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    Oliver Stone on the Drug War 'Farce,' Supporting Ron Paul and Zurich's 'Babes': His 8 Best Quotes From the Zurich Film Festival

    The presence of Oliver Stone at a festival opening all but guarantees a quoteworthy time. So the Zurich Film Festival clearly knew what they were getting when they invited the Academy Award-winning director to attend for a third time to kick off their eighth edition with the European premiere of his...

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    'I Don't Believe in Regrets': John Travolta Opens Up at Zurich Film Fest, Hints at Playing Vince Lombardi in Upcoming Biopic

    Thursday night, Oliver Stone kicked off the 2012 Zurich Film Festival with his latest thriller "Savages," but all eyes were on the film's sole star in attendance, John Travolta, this year's recipient of the Golden Eye, the festival's lifetime achievement award.

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    TCM Programs Month of Political Films, Includes New Doc with Stone, Reiner

    As the nation prepares for the upcoming election, TCM rolls out a month-long program of classic films on politics, as well as the newly produced one-hour special "A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington," featuring interviewees Oliver Stone, Rob Reiner and many more talking about the tre...

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    'Savages': Oliver Stone Collides with the World of 'Breaking Bad'

    Savages begins with an image of severed heads, and like so many Oliver Stone films, the story sounds as if it has substance beneath all its violence. A Mexican drug cartel  has sent this head-rolling video as a warning to a trio of beautiful young things living in idyllic Laguna Beach: And...

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    Savages—movie review

    It isn’t a requirement that you like a movie’s central characters, but it usually helps develop rooting interest. That’s one reason Savages comes up short: it’s difficult to care about anyone. If director and co-writer Oliver Stone had told the story more compactly, or not en...

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    The Films Of Oliver Stone: A Retrospective

    Oliver Stone loves his country, but he is also its loudest critic. Whether tackling history head-on in films like "Platoon" or "Born On The Fourth Of July," or profiling presidents in "JFK," "W." and "Nixon," and even in seemingly genre-centered material like "Natural Born Killers" or "Any Given Sun...

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    'SAVAGES' Featurette & Clips: Hayek, Travolta & Del Toro Wipe the Floor with Lively, Kitsch & Johnson

    Oliver Stone's "SAVAGES" arrives this weekend and if Blake Lively in a three-way isn't enough to get you to the theaters, there's a handful of featurettes and clips to wet your appetite below...

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    Critical Consensus: Anthony Kaufman and Peter Rainer on Steven Soderbergh, Oliver Stone and Today's Auteur Theory

    Editor’s note: Critical Consensus is a biweekly feature in which two critics from Indiewire’s Criticwire network discuss new releases with Indiewire’s chief film critic, Eric Kohn. Here, Indiewire contributor and ReelPolitik blogger Anthony Kaufman joins Christian Science Monito...

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    Review: Oliver Stone's Hard-Boiled Crime Saga 'Savages' A Muddled & Messy Disappointment

    It’s always unfortunate to watch a filmmaker slip further away from his better work with age – but even more so when it’s one who exhibited the sort of storytelling craft that could both frustrate and engage his audience all at once. Director Oliver Stone has always been one to challenge his viewers...

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    With 'Savages,' Oliver Stone Turns a Pulpy Novel About the Drug War Into… A Pulpy Movie About the Drug War

    Stone tackles this sun-soaked California tale of young marijuana growers tussling with the territorial Mexican cartel by borrowing the book's breathless forward motion and wily tone.

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