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    The Daytrippers

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    Jeremy Renner Talks The Hurt Locker

    Jeremy Renner has been breaking out for a long time. The 38-year-old Californian has starred in more than 20 movies, from S.W.A.T. to Dahmer and now, delivers the performance of his career as a fearless, focused dismantler of bombs in Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq thriller The Hurt Locker. There's a good c...

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    Ten Questions for Bright Star's Jane Campion: "I've Never Made a Crap Film"

    Bright Star was brilliantly reviewed on the film fest circuit from Cannes to Toronto. But some critics praise its undeniable visual style and directorial panache (the film won a special cinematography prize from the National Board of Review) but find the 19th-century period drama lacking in deep emo...

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    cinemadaily | In Brooklyn, Celebrating So Yong Kim & Bradley Rust Gray

    In their annual series spotlighting up and coming directors, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is celebrating two of this year's most buzzed-about minimalist directors, the husband-wife team of "Treeless Mountain"'s So Yong Kim and "The Exploding Girl"'s Bradley Rust Gray. The series will feature...

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    my oscar picks: week six

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    Pinocchio: 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition

    It’s a pleasure to report that everything about the new DVD release of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio is first-class. That includes the breathtaking restoration and the bonus features that fill a second disc. (I can’t review the commentary track because I’m on it, along with animator Eric Goldberg and Disn...

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    Big Changes at Trades; Nielsen Sells Hollywood Reporter, Variety Erects Pay Wall

    Big changes at the trades today. Nielsen Business Media is selling The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Adweek, Brandweek, Mediaweek, the Clio Awards, Backstage, Film Journal and its Film Expo business to e5 Global Media. It will fold its declining pubs Editor & Publisher and Kirkus Reviews. The deal ...

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    Best of the Decade #17

    Joel and Ethan Coen joked that putting Cormac McCarthy’s novel No Country for Old Men in script form was just a matter of retyping. One brother held the book ajar, the other entered its contents into the computer. Indeed, McCarthy’s 2005 bestseller, unanimously described as “sparse,” “skeletal,” and “spare,” unfolds through dialogue and action rather than the “subjective interiority” of its characters. The lone inner voice, first-person narration from the sheriff, bookends the introduction and conclusion, and is italicized, as if to announce VOICE OVER. If it reads like a screenplay half-shrouded in flowery prose, that’s basically what it is—...

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    Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes

    by Walt Stanchfield; edited by Don Hahn

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