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Tears in Telluride for 127 Hours

| September 4, 2010 | 38 Comments

Twitter has been abuzz for a while now with breathless tweets about Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours — only one was slightly disappointed. The 24 Frames blog at the LA Times says many tears were shed: In ‚Äú127 Hours,‚Äù Boyle‚Äôs cameras (he used two cinematographers, Anthony Dod Mantle and Enrique... (Read More)

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The Year of the Doc Continues with Tabloid

| September 4, 2010 | 1 Comment

While it’s always unwise to group together the opinions of a few who were able to go to Telluride (if one could afford it, that is) because at some point the festival circuit begins to look like one big focus group or test screening. If you don’t trust focus... (Read More)

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Eric Bialas in Telluride reviews Never Let Me Go

| September 4, 2010 | 11 Comments

[NOTE: Never Let Me Go is built around a premise that reveals itself gradually with unsettling banality. The circumstances are made clear early on, but if you'd rather discover the situation unprepared then you'll want to skip reading about the details that any review will have trouble avoiding. This... (Read More)

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John Sayles’ Amigo, trailer

| September 4, 2010 | 11 Comments

An American invasion of a foreign country. A battle for hearts and minds. A pacification programme to quell an insurgency. Guerrilla warfare. Firefights. Sound familiar? Well, yes and no. √úber-indie American filmmaker John Sayles winds the clock back to 1900 and the US occupation of the Philippines in his... (Read More)

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Top 25 Opening Scenes

| September 3, 2010 | 1 Comment

Another good post from The Film Stage, this time highlighting a possible list of 25 of the most memorable film openings. You must go and read the post (with links!) but here are the scenes. 25. Inglourious Basterds 24. Vertigo 23. Antichrist 22. La Dolce Vita