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I screamed, pretended to be crazy: Kishore Kumar in 1985

I screamed, pretended to be crazy: Kishore Kumar in 1985 | TheW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
Kishore Kumar may be no more, but his voice remains eternal. On his 82nd birth anniversary, we republish the eccentric singer, actor, musician and director's interview with Pritish Nandy that was...
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Tinker Tailor Critic Eye: A great movie inspires some excellent writing - scanners

Tinker Tailor Critic Eye: A great movie inspires some excellent writing - scanners | TheW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
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The disappearing pleasure of bad movies

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The Razzie nominations single out some of the worst films of the year. But can a bad movie ever be good?
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Woody Allen's movies: What I learned from watching every single one.

Woody Allen's movies: What I learned from watching every single one. | TheW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
Like Ian Fleming and P.G. Wodehouse, Woody Allen returns compulsively to the same creative ground. In Allen's case, it's ground trod by anxious, well-to-do white people, who swap partners and drop cultural references in an empty, godless universe.
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No Country For Old Men: Out in all that dark - scanners

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Jim Emerson sagaciously analyzes Coen-brothers’s one of the most acclaimed movies — No Country for Old Men

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Pedro Almodovar’s filmography: What I learned from watching all his films.

Pedro Almodovar’s filmography: What I learned from watching all his films. | TheW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
In Pedro Almodóvar’s new film The Skin I Live In, a character announces that “stories repeat themselves.” If, like me, you spent the last month watching each one of Almodóvar’s 18 feature films, the only possible response to that statement is, “No...
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Before Avatar … a curious boy: James Cameron on TED.com

Before Avatar … a curious boy: James Cameron on TED.com | TheW14 Recommends | Scoop.it

James Cameron is the director of Avatar, Titanic, Terminator, The Abyss and many other blockbusters. While his outsize films push the bounds of technology, they're always anchored in human stories with heart and soul. 

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Why Pauline Kael never saw a movie twice

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In a candid conversation, Pauline Kael reveals why she never watched a movie twice.

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Video games can never be art - Roger Ebert's Journal

Video games can never be art - Roger Ebert's Journal | TheW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
Having once made the statement above, I have declined all opportunities to enlarge upon it or defend it. That seemed to be a fool's errand, especially given the volume of messages I receive urging me to play this game or...
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‘Room 237,’ Documentary With Theories About ‘The Shining’

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A dizzying array of theories about just what Stanley Kubrick was up to in his 1980 film “The Shining” are the subject of “Room 237,” a documentary.
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“A Precise, Beautiful Machine”: John Logan on Writing the Screenplay for Hugo

“A Precise, Beautiful Machine”: John Logan on Writing the Screenplay for Hugo | TheW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
The Oscar-nominated writer tells how he adapted Brian Selznick's bestseller for the screen.
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Satyajit Ray interviewed by Shyam Benegal

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Satyajit Ray?s greatest achievement was his celebration of the commonplace with lyricism and humanity, Culture.

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Pauline Kael rips apart 'A Clockwork Orange'

Pauline Kael rips apart 'A Clockwork Orange' | TheW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
The Kubrick Site / The alt.movies.kubrick Archives...
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I'm a proud Brainiac - Roger Ebert's Journal

I'm a proud Brainiac - Roger Ebert's Journal | TheW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
Roger Ebert is a moron! Transformers 2 is the best action movie ever. Don't listem to that moron! He is only into slow boring romantic movies. That is his type of movies. Michael Bay did a great good.
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The top five silent films to shout about

The top five silent films to shout about | TheW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
Pamela Hutchinson: Intrigued by The Artist but don't know where to start exploring the silent film archives?
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The Front Row: “A Separation”: Parting Shots

The Front Row: “A Separation”: Parting Shots | TheW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
The first shot of the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s “A Separation” is so audacious, in conception and in substance, that I wondered how it could keep going in that vein. It’s a medium two-shot of a still-young married couple,...
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Roger Ebert on Martin Scorsese: An Excerpt from "Life Itself: A Memoir"

Roger Ebert on Martin Scorsese: An Excerpt from "Life Itself: A Memoir" | TheW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
indieWIRE has long been a fan and inspired by one of the greatest film minds of our time, Roger Ebert.
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The golden age of movie critics - Roger Ebert's Journal

The golden age of movie critics - Roger Ebert's Journal | TheW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
This is a golden age for film criticism. Never before have more critics written more or better words for more readers about more films. But already you are ahead of me, and know this is because of the internet.
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JD Salinger's Rejection Letter to a Filmmaker

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JD Salinger’s reluctance on giving permission to any filmmaker for filming The Catcher in the Rye.

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