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Interview With Mark Duplass

The brothers Jay and Mark Duplass are independent filmmakers who are breaking out of micro-budget filmmaking into the mainstream. They have been associated with a branch of DIY (Do It Yourself) filmmaking named “mumblecore” by a sound recordist. The roots … Continue reading

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English Actress Carey Mulligan Gets An Education and Award Noms

With An Education, the 24-year-old British actress Carey Mulligan has come out of nowhere to garner the kind of critical acclaim and award notice that few receive so quickly — she’s up for a Golden Globe for example. But her performance as 16-year-old … Continue reading

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Director Paul Schrader’s Controversial Holocaust Film Is Presented At The Israel Film Fest

For veteran director/screenwriter Paul Schrader, seeing his film Adam Resurrected appear in this year’s Israel Film Festival in New York is a little like coming around full circle. Originally released here almost a year ago, his strange surreal little black comedy of a … Continue reading

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British Actress Emily Blunt Reigns In The Young Victoria

One of the great things about English actress Emily Blunt is that she carries no vestige of her characters beyond the set — especially not when she’s playing the British Queen Victoria. At her roundtables for The Young Victoria, she … Continue reading

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Gabby Sidibe Proves to Be The Girl for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

For a total newcomer like Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe to find a starring role in any film was beyond comprehension. But to find one where her ultra plus-sized frame proved to be an asset was more than extraordinary. Nonetheless, this daughter … Continue reading

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Melvin Van Peebles, “The Godfather of Independent Cinema”

The problem with interviewing Melvin Van Peebles is that you never know whether he’s truthfully answering your questions or if he’s just trying to be a baadasssss—something he excels at as evidenced by his string of irreverent films and the … Continue reading

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Bad Boy Author Tucker Max Serves Up Sex And Cinema

Web phenomenon, book author and now film producer Tucker Max became an accidental Bad Boy through a combination of drink, smoke, willing women, too much testosterone and the internet. Nonetheless, bad boy he became rather than a corporate lawyer. In … Continue reading

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Iranian-born Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo Speaks Loudly and Passionately About The Stoning of Soraya M.

Rarely has a film’s release dovetailed with an earth-shattering event so that, by its very existence, it CAN contribute to radically altering world affairs. The Stoning of Soraya M. is such a film–especially since it highlights the plight of the … Continue reading

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Oscar-winning Actress Geena Davis Reappears and Makes Accidents Happen

Every film festival yields an unexpected treat and this year’s Tribeca Film Festival is no exception. With the premiere of Accidents Happen, the 51 year old actor Geena Davis steps into the spotlight again, this time by doing a quirky … Continue reading

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Oscar-nominated Actress Natalie Portman Launches Into The Making of Film Web Portal Makingof.com

Oscar-nominated actress Natalie Portman joined her business partner and film developer/new media entrepreneur Christine Aylward to discuss the launch of their new website, www.makingof.com, at a special event in the Filmmaker’s Lounge during the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. As they … Continue reading

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