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Telluride – The Hits and Misses

| September 10, 2010 | 11 Comments

Labor Day has passed, and with it so has another Telluride Film Festival. ¬†While it may not have had a huge splash like Juno or Slumdog Millionaire, and the stars that attended were minimal, it was still a good time. ¬†In the seven years I have attended, I have... (Read More)

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W Magazine Features Blue Valentines

| September 9, 2010 | 25 Comments

They are both so pretty – it’s hard to even look at them. So glad to see this is getting the high profile treatment. Blue Valentine is easily one of the standouts of 2010 so far (but that comes with a warning that it’s a painful, heartwrenching film). Click... (Read More)

Country Strong, trailer

| September 9, 2010 | 2 Comments

Thanks Kevin K. Have there been about 100 actors and actresses nominated and often winning Oscars for singing country-western songs? Even worked for Meryl Streep.

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Newsweek heaps praise on Affleck for The Town

| September 9, 2010 | 24 Comments

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... (Read More)

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Fox Searchlight Buys Tree of Life

| September 9, 2010 | 1 Comment

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... (Read More)

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Good early word for Affleck on The Town

| September 8, 2010 | Leave a comment

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... (Read More)