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    Film Festivals: London vs. AFI

    The London Film Fest wrapped up 16 days just as the AFI Fest got started with its nine-day run. The two fests offer a revealing contrast.

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    France Oscar Entry A Prophet Wins London Prize, Audiard Talks

    On my recent jaunt to London, I finally saw Jacques Audiard's A Prophet, which won the first ever best film award at the 53rd London Fest, after having won the grand jury prize at Cannes and scoring raves at Telluride. “‘A Prophet’ has the ambition, purity of vision and clarity of purpose to make i...

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    LFF#: London Fest Closer Nowhere Boy

    Amidst a resurgence of affection for The Beatles, London Film Festival closer Nowhere Boy marks a strong debut for Sam Taylor-Wood (a visual artist of some stature in the art world) and a breakout for Brit actor Aaron Johnson as teen John Lennon. But the small-scale 50s period film straddles two gen...

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    LFF#: Kristin Scott Thomas Times Two

    Kristin Scott Thomas had a double whammy at the London Film Fest, starring as John Lennon's Aunt Mimi in Nowhere Boy and as a sexy adulterer in the French hit Partir (Leaving).

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    #LFF: Schamus Delivers Lessons in Redacted Storytelling

    James Schamus is not your ordinary Hollywood player.

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    Avatar's Cameron, Shutter Island's Lehane and Transformers' Murphy Talk, Mirren Wins Rome

    All the hours James Cameron spent with The New Yorker's Dana Goodyear did not yield the results the director must have hoped for. The 11,000-word profile takes the easy angle on the director--he's an asshole control freak who eats his crew for breakfast. I am so tired of this cliche. The piece digs ...

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    #LFF: London Calling

    After the Precious screening Friday evening I wandered off into the night and eventually found my way back to the May Fair Hotel off Berkeley Square. I walked down Regent Street, London's Madison Avenue, and was impressed by The Gap display window for LFF opener The Fantastic Mr. Fox. The crisp fall...

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    #LFF: Precious Scores in London, Chicago

    Anyone wondering about a Precious backlash need only sit through the movie with an audience. The movie plays, people. It won the audience prize at the Chicago Film Fest, and scored at its London Film Fest gala as well.

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    London Film Fest: Coming Up

    I'm off to the London Film Festival for a few days. It's my first time covering this fest, and I'm going because they're flying me over. Friday night, they're screening Precious. Gabourey Sidibe is the only one going at this point. Lee Daniels, who is profiled in this Sunday's NYT Magazine, is sick,...

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    Industry Gives Hollywood Film Festival Free Pass

    I am surprised by the film industry and the media's continued willingness to give a free pass to entrepreneur Carlos de Abreu's Hollywood Film Festival, a cannily constructed facade which honors stars, filmmakers and craftspeople and lines the pockets of de Abreu.

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