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Blue is the Warmest Color, Abdellatif Kechiche’s drama about a romance between two young women, took to four screens this weekend and opened with $100,316. That’s $25,079 for each screen, a better average than Michael Haneke’s Amour, the drama about an elderly woman and her husband that earned five Oscar

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With just two art-house films in five years, Hunger and Shame, Steve McQueen has moved to the front ranks of world cinema. A meteoric rise, certainly, but a deserving one nonetheless. Shame and Hunger highlighted McQueen’s preoccupations with a rigorous, austere formalism and the extremes of physical, emotional, and spiritual

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We know not everyone has time for every major release or big movie, so instead of featuring 10 great films a month, these are four films that cannot be missed in October.

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Another twist hit awards-watchers last week as Sony Pictures Classics bumped Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher out of its 2013 lineup – and not too long after an impressive teaser leaked. Maybe SPC simply wants its potential Oscar pony to avoid the current best picture front-runner. As Sasha Stone of Awards Daily

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Perhaps the most notable news of the week came on Monday, when The Weinstein Co. announced that Grace of Monaco will debut in theaters next year. Originally planned for release on Nov. 27, the Nicole Kidman-led biopic needs more time for completion and will hit theaters next spring as a

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As if it needed another boost, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave won the Toronto International Film Festival’s audience award. The runners-up were Stephen Frears’ Philomena and Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners. Expect the latter to be the big ticket this weekend as its only new competition comes in the form of

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We Oscar obsessives discuss the Academy Awards throughout the year, but the Toronto International Film Festival kicks off what we refer to as the Oscar season – and with good reason, as we have lots of ground to cover this week. Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate kicked off the fest with

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The Telluride Film Festival came to a close on Monday. Of course, the festival didn’t end without showcasing a number of potential Oscar contenders. Films like J.C. Chandor’s All is Lost, the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, and Alexander Payne’s Nebraska already played at Cannes; the stateside premieres led to

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You know what I said about Oscar season really beginning in a few weeks? Well, we learned on Monday that The Weinstein Company will push Meryl Streep’s performance in August: Osage County for best supporting actress, thanks to Gold Derby. Yep, it’s starting already, and Oscar lovers are already theorizing

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The Oscar race won’t really begin for another few weeks, but given some recent developments – an infamous name change being among them – I figured I’d go ahead and resume Oscar Watching. Even before the Toronto International Film Festival kicks into gear, I’ve had to revise quite a few

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The Great Escape has arrived on Blu-ray for the first time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary Edition. Keep reading to check out our review of one of the greatest WWII classics.

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Read part one of my TCM Festival experience here! Saturday was my busiest day at the festival, but also my favorite.  All four movies I viewed were ones I had never seen before, and they were all great! On to the mini-reviews: THE LONGEST DAY (1962) –  I almost skipped

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A mix of original music and classic rock, blues, and jazz puts other soundtracks to shame. Steve McQueen’s latest film, the psychological drama SHAME, isn’t the most cheerful watch of the year. Dealing with the sex addiction of Brandon (an award-winning turn by Michael Fassbender), and the effect the arrival of

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The deleterious effects of addiction make for easy admonitions against poor behavior and poor choices by meth heads and alcoholics, but what about when the drug in question is as elemental (or as banal) as sex? That’s the dilemma posed by director Steve McQueen in SHAME, a message film that’s

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Director Steve McQueen and actor Michael Fassbender re-unite for their second collaboration with Shame, a film which tells the story of an Irishman living in New York named Brandon. Brandon is heavily addicted to sex, sneaking off from his job to masturbate whenever he can and engaging in online pornography

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There are few things I would drag myself out of bed at 4:30am for. The ‘Lost’ finale was one of them and the UK general elections were another (What? Stop looking me like that, I’m cool really) but today I made that special commitment to head down to the 55th

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