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August 21, 2014
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Brendan Gleeson and director John Michael McDonagh Talk About Priest Drama ‘Calvary’

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

“Calvary” director John Michael McDonagh was once “incarcerated for accidentally killing a swan” according to the production notes Fox Searchlight publicists handed out at a press event for the film…

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July 22, 2014
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Woody Allen On His New Rom-Com “Magic in the Moonlight”

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

  Woody Allen told journalists Friday at a press conference for his new rom-com “Magic in the Moonlight,” set in the 1920’s in the gorgeous South of France, that in life what…

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July 13, 2014
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Richard Linklater, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and Ellar Coltrane Talk About Filming “Boyhood”

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

  The stars of Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” – Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and Ellar Coltrane – age in real time in this one-of-a-kind nearly three-hour film. “Boyhood,” which opened Friday,…

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June 23, 2014
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Clint Eastwood and Cast Talk About Bringing “Jersey Boys” to the Big Screen

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

  The jukebox musical “Jersey Boys” about 1960’s rock group the Four Seasons is still going strong on Broadway, where it won four Tony Awards, including for best musical and…

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May 4, 2014
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Writer Misan Sagay Talks About Her Jane Austen-Like Heroine in “Belle”

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

Misan Sagay, the brilliant and passionate screenwriter of “Belle,” was in Manhattan recently to promote the film. Director Amma Asante and actors Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle), Miranda Richardson and Sam Reid…

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April 30, 2014
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“Belle” director Amma Asante Talks About Her Jane Austen-Like Tale

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

  Amma Asante, the 44-year-old English director of “Belle” has created a luscious period drama that combines Jane Austen sensibilities with issues of social injustice and slavery in 18th-Century England….

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April 15, 2014
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More Bone-Crunching Violence in “The Raid 2″

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

  Welsh director Gareth Evans returns to Indonesia for “The Raid 2,” another intensely, hyper-violent martial arts film that ups the ante of its predecessor, “The Raid: Redemption.” The bone-crunching…

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March 18, 2014
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Inside the ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ With Filmmaker Wes Anderson

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

  “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is Wes Anderson’s least precious and best film. It’s probably going to be his most successful as well. It opened Friday, March 7, in four…

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January 13, 2014
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Martin Scorsese Interviews “The Grandmaster” Director Wong Kar Wai

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

  Just before taking off for the Golden Globe, Martin Scorsese took time off from promoting “The Wolf of Wall Street” to champion another film, global art-house director Wong Kar…

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December 26, 2013
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Talk About Depravity in “The Wolf of Wall Street”

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

  Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” is the last major film with Oscar prospects to be rolled out this year and it’s a doozy. As you’ve probably heard,…

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December 25, 2013
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Asghar Farhadi Directs Bérénice Bejo in “The Past”

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

  Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi journalists at the New York junket for his new film, “The Past,” that he was sleeping when his publicist called him to tell him that…

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December 23, 2013
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Caroling With “20 Feet From Stardom” Singers Lisa Fischer, Darlene Love and Judith Hill

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

  Darlene Love performed “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” for the 20th year in a row Thursday night on the David Letterman show, with musical director Paul Shaffer and his…

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November 22, 2013
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Steve Coogan Talks About Going on the Road with Dame Judi Dench in “Philomena’

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

    “Philomena” is based on a true story about an Irish woman – played by Dame Judi Dench in an Oscar-worthy performance – who is on a quest to…

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October 31, 2013
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“About Time,” Richard Curtis’s New Film About Love, Life and Time Travel

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

  Richard Curtis, the phenomenally successful screenwriter of “Notting Hill,” “Love Actually,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” makes movies that are the cinema equivalent of Paul…

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September 30, 2013
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New York Film Festival: ‘The Square,’ Jehane Noujaim’s Story of the Protests in Tahrir Square

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

  “The Square,” by Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, is an exhilarating cinéma vérité portrait of the chaotic and inspiring events as they unfolded in Tahrir Square beginning in 2011 to…

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September 29, 2013
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Tom Hanks Attends the Premiere of Paul Greengrass’s “Captain Phillips” at the New York Film Festival

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

  The glittery 51st edition of the New York Film Festival kicked off Friday night with the world premiere of Paul Greengrass’s “Captain Phillips” starring Tom Hanks. “Captain Phillips” is…

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September 28, 2013
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New York Film Festival: Coen Brothers Talk “Inside Llewyn Davis”

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

  Ethan and Joel Coen’s new film, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” follows a week in the life of a folk singer, Llewyn Davis, a dour young man with a guitar (and…

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September 23, 2013
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James Franco Talks About Necrophilia and Other Themes in “Child of God”

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

  This uncompromising excursion into American Gothic is not for the faint-hearted. Adapted from a 1973 Cormac McCarthy novel, the action is set in rural Tennessee in the early 1960s….

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