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Directors Round Table: McQueen, Greengrass, Holofcener and Jonze Talk Success, Failure, Casting, and Unlearning Film School Wisdom

The LA Times Directors round table, as part of the Envelope Screening Series, assembled Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave"), Paul Greengrass ("Captain Phillips"), Nicole Holofcener ("Enough Said"), Spike Jonze ("Her"), JC Chandor ("All Is Lost") and John Lee Hancock ("Saving Mr. Banks"). Highlights from their conversation, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 9, 2014 1:44 PM
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WATCH: Nicole Holofcener Talks to Indiewire's Awards Season Spotlight

"Enough Said" writer-director Nicole Holofcener is today's honoree in Indiewire's ongoing Awards Season Spotlight interview series. Check out some video segments, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 6, 2014 2:19 PM
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Q & A: Indie Hit 'Enough Said' Is Oscar Race Dark Horse

Nicole Holofcener is one of those respected specialty players who has never crossed over to the mainstream. Now may be her time. With rave reviews and strong box office and an awards push from Fox Searchlight (which developed the project from a pitch), "Enough Said" could wind up a strong contender in the Oscar race in multiple categories.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 1, 2013 3:04 PM
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Arthouse Audit: 'Enough Said' Scores Big for Searchlight, 'Rush' Decent for Universal

The race to open films shown at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals began with two significant platform releases. This sets the pattern from now until the end of the year. Leading the way was Fox Searchlight's "Enough Said," with a surprisingly stellar gross, driven by rave reviews and curiosity about the late James Gandolfini's second to last film. It outpaced the other new limited opening, Universal's action biopic "Rush," which with top-end urban moviegoer appeal grabbed a decent sampling to go with its strong festival reaction and decent reviews.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • September 22, 2013 11:50 PM
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TIFF Review: Gandolfini's Farewell Performance in Holofcener's 'Enough Said'

The departure of James Gandolfini will never seem as poignantly premature as it does during “Enough Said,” Nicole Holofcener’s lovely heartbreak of a comedy starring the late actor and Julia Louis Dreyfus, as late-inning love interests. Holofcener’s latest rumination on modern manners would be tart regardless, with its well-publicized premise.
  • By John Anderson
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  • September 8, 2013 1:43 PM
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TIFF Trailer Watch: Nicole Holofcener's 'Enough Said,' Starring James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

The trailer for Nicole Holofcener's latest, "Enough Said," has landed. The film, which stars the late James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is headed to TIFF, and hits theaters September 20.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 6, 2013 2:05 PM
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Amy Berg and Nicole Holofcener's 'Every Secret Thing' Adds Dakota Fanning and Danielle Macdonald

Amy Berg's West Memphis Three doc "West of Memphis" played Sundance and Toronto 2012 before being shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar, and now the director is entering the narrative realm with "Every Secret Thing," penned by Nicole Holofcener ("Please Give," "Friends with Money").
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 7, 2013 4:10 PM
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Nicole Holofcener Starts Shooting New Movie for Fox Searchlight, Starring Keener and Louis-Dreyfus

Nicole Holofcener has started filming her fifth film, untitled, in Los Angeles. She has assembled quite a cast: regular alter-ego Catherine Keener ("Please Give"), Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"), James Gandolfini ("The Sopranos"), Toni Collette ("Little Miss Sunshine") and 16-year-old fashion blogger (Rookie) and would-be actress, Tavi Gevinson, making her film debut. (That's why she was at the "Ruby Sparks" premiere!)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 6, 2012 6:18 PM
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