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2014 Oscar Race

How Understanding Film Makes Great Movies Even Better
5 years ago

How Understanding Film Makes Great Movies Even Better

When I’m not writing and directing movies, I teach the language of film and the craft of speaking said language. On the first day of my directing class, I often …
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Sean Penn Takes Stand Against Apology Police
5 years ago

Sean Penn Takes Stand Against Apology Police

The two-time Oscar winner presented the Best Picture award to “Birdman” last month. During the ceremony he said this about the film’s director, Mexican-born Alejandro Iñárritu.

“Who gave this son of a …
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‘American Sniper’ Set to Shatter January Box Office Records
5 years ago

‘American Sniper’ Set to Shatter January Box Office Records

Last month, the true tale of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle became the highest-grossing limited release in film history (in 10 theaters or less).

Now, movie ticket site Fandango.com expects the film to …
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The ‘Unbroken’ Story Angelina Jolie Left Behind
5 years ago

The ‘Unbroken’ Story Angelina Jolie Left Behind

Zamperini’s life is truly an amazing story: a rebel child who against all odds competes in the 1936 Olympics. He is then drafted to fight in WWII and during a …
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‘American Sniper’ Co-Star Ben Reed: Hunting Instills ‘Traditional Values’
5 years ago

‘American Sniper’ Co-Star Ben Reed: Hunting Instills ‘Traditional Values’

The future sniper hunted with his father, played by Reed in the film, a generational baton passing which shapes Chris’ future.

Reed also spent part of his youth hunting with …
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Son: ‘Unbroken’ Subject’s Faith in Angelina Jolie Rewarded
5 years ago

Son: ‘Unbroken’ Subject’s Faith in Angelina Jolie Rewarded

How did they find food and water? What happened when an enemy plane rained bullets down on their raft?

Only those stories weren’t born from his father’s imagination. Louis Zamperini …
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Screenwriter: Faith Only Gets Supporting Role in ‘Exodus’
5 years ago

Screenwriter: Faith Only Gets Supporting Role in ‘Exodus’

“If there was outreach to the religious community, it eluded the leaders I spoke with,” says Joseph, whose film credits include “The Passion of the Christ,” “Doonby” and “Letters to …
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Oscar Contenders Bring Faith into Focus
5 years ago

Oscar Contenders Bring Faith into Focus

Other movies covering a range of themes also touch upon spirituality in ways mainstream Hollywood productions sometimes ignore.

The last 12 months marked a surge in faith-based filmmaking, from the …
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‘American Sniper’ Star Bradley Cooper Calls Film ‘Apolitical’
5 years ago

‘American Sniper’ Star Bradley Cooper Calls Film ‘Apolitical’

“American Sniper,” the biopic starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEALs hero Chris Kyle, promises to avoid partisan talking points.

So says Cooper himself, who described the film’s intent today to Deadline.com.


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HiT Movie Review: ‘The Theory of Everything’
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5 years ago

HiT Movie Review: ‘The Theory of Everything’

It’s just as easy to sit through the film’s third act and shake your head at how the male mind works.

That’s as close to a spoiler as you’ll get …
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