Person of the Week

Bob Marley: Making Of A Legend

The term “legendary” is used pretty casually these days. If Kim Kardishian is a “legend” then what does that say about those who truly were legends, not only in retrospect, but in their own time. A legend is a person … Continue reading

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The Return Of Whit Stillman

After a nearly decade and a half hiatus from the filmmaking scene, writer/director Whit Stillman, one of the leading lights of the American indie movement in the 1990s, is back with a vengeance with his newest film DAMSELS IN DISTRESS. … Continue reading

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Tribute To French Film Queen

The stars and star-struck admirers came out on Monday evening as the Film Society of Lincoln Center bestowed its annual Chaplin Award tribute to iconic French actress Catherine Deneuve. Oscar winning actress Susan Sarandon served as Honorary Chair for this … Continue reading

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From Indie Queen To Action Star

It has been a wild ride for the 21 year old actress Jennifer Lawrence. After receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress at the tender age of 19, she is now poised for international superstardom as the action star … Continue reading

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Janet Pierson: The Indie’s Indie

You don’t get much more indie than Janet Pierson, the current head honcho of the film division of the South By Southwest Film and Media Conference. Pierson has been partnered with her husband John Pierson, an indie pioneer, since 1986. … Continue reading

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Billy Crystal’s Oscar Touch

When actor/comedian Billy Crystal takes to the stage of the Kodak Theater on Sunday to host the 84th edition of the Academy Awards, it will be his ninth time at bat (second only to Bob Hope, still the cinequanon host … Continue reading

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Berlin Brahmin: Dieter Kosslick

There are very few people in the film business who so obviously (and publicly) relish their jobs as Dieter Kosslick, the head of the Berlin International Film Festival, which opens its 62nd edition on Thursday. Kosslick, of the wicked grin … Continue reading

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John Cooper: Indie Innovator

It is probably safe to say that John Cooper, the Director of the Sundance Film Festival, dreams in 24 frames per second. He has said in various interviews over the years that film has been part of his DNA going … Continue reading

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The Meteoric Rise Of Michael Fassbender

To call an actor’s rise meteoric is a bit of a cliché, but such is not the case when it comes to actor Michael Fassbender. In three short years, with this year especially, he has emerged as Hollywood’s hot new … Continue reading

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Those We Lost In 2011

It is a customary ritual at this time of the year to reflect on the persons and personalities who left us in the past year, remembering their careers, both brief and lengthy, and honors their accomplishments as we mark the … Continue reading

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