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On The Rise '12: 5 Cinematographers Lighting Up Screens In Recent Years

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 26, 2012 1:10 PM
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Following our looks at actors, actresses, screenwriters and directors to watch in recent months, when the time came to put together a list of cinematographers (as we did two years ago), we went in with an open mind. But what was interesting is realizing, after the fact, that in an era where 35mm film is allegedly being phased out, that all five have done perhaps their most distinctive work on old-fashioned celluloid, rather than digital.

What Could Be In This Year's Venice Film Festival Line-Up? 'To The Wonder,' 'The Master,' 'Anna Karenina' & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 19, 2012 3:11 PM
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With the release of a second teaser trailer of Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" this morning, we got another look at one of the most anticipated films of the year. And with the picture already slated for an October 13th release, for some traveling film critics and fans, and those prepared to head to Italy, the Venice Film Festival could be where the film makes its world premiere, with artistic director Alberto Barbera suggesting a few weeks back that Anderson was heading to the Lido for the fest, which kicks off on August 29th.

Watch: Second Trailer For Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' Provides First Looks At Philip Seymour Hoffman & Amy Adams

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 19, 2012 4:28 AM
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In an age with announcements for teasers of trailers for trailers, we have to say we're big fans of how Paul Thomas Anderson and The Weinstein Company are going about the campaign for their new film, "The Master." A brief clip/teaser arrived during Cannes, on the same day that footage from the film was screened on the Croisette, and now, unannounced in the middle of the night, a second teaser trailer has cropped up on YouTube, as noticed by Badass Digest, and it's pretty swell.

The Amazing Race: Which Films Came Out Of Cannes As Potential Oscar Contenders?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 1, 2012 1:09 PM
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Gosh, it feels like only yesterday we were talking about the 2011 Oscar season, with films like "The Artist," "Hugo," "The Descendants," "The Help" and "Moneyball" jostling for position in the chase for little gold statues. And that's because, well, it basically was yesterday: we're only a little over three months since Oscar season wrapped up. But time marches on, and with the arrival of the Cannes Film Festival, we've got some of the first indications of what might come into play in the awards season by the end of this year.

New Venice Film Festival Head Says Malick's 'To The Wonder,' PTA's 'The Master' & De Palma's 'Passion' All Likely

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2012 9:04 AM
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The Cannes Film Festival has barely had time to put away the red carpet, and already eyes are looking to August and the Venice Film Festival. And perhaps in an effort to beat speculators to the punch, the fest's new artistic director Alberto Barbera is looking to make his first year memorable, and recently revealed to THR the titles that cinephiles can expect to pop up on the Lido. And it's a pretty envious batch of movies.

Tom Cruise Has Seen Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master,' Has "Issues" With It

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 22, 2012 7:21 PM
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Since rumors started to fly about Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film, "The Master," which was said, and has now pretty much been confirmed, to be about the much-mocked religion of Scientology, there's been one question on the back of many our minds: what does Tom Cruise think about the whole thing? The megastar is, after all, both an Oscar nominee for his supporting turn in Anderson's 1999 film "Magnolia," and a leading light in, and often public spokesman for, the Church of Scientology, the very subject which his former director was tackling with his latest film.

Cannes Report: First Footage From 'The Master' Impresses & Yes It's About Scientology

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 21, 2012 4:03 PM
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The Weinstein Company are feeling confident this year at the Cannes Film Festival, and why not? With three films in the lineup eaching earning a fair share of buzz -- "Lawless," "Killing Them Softly" and "The Sapphires" -- tonight they decided to up the ante, and show off some previews for three films that will make up the rest of their impressive 2012 slate.

Watch: First Teaser Clip Of Joaquin Phoenix In Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 21, 2012 11:44 AM
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Woah. We knew that the Weinstein Company were about to unveil some footage from Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" in Cannes tonight (and we'll have our reactions from that for you later), but we just got a nice surprise, courtesy of the Twitter account of Megan Ellison, with the first footage from the film, the director's first in five years.

Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' Has A $30 Million Dollar Budget, Production Mostly Stonewalls NYTimes Article

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 18, 2012 5:38 PM
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You've got to assume the secretive folks at Annapurna Pictures are fairly amused this afternoon after opening the latest edition of the New York Times. Inside, is a curiously timed, rather headscratching article about Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming drama, expected to be called, "The Master."

'The Master' Reportedly Won't Be Ready For Cannes; 'The Paperboy,' 'Killing Them Softly' & 'Lawless' Are Contenders

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 2:34 PM
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Well, even though it turned out to be a gigantic fake that kind of pissed off Cannes Film Festival head Thierry Fremaux, if anything, that lineup got people talking again and new reports are surfacing about what might be appearing on the Croisette.

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