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    Paolo Sorrentino Talks Oscar-Winner 'The Great Beauty' and What's Next (TRAILER)

    I first discovered the cinema of Italian auteur Paolo Sorrentino in 2008 when I saw "Il Divo" at Cannes, which also stars the incandescent Toni Servillo. Even though the biopic did a deep dive into the arcane Machiavellian politics of Italy, the movie was utterly accessible because Servillo carried ...

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    Top 10 Indies in the iTunes Store This Week: Oscar Winners Rule

    The day after winning big at the Academy Awards, Oscar winners "Dallas Buyers Club," "12 Years a Slave," "The Great Beauty" and "20 Feet from Stardom" dominate the list of top indies in the iTunes store.

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    Watch: All the Major Oscar Acceptance Speeches From Cate Blanchett to Lupita Nyong'o

    Here they are: the major Oscar acceptance speeches from the overwhelmed Steve McQueen to the gorgeous Lupita Nyong'o.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Wind Rises' and 'Elaine Stritch' Pull Crowds, 'In Secret' Sags

    The range of new art films this weeks shows the diversity of the specialized world, with an acclaimed animated feature, another show business documentary, two subtitled films and a higher-budget period drama all debuting to quite variable results. "The Wind Rises" and "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" are ...

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    Paolo Sorrentino On His 'Great Beauty' Oscar Ride and the Future of Italian Film

    In most recent years few Italian filmmakers have managed to establish themselves beyond the boot-shaped land, but Neapolitan Paolo Sorrentino has gradually managed to bring back Italy’s filmmaking grandeur to worldwide audiences.

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    Stream This: Belgian Oscar Nominee 'Broken Circle Breakdown'

    If I were picking a foreign Oscar winner this year on the basis of what the entire Academy would like best, it would be Belgian entry "Broken Circle Breakdown," a sexy and tragic musical family drama adapted from a stage musical, featuring bluegrass music. Until now, it has not played in many theate...

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    Emerging Pictures Announces New Initiative to Bring Italian Films to U.S. Screens

    Emerging Pictures is collaborating with Istituto Luce-Cinecittà and the Italian Trade Commission to create "Cinema Made in Italy," a new project designed to bring Italian cinema to American audiences. The Istituto Luce-Cinecittá and the Italian Trade Commission have created a fund that will help Eme...

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    Review: Oscar-Nominated 'The Great Beauty' Wonderfully Serves Up the Sublime and Grotesque in Equal Measure

    Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty,” nominated for a Best Foreign-Language Oscar, is unimaginable without Federico Fellini. And just as unimaginable without Silvio Berlusconi. Fellini knew life was a circus, hence the clowns and midgets. What is seen by Sorrentino’s hero, Jep Gambardella (Toni Ser...

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    Why the Palm Springs Film Festival Has Secret Oscar Powers

    Each year, the Palm Springs International Film Festival showcases a large portion of the foreign-language Oscar submissions from all over the world.

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