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    Olympic Men's Figure Skater Evan Lysacek Wins Gold

    Here's video of American Evan Lysacek's intense, exhilarating winning performance Thursday in the figure-skating men's free. Thanks to tape delay, the online media delivered the news of the win before NBC aired his finale. He's the first American to win the men's figure-skating gold since Brian Boit...

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    Oscar Watch: Nick Hornby's Hollywood Education

    Brit author Nick Hornby discovered the Lynn Barber memoir An Education and showed it to his producer wife, Amanda Posey, as a possible movie. He liked it so much he adapted it for the screen himself, something he has avoided doing with his own novels, three of which--High Fidelity, Fever Pitch, Abou...

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    The Orangeman Winneth

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    film review - Shutter Island

    I approach every Martin Scorsese picture with the hope that it will be worthy of his reputation and extraordinary gifts as a filmmaker. Shutter Island marks the fourth time he has worked with Leonardo DiCaprio, who has matured year by year and benefited from the association. And, of course, Scorsese has assembled a gold-plated roster of collaborators for the project, including film editor Thelma Schoonmaker, cinematographer Robert Richardson, production designer Dante Ferretti, and costume designer Sandy Powell…not to mention a cast including Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, Emily Mortimer, Jackie Earle Haley,...

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    In "The Illusionist," Chomet's Hat Tip to Tati

    Riding on a train from Paris to Cannes, Sylvain Chomet read Jacques Tati's "The Illusionist." The Oscar nominated animator and filmmaker immediately wanted to adapt Tati's story into a film. Talking about the new movie earlier this week at the Berlinale, he noted, "It wasn't what you'd call a script...

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    NYT Profiles Oscar Nominated Band of Aussie Rebels

    NYT Profiles Oscar Nominated Band of Aussie Rebels

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    Berlinale Talent Campus Ends, Names Score Winner

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    CFC and SHORTSNONSTOP Name Winners

    The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and SHORTSNONSTOP have announced the winner of their fourth mobile movie festival. Chosen from ten finalists, the winner of a $1500 prize is Daniel Faigle's "A TV Movie" (Germany), in which a TV set attempts to watch TV. Faigle's short will, as a result, now be avail...

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    Berlinale 60 Day Six: Welcome to the Rileys, Besouro, Bal, Please Give

    Our Berlin correspondent Meredith Brody finds she has to pick and choose: and live with the results.

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