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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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September 8, 2013
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Director Hannah Fidell and Star Lindsay Burdge Talk about Sex, Obsession and Punishment in “A Teacher”

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

The character study of a young high-school teacher who has a meltdown after she begins a hot-and-heavy sexual relationship with one of her teenage students is the subject of  “A…

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August 27, 2013
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Ashton Kutcher on how he channeled the digital age genius in “Jobs”

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

Ashton Kutcher was still channeling Steve Jobs at the Teen Choice awards last Sunday. The “Jobs” star, the recipient of the Ultimate Choice award, extolled values he credited to the…

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July 3, 2013
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I’m So Excited! An interview with director Pedro Almodóvar

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

    Pedro Almodóvar, Spain’s greatest living director, showed up at the Crosby Hotel in SoHo recently to promote his new film “I’m So Excited!” a sex farce that’s a…

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May 23, 2013
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Interview: Zal Batmanglij’s on his Environmental Espionage Thriller ‘The East’

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

  “The East” is a savvy, sexy environmental espionage thriller by director/writer Zal Batmanglij that stars the charismatic Brit Marling, who is also the co-writer. Marling portrays Sarah, an ace…

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May 9, 2013
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Interview: Julianne Moore

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

  Julianne Moore stars in “What Maisie Knew,” a drama directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel (“Uncertainty,” “The Deep End”) about a six-year-old caught in the middle of a…

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April 7, 2013
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“The Company You Keep”: Robert Redford & Cast Talk about 1960′s Politics, Journalism, Making Movies

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

  Robert Redford directs and also stars in the political suspense thriller, “The Company You Keep,” his first starring role since “An Unfinished Life” in 2005. Last Monday, Redford, Jackie…

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March 29, 2013
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The Place Beyond the Pines: A chat with director Derek Cianfrance

— Posted by Paula Schwartz

  “The Place Beyond the Pines,” Derek Cianfrance’s eagerly awaited follow-up to “Blue Valentine,” is an intimate story about fate and doomed relationships, and fatherhood and legacy, captured with heartbreaking…

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