Awards

  • Film

HFPA: a quirky cluster

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Who exactly are the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.? The 91 foreign journalists who make up the HFPA -- 83 of whom vote on the Golden Globes -- are ubiquitous this time of year. They…

Marketplace

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Two of a kind

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"The Passion of the Christ" and "Fahrenheit 9/11" were two of the most profitable films of the year. Along the way, these films' directors, Mel Gibson and Michael Moore, have been treated as both…

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Mike Leigh

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British maverick Mike Leigh seems a tad disappointed that his abortionist drama "Vera Drake" has not become embroiled in America's culture wars. "There hasn't been many vociferous negative reactions…

  • Film

Terry George

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Terry George has a weakness for real people. "You're panning for diamonds rather than trying to snatch stardust from the sky," he says of hatching characters from true life instead of trying to…

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Clint Eastwood

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Bathed in focused light but isolated in a surrounding darkness that conceals the cracks and decays of a weathered gym called the Hit Pit, a female boxer named Maggie methodically punches a bag with…

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