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Female-directed films rule a weekend box office topped by ‘Spectre,’ ‘Peanuts’

November 17, 2015


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By Tre’vell Anderson Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Women owned this past weekend’s theaters as directors of three high-profile premieres opened across the country — Jessie Nelson’s “Love the Coopers” and Patricia Riggen’s “The 33” nationwide and Angelina Jolie Pitt’s “B...

Films jockeying for standout position

Films jockeying for standout position

September 17, 2015


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By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (TNS) The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off Thursday night with a highly anticipated movie — “Demolition,” the new drama from “Dallas Buyers Club” director Jean-Marc Vallee starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a semi-unhinged Wall Street trader. I...

Film is not dead. Not according to Quentin Tarantino. And not according to the Northwest Chicago Film Society

Film is not dead. Not according to Quentin Tarantino. And not according to the Northwest Chicago Film Society

September 17, 2015


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By Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (TNS) Avery: “I don’t like digital.” Sam: “It’s where film is going.” Avery: “Well then it won’t be film anymore.” — From “The Flick,” by Annie Baker ——— Is it really over? We’ve heard so many stories. They tell of the dying...

Sundance Festival’s New Frontier Exhibition On Cutting Edge

Sundance Festival’s New Frontier Exhibition On Cutting Edge

January 22, 2015


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By Jessica Gelt Los Angeles Times (TNS) Sitting at her desk in a darkened office, Shari Frilot picks up a boxy piece of cardboard fitted with two bulbous glass lenses. She lifts a crude cardboard flap and inserts her smartphone in front of the lenses, securing it in place with Velcro. This new vir...

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