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Göteborg Review: Star-Studded 'Trespassing Bergman' An Irreverent, Warmhearted Doc About Ingmar Bergman's Legacy

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 2, 2014 9:35 AM
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Trespassing Bergman Ridley Scott
As much as we’re diehard devotees to the work of Ingmar Bergman, occasionally the sombre reverence in which he’s held can make the prospect of participating in the critical narrative that surrounds his astonishing filmography feel about as much fun as, well, playing chess with Death. But “Trespassing Bergman,” the documentary from Jane Magnusson and Hynek Pallas that showed at the Göteborg International Film Festival last week, is anything but stuffy: while its initial premise (inviting a select group of filmmakers to visit Bergman’s house on the remote Swedish island of Fårö) might seem couched in that quasi-mystical reverence that shrouds Bergman’s posthumous reputation, the film quickly manages to blow those cobwebs away and instead turns into a fleet-footed, fascinating, and occasionally very funny look at the director’s influence.

'Her' & 'Captain Phillips' Surprise At WGA Awards, 'Gravity' Takes Cinematographer Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2014 9:22 AM
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Her, Spike Jonze, Joaquin Phoenix
We're a month away from the Oscars—aka the Cinephile Super Bowl—and the crystal ball continues to get a bit clearer with precursor awards. And last night, both the writers and cinematographers of the industry honored their own.

Recap: Hannah Is An 'Only Child' In 'Girls' Season 3, Episode 5

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2014 10:30 PM
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Girls
If the third season of "Girls" has thus far been dedicated to anything, it's underscoring Hannah's (Lena Dunham) selfishness. Until now, things have seemingly been on track for Hannah, with her relationship with Adam (Adam Driver) now solidified and her career as a writer starting to take shape. But her ambition has only been matched by a tunnel-vision that seems to keep the concerns of everyone else to the side. Her lack of empathy following the death of her editor David was the central focus on last week's "Dead Inside," and even her trip to pick up Jessa (Jemima Kirke) from rehab at the start of season doubled as an opportunity to hopefully get a story out of the road trip. But could Hannah's self-centeredness simply stem from the fact that she's an only child? Indeed, the title of tonight's episode puts that fact in central view.

Rumor: 'The Hateful Eight' Is Back On, Quentin Tarantino To Rewrite Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2014 4:35 PM
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For a movie that, for now, isn't getting made, "The Hateful Eight" sure has a lot written about it. But then again, few unmade projects can boast the name of Quentin Tarantino alongside the kind of fiery cancellation this one did, with the writer/director yanking the cord after the script leaked. But has he had a change of heart?

R.I.P. Maximilian Schell (1930-2014), Watch The Actor Accept His Oscar & Golden Globe Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2014 11:51 AM
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Maximilian Schell Joan Crawford
Hollywood has lost a legend today, with Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell passing away at 83 years old.

Watch: Get Ready For Game Day With 4 Clips From Kevin Costner's 'Draft Day'

  • By Joshua Encinias
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  • February 1, 2014 11:23 AM
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Draft Day
These clips don’t tell us if Sonny decides to keep or drop Bo, but the one with Frank Langella does give us a taste for Ivan Reitman’s directing. The scene has a trippy, moving split-screen that frequently overlaps Langella onto Costner’s side, adding some energy to this tale of a football manager who is making plays in an attempt to land the number one draft pick.

Amy Adams & Jake Gyllenhaal Join Philip Seymour Hoffman-Directed 'Ezekiel Moss' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2014 11:03 AM
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You'll have to jog your memory a bit, but way back in the fall of 2012, it was announced that Philip Seymour Hoffman would be following his feature directorial debut "Jack Goes Boating" with "Ezekiel Moss," a period-set ghost story. And then nothing much was heard from it. But today the project got a kick in the pants with the addition of two big stars.

Watch: Super Bowl Spots For 'Monuments Men' & 'Pompeii'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2014 10:36 AM
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The Monuments Men
Super Bowl Sunday, a smorgasbord of sport and commercials where lots of money gets on the field to try and win the Big Game, all while trying to sell you stuff in between plays. And so the ads keep coming, with Sony Pictures—who reserved most of their budget for the big "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" spot that's coming—dropping a couple of quick ads for their February releases, "Monuments Men" (review here) and "Pompeii."

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