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OFF THE CARPET: The year of The Beard?

Posted by · 12:15 pm · July 4th, 2011

It felt really good to duck out of the looking-ahead business after last year’s fairly contentious (both amongst the films and their supporters) Oscar season. I didn’t saddle up to the upcoming season until a few weeks ago, hammering out preparations for this column, and even this, most would tell you, is too early. But […]

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‘The Descendants’ poster

Posted by · 7:16 pm · May 30th, 2011

Last week we got a look at the new trailer for Alexander Payne’s first film in seven years, “The Descendants.” Today, the poster comes our way. Take a look at the full image after the jump.

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‘The Descendants’ trailer

Posted by · 2:55 pm · May 25th, 2011

As soon as the wheels started turning on 2011 Oscar season considerations, I was thinking Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants” could be a big player. Fox Searchlight could have another healthy slate this year and the studio has clearly caught and maintained its prestige stride. The trailer for the film dropped recently via Apple. Check it […]

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TELLURIDE: ‘Inside Job,’ ‘Chico & Rita’

Posted by · 4:21 pm · September 3rd, 2010

It’s a bit of a scorcher in Telluride this year.  Relatively speaking, of course.  I’ve got all these long pants in the suitcase but can’t seem to shake the shorts as of late. Anyway, tonight brings “Never Let Me Go” and “The Way Back.” I’ll likely hit up the former and catch the latter sometime […]

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