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Is the Auteur a Brand?

What is an auteur? Richard Brody ponders in The New Yorker.
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 11, 2014 1:01 PM
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  • 1 Comment

Darren Aronofsky Opens Up About 'Noah' Controversy, Plus First Clip & International TV Spot Rain Down

Darren Aronofsky is no stranger to controversy. In the latest issue of The New Yorker, the director opens up about his struggles to wrest final cut of "Noah" from Paramount. Highlights here, plus watch the first official clip from the film starring Russell Crowe, and an international TV spot.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 10, 2014 4:16 PM
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Why Roger Ebert was Unique; The Web Says Goodbye to Our Most Famous Critic: Memories, Writing and Video

The reaction to Roger Ebert's death has been overwhelming and gratifying. The major news networks, CNN, Frontline, you name it, they covered it. Every single movie site or reviewer or blogger or anyone who cared about movies weighed in.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 5, 2013 3:03 PM
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Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh Takes Legal Action Against 'New Yorker' Burkle Profile, UPDATE

Following journalist Connie Bruck's Ron Burkle profile published Monday in The New Yorker entitled "Cashier du Cinema," which depicts Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh as an incompetent businessman (which Hollywood insiders have long suspected) who has lost control of his company to Burkle, Kavanaugh and his lawyer are protesting, calling the piece "false and malicious."
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • October 2, 2012 2:40 PM
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Hamm, Dunham and Karpovsky Teach Us About The New Yorker iPhone App

Anything co-starring Jon Hamm and Lena Dunham is bound to have merit, and the same goes for this laugh-out-loud New Yorker iPhone app skit. Hamm plays a talkshow host and Dunham plays Lonny Dolan (or something like that), a celeb with "high degree of difficulty" pants and an upcoming movie called "The Assistant."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 8, 2012 2:34 PM
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