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    'Upstream Color' Director Shane Carruth Reveals Details On Next Project 'The Modern Ocean,' His Work On 'Looper' & More

    Psychotropic, romantic and beautiful like a scary dream, Shane Carruth’s long-awaited follow-up to "Primer," the self-distributed "Upstream Color" comes to theaters this Friday. Though it will undoubtedly divide, it has already, in its way, conquered many who've seen it: our reviewer in Sundance was...

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    The Big Send-Off: A Year of Movies 2012

    Here I am once again, landing just past the sell-by date for final considerations of the year in movies past, when all the Oscar hype and grist for the mill of 10-best lists everywhere gets recycled into enthusiasm, or lack thereof, for next year’s offerings and some burning incense to ward off the ...

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    Writers' Panel Talk Originals 'Looper,' 'Flight' and 'Moonrise Kingdom' and Adaptations 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' and 'Life of Pi'

    Every year I conduct a Santa Barbara Film Festival ritual: the "It Starts with the Script" panel with writers of the year's best screenplays. In the 2013 group, some are up for Writers Guild awards next weekend: David Magee for his adaptation of Yann Martel's "Life of Pi," Stephen Chbosky for adapti...

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    Jessica Kiang’s Favorite Films Of 2012

    Step into my limousine and let’s drive around in the dead of night trying to find the corpses of 2012’s best films, shall we? Our journey will take us to the cornfields of Kansas, to tiny New England islands and to an explosion in a restaurant in Tel Aviv. We will talk to murderers and movie directo...

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    'The Master,' 'Looper,' 'Perks Of Being A Wallflower' All Pick Up WGA Award Nominations

    We're now less than a week away from the announcement of the Oscar nominations, and in the last major guild announcement to arrive, the Writers Guild of America have announced their nominees for the best screenplays of the year.

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    Watch: Garret Dillahunt Goes Into The Basement In Deleted Scene From 'Looper'

    One movie that's showing up on a handful of top ten lists for 2012 -- including our own Drew Taylor -- is the time-bending "Looper." Indeed, in our review of the film we called it Rian Johnson's finest achievement yet. And with the movie arriving on home video this week, there is even more to dig in...

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    Drew Taylor's Top Ten Favorite Films of 2012

    2012 was all about escape. Not only in terms of the big-budget movies that offered us escape from the increasingly ugly real world (how many superheroes or swoony vampires can we stomach?), but by the content of the more adult movies. Characters wanted an escape – from slavery, from a futuristic Kor...

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    Read: Rian Johnson's Original Sketch for 'Looper' from 2002

    Check out this excerpt from Rian Johnson's original 4-page prose sketch for "Looper." It was written in 2002 when Johnson was trying to get "Brick" made -- "out of frustration," he started writing short ideas that could be filmed on a shoestring budget.

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    Seven Features Advance in Hair and Makeup Oscar Race

    Seven films will compete for three Hair and Makeup nomination slots for the 85th Academy Awards. On Saturday, January 5, members of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will view ten-minutes of footage from seven shortlisted films and then vote for three Oscar finalists to be announc...

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    MTV Names 'The Dark Knight Rises' The Best Film Of 2012

    Okay, we've had the lists from the high brow movie magazines, the exclusive critics groups, various newspapers and magazines, but what about one from somewhere that has a bit of pulse on what the folks are actually seeing at the multiplex? Well, MTV has dropped their top ten movies of the year, ...

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