TELLURIDE: Clooney takes center stage

Posted by · 5:43 pm · September 3rd, 2011

George Clooney has been tapped this year for one of Telluride’s three big tributes, and it’s certainly the biggest of the trio. Whether it’s press and patrons schmoozing with the star at yesterday’s Patron Brunch, whispers around town (“Did you hear George Clooney is here?” “I really hope ‘The Ides of March’ is a TBA.”) […]

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“Or once.”

Posted by · 4:18 pm · February 14th, 2011

I can’t let February the 14th pass without some acknowledgement on my part, so here it is: one of the coolest, warmest, hottest romantic exchanges I can think of in any movie. Scott Frank’s writing is conversational poetry here, Anne V. Coates’s editing shapes all the politics of lovemaking into a single scene, and George […]

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“Nothing that’s shitty is going to make $100 million.”

Posted by · 9:11 am · January 11th, 2010

Jennifer Lopez, in an Elle interview, on why “Maid in Manhattan” and “Monster-in-Law” are actually “very layered movies.” Oh, Jennifer. I’m rather enjoying Lopez’s recent rewriting of her career history. Perhaps you caught her statement last week on her supposedly scandalous Oscar snub for “El Cantante”: I feel like I had that [Oscar worthy role] […]

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INTERVIEW: Steven Soderbergh

Posted by · 10:14 am · September 18th, 2009

Toronto Film Festival Steven Soderbergh freely admits how much luck has played into his career, beginning with winning the coveted Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1989, the victory that launched his career and his first major work, “sex, lies and videotape.” “First of all the film was not supposed to be part of the competition […]

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THE LISTS: Top 10 Steven Soderbergh films

Posted by · 11:08 am · September 15th, 2009

This Friday sees the release in American theaters of “The Informant!,” the nimble Matt Damon-starring corporate caper which, depending on the format in which you saw last year’s “Che,” is either the 20th or the 21st feature from one Mr. Steven Soderbergh. (I say 21st, given that “Che” clearly comprises two films utterly distinct in […]

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Waiting on the Gotham crowd

Posted by · 6:03 am · December 10th, 2008

Alright, so last year, the NYFCC announcement came down close to 10:00 a.m. PST, so I expect in the next few hours we’ll have some answers.  You can check on the group’s official site to watch the winners clock in as announced (unless something changes this year), but for now, I’ll wager a couple of […]

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