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    Berlin: Sony Pictures Classics Takes Claudia Llosa's 'Aloft,' Film Movement Nabs 'To Kill a Man'

    Sony Pictures Classics made the first major deal of the Berlinale, nabbing US and Latin America rights to the competition title "Aloft." The film is the English-language debut of Peruvian filmmaker Claudia LLosa (Oscar-nominated "The Milk of Sorrow") and stars Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Mela...

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    Berlinale Women Directors: Meet Anja Marquardt

    "One of the sparks to this film came when I read an article about a Japanese geriatrics care facility that uses robots to 'caress' patients. 'Professional intimacy' -- this idea that there is a separate, slick, exhilarating but also dangerous alternative to 'real' intimacy -- is what drew me to maki...

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    Critic's Notebook: Why You Should Care About the Berlin Film Festival

    While the Berlinale may not carry the same obvious clout as Sundance or Cannes, it deserves just as much scrutiny — if not more so — for the broad statement it provides on global cinema today.

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    Open Road Acquires Barry Levinson's All-Star 'Rock the Kasbah'

    Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to independently-financed original comedy "Rock the Kasbah," starring Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride, Shia LaBeouf and Zooey Deschanel. The film is written by Mitch Glazer and directed by Barry Levinson and will be sell...

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    Watch: Wes Anderson, Ralph Fiennes & Cast Of ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ In 50 Minute Berlinale Press Conference

    Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest” is now out there in the world, and it’s a grand, funny, ambitious and even a little melancholy look back to a day and age that no longer exists. Director Wes Anderson, along with cast members Ralph Fiennes, Ed Norton, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Saorise Ronan, Ton...

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    10 Highlights From Wes Anderson, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray and More at the 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Press Conference in Berlin

    10 highlights from Wes Anderson, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray and more at the 'Grand Budapest Hotel' press conference in Berlin.

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    Berlin Review: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Starring Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Jude Law & More

    Love. There are points during “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” which celebrates its World Premiere as the opening film of 64th Berlinale tonight, at which it simply floods off the screen. It sounds too lofty perhaps, but how else can you describe the level of minute care that seems to have gone into ever...

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    Review: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Is a Delightful Action-Comedy As Only He Could Make It

    Over the years, Wes Anderson’s movies have steadily developed a lush, eccentric world that operates on its own terms, and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” excels at exploring it.

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    Berlin: 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Press Conference Sets the Bar High, with Anderson, Fiennes, Murray, Swinton and More

    Things are bound to go downhill at the 64th Berlinale, at least in terms of press conferences. The festival opened today with Wes Anderson’s "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and when you have Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe flanking Anderson on the...

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