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    Watch: My Life as a Swedish Pop Star: The ABBA Videos of Lasse Hallström: A Video Essay

    Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn, Anna-Frid: their initials spell ABBA. The band's distinctive image, indivisible from its sound and its success, was in large part crafted by Lasse Hallstrom, a director better known for his quirky comedies, like "My Life as a Dog," "What’s Eating Gilbert Grape," "Chocolat," a...

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    The Hundred-Foot Journey

    Food is the great equalizer in ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey.’

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    How Lasse Hallstrom Spiced Up 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' with Sexy Food, 35 mm, and A.R. Rahman

    "I don't think it's about the close-ups of the food," says "The Hundred-Foot Journey" director Lasse Hallstrom. "I think it's about the sensuality of the performances. Another attraction with this story was that I could play around with merging the sounds, the languages [and the tasty hybrid score b...

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    Lasse Hallström Strikes a Familiar Gong In First Reviews of 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'

    By the first counts, Lasse Hallström’s "The Hundred-Foot Journey" is mildly enjoyable, enjoyably familiar clap trap that you won’t have the slightest thought on after exiting the theater — in short, a Lasse Hallström movie.

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    Wonderful First Trailer For Lasse Hallstrom's "The Hundred-Foot Journey"

    I will readily admit this film was not on my radar. Until now, that is. BV has strategically placed "The Hundred-Foot Journey" in that "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" adult summer slot and all of a sudden this looks like a can't-miss.

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    Watch: Helen Mirren Cooks Up A Storm In First Trailer For 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' Produced By Steven Spielberg

    If "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" left you wanting for more broadly drawn, East-meets-West comedy (and if you're too impatient to wait for the sequel that's coming next year), not to worry. More elderly culture clash is coming with "The Hundred-Foot Journey," with the first trailer dropping to rev...

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    10 Directors Who Went from Indie Film to Studio Blockbuster (Part 2)

    Yesterday we published our first of three lists that take a look at directors with big films coming out this year who've managed to make the difficult leap from independent cinema to studio filmmaking. The second list below features prime examples of this transition, which include some lesser-known ...

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