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    Telluride Film Festival 2015: Most Anticipated

    The 42nd Telluride Film Festival is about to get underway in southwest Colorado. A box canyon provides a jaw-dropping setting for a fest jammed packed with premieres, retrospectives and classics over Labor Day weekend. This is my 10th year attending and my 9th year working for the festival. The production team works meticulously in the […] More

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    Cannes 2015: ‘Macbeth’ and the reliable charm of Michael Fassbender

    The final film in competition, Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth delivers a spectacle of dripping blood, slow-motion battle scenes, sprawling Scottish highlands and Michael Fassbender. Fassbender stars as the Scottish warrior turned regicide and paranoid monarch, who after a particularly bloody battle has a vision of three witches predicting he will be King of Scotland. Macbeth starts out as an honorable soldier loyal to King Duncan (David Thewlis) and decides to only become king the “natural way”. However, after imprudently sharing the witches’ prophecy with his wife, played by Marion Cotillard, Macbeth finds himself constrained by her ambitious power lust. More

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    SOS This Week #8: Remakes, Reboots, and Rehashes

    It seems like just about every movie coming out nowadays is either a reboot or remake of a classic film. With a slate of summer movies that includes this week’s Mad Max: Fury Road, Jurassic World, Terminator Genisys, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it seems every more likely that Hollywood won’t stop digging into […] More

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    Thursday Comedies: Community 3.13 & 30 Rock 6.15

    Community, Season 3, Episode 13, “Digital Exploration of Interior Design” Written by Chris McKenna Directed by Dan Eckman Airs Thursdays at 8pm ET on NBC Dan Harmon had said he wanted to work more serialization into season 3 and this is one of the first episodes that really bears that out. It draws on Shirley […] More