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Thursday, January 28, 2016
In Oscars crisis, Chris Rock, microphone loom large
When Chris Rock first hosted the Oscars in 2005, the four black actors nominated that year -- Morgan Freeman, Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo and Jamie Foxx (twice!) -- didn't escape his notice.
Robert Redford knows Sundance has gotten too big
Robert Redford is pretty sure this is the best Sundance Film Festival they've ever had, and he also knows that things have to change.
Fox Searchlight Pictures won a bidding war at the Sundance Film Festival for "The Birth of a Nation," paying a record-setting US$17.5 million for the film's worldwide distribution rights.
Abe Vigoda, sad-eyed character actor, dead at 94
Character actor Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sad-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series "Barney Miller" and the doomed Mafia soldier in "The Godfather," died Tuesday at age 94.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Women need to be part of diversity solution: Effie Brown
Film and television producer Effie Brown believes that women and people of color have been complicit, at some level, in taking a backseat in Hollywood.
The first time Werner Herzog came to Sundance a little over a decade ago with "Grizzly Man," he asked that the Festival prepare the Olympic-sized ski jump ramps for him.
Two Sundance films explore a journalist's on-air suicide
When two movies are released at about the same time on the same subject, the topic is often something silly and big and spectacle-filled, like "Armageddon" and "Deep Impact" or "White House Down" and "Olympus Has Fallen."
Spike Lee's Michael Jackson doc 'tribute to his music'
As a young artist, Michael Jackson knew he wanted to be legendary.
No one shows the landscape of human grief and trauma quite like Kenneth Lonergan.
Stillman charms with Jane Austen 'Love & Friendship'
Whit Stillman, one of our best chroniclers of the modern leisure class, has gone back to the 18th century in "Love & Friendship," an effervescent comedy about a deviously ambitious social climber.
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