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    For Your Consideration: 25 Things The Academy Got Right In The 2000s

    With the first wave of awards season precursors less than two weeks away, I figured I would use the very last addition of this column before an onslaught of commentary on critics awards and Spirit and Globe nominations beckons to provide some optimism in the wake of last week's list of the "most des...

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    cinemadaily | Herzog's "Bad Lieutenant" Docks in US

    Werner Herzog's rough remake of the Abel Ferrara's 1992 film "Bad Lieutenant," "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" is heading to US waters, after screenings in Venice and Toronto. David Edelstein of New York Magazine tackles the film, "In Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (a sequel t...

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    Solar Power: Alexander Sokurov's "The Sun"

    Hou Hsiao-hsien’s City of Sadness opens with Emperor Hirohito’s radio announcement renouncing his divinity going unremarked by a Taiwanese family as they gather around a newborn son, establishing both the distance of power from the everyday and its invisible pervasiveness. Hou’s tactic is not simply a clever way of handling a tale of people caught up in the world historic, a clichéd notion which simultaneously aggrandizes the individual’s tragedy while subordinating him to the seeming untouchability of historic forces. The oblique scenes in which Hou depicts Taiwan’s White Terror are truths in themselves, not cryptograms to be decoded for the...

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    Werner Herzog Named Jury President of 2010 Berlinale

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    Tim Burton @ MoMA

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  • "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael ...
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    Oscar Watch: Documentary Branch Snubs Capitalism: A Love Story

    The Academy documentary branch has named their short list of fifteen films (full list on jump), which will be narrowed down to five on Oscar nominations morning February 2.

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    50th TIFF- NO SMOKING humor

    When I arrived in Greece earlier this week for the 50th Thessaloniki Int'l Film Festival, I was greeted with a big surprise. In past years, this was a smoker's paradise. Now, in line with the rest of the EU, public smoking is banned in Greece (except for designated areas in eating/drinking establi...

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