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    TOH! Picks Robert Altman's Top 15 Films

    In the spirit of the UCLA Film and Television Archive's drool-worthy Robert Altman: A Retrospective, kicking off April 4, TOH! writers list their 15 favorite films by the iconic American director.

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    20 Celebrated Filmmakers Who Never Won A Best Directing Oscar

    For better or worse (which at this time of year, as the punditry reaches its hyperbolic event horizon, usually feels like worse) an Academy Award is the highest honor anyone in the film industry can receive. But of course, like any large organization—even one that wasn’t, as of 2012, reportedly 94% ...

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    Robert Altman's 'Nashville': The First Modern TV Musical (VIDEO)

    "Treme" embarked on its final season Sunday. "Smash" is gone. "Glee" and "Nashville" soldier on, but the bloom of pop-cultural significance is off their respective roses. With this age of the hour-long musical television series fast coming to a close, I set out searching for its origins, and I found...

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    Criterion Announces December Titles, Including 'Nashville,' a Blu-ray 'Grey Gardens' and Martin Scorsese's 'World Cinema Project' Set

    The Criterion Collection has announced that its December releases are set to include Martin Scorsese's "World Cinema Project," a box set containing six handpicked films from around the world that the famed director considers "precious to me"; Robert Altman's "Nashville"; Italian filmmaker Elio Petri...

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    Criterion's December Slate Includes Robert Altman's 'Nashville,' Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project & More

    There is no better time than the winter months to curl up with a long movie—or a few long movies—and stave off the cold in the comfort of your own home. The Criterion Collection are gonna make it a bit easier with some pretty great cinephile buys headed your way just in time for Christmas.

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    25 Films About Lovers On The Lam

    “We can make it. We can make it if we run,” whispers Ruth (Rooney Mara) in David Lowery’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” which, after a limited release on Friday, begins its expansion this week. It’s a film we loved at Sundance, and one that in its gentle subversion of the “Lovers on the Run” subgenre—...

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    Watch: 'One On One with Robert Altman' Featuring Deleted Scenes From 'The Player,' Interview With The Director & More

    Roughly five-dozen of Robert Altman's celebrity friends appear in the legendary director's 1992 effort “The Player,” and part of the acidic Hollywood satire's fun lies in watching each of them send up the two-faced practices of the film industry. The town loved it regardless, giving the film three O...

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    Watch: 1-Hour 2002 BBC Documentary 'Robert Altman In England'

    Robert Altman is perhaps one of the finest directors America has ever produced, and his finest films – the '70s masterworks “M*A*S*H*,” “McCabe and Mrs Miller” and “Nashville,” the final flourish that is “A Prairie Home Companion” - are soaked in Americana. But today, his most influential and widely...

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    Interview: Justin Lin Talks Why Eva Mendes Didn't Come Back, And How Robert Altman Inspired 'Fast & Furious 6'

    This weekend the sixth "Fast and Furious" installment, "Fast and Furious 6" (or 'Furious 6,' if you want to be really cool), races into theaters nationwide. This new film sees much of the cast from the original movies returning, with some notable additions (like Gina Carano from "Haywire") and an ev...

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    10 Robert Altman Films You May Not Know

    It's easy to forget that Robert Altman didn't have his breakthrough until he was well into his 40s, with 1970's "M*A*S*H." The filmmaker proved to be so prolific -- and continued to be piled with acclaim and critical plaudits well into his '80s -- that it feels like his career in feature cinema last...

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