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HBO’s ‘Casting By’ Highlights Film’s Creative Rapports

"I don't like casting," says Woody Allen, in his version of how crucial he finds his longtime collaborator, casting director Juliet Taylor, "I don't like to meet people in any area."

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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2 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

Blindness

If its political metaphor is plain, the aesthetic allusions are more intriguing, as Blindness works to show what can't be shown, to find a visual language for what's not visual.

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2 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

In the Land of the Blind

Fernando Meirelles’ adaptation of Jose Saramago’s Blindness fails because the source material doesn’t easily lend itself to cinema, and because the filmmaker is clearly out of his depth.

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Fable Feels ‘Blind’ to its Own Illogic

Before Star Wars, serious science fiction survived on the allegorical. Take a typical situation, instill it with some sort of out of this world premise,

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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18 Jun 2008 // 11:00 PM

Be Kind Rewind

Uneven and a little muddled, Be Kind Rewind might be a prime candidate for the very fan remixing it portrays.

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22 Feb 2008 // 6:24 AM

Be Kind Rewind

A set of relationships -- father and son, past and present, fiction and something like history -- forms the foundation of Be Kind Rewind, another gently antic film by Michel Gondry.

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Indie icon John Sayles doesn’t hesitate to go mainstream if it helps his pet causes

An acclaimed and prolific independent film director (“Matewan,” “Lone Star”), novelist (“Los Gusanos,” “Union Dues”), and script doctor (“Apollo 13”), John Sayles has his name on

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For ‘Be Kind Rewind’ co-star Danny Glover, it’s all about community

The normally soft-spoken Danny Glover begins to raise his voice. He’s not mad. Glover is just trying to be heard over the clatter that

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7 Feb 2008 // 4:05 AM

‘Honeydripper’ a blues project for John Sayles

John Sayles’ latest film, “Honeydripper” - his 16th, if you’re keeping track - is set in 1950 Alabama, in a little town emblematic of the

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1 Feb 2008 // 4:43 AM

Honeydripper

John Sayles' Honeydripper is less a conventional film than a bluesy collaboration -- slow-moving and contemplative, wily and laced through with cultural nuances.

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29 Jun 2007 // 3:00 AM

Bamako (2006)

At a time when Sicko is challenging the corruptions of the US health insurance system, Abderrahmane Sissako's beautiful, evocative film reminds you that similar abuses are worldwide.

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Aristide and the Endless Revolution (2005)

This documentary consistently utilizes Aristide as a prism through which to glimpse the horrifying contradictions and turbulences that suffuse Haitian society.fr

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9 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

agoDreamgirls (2006)

An undeniably fun ride, albeit with too much restraint here, too over-the-top there.

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23 Mar 2007 // 5:28 AM

Shooter (2007)

While Swagger describes himself modestly, he's also one of those highly trained government instruments whose post-trauma mission in life is vengeance.

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15 Dec 2006 // 2:30 AM

Dreamgirls (2006)

The decidedly uneven score embraces the music of its moment, from soul to Motown to pop to disco, all filtered through Broadway, which means it's all too watery and white.

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10 Feb 2006 // 1:00 AM

Lars Von Trier resists few opportunities to deride the capitalist system that breeds a permanent underclass of wage slaves.

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Witness: Special Collector’s Edition (1985)

Bemused at times, Detective John Book is nonetheless captivated by the Amish community's simplicity, its decency, and its ability to thrive despite its antiquities.

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Predator 2: Special Edition (1990)

According to director Stephen Hopkins, 'Los Angeles, with all its glare and dust, felt like a Western town to us, sort of a mining town that had been shoved up really quickly.'"

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

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"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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