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    Interview: "My Week With Marilyn" Director Simon Curtis

    For his first feature, British TV and theater vet Simon Curtis faced a daunting challenge: Not only did "My Week With Marilyn" need to turn two memoirs into one authentic look at the life of Marilyn Monroe, he had to present deeply believable portrayals of two legends, Monroe and Laurence Olivier.

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    Martin Scorsese's Cape Fear at 20

    Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear is first and foremost a work-for-hire directing job; this doesn’t make it a lesser film, simply a movie he didn’t attach himself to from the beginning. Released 20 years ago this month, Cape Fear was the bookend to that other thriller released earlier in the year, Jonatha...

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    PICTURES OF LOSS: The Darjeeling Limited

    About a year-and-a-half after my father died, I was at the Ohio Theatre (a former Loew’s movie palace in Columbus, Ohio) waiting for a screening of To Kill a Mockingbird to begin when I mindlessly reached for my inside jacket pocket. I seldom wear the navy blue blazer I had on, and I suppose I was c...

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    Fassbender Talks Six Films in 20 Months: Exposing Shame, Healing Jung and Rochester, Ridley Scott's Android, Giving 110%

    Michael Fassbender has been so busy that it's tough for him to keep up with all the talking that goes with movie openings. He's up for awards consideration for all the performances he gave in the 2011--from "X-Men: First Class" and "Jane Eyre" to "A Dangerous Method&...

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    Sundance 2012 Predictions - 10 Black Films That May Debut At The Festival In January

    The 2012 Sundance Film Festival is almost upon us - just shy of 2 months away actually. The festival usually starts to unveil its lineup during the first week of December (next week Thursay is the first of the month), and I'll assume that those filmmakers who submitted their films for selection ...

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    Jason Segel Hopes 'The Muppets' Will Lead To The Return Of 'The Muppet Show,' Says Rough Cut Was Three Hours Long

    Jason Segel Hopes 'The Muppets' Will Lead To The Return Of 'The Muppet Show,' Says Rough Cut Was Three Hours Long

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    Guest Post: In Heaven, Underground

    When I was asked five years ago if I could make a documentary about the Weissensee cemetery in Berlin I was full of fascination for Europe’s largest Jewish cemetery still in use - but also skeptical. Who would go to the cinema to watch a cemetery film? The special nature of the Weissensee ceme...

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    Bogdanovich, Shepherd, Bottoms, Leachman and Brennan Talk The Last Picture Show, Forty Years Later

    Bogdanovich, Shepherd, Bottoms, Leachman and Brennan Talk The Last Picture Show, Forty Years Later

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    PICTURES OF LOSS: HEREAFTER, directed by Clint Eastwood

    Joan Didion says, “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” In the months after my father died, the story I told myself was that I could write as I always had, about movies and movie directors, and that this would, in fact, serve as a useful distraction from my grief. I was certain that my profe...

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    PICTURES OF LOSS: Introduction

    Ever since I began writing professionally about film, my father nearly always read what I wrote. Yet it was only recently that it hit me: Before he died in January of 2010, the last article he read by me concerned the death of a parent, and most of the films I have thought to write about since then ...

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