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First look at Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years a Slave reveals the young star of Beasts of the Southern Wild, Quvenzhané Wallis, alongside Chiwetel Ejifor. Dwight Henry, who was Hushpuppie’s father Wink in Beasts, has a prominent role here as Uncle ...

The best crime thrillers deliver a deeper message. Read Sasha’s review from Cannes: The first few scenes of Andrew Dominik’s masterful Killing Them Softly, you think you are in the presence of two idiots who have no idea what they’re ...

Back in the early days of Oscarwatch we had a rule: it wasn’t about advocating; it was about predicting.  It wasn’t about what SHOULD win; it was about what WILL win.  But all of that changed as the Oscar watching ...

You can watch the entire 53-minute conversation at CharlieRose.com. Meanwhile, yesterday Moneyball passed the the $100 mil worldwide baseline. True to the equations of the film itself, home runs aren’t required to win the box-office game. For a movie in ...

Photo posted on JustJared I was invited to a special screening for Moneyball on the Sony lot.  If you’ve never been there, or don’t live on the Westside, it’s quite a trek out to Culver City.  I’m almost always late, ...

Moneyball now sits comfortably at 88 on Metacritic, with only two negative reviews. Funnily enough, though not quite to the same degree, its likability seems to mirror The King’s Speech, which ended at 88 but with more perfect scores of ...

For the second in our series of talks, Thelma Adams, USA Today’s Susan Wloszczyna talk about Best Actor. Since our talk, I’ve seen Moneyball.  Best Actor is boiling down to a few strong performances out a large group of actors ...

There is a reason we have long since married our American spirit to baseball, and a reason why it’s the only sport with any romanticism attached to it, and there’s a reason why the camera loves baseball movies.  The crack ...

It is always a good thing when the best writers are attracted to, or forced to write about, the Oscar race.  It automatically elevates the material.  When the New  York Times’ David Carr tripped into the Oscar race it changed ...

If behavior at some of the screenings in Cannes sounds rowdy, you should see the press conferences — especially when publicity-shy prey manage to evade some of the hyenas. The Playlist has a few ravenous examples: Moderator Henri Behar asked ...

Some films aren’t designed to be watched and absorbed in two hours. They need repeated viewings over the years; they beg for their audience to grow along with them, their meaning evolving over time. Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 is one of ...

A more traditional poster for The Tree of Life stirs ripples across generations by invoking another Brad Pitt movie about fathers and sons: A River Runs Through It. (full-size after the cut) Brief samples from Alexandre Desplat’s score can be ...
The Tree of Life

After months years of anticipation, a first look at Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life. UPDATE: Poster after the cut. (Thanks PaulH!)
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[CORRECTED: I’ve changed the headline to reflect a better translation of an interview with Guillermo Arriaga. Aronofsky might one day direct Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie — but not, as far as we know, in the same movie. I posted ...

Say what you will about celebrities in the news for their involvement with worthy causes but anyone who casts aspersions at the work Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are doing in New Orleans should see a doctor to find out ...

The Toronto Star’s Pete Howell spitballs what could be big gets for the Toronto Film Fest. These have not been announced nor confirmed – but what if? Howell names Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life as the number one biggest get, ...

THR has news of Brad Pitt and Darren Aronofsky trying for a third collaboration after failing on two previous aborted attempts (The Fountain and The Fighter): Guillermo Arriaga, the writer behind Brad Pitt’s fractured drama “Babel” as well as indie ...

Update: Jeff Wells confirms with Scott Rudin that the stories are untrue. Tattooed Ladies: Carey Mulligan & Noomi Rapace Several sites are saying Carey Mulligan is all but locked to play Lisbeth Salander. Screen Rant gathers some plausible details: …Fincher ...

Hard to believe it was over a year ago when we first reported Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman had signed to star in Important Artifacts and Personal Property From the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris. THR now says ...

The Tree of Life (1909) Gustav Klimt Behold, Craig Kennedy at Living in Cinema announces to us glad tidings of great joy: Playlist noticed in the print edition of Entertainment Weekly’s fall preview that Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life starring ...

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