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Stranger than Fiction

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Screenwriters are notoriously critical of voiceover narration, and yet newcomer Zach Helm delivers a film in which the script as well as the narrator (Emma Thompson) are likely to attract Academy…

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The Departed

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Release: Oct. 6 Distributor: Warner Bros. Oscar Alums: Jack Nicholson (actor, “As Good as It Gets,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”; supporting actor, “Terms of Endearment”), Matt Damon…

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Review: ‘Miriam’

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Exploitation director Matt Cimber turns his attention to more serious subjects in "Miriam," a Los Angeles-lensed WWII drama based on a true story. Low-budget pic marks the screen debut of Telly…

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Review: ‘Zerophilia’

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"Zerophilia," opening on the art-film circuit, should really be playing to raucous crowds at the drive-in or in late-night rotation on pay cable. Part horror movie, part randy teen sex farce, pic…

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‘Breaking’ talent

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After re-creating WWII Africa, midcentury European high society and Civil War America, Anthony Minghella's latest project, "Breaking and Entering," marks a break from a decade of epic literary…

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Roman Osin

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Roman Osin worhips Westerns, seeing himself in the genre's silent heroes. "That's me, the cinematographer," he says. "He rides into a project, shoots from the hip and hopefully survives long enough…

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Michael Grady

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The gaffers all call him "Flamethrower." Michael Grady doesn't mind burn spots, and he's not afraid to blow out the windows or plunge deep into shadows. The look and equipment change with every film…

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Campaigners copy cat

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It was a night of Oscar upsets and sore losers. Even discounting "Brokeback Mountain" author Annie Proulx's bitter editorial in The Guardian -- "Rumour has it that Lions Gate inundated the academy…

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