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NEBRASKA IMPRESSES AT CANNES

May 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Alexander Payne’s Nebraska immediately entered the frontrunner ranks at the Cannes Film Festival competition — a portrait of a Montana family in which the patriarch, played by Bruce Dern, is showing repeated signs of dementia and his son, played by Will Forte, wants to connect with the man before he loses it completely. Manohla Dargis […]

HUGO NAMED BEST FILM BY NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW

December 1, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo has been named best film of the year by the National Board of Review. and Scorsese, best director. The organization, composed of some 100 knowledgeable film enthusiasts, filmmakers, academics, and students, selected George Clooney as best actor for his performance in The Descendants and Tilda Swinton as best actress for We Need […]

EARLY MOVIE REVIEWS: THE DESCENDANTS

November 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hoping to excite strong word-of-mouth, Fox Searchlight is opening The Descendants, starring George Clooney, in New York and Los Angeles tonight (Wednesday) in advance of a wide roll-out on Friday (against Breaking Dawn). Early reviews are sterling. Lou Lumenick gives it his only four-star review of the year. It is, he writes, “superbly written, directed, […]

DOCUMENTARY TO OPEN TORONTO FESTIVAL

July 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Davis Guggenheim’s From the Sky Down, a documentary about the Irish rock band U2, has been set to open the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 8, organizers announced today (Tuesday). It will be the first time that a documentary has ever opened the 36-year-old festival. Producing a case of dueling band documentaries, Cameron Crowe’s Pearl […]