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Quentin Tarantino Regrets Leaving Sofia Coppola's 'Somewhere' Off His Fave-Of-2010 List

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 5, 2011 6:06 AM
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When Quentin Tarantino dropped his list of favorite movies of 2010, it raised a lot of questions regarding his choices, which included "Robin Hood" and "Knight & Day" and was topped off by "Toy Story 3." But the biggest omission for most people was Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," a film awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival by the Tarantino-led jury. Vulture got in touch with the director who was surprised at how far and wide his list got read, and he explains why the film was left out.

The Most Disappointing & Overrated Films Of 2010

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 29, 2010 7:36 AM
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Contrary to popular belief, we're optimists here at The Playlist. Just as almost every filmmaker goes into a project genuinely wanting it to be the best it can be (“Grown Ups" being a major exception, it would seem), we genuinely hope that every movie released will be worthwhile. Unfortunately, movies are difficult things to make, with any number of things that are liable to go wrong, and more often than not, we come away disappointed. So, if we come across as being cynical when compared to other, more cheerleader-type sites, it's really more a kind of self-preservational realism at work. After all, you can only be disappointed so many times before you grow up about it and learn to manage your expectations.

In Theaters: 'Little Fockers,' 'True Grit,' 'Gulliver's Travels'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 24, 2010 3:01 AM
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There are plenty of options for those of you seeking refuge in a dark movie theater from family fights, creepy uncles and the increasingly annoying and endless loop of Christmas carols in every mall across America. But a word of advice? If it has a big budget, stay the hell away. A number of options are hitting multiplexes this week, a couple boasting A-list names as mistletoe to get into your wallet, but they probably aren't worth your time. Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro return for "Little Fockers" which, if the trailers have been anything to go by, is a penis-stabbing comedy of some kind. Meanwhile, Jack Black gets supersized in "Gulliver's Travels" and comes out of it all wet. Much more promising, Paramount serves the Coen Brothers' oater "True Grit," while over at the arthouse, Sofia Coppola goes "Somewhere" while animation fans get a nice stocking stuffer with Sylvain Chomet's "The Illusionist."

Sofia Coppola Was Working On A Pre-'Twilight' European Vampire Film Before 'Somewhere'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 22, 2010 2:47 AM
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Two Alternate Posters For The Chateau Marmont-Set FilmSofia Coppola's latest effort "Somewhere" has drawn many comparisons to her own life as a famous offspring but the writer-director has now revealed that, contrary to popular belief, she was actually "writing something else [before Johnny Marco] came to mind. I kept thinking about that character and got interested in doing a portrait of this guy."

Exclusive: Sofia Coppola Talks The Minimalism Of 'Somewhere'

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • December 21, 2010 10:21 AM
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Sofia Coppola's latest effort, "Somewhere," tells the story of a partied-out action star (played by Stephen Dorff) who hangs out at the chateau marmont, gets laid at will and basically lives a fleeting, empty existence, until he's forced to deal with his daughter (Elle Fanning) full time, and he reassess his life. There's not much else to the film, and we noted that in our review but that's what Coppola was striving for.

Review: 'Somewhere' Is A Shallow Disappointment From An Ossified Sofia Coppola

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 21, 2010 8:19 AM
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This review originally ran during the London Film Festival.

Exclusive: Sofia Coppola Says Roman Coppola Is Working On A New Feature-Length Film

  • By Leah Zak
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  • December 20, 2010 7:37 AM
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Project Is Under Wraps, But It'll Be His First Feature Since 2001Filmmaker Roman Coppola hasn't made a film since 2001, the weird and wonderful "CQ," his paean to the groovy films of the '60s, perhaps completely influenced by the cheesy/awesome super-thief Mario Bava action-heist film, "Danger: Diabolik." Yes, "CQ" is different. It's a film within a film, and the story of a young director (Jeremy Davies) who moves to Paris to make sci-fi films, but it has similar sensibilities with its purposeful cornball, period-piece effects and it's excellent psychedelic go-go score by the French band Mellow. It's an incredibly underrated film -- Jason Schwartzman and Giancarlo Giannini play sleazy, Italian film directors and producers and they steal every scene with delicious aplomb -- and one you should watch, even if it was routinely ignored at the time.

London Film Fest '10: 'Somewhere' Is A Shallow Disappointment From An Ossified Sofia Coppola

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 1, 2010 2:48 AM
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We're unashamed fans of Sofia Coppola here. Obviously, she's not great in "The Godfather Part III," but as far as her directing work goes, "The Virgin Suicides" stands as one of the stronger debuts in recent memory, "Lost In Translation," despite the backlash, is still pretty excellent, and even "Marie Antoinette," with its severely miscast leads, has a lot to like, not least one of the all-time greatest soundtrack compilations. So it's with a heavy heart that we report that her fourth film "Somewhere," is the film that Coppola's detractors have been warning us about all this time, and a tedious misfire.

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