November 2014

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      Mark Kermode Reviews "Life Itself"

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      LIFE ITSELF opened in London and all over the United Kingdom this past weekend. Acclaimed British film critic, Mark Kermode, penned a four-star review of Steve James' documentary about Roger Ebert for The Guardian. On the BBC Radio program,...
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        Charles Champlin: 1926-2014

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        Legendary film critic and former entertainment editor of the Los Angeles Times, Charles Champlin has passed away at the age of 88. Born in New York City in 1926, Champlin served in World War II, earning the Purple Heart for his service there, before...
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          Musings on Sophia Loren

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          I love the musings of the writers at Rogerebert.com even when they are just writing emails to each other. They are frequently informative, but most often funny and warm. Sometimes Jana Monji will throw a question to the group about a topic, such as...
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            AFI Fest Honors Sophia Loren

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            Coming on stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Wednesday, November 12th, Sophia Loren was regal in her rhinestone-studded black gown. Some audience members rushed to the stage to get pictures and one even told Loren about a specific incident...
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              "Foxcatcher" Earns Praise from RogerEbert.com Writers

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              Bennett Miller's triumphant third directorial effort, "Foxcatcher," contains one of the best acting ensembles I've seen all year. Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo are perfectly cast in this fact-based drama about the chilling...
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                Thumbnails 11/17/14

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                1."Hollywood's 'female stuff' problem": The Dissolve's Genevieve Koski pens a great piece on how women have been reduced to a gimmick in Hollywood.“‘I don’t want to give spoilers, but there will be more female characters and more...
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                  Thumbnails 11/17/14

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                  1."Hollywood's 'female stuff' problem": The Dissolve's Genevieve Koski pens a great piece on how women have been reduced to a gimmick in Hollywood.“‘I don’t want to give spoilers, but there will be more female characters and more...
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                    You Can’t Go Homeland Again: NBC’s Frustrating “State of Affairs”

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                    Cluttered and implausible, the series premiere of NBC’s “State of Affairs,” airing tonight, November 17th, after another sure-to-be highly-rated episode of “The Voice,” hints at the show that could be...
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                      Joy and Triumph: Reclaiming the Image of Black Women in Cinema

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                      When it comes to the subject of Black womanhood, American cinema has rarely been kind.  Depictions of Black women have been steeped in stereotypes from the Mammy (think "Gone To The Wind") to the Best Black Supportive Friend (think Jennifer...
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                        1."After 33 Years and an Airplane Explosion, Their 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Remake is Almost Complete. Are they?": Amy Nicholson of LA Weekly pens a terrific piece on the fate of Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala's epic dream project.“When...