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LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE LOVES AMOUR

January 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Amour, Michael Haneke’s bleak look at the deaths of an elderly loving couple, was the winner of the London Critics’ Circle award for film of the year Sunday night. The film, which won the Palme D’Or at Cannes in May and is nominated for five Oscars, also won the best actress award for Emmanuelle Riva […]

EASTWOOD’S CURVE LOOKS MORE LIKE A SINKER (Updated)

September 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Clint Eastwood’s return to the screen after four years in Warner Bros.’ baseball drama Trouble with the Curve displayed a lot of empty chairs in theaters all over the country this weekend. It took in a less-than-expected $12.7 million. But then nothing else at the box office scored much better. Indeed, there was a virtual […]

MOVIEGOERS AGAIN EXPECTED TO STAY HOME

September 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Four new films will be opening wide at the box office this weekend, but they are not likely to lift it out of the doldrums that it drifted into at the beginning of the month. The horror film, House at the End of the Street, which was not screened for critics, is expected to lead […]

THE MASTER SETS BOX OFFICE RECORD

September 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As if to demonstrate that people will go to the movies in September if they’re given something worthwhile to see, a little film from The Weinstein Co., titled The Master, sold out virtually every seat in the five theaters in New York and Los Angeles where it opened over the weekend. The film, which had […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE MASTER

September 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Master opens tonight in just three theaters in New York and two in Los Angeles. Presumably they’re among the few in the country — perhaps the only ones — that remain capable of projecting 70mm film. While some critics praise director Paul Thomas Anderson’s commitment to the medium of film, others suggest that the […]

REPORT: WEINSTEIN CO. EXPECTING TROUBLE FROM SCIENTOLOGISTS

September 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Weinstein Co., expecting to face protests from members of Scientology over its Paul Thomas Anderson film The Master, has increased security at tonight’s (Thursday) premiere of the movie in New York, MovieLine.com reported today. The New York Post, citing unnamed sources, reported earlier this week that Scientologists have been inundating the distributor with “strange […]

SOUTH KOREAN FILM PIETA WINS AT VENICE

September 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The South Korean drama Pieta has won the Golden Lion Award, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival. But for director Kim Ki-duk, it was a bittersweet victory. The festival was abuzz over reports that the jury had awarded the prize to Kim’s film by default — only because it could not give it […]