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FeaturesScene Invasion

In a city with a voracious appetite for cinema, the historic Aero Theater in Santa Monica, California, is famous for its smorgasboard of repertory programming, bringing restorations and revivals of classic films to L.A. film buffs.  But for one recent evening, the single-screen movie palace looked to the present, hosting

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This week we have some great releases: Skyfall, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Sessions, Bully and The Man with the Iron Fists are my top picks! Skyfall’s theme song, performed by Adele, has gotten plenty of love along with the movie. The Perks of Being a Wallflower had

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Daniel Craig as James Bond in Skyfall
FeaturesMoviesOscar Watching

There is not much time left in the Oscar race. The most important awards announcement of the week came on Wednesday when the Producers Guild of America (PGA) revealed its nominees for the Daryl F. Zanuck Award for Producer of the Year in Theatrical Motion Pictures, which are: Argo, Beasts

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We’re at the point where it’s better to throw in and summarize some official predictions, updating them as we move along, than to summarize the events of the week. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, the most nominated film at the Screen Actors Guild’s SAG Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globes,

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Halle Berry and Keith David in Cloud Atlas
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So, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, and Lana Wachowski’s bold ensemble piece Cloud Atlas hit theaters this weekend, and audiences are showing little interest. For whatever my $0.02 is worth, the film is spectacular. It’s a film that stumbles quite often in its individual threads – there are six different stories

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John Hawkes as Mark O'Brien in The Sessions
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This week’s title might come across as rude, but how much of the last week actually affected the Oscar race? It seems we may have already reached that dreaded point where events and precursors point to conclusions we’ve already figured for ourselves. It’s only a matter of time before people

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