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Watching American Sniper In Baghdad

Watching American Sniper In Baghdad

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Sam Adams Sez Film Critics Not The Worst People At Sundance

Sam Adams Sez Journos Not The Worst People At Sundance “As journalists, we are being subsidized to watch movies, talk to cool people and then process what we’ve learned into articles the world can read. So lighten up, journalists. We’re here to cover the cool kids, not pretend to be them.” But – Jordan Crucchiola Declares…

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NYT Op-Docs Elizabeth Lo’s Silicon Valley Poverty Film Hotel 22 8’09

NYT Op-Docs Elizabeth Lo’s Silicon Valley Poverty Film Hotel 22 8’09″

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20 Weeks To Oscar: Is The Door Wide Open Again?

Could the Academy’s bizarre preferential balloting system be the defining issue in coming to a Best Picture winner this year?

And let me note again, before going any further, that the existence of the preferential ballot system at The Academy is IDIOTIC and I will forever believe that this was a bad joke foisted on The Academy by an exiting Bruce Davis.

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Colleen McCullough, 77, Australian Author Of “Thorn Birds”

Colleen McCullough, 77, Australian Author Of “Thorn Birds”

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Focus World Arrests Cop Car

Focus World Arrests Cop Car

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Focus World Takes US And UK Rights To Cop Car

Focus World, the alternative distribution initiative owned and operated by Focus Features, has acquired US and UK rights to Cop Car out of Sundance where the film premiered in the midnight section and has been receiving rave reviews. The film is directed by Jon Watts and stars Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Shea Whigham and Camryn…

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IRRATIONAL MAN

Film marks eighth collaboration with the filmmaker and Sony Classics NEW YORK (January 29, 2014) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American rights to Woody Allen’s upcoming film, IRRATIONAL MAN, from Gravier Productions. Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson, the film features a prestigious cast including…

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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Woody Allen’s Irrational Man

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Woody Allen’s Irrational Man

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Jeremy Kinser Talks To Me And Earl And The Dying Girl’s Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Jeremy Kinser Talks To Me And Earl And The Dying Girl‘s Alfonso Gomez-Rejon About The Personal Story Behind The Sundance Hit

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Peter Howell Sez It”s year Of The Woman At Sundance

Peter Howell Sez It’s Year Of The Woman At Sundance

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Sundance: Magnolia Runs With The Wolfpack

Sundance: Magnolia Runs With The Wolfpack

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Sundance Seen Part 1

The whispering of powder from a dull quiet sky. Snowflakes fall between the screenings. Then the sun is bright and powder dusts off the slopes.

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Mark Harris Thinks Selma Through Thoroughly

“They are unnerved not only that Selma threatens to become ‘official’ history, but that it represents a sea change in who has custody of that history.” Mark Harris Thinks Selma Through Thoroughly

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Francine Prose On The Fun And Frenzy Of Birdman

Francine Prose On The Fun And Frenzy Of Birdman

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Lionsgate in Talks with China’s Hunan TV on $1.5 Billion Investment

Lionsgate Talks $1.5 Billion Investment With China TV

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Looking For “A Thereness Beneath The Thereness” In Sundance Sale City Of Gold

“The important thing is locating the cuisine or the restaurant or the chef within the context of the culture. You have to know about food, and you have to have the tools to evaluate it, but I don’t think it’s any more consumer criticism than when an art critic reviews an art show.” Looking For…

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Taylor Swift Illustrates Foolishness In Current Copyright Law

Taylor Swift Illustrates Foolishness In Current Copyright Law

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VICE Premieres Harmony Korine’s The Legend Of Cambo

VICE Premieres Harmony Korine’s The Legend Of Cambo (9’30″)

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“Almodóvar–the first name is almost unnecessary–is a genius, is a flower, is a guiding light: the last, best son of Buñuel and so much more than that. His screenplays, which he directs with passion and fine care, have taught us about the exteriors of his native land and the interiors of our own hearts. From the early, manic experimental Super-8 work to the breakthrough Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, his titles are as evocative as most people’s screenplays. Yet for all their antic energy, Almodóvar’s films are deeply spiritual: watching his disturbing, mysterious, heart-rending Talk to Her is to understand, perhaps for the first time, the full meaning of grace. An Almodóvar screenplay is a running leap off a Gaudi balcony, it flips, soars, ascends, careens, tumbles, falls – always landing, astonishingly and astonished, on its feet.”
~ Howard A. Rodman, Announcing Almodóvar’s Jean Renoir Award

“I got a feeling I am going to win in the long run, but I want to be part of the zeitgeist, too. I want to support young girls who are in their 20s now and tell them: You’re not just imagining things. It’s tough. Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times. Girls now are also faced with different problems. I’ve been guilty of one thing: After being the only girl in bands for 10 years, I learned—the hard way—that if I was going to get my ideas through, I was going to have to pretend that they—men—had the ideas. I became really good at this and I don’t even notice it myself. I don’t really have an ego. I’m not that bothered. I just want the whole thing to be good. And I’m not saying one bad thing about the guys who were with me in the bands, because they’re all amazing and creative, and they’re doing incredible things now. But I come from a generation where that was the only way to get things done. So I have to play stupid and just do everything with five times the amount of energy, and then it will come through.”
~ Björk to Jessica Hopper at Pitchfork