Let Me In, first clip

Let Me In, first clip

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Inside Job, poster

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Telluride – A Preview of “The Show”

Telluride – A Preview of “The Show”

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Diverse as always, the Telluride Film Festival presents its usual eclectic mix of standout films, foreign gems, and old classics. Documentaries look to have a major focus this year in Telluride. Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones will be premiering A Letter to Elia, a full-length documentary about the late Elia Kazan. Errol Morris and Ken Burns will also be premiering their documentaries, Tabloid and The 10th Inning. Tabloid is about…


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Dreamworks launches FYC campaign for Dragon

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Dreamworks takes flight with the first FYC inception of the season. Thanks to Kevin K. for the tip via In Contention. An invitation to experience How to Train Your Dragon on the big screen, this promotional calendar is a bold preemptive strike reminding voters to see one of the year’s most critically acclaimed films in optimum surroundings. Dreamworks and Paramount are confident enough about Dragon’s potential to proudly recommend it…


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Black Swan, UK critics weigh in

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David Gritten at the Daily Telegraph concurs with yesterday’s first wave of praise Every film festival benefits hugely from a strong opening film, and they don‚Äôt come a lot stronger than Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky‚Äôs psychological thriller set in the world of New York ballet. Powerful, gripping and always intriguing, it also features a lead performance from Natalie Portman that elevates her from a substantial leading actress to major star…


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Let Me In, French poster

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Next Three Days Poster, and Secretariat

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Alex and First Showing just posted this artwork for Paul Haggis’ Next Three Days. Looks interesting. In other poster news, the Secretariat poster hit a few days ago. Despite the fact that it’s not net-film-blogger friendly, I am excited to see the film.


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Off To Telluride

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[note]Eric Bialas is covering the Telluride Film Festival for AwardsDaily![/note] Venice. Toronto. Telluride. All three cities have their film festivals within two weeks of each other, and the result leads to an unofficial start to Oscar season. Great buzz out of these three festivals can immediately bring an unknown movie to the front of the pack. Nobody heard of Slumdog Millionaire before “The Show” (Telluride’s title of its festival). After…


Michael Douglas talks about cancer & Wall Street 2

Michael Douglas talks about cancer & Wall Street 2

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The headline is frank and pragmatic because Michael Douglas is too. Last night’s appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman focused on the movie that’s opening later this month. But that sequel will have to be something very special indeed to trump the other outstanding performance Douglas delivered earlier this year. It’s a diverse portfolio of roles to be holding, but I’m feeling the blue chip movie for a…


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Natalie Portman Comes on Strong

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The reviews for Black Swan have me wondering whether or not Natalie Portman can become the leading Best Actress contender. Aronofsky’s leads dip to the dark side, as in the case with Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream – but Portman is already such a squeaky clean and beloved actress she seems primed for this moment. Here is In Contention’s Guy Lodge on Portman in Black Swan: Portman has…

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The Toronto Film Fest unfurls September 4th through the 14th. New York kind of pulled an announcement coup, being the first major North American...

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This looks like it could do some serious damage in the Oscar race, non? Via The Film Stage: