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Entertainment

‘Close Encounters’ cinematographer dies – Zsigmond helped define cinema’s American New Wave

LOS ANGELES, Jan 4, (Agencies): The legendary cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, best known for “The Deer Hunter” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” has died. …

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Palm Springs toasts Oscar hopefuls – Fringe Oscar contenders that deserve a nomination

LOS ANGELES, Jan 3, (RTRS): Honorees at the Palm Springs Film Festival gala were campaigning and practicing their awards speeches Saturday night. Chairman of the …

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Quemada-Diez preps ‘Operacion Atlas’ – Director hopes to reach wider audience

LOS ANGELES, Jan 3, (RTRS): Director of Guatemala-US road movie-thriller “La jaula de oro” (The Golden Dream), a standout Latin American debut, Spain-born Mexican Diego …

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‘Big Short’ was a ‘surreal’ experience: Britell – ‘Writing music for film definitely different’

LOS ANGELES, Jan 3, (RTRS): Nicholas Britell composed the complex score for Paramount’s “The Big Short,” which opened in a limited run and expanded on …

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‘Hateful’: How Agatha Christie is it? – Tarantino’s film honors enduring appeal of author’s work

I couldn’t help feeling a twinge of skepticism when I first heard “The Hateful Eight” described as Quentin Tarantino’s spin on an Agatha Christie whodunit. That’s …

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‘Anomalisa’ will break your heart – Big challenges of recreating life on small scale

In “Anomalisa” everyone looks and sounds the same. They have the same face (Caucasian, bland, non-descript). They have the same voice (Tom Noonan’s). They bore …

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Critics pick least favorite films – ‘Pixels’, ‘The Ridiculous 6’ among the duds

LOS ANGELES, Jan 2, (RTRS): A proper accounting of the year’s most egregious cinematic stinkers cannot limit itself to Adam Sandler comedies and pointless Marvel …

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‘Unforgettable’ singer Natalie Cole dies – Master of past and present styles

LOS ANGELES, Jan 2, (Agencies): She began as a 1970s soul singer hyped as the next Aretha Franklin and peaked in the 1990s as an …

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Hollywood rules French box office in 2015 – Best results in a decade

LOS ANGELES, Jan 2, (RTRS):  Propelled by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Minions” and “Jurassic World” — the same B.O. juggernauts that are pushing European …

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Stories behind best moving images – Top 10 shots of 2015

This is the ninth year I’ve sat down to digest and meditate on the year in single cinematic images, and every time I do it, …

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