Psihoyos responds to ‘Cove’ push-back

Posted by · 10:24 am · June 5th, 2010

Stumbled across this at Hollywood Elsewhere:

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Interviews with the winners

Posted by · 10:25 am · March 8th, 2010

Before we close the book on 2009, here’s one last rundown of our interviews with this year’s Oscar recipients.  It was lovely to meet with them all as this was truly, for the most part, a season of camaraderie. “The Cove” Louie Psihoyos (Best Documentary Feature) “Crazy Heart” Jeff Bridges (Best Actor) Ryan Bingham and […]

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Interviews with the nominees

Posted by · 9:14 am · March 5th, 2010

As we head into the big weekend of this year’s hotly anticipated Academy Awards telecast, I thought I’d toss this list up once more, broken down by film. We’ve added to it a bit since the nominees were announced. And if you’d like to re-live the season so far, you can see how things have […]

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2/25 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 10:15 am · February 25th, 2010

• Jamey Duvall catches up with Jeremy Renner and “Food, Inc.” director Robert Kenner. [Movie Geeks United!] • Louie Psihoyos asks what you would do with 45 seconds in the global spotlight. [Huffington Post] • Dave Karger and Missy Schwartz on four underdogs they love. [Entertainment Weekly]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Top shots, Berlin coverage and more

Posted by · 5:44 pm · February 19th, 2010

• You asked for it, you eventually got it: our annual list of the Top 10 shots of the year, part one and part two. • In our ongoing Oscar Guide series, we dug into the supporting actor, foreign language film, art direction, makeup and sound editing races. • Guy’s Berlinale coverage continued, with “The […]

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The top 10 shots of 2009: part two

Posted by · 12:46 pm · February 17th, 2010

In case you missed the first part of our look at the best shots of 2009, go ahead and catch up here.  Before getting into the top five, however, I’d like to spotlight a few examples that almost made the cut but just missed. First and foremost, “Inglourious Basterds” is obviously a favorite around these […]

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INTERVIEW: Louie Psihoyos

Posted by · 12:49 pm · February 15th, 2010

Louie Psihoyos is a vegetarian.  Go figure.  On the sunny afternoon of the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, we meet at a West Hollywood vegetarian cafe to discuss “The Cove,” the former National Geographic photographer’s first foray into the world of feature filmmaking, and a stand-out piece of activism that seems to galvanize most anyone who’s […]

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SANTA BARBARA: ‘The Cove’ honored

Posted by · 11:32 pm · February 10th, 2010

I didn’t realize it had been fully six months since I saw “The Cove” beginning to end until I sat down to watch it again this evening at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara.  The screening was in honor of the film’s receiving the Sir David Attenborough Award, given annually to a film exhibiting excellence […]

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‘Hurt Locker,’ ‘The Cove’ win with DGA

Posted by · 11:43 pm · January 30th, 2010

I don’t want to be presumptuous and say something like, “It’s time to call this thing,” but it’s difficult to argue with the two biggest guild crowns ON TOP OF the critical sentiment “The Hurt Locker” is dragging into phase two. Kathryn Bigelow has won the DGA award for her work on the film, becoming […]

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An evening at the CCMAs

Posted by · 10:46 am · January 16th, 2010

Alright, now that the booze and the hangover have worn off, let’s talk last night’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. It was a decently produced evening, the venue having shifted from the Santa Monica Civic Center to the Hollywood Palladium, right in the middle of Tinseltown.  The scheme of having 10 tables rounding the stage representing […]

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1/15 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 7:42 am · January 15th, 2010

• Anne Thompson sits down with “Food, Inc.” director Robert Kenner. [Thompson on Hollywood] • Scott Foundas talks “Public Enemies” with Michael Mann six months post-release. [LA Weekly] • Peter DeBrudge on how Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient Martin Scorsese’s career has been shaped by early relationships. [Variety]

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‘Cove’ comfort

Posted by · 10:03 am · August 4th, 2009

Yesterday I opened my heart regarding Louie Psihoyos’s documentary “The Cove,” so it’s understandable that I’d be eager to see what the local outlets have in the way of media coverage as the film moves further into its limited run. Unfortunately, this Rachel Abramowitz story at the Los Angeles Times isn’t particularly insightful and covers […]

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‘The Cove’ represents a real opportunity for AMPAS

Posted by · 12:44 pm · August 3rd, 2009

After week after week of missed opportunities to see Louie Psihoyos’s harrowing documentary “The Cove,” I finally got around to it last night at the Arclight (one of only two theaters currently showing the film in Los Angeles). I was absolutely floored. Devastated, rocked, affected — it’s the reason films are made. I won’t get […]

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7/20 Web Round-up

Posted by · 8:30 am · July 20th, 2009

• Edgar Arce talks “The Cove” with documentarian Louie Psihoyos. [Latino Review] • With Judd Apatow’s “Funny People” on the brain, Saul Austerlitz takes a look at the “dramedy” through the years. [Chicago Tribune] • Meanwhile, Patrick Goldstein looks at the mystifying missed opportunity of the film’s one-sheet. [The Big Picture]

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