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NY Times

“The films get hurt, and the filmmakers get hurt.”
Cieply Measures The “Toronto Effect” On Awards Season

“Screeners may include closed captioning and simple menus that allow viewers to select different starting points (chapter stops) and audio formats, although the chapter stop headings in the menu may not include captions.”
Academy’s Very Specific 87th Oscars Rule Changes On Promotion Fall Largely On Music Branch

“The Governors Awards are one of the highest honors an actor can receive in mid-November. So many have used the word genius tonight that I might as well say it about Steve Martin.”
Rushfield At The Academy’s Governors Awards

variety

“We owe this victory to Barbara Broccoli, producer of the James Bond series, Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes, who because of their relationship with Judi Dench gave permission to spoof the ratings system using the M character.”
Weinstein Wins Philomena PG-13

“Genuinely experimental, blatantly predicated on the formal possibilities of film, Gravity is a movie in a tradition that includes IntoleranceNapoleonOlympia, and The Birds, as well as its most obvious precursor, 2001. Call it blockbuster modernism.
Hoberman On Gravity

indie wire

“I was surprised to see how much space the sex took up in the minds of people. But it’s a question of a taboo that’s been shattered. The film will be seen in another light once that taboo has been eradicated.”
Controversy Is The Warmest Color: Kechiche Clarifies His Remarks About Blue

“Scrap the significance of nation; Scrap the one-country, one-film rule; Institute a US release requirement.”
TIFF’s Cameron Bailey On Oscar’s Foreign Language Rules

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A statement from David Chase’s representative, Leslee Dart:

A journalist for Vox misconstrued what David Chase said in their interview. To simply quote David as saying,“ Tony Soprano is not dead,” is inaccurate. There is a much larger context for that statement and as such, it is not true. As David Chase has said numerous times on the record, “Whether Tony Soprano is alive or dead is not the point.” To continue to search for this answer is fruitless. The final scene of THE SOPRANOS raises a spiritual question that has no right or wrong answer.
~ David Chase Refutes Vox Writer

“By the time the sounds of the Von Trapp children warbling ‘Silent Night’ drift through The Giver, you may find yourself wondering what fresh movie hell this is. In truth, the enervating hash of dystopian dread, vague religiosity and commercial advertising-style uplift is nothing if not stale. Adapted from Lois Lowry’s book for young readers, the story involves an isolated society that, with its cubistic dwellings, mindless smiles, monochromatic environs and nebulous communitarianism, seem modeled on a Scandinavian country or an old Mentos commercial.”
~ Manohla Dargis’ Deadly Lede For Review Of The Giver