Oscar-Nominated ‘Anomalisa’ Is an Extraordinary Film About Ordinary Events

In an awards season highlighted by top performances from DiCaprio, Lawrence, Damon and Blanchett, who would have guessed the year’s most uniquely captivating stars would be… puppets? From the mind of Oscar-winning filmmaker Charlie Kaufman, the stop-motion animated film “Anomalisa” follows a motivational speaker named Michael Stone (voice of David Thewlis) as he travels to […]

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‘The 33’ Showcases the Untold Story of the Trapped Chilean Miners

In 2010, 33 Chilean miners became trapped nearly half a mile below the Atacama Desert after a devastating collapse cut off all exits. After 16 days of exploratory drilling, experts were unable to locate the men – who had little water and emergency food rations for only 2-3 days – and many believed no one […]

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Jamie Kennedy Drops Details of New NBC Drama, Reflects on “Scream”

Jamie Kennedy is best known for his irreverent characters in movies such as “Scream,” “Malibu’s Most Wanted” and “Kickin’ It Old Skool,” but in the upcoming NBC series “Heartbreaker,” the 45-year-old actor takes on one of his most poised roles to date: a doctor. “It’s a hospital soap that comes out in February,” Kennedy said […]

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Philadelphia Film Festival Director Highlights 24th Year’s Must-See Films

The 24th Philadelphia Film Festival kicks off its 11-day lineup of movies tonight, October 21, and if you’ve never immersed yourself in the film festival experience, the Philadelphia Film Society’s annual event just might be the perfect place to start. “The festival is accessible for everyone. It’s designed for everyone. It’s not for just cinephiles […]

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Philadelphia Film Society Announces 24th Film Festival Line-Up

The Philadelphia Film Festival returns to the City of Brotherly Love for another exciting program of more than 130 feature-length and short films from Thursday, October 22 to Sunday, November 1. The 24th edition of the festival opens its 11-day run with filmmaker Charlie Kaufman’s stop-motion film “Anomalisa,” and will close with documentarian Michael Moore’s […]

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Director Ted Melfi Turns Tragedy into Triumphant ‘St. Vincent’

Eight years ago, filmmaker Ted Melfi’s brother died tragically at the age of 38, leaving behind an 11-year-old daughter named Taylor. Melfi and his wife adopted Taylor and moved her from Tennessee to Sherman Oaks, California, where she was later enrolled in Notre Dame High School. During her sophomore year at the Catholic institution, Taylor […]

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Philadelphia Film Society Announces 23rd Film Festival Line-Up

The Philadelphia Film Society presents the 23rd annual Philadelphia Film Festival from Thursday, October 16-Sunday, October 26, 2014. The 11-day event will feature more than 100 films from 28 countries on several theater screens throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, including Ritz East, Ritz at the Bourse, Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center, PFS Roxy Theater […]

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Director J.C. Chandor Quietly Triumphs Again with ‘All Is Lost’

When director J.C. Chandor premiered his new movie “All Is Lost” at the Cannes Film Festival, he had no idea how people would react to it. The minimalist drama stars the legendary Robert Redford as a nameless man stranded on the ocean after his yacht is crippled by an abandoned shipping container. At age 77, […]

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