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The Best Movie Music Moments Of 2013

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 24, 2013 9:04 AM
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The Best Movie Music Moments Of 2013
As some of you may know, The Playlist started out way back as a music-influenced movie blog and while our horizons have expanded exponentially since then, we like to keep a finger in that pie, and hope that we’re never remiss in giving the often overlooked audio component of the cinemagoing experience its full due. This year we’ve already run two celebrations of music at the movies: our Best Soundtracks of 2013 and our Best Scores of 2013, but as much as we think they give a good overview, there’s still room to talk about those times when a film’s music has been so integral to a scene that it transcends the wider discussion of whether the whole soundtrack is good or bad, or even whether the movie is good or bad, and creates a small sliver of something special and memorable.

The 15 Best TV Shows Of The 2012/2013 Season

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 26, 2013 1:03 PM
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Unlike the movies, which do operate on a January-December basis when it comes to awards consideration, the TV season is a slightly different proposition. With ratings dipping in the summer, new shows tend to be unveiled in September or early fall, and are usually wrapping up by May. The rise of cable networks like FX and HBO has staggered this more, but the Emmys taking place in September tends to mean that the season has a more definitive end at this time of year.

Watch: Trailer For Jane Campion's Crime Miniseries 'Top Of The Lake' Starring Elisabeth Moss

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2013 10:56 AM
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So, are you finished with "House of Cards"? Are you eager for another auteur driven, accomplished drama featuring a first rate cast? Well, in just a few weeks you'll be able sink your teeth into Jane Campion's six-part "Top of the Lake" led by "Mad Men" star Elisabeth Moss, and the first trailer is here to give you a great look at the unique setting for this miniseries.

Berlin Review: Jane Campion's 'Top Of The Lake' A Satisfying & Cinematic Crime "Novel" In The Shape Of A TV Show

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 12, 2013 11:58 AM
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Taking the concept of binge-watching to a whole new theatrical level, we were lucky enough to spend most of our Sunday at the Berlin Film Festival in a large auditorium consuming Jane Campion’s six-hour “Top of the Lake” TV series, which will air in seven episodes on The Sundance Channel starting March 18th. It was a great experience, and not just because of the quality storytelling and filmmaking on display, but because of the sense of community and buzz you get at this type of event. We saw the show divided into three two-hour chunks, and during the brief intermissions, the audience buzzed with speculation: who was the father of the unborn child? Was X dead or alive? What was the significance of Y?

Sundance Preview: Jane Campion’s ‘Top Of The Lake’ Feels Like ‘The Killing’ Only With Haunting, Lasting Sustain

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 20, 2013 5:00 PM
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Moody, without being oppressively dark or atmospheric, compelling and mysterious, Jane Campion's seven-part Sundance Channel series, "Top Of The Lake" – based on two episodes thus far – is an intriguing crime drama and mystery that's got this writer hooked.

Berlin Film Festival Adds Movies From Jane Campion, Michael Winterbottom, Shane Carruth, James Franco & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 12:01 PM
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If things seems a bit quiet, at least for the moment, that's because everyone in Hollywood is packing their bags and getting the last details sorted out to head to the Sundance Film Festival. Meanwhile across the pond, industry folks are also gearing up for their first major event of the movie year, the Berlin International Film Festival. And this year, they'll be getting quite a few titles that are making their debut in Park City.

New Images Of Elisabeth Moss, Holly Hunter & More In Jane Campion's Miniseries 'Top Of The Lake'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2013 9:25 AM
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One of the most interesting projects unspooling at the Sundance Film Festival isn't an indie film, a foreign movie or a documentary -- it's a TV miniseries, from an acclaimed auteur. Jane Campion will be in Park City to present -- in full, in one sitting -- her seven-part, six-hour "Top Of The Lake." And if you can't be there, a handful of new images have arrived to give you a sneak peek at the show.

First Look At January Jones & Elisabeth Moss In Sundance Pics 'Sweetwater' & 'Top Of The Lake'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2012 11:38 AM
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This Christmas holidays are nearly upon us (damn, that was fast) and while Hollywood will take a brief breather, come January everyone will be packing their bags and kicking off 2013 at the Sundance Film Festival. It's as pretty stellar lineup this year, and in particular, two projects with female leads -- hailing from the same hit TV show -- are ones we'll be keeping our eye on.

New Images From Drake Doremus' 'Breathe In,' 'jOBS' & Jane Campion's 'Top Of The Lake'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2012 6:00 PM
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Yep, it's even more from the Sundance Film Festival with a returning director, a new biopic on a late great, and one of world cinema's most treasured helmers all with something to prove.

Sundance '13: 'Before Midnight,' 'Stoker,' 'The East,' 'Lovelace,' 'jOBS' & More Premiere In Park City

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2012 4:20 PM
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Pack your bags, forget the sunscreen, bring an extra big coat. The Sundance Film Festival has unveiled their Premieres slate and it's a fantastic line up this year. New films from Richard Linklater, David Gordon Green, Michael Winterbottom, Drake Doremus, Zal Batmanglij, Jane Campion and more are headed to Park City in one helluva auteur driven selection this year. So let's take a quick peek.

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