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    Links To Movie History

    History is where you find it, ranging from rare film clips of early Technicolor, silent-era Disney and more, newly posted online, and works of true scholarship, to amazing discoveries hiding in plain sight.

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    Celebration And Discovery In Santa Barbara

    Honoree James Franco greets his pal Seth Rogen backstage at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Saturday night.

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    My Oscar Best Picture Breakdown

    Entertainment Tonight asked me to provide some thoughts about all of this year's Best Picture nominees. Here are the results at ETOnline.

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    5,000 Fingers…And More

    5,000 Fingers…And More

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    Oscar Looks Beyond Hollywood

    Considering that the membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is comprised of people who work in the mainstream movie industry, it’s encouraging to see that they refuse to follow the company line and repeatedly honor good work from the independent film world and foreign countrie...

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    German Film History Uncovered

    A beautiful poster for Das alte Gesetz (The Old Law), from 1923, a seeming precursor to The Jazz Singer about a rabbi’s son who becomes a successful stage actor.

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    My Award Show Diary

    Bill Murray waxes eloquent about Sofia Coppola at the National Board of Review awards.

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    CRUISING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

    It may not sound like work, because I’m lucky enough to combine business and pleasure, but I lecture on Princess Cruises. For a year-end trip through the Panama Canal I was asked to introduce four of my favorite unsung films of 2010, and I was happy to do so. City Island was by far the audience favo...

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    Remembering “Hollywood And The Stars”

    It’s that time when we look back and remember the people who’ve pass on during 2010. (If you haven’t seen Turner Classic Movies’ always-incredible memorial segment, you should: www.tcm.com) One of those who left our midst was producer David L. Wolper. When I read his obituary in August, I knew it wo...

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    Scanning The Movie Year

    Like any critic, I have an ego: it comes with the territory, or I couldn’t express my opinion with confidence. Imagine what it’s like, then, to sit in a room with forty other critics—each one certain and confident—and try to reach a consensus, as I do with my colleagues in the Los Angeles Film Criti...

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