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INTERVIEW: An Afternoon with Bruce Dern from ‘The Hateful Eight’

There are few things that I’ve experienced in this industry that compare to having a conversation with Bruce Dern. It’s a privilege that I’ve had on...

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Film Review: Where to Invade Next (★★★½)

To some degree, you have to know what you’re going to get when you sit down to watch a documentary from Michael Moore. In the case of his latest endeavor, Where to...

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INTERVIEW: Roger Deakins on ‘Sicario’ and the upcoming ‘Blade Runner 2’

If you were to make the case that Roger Deakins was not just the best living cinematographer (like I do) but perhaps one of the very best ever, you probably...

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INTERVIEW: Ben Mendelsohn discusses being a character actor and talks around ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Easily one of the best character actors working today, Ben Mendelsohn is slowly becoming someone who delivers work unlike anyone else in the industry. You always...

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INTERVIEW: Olivia Wilde chats about ‘Meadowland’

I don’t think people realize just how long Olivia Wilde has been in the business. For years now she’s been doing memorable work, often in supporting roles....

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Film Review #2: The Big Short (★★★)

In some ways, I truly think that only a filmmaker with a background in comedy could have made The Big Short work like it does. Co-writer/director Adam McKay takes a...

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Film Review: Youth (★★★½)

What an often breathtaking film this is. Youth embraces you in a warm, mysterious hug, and never lets go. With tremendous acting, gorgeous visuals, and a hypnotic...

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INTERVIEW: Talking ‘Goodnight Mommy’ with Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz

Among the main contenders for Best Foreign Language Feature, there really isn’t anything else like Goodnight Mommy. A genre film that hues closer horror than...

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INTERVIEW: Talking the look of ‘The Danish Girl’ with Head of Makeup Jan Sewell and Production Designer Eve Stewart

The first thing you notice when you watch The Danish Girl, besides of course the performances of Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander (which are soon to be nominated), is...

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Film Review: Creed (★★★½)

This is what you hope for whenever you go to a screening…a film you have middle of the road expectations for absolutely knocking your socks off. In the same way...

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INTERVIEW: Brie Larson discusses the emotional power of ‘Room’

There are times when you can just tell that an actor or an actress has something special to offer. Brie Larson is one such young actress, already a huge star on the rise...

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INTERVIEW: Diane Lane and Jay Roach talk ‘Trumbo’

About a week or so ago, I participated in the Press Day for the delightfully entertaining biopic Trumbo. Opportunities to sit down and interview director Jay Roach and...

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INTERVIEW: Jason Segel talks his phenomenal work in ‘The End of the Tour’

For a good portion of the year, I’ve been raving about Jason Segel‘s transformative performance in The End of the Tour, doing my part to drum up some Oscar...

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Film Review: Trumbo (★★★½)

Biopics go hand in hand with awards season, we all know that. Especially when the subject matter is serious, you expect some level of Oscar aspiration. Still, you...

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Film Review: Our Brand is Crisis (★★½)

I’ve long been anticipating filmmaker David Gordon Green taking a leap towards the Oscar hopeful mainstream. He’s one of the most interesting directors in...

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Film Review #2: Suffragette (★★)

Laden with the gloss of prestige from start to finish, Suffragette can’t seem to get out of its own way in order to tell a compelling story. The issue at hand is...

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Film Review #3: Steve Jobs (★★★★)

As a huge admirer of screenwriter Aaron Sorkin‘s use of the written word in cinema, I’ve come to accept that most filmmakers (with the exception of David...

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INTERVIEW: Director Lenny Abrahamson and writer Emma Donoghue talk ‘Room’

One of the biggest surprises within the tremendous film Room, outside of the acting of course (and believe me, both Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay are amazing), is the...

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NYFF: ‘Miles Ahead’ is an equally ambitious and flawed biopic

An unconventional musical biopic that works most successfully as a filmmaking calling card for actor turned writer/director Don Cheadle, Miles Ahead is the sort of...

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NYFF: ‘The Assassin’ rewards patience

There must be something in the water when it comes to titles at the New York Film Festival that previously made an impression earlier this year at the Cannes Film...

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NYFF: Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’ is his most optimistic documentary to date

To some degree, you know what you’re going to get when you sit down to watch a documentary from Michael Moore. In the case of Where to Invade Next, a number of...

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Film Review #2: Sicario (★★★½)

There’s an almost indescribable tension coursing through the veins of Sicario from start to finish. Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve continues to prove that he’s...

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Film Review #2: The Walk (★★★)

There’s three very different sections to Robert Zemeckis‘ new film The Walk. One part is fairly underwhelming, one part is fun yet slight, while one part is...

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Film Review: The Martian (★★★½)

As a huge fan of Andy Weir‘s novel of the same name, I was just as nervous as I was pumped for Ridley Scott‘s adaptation of The Martian. I’d loved the...

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‘The Big Short’ jumps into 2015 and the Oscar race with a Trailer

Finally, a twist has come to Oscar season 2015. It’s been a bit of a by the book start, but now we’ve got something that potentially will upend things in The...