unlike that dream movie, there is […]

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As Apparition’s Bill Pohlad cuts back with further staff layoffs, Deadline is cautiously optimistic that the beleaguered production company is nearing a deal to find distribution for its most significant asset: Pohlad has been showing the Terrence Malick-directed Tree of Life to distributors. I understand the film will land shortly. That means Malick has finished […]

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The press release, as follows: Oscar fans will soon have a chance to vie for seats on the most coveted and glamorous spot on Hollywood Boulevard. Beginning on Monday, September 13, at noon ET/9 a.m. PT, and continuing for only one week, fans from around world may apply online to take part in a random […]

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J√∂rgen’s world is crumbling. Forced into early retirement and harassed by his ex-wife, the only part of his life which makes sense – his beloved daughter Tirza – is shattered when she disappears on holiday in Namibia. After weeks of terrifying uncertainty, J√∂rgen goes searching for her, but the heat, his drinking and bad memories […]

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Jean-Luc Godard & wife Anne-Marie Mieville Statement Regarding Jean-Luc Godard‚Äôs Reply to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences In response to Academy President Tom Sherak‚Äôs letter informing him that the Board of Governors had voted him an Honorary Oscar, Jean-Luc Godard has sent a cordial, hand-written note back to Sherak. In it, Godard […]

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(Official trailer in Hungarian but for those of us who don’t speak Hungarian there are subtitles in Czech.) In order to regain custody of her daughter, whom she left in the care of her fortune-telling aunt, Mona must tell a social worker her story. The tale she spins—and the movie we watch—is a wild, surreal […]
Jack Goes Boating

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Jack Goes Boating is a tale of love, betrayal, friendship and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples. The film stars John Ortiz (American Gangster), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Broadway‚Äôs ‚ÄúRent‚Äù), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote), with Hoffman making his feature directorial debut. Bob Glaudini (‚ÄúA View From 151st Street‚Äù) […]
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thanks to Monica for spotting the arousing poster for Love & Other Drugs on Canada’s globaltv. Is it a poster or a teaser? Check out the full-length view after the cut and decide for yourself.

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"I just want to be perfect," is a line said by Natalie Portman early on in Black Swan. Her strive for perfection will lead to madness in what ends up being my favorite movie out of Telluride, and possibly my new favorite of the year.

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You know how it goes: sight unseen best picture predictions seem unavoidable, although I have been detecting an ever-so-subtle shift in attitudes. For instance, Anne Thompson and Erik Childress will only predict films that have been seen on their respective sites. I have always tried to do the same (it makes no sense to predict […]

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In the wake of raves in Venice and Telluride for her performance in Black Swan, Natalie Portman finds her supernova star in rapid ascension as she fields offers from upper echelon directors. Last week when Angelina Jolie dropped out of Gravity, it was widely rumored that Rachel Weisz might step in. Word now from THR […]

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