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'Breaking Bad,' 'House Of Cards' & 'Behind The Candelabra' Among Big Emmy Winners

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2013 8:56 AM
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Last night TV's finest -- which these days tends to include some of movie's finest too -- gathered for the Emmy Awards, while the the rest of us stayed glued to "Breaking Bad" and to some extent, the series finale of "Dexter." Either way, both options were better than that dubstep dance routine to "Breaking Bad" on the awards show. And once the jokes were over, and tributes were finished, some statues were handed out honoring some fine folks.

Review: Nicole Holofcener's 'Enough Said' Starring James Gandolfini, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Catherine Keener & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 18, 2013 1:37 PM
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The one constant surprise about getting older is that the ongoing lesson you soon learn is that you'll never figure it all out. Whatever you seemed confident and sure about at twenty becomes more nuanced by thirty and by the time you're seeing forty on the horizon, what was important two decades ago may seem trivial now. In short, life doesn't keep you on a consistent learning curve, and continually changes the game and the rules, but lets all hope we have the heart and small wisdoms of Nicole Holofcener's "Enough Said" to carry us through.

Interview: Nicole Holofcener Talks Working With The Late James Gandolfini & Julia Louis-Dreyfus For 'Enough Said'

  • By Kristin McCracken
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  • September 12, 2013 2:33 PM
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Enough Said, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Gandolfini
Writer/director Nicole Holofcener has only made five movies since 1996 (including “Walking and Talking,” “Lovely and Amazing,” “Friends With Money,” and “Please Give”), but each is an insightful, smart, female-centric gem about modern human connections.

TIFF Review: Nicole Holofcener's 'Enough Said' Starring James Gandolfini & Julia Louis-Dreyfus

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 9, 2013 9:04 AM
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The one constant surprise about getting older is that the ongoing lesson you soon learn is that you'll never figure it all out. Whatever you seemed confident and sure about at twenty becomes more nuanced by thirty and by the time you're seeing forty on the horizon, what was important two decades ago may seem trivial now. In short, life doesn't keep you on a consistent learning curve, and continually changes the game and the rules, but lets all hope we have the heart and small wisdoms of Nicole Holofcener's "Enough Said" to carry us through.

New Clip & Photos From 'Enough Said' Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus & One Of James Gandolfini's Last Onscreen Performances

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 4, 2013 2:39 PM
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Enough Said
Writer/director Nicole Holofcener is one of those rare filmmakers working today who is actually interested in simple stories about real people instead of overly complicated mythological tales involving superheroes or giant fighting robots. In small, measured films like "Walking and Talking" and "Lovely & Amazing," she is able to mix humor and drama in a way that feels undeniably real. And even when her movies are somewhat minor successes (like 2010's "Please Give"), you're still hugely thankful that she is out there, making the films that she does. Her new film, "Enough Said," featuring one of the last performances by James Gandolfini, is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening nationally a few days later. Ahead of that premiere comes a new clip and some new photos.

7 New Photos & Clip From 'Enough Said': James Gandolfini's Penultimate Feature Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2013 2:21 PM
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Real plots, fully fleshed out characters, themes, subtext, actual emotion....these are things we've been craving as we endure the last gasp of the summer season. But luckily relief is around the corner and we're putting our hopes on the latest from one of our favorite (and somewhat undersung) filmmakers, Nicole Holofcener.

TIFF First Looks: James Gandolfini In 'Enough Said,' Owen Wilson In 'You Are Here' & 'Jackie Brown' Prequel 'Life Of Crime'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2013 12:56 PM
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James Gandolfini & Julia Louis Dreyfuss in ENOUGH SAID
Yes, the train of TIFF images continues so bear with us. In this batch we've one of the last performances from the late, great James Gandolfini, the new feature from "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner and the movie otherwise known as the "Jackie Brown" prequel.

The 5 Most Memorable Performances By James Gandolfini

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 20, 2013 12:58 PM
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The Essentials: James Gandolfini
"James was a genius. Anyone who saw him even in the smallest of his performances knows that. He is one of the greatest actors of this or any time. A great deal of that genius resided in those sad eyes. I remember telling him many times, 'You don't get it. You're like Mozart.' There would be silence at the other end of the phone," David Chase recalled yesterday, in a statement given to press following the sudden death of James Gandolfini. And it’s hard to disagree that the actor was indeed a composer, crafting performances on the stage and screen that will live far beyond his tragically too brief career.

R.I.P. James Gandolfini (1961-2013)

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 19, 2013 8:17 PM
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 James Gandolfini
Some shocking and heartbreaking news at the end of the day today, as HBO have confirmed that three-time Emmy winner, and three-time SAG winner James Gandolfini, best known for playing mobster Tony Soprano in the acclaimed series "The Sopranos," has passed away from a stroke at the age of 51. He's survived by his wife Deborah Lin, and a teenage son from a previous marriage.

Exclusive: Saoirse Ronan & James Gandolfini Share A Moment In Clip From 'Violet & Daisy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2013 10:01 AM
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With an Oscar in his pocket for the screenplay of "Precious," Geoffrey Fletcher could've tackled any number of projects, and likely had more than a few doors open for him. But instead, he decided tackle his feature debut in a movie that couldn't be more different than the awards season sensation, writing and directing the teen assassin action/comedy "Violet & Daisy."

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