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Hamptons Top Prize Goes to 'Silver Linings Playbook,' Plus Cate Shortland's 'Lore,' Janet Tobias' 'No Place on Earth'

David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" adds another feather to its awards cap with the top prize at the 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival. The film wowed audiences at Toronto in September, taking home the fest's coveted audience award, cementing its place among the most-likely 2013 Oscar contenders.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 9, 2012 12:36 PM
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Early Reviews: HBO's 'The Girl' Premieres at the Hampton Film Festival

HBO premiered their Hitchcock vs. Hedren flick, "The Girl" at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Early reviews hint that while the film entertains, it doesn't quite satisfy in terms of character development. Toby Jones' portrayal of Alfred Hitchcock is praised across the board, while critics say that Sienna Miller is passable, but not notable. The film avoids the horror tropes that the master of suspense was known for, instead aiming to reveal the psychological underpinnings of the main characters.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 8, 2012 1:08 PM
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