OSCAR TALK: Ep. 30 — Reporting from Telluride and Venice

Posted by · 11:41 am · September 3rd, 2010

Welcome to Oscar Talk. In case you’re new to the site and/or the podcast, Oscar Talk is a weekly kudocast, a one-stop awards chat shop between yours truly and Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood. The podcast is weekly, every Friday throughout the season, charting the ups and downs of contenders along the way. Plenty […]

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TELLURIDE: Claudia under the stars

Posted by · 10:44 pm · September 2nd, 2010

It’s one of the joys of Telluride, the spirit of communal film-going evident in the outdoor screen set up each and every year in the middle of town.  Tonight, I’m heading back to the room, quite drunk and full after a meal with colleagues, and suddenly: the unmistakable wail of a harmonica. There is no […]

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Play it again

Posted by · 1:34 pm · June 17th, 2009

As a younger film lover, there are few thrills greater than seeing a title you’ve always loved through the medium of television and DVD (and, at the risk of dating myself, home video) given new life on a cinema screen, the way nature, or the filmmaker at least, originally intended. A big-screen reappraisal can heighten […]

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London Film Festival: six to watch

Posted by · 1:15 pm · October 14th, 2008

So the 52nd annual London Film Festival begins tomorrow, bringing with it a feast of cinema cherry-picked from the rest of the fests, with a couple of new titles thrown into the mix too. As promised, I will be keeping you updated with proceedings, starting with tomorrow’s world premiere of “Frost/Nixon.” I’m seeing the film […]

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Leone at the Goldwyn

Posted by · 6:44 am · June 24th, 2008

I hate that I missed this, but did anyone happen to make the 40th anniversary resotration screening of “Once Upon a time in the West” last week? It screened at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater Friday night. I’d love to know what the print looked like, though news of the exhibition may have flown under everyone’s […]

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David Mamet on the greatest actor ever

Posted by · 10:10 pm · April 22nd, 2008

David Mamet’s “Redbelt” is releasing soon, though I just realized I haven’t made it to any of the film’s screenings this past month. I love Mamet, even when he fails. But I’m not hearing good things on that film. Anyway, I came across an interesting piece at Film Stew this evening that cornered the esteemed […]

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