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Telluride: Hilary Swank on Her Comedy Roots, How She Picks Roles and Why She Acts
Dressed in a brown sweater, tight jeans, and boots appropriate for the intimate mountain festival, Swank accepted the award from TFF co-director Julie Huntsinger. "I'm speechless," Swank sai...
5 Summer Box Office Takeaways: Marvel Rules, China Rises and Stars Matter
The summer box office sputtered to a close, down 15% from last year’s record breaker. Domestically, it was the worst showing for Hollywood in nearly a decade. To be sure, there were massive hits...
Telluride Awards Wrap: No Slam Dunk, But Lots of Possibilities
As the four-day Telluride Film Festival wraps Sept. 1, the big awards question is: Did we see the 2014 Oscar best-pic winner? Since Telluride has screened the winner in five of the last six years, it...
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‘One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & the Lost American Film’: Venice Review
The groundswell in favor of reconsidering ‘They All Laughed’ alongside Peter Bogdanovich’s most significant work continues with this exhaustive appreciationread more
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'The Maze Runner' Rules Revealed in New Featurette
"If you survive, we do it all again the next day"read more
North Korea Condemns U.K. TV Series as ‘Despicable Burlesque’
LONDON — The government of North Korea has condemned a TV political thriller about the country that has been commissioned by U.K. public broadcaster Channel 4. The series, “Opposite Number,”...
Venice Film Review: ‘Tsili’
"Punishing" may be the appropriate default setting for Holocaust dramas on film, but restless Israeli auteur Amos Gitai goes for extra credit in "Tsili," a short, stark adaptation of Aharon Appelfeld'...
Venice Film Review: ‘Leopardi’
Despite considerable enthusiasm among international cognoscenti for the 19th-century Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi, his fame remains largely at home;
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'Foxcatcher': Steve Carell's Chilling Mission Statement Triggers a Chant in New Trailer
"I want more than anything to win a gold medal, and we have someone who could do that, but there are some psychological issues that we need to take care of"read more
Telluride Film Review: ‘Madame Bovary’
Although worlds away from the deadpan sci-fi whimsy of her 2009 debut, “Cold Souls,” director Sophie Barthes’ subdued take on “Madame Bovary” similarly reveals a sly intelligence at the helm...
10 Biggest Winners and Losers at the Summer Box Office – From ‘GotG’ Chris Pratt Effect to Tom Cruise
Now that summer has drawn to a close and we can officially declare “Guardians of the Galaxy” the biggest winner at nearly $280 million domestically, let's take a look back at the other...
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Tops Weak Labor Day Box Office, Summer Stumbles to Close
Hollywood didn’t have much to celebrate this Labor Day. The holiday is traditionally a slow one at the box office, and this one was no exception, providing one final death rattle on a summer tha...
The 13 Indies to Watch on VOD This September
"Belle" (Sept 9) Inspired by a 18th century painting of Dido Elizabeth Belle, "Belle" follows the story of a young, mixed-race woman who is an illegitimate daughter of a Royal Nav...
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Why We Won't See Screech's Suspenders in 'The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story'
Costume designer Rebekka Sorensen explains why Lifetime's movie won't feature certain popular looks from the '90s sitcom and how she included "a modern flair" to the '80s- and '90s-inspired outfitsrea...
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Venice: Frances McDormand Receives Visionary Award
The Oscar winning actress accepts honor in flawless Italianread more
Venice Film Review: ‘Olive Kitteridge’
Even moreso than 2011’s “Mildred Pierce,” this finely crafted, wonderfully cast meller suggests a promising new life for the women’s-picture genre on nets willing to let such stories breathe. ...
‘Force Majeure’ to Rep Sweden in Foreign-Language Oscar Race
Ruben Ostlund’s “Force Majeure” (Turist), which world-premiered at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard and won the jury prize, will represent Sweden in the Oscar’s foreign-Language ra...
TV Review: ‘The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic’
What could easily play like another synergistic infomercial or glorified electronic press kit somehow trumps that with “The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic,” an ABC special touti...
Watch: The Most Ragtag Misfit Outcast Supercut Ever
Who doesn't love a ragtag team full of underdogs? You know, that group full of clashing, irascible personalities who must learn to trust each other before everyone involved can learn some kind of enli...
Why Kelsey Grammer Didn't Want to Do Television Again, And What The Prospects Are for 'Partners'
But, according to Grammer, if anything was going to get him back to working on television, especially after the cancellation of his last three series, it was the prospects of working with Lawrence. Th...

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