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Baja Film Fest: the inaugural year’s award recipients.

  The first annual Baja International Film Festival, to be held November 14-17 in Cabo, Mexico, has announced the inaugural year’s award recipients.. Award’s will be presented to two-time Academy Award-nominee Edward Norton, Academy Award –nominee Virginia Madsen, iconic filmmaker and former President of the Directors Guild of America Michael Apted, celebrated actor Diego Luna, Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo,  acclaimed director Nicolas Echevarria, and  Academ...

Santa Barbara Int'l Film Fest 27: Writers Panel

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                                My experience of the Santa Barbara International FIlm Festival began Saturday morning at the Lobero Theatre with JC Chandor (Margin Call), Tate Taylor (The Help), Jim Rash (Descendents) Will Reiser (50/50), and Mike Mills (Beginners). The artists spoke passionately & candidly about their writin...

THE HELP : movie review

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The Help Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard,  Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer,Allison Janney  Writer-director Tate Taylor    This movie could have been titled The Maids but then people might have confused it with Jean Genet's searing portrayal of interchangeable identities, illusion and  ritualistic role play in which two maids  take turns acting as "Madame," abusing each other as either employer or the help. The role play reveals no...

Sundance's Chilly Winner

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  Maybe it is the altitude or its location high in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, but Sundance Film Festival jurors seem to gravitate towards films that can be both chilly (and chilling) in tone and execution. Two years ago, it was FROZEN RIVER, a film about border smuggling in the frozen tundra of upstate New York that put one in the mood for an overcoat and a teeming cup of Ovaltine. Last year’s winner PRECIOUS, which just secured an impressive five Oscar nominations this morni...

Sarasota awards announce

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January 31st, the Competition and Audience Awards for the 6th Annual Sarasota Film Festival were announced. Among this year’s Jury are Acquisitions Executive for IFC, Kelly DeVine; Managing Editor of IndieWire & IFCRant, Wendy Mitchell; Film Editor, Cynthia Scheider; Exec. Director of Women Make Movies, Debra Zimmerman; Producer & Bravo!FACT Board Member, Paul Gratton; Sundance Channel’s Senior Vice President of Film Programming, Paola Freccero; Producer Jeffrey Kramer; and President, Inte...

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