Awards

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How to put a bloom on gloom

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This year's lineup of Oscar bait is a cavalcade of very serious dramatic, if not really downbeat, fare. But secret documents obtained by Variety confirm that a few individuals were working behind the…

'The Last King of Scotland'
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Review: ‘The Wire’

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The near-orgasmic enthusiasm of TV critics hasn't brought "The Wire" the respect it deserves from award voters or the public, and given that the final season incorporates a devastating look at…

Marketplace

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Roger Deakins

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There's a particularly dazzling sequence in the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men" when Llewelyn Moss, the film's picaresque hero played by Josh Brolin, commits an act of folly that sets off a…

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Harris Savides

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Harris Savides may be more at home in the arthouse than the cineplex, but that didn't keep him from lensing not one but two large-scale period crime films this year, "Zodiac" and "American Gangster."

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Robert Elswit

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Honoring past traditions while questioning established practice is perhaps life's, let alone filmmaking's, trickiest balancing act. But cinematographer Robert Elswit is living proof that it can be…

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Janusz Kaminski

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Ever since "Schindler's List," Janusz Kaminski has been Steven Spielberg's go-to guy, working exclusively with the director to shoot nine features in as many years. But after "Munich," a window…

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