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Why I am pulling quotes from Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir two days in a row? Firstly, he’s one of few name-brand critics in Toronto filing his instantaneous reaction; and secondly, he’s writing things I like to hear. O’Hehir says Black Swan is “outlandish and melodramatic and spectacular.” Set entirely within the ...
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Winner today of two top prizes at the Venice Film Festival — The Silver Lion for √Ålex de la Iglesia, and the Osella award for his screenplay — here’s the ...
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Vanity Fair‘s John Lopez says the Toronto International Film Fest rings in the “rainmaking clarion call of thoughtful, sophisticated, and artistically ambitious movies,” and singles out The Town as one ...
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As the premiere date for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire approaches, The Daily Beast has Martin Scorsese give us an annotated list of his 15 favorite gangster movies. (Before I even look ...

(Thanks, Jonathan C.)
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The second poster for Fair Game corrects all the problems with the first one. (Disproportionate heads, fixed. Penn’s inappropriate expression, fixed. Absence of slightest clue what the movie is about, ...

Gerard Depardieu Quips, David Arquette Breaks Out at the Montreal Film Festival 2010! by Stephen Holt Iconic French film star Gerard Depardieu literally stole the show at this year’s Montreal ...

(Thanks to Craig Kennedy at Living in Cinema, where I also lifted this iTune synopsis:) Hereafter tells the story of three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways. ...

The LA Times’ Patrick Goldstein goes digging into the Conspirator – and why all of the lack of excitement and/or buzz around the film. His solution? Tie it in with ...

No one else but Ebert would do something this cool. Because it’s PBS, he doesn’t have to go the traditional route of “two white guys,” he can change it up ...
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Salon‘s Andrew O’Hehir says Never Let Me Go is “meticulous and devastating”: Romanek does so many difficult things beautifully in this movie, which richly deserves the Oscar consideration it will ...

The Oscar race is a funny thing. I’m sure you’ll be as surprised as I was to learn that Aaron Sorkin, one of the best writers working in Hollywood, has ...
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Get some Directv packages to get all the channels you want. jennybee finds these swell hoofers and hoods engaging in enticing vices on HBO’s flapper-era series Boardwalk Empire, premiering Sept ...

Thanks to Hunter for spotting another clip, after the cut.

Gabriel Tiller
Oh wait! Is it Peter Jackson?
Gabriel Tiller
You just reminded me that the Academy saw fit to label ...
Gabriel Tiller
Empire has a higher rating on IMDB, if that's any conso ...
Gabriel Tiller
Who in Sam's hell is PJ?
Al Robinson
That's exactly how I feel. Oy vey! lol. :-)

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