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Vanity Fair on The Town

| September 11, 2010 | 11 Comments

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 of the highlights: As a film-lover, you know you‚Äôre in the right place when even commercially minded Warner Bros.... (Read More)

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Scorsese’s favorite gangster movies

| September 11, 2010 | 29 Comments

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 at the list, I can tell you my list will be different from Marty’s by listing Casino, Goodfellas and... (Read More)

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Fair Game gets a new improved poster

| September 11, 2010 | 11 Comments

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, fixed.) Much better. See it full-sized after the cut.

Stephen Holt’s Montreal Film Festival wrap-up

| September 10, 2010 | 8 Comments

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 Film Festival, but he wasn’t there on film. He was there live – onstage! The mountainous Gallic actor, 62,... (Read More)

Hereafter, trailer

| September 10, 2010 | 40 Comments

(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. Matt Damon stars as George, a blue‚Äìcollar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other... (Read More)

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The Conspirator and the 9/11 Angle

| September 10, 2010 | 26 Comments

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 9/11: It is definitely a sign of the times that this¬†Hollywood icon,¬†who once had studios at his beck and... (Read More)

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TIFF reviews in the mix for Never Let Me Go

| September 10, 2010 | 37 Comments

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 surely receive. He handles a literary adaptation, he re-creates a lost world that is partly imagined but mostly real,... (Read More)