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    Review: Oscar-Nominated 'No,' Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Sells the Potent Link Between Pop and Politics

    Hotshot ad man René Saavedra (Gael García Bernal) pitches three different ads throughout the course of Pablo Larraín’s 1988 Chile-set “No,” and for each he has the same opening line: “What you’re going to see now is in line with the current social context. We believe that the country is prepared for...

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    NO

    An Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film this year, Pablo Larrain’s No is a persuasive docudrama that chronicles the efforts to unseat Chile’s dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1988.

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    The Political Uses of Archival Material in "Argo," "Zero Dark Thirty" and Chile's "No"

    I'm not sure if anyone has called it out specifically, but archival news material made a comeback in the Hollywood feature film recently, with the most high-profile examples coming in this year's Oscar nominees "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty." (You can bet that if broadc...

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    Pablo Larraín's NO: A Movie That Says Yes To Itself

    The Chilean film "No," written and directed by Pablo Larraín, is up for a foreign film Oscar this year. I hope it wins, if only to bring attention to an extraordinary film by an increasingly sophisticated director.

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    Sundance Review: Garcia Bernal Mystery Doc 'Who Is Dayani Cristal?'

    An unidentified body is found in the Sonoran desert in Pima County, Arizona under the heat of an August sun—the body of a migrant, traveling north along a treacherous and uncertain path to the United States.

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    Watch: 7 Clips From Pablo Larrain's Oscar Nominated 'No' Starring Gael Garcia Bernal

    The US premiere for Pablo Larrain’s film “No” is finally around the corner and to commemorate its release, seven different clips of the film are now online. The film was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics after attracting a great amount of buzz when it premiered at the Cannes Directors' Fortnight a...

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    Sundance Day One: Two Films and Two Parties

    Well it is not as cold as we all thought it would be, but there is snow everywhere. Join us on our first day at Sundance.

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    In Tale of Migrants, Gael Garcia Bernal Traces Path of "Dayani Crystal"

    Of the many issue-oriented docs at Sundance this year, the first day's screenings brought the world premiere of "Who is Dayani Crystal," a well-crafted documentary about the plight of Latin American migrants. Produced and featuring Mexican star Gael Garcia Bernal, I was initially su...

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    LatinoBuzz: Chile Goes for the Bronze, A Look Back at the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

    If NO gets enough votes it will be the first time a Chilean film is nominated in the Foreign Language Film category. What are Chile’s chances? To find out, we take a look back at the Latin American nominees and winners of the Best Foreign Language Film Award.

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    Oscar Foreign Language Shortlist Films All Open or Set for Release by Early 2013

    Something funny happened on the way to the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar shortlist. Unusually, all nine contenders announced Friday morning have either already been released in the US or will be during the first quarter of 2013.

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