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Oscars Round Up: ’45 Years’ a remarkable study in dramatic restraint

Charlotte Rampling in '45 Years'

With the Academy Awards coming up this Sunday, the LV film team has been reflecting on some of the nominees. Let this week of reviews be your cheat sheet as you make your Oscar predictions! Also, check out the article from Issue 193 on the Englert/FilmScene Hollywood Live! party. Here, John Rigby reviews ’45 Years.’ […]

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Review: Charlie Kaufman’s ‘Anomalisa’ moderates a solipsistic worldview with ‘particularizing quirks’

Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' opens Friday, Jan. 22 at FilmScene

Anomalisa FilmScene — Opens Friday, Jan. 22 The notion of the “uncanny valley” is a familiar topic in discussions around video games and computer animation. It’s a relatively simple idea: animation can be cute, endearing and even empathetic within a certain level of abstraction, but as the animated object edges closer to the reality of […]

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Talking Movies: ‘The End of the Tour’ aims high, stumbles

The End of the Tour

The End of the Tour Screening Sept. 4 through Sept. 10 at FilmScene It’s tricky making a movie based on a book of interviews with a guy concerned about being interviewed because no matter what, he’ll seem disingenuous. The guy in question is David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), and his interviewer is David Lipsky (Jesse […]

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