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Preview of 2012 – Awards and Art House

by Ron Swanson

Bérénice Bejo

Just before Christmas, the issue of film release scheduling was brought up as part of the ugly contretemps between New Yorker film reviewer David Denby and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo producer Scott Rudin. While Denby’s claim that he had to break an embargo he’d agreed to because of release schedule madness (in this case, keeping all of the films aimed at a literate, adult audience to be released at the same time) was clutching for a proverbial drinking device, there’s a kernel of truth to the fact that most of the interesting releases aimed at an older audience do tend to be squeezed into a three month (at best) period.
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Mostly Links

by Susan Patterson

Mostly Links is back and this week it goes colour.  Mostly Links has been pondering why so many films are so blue.  And orange.  If you’re wondering what we mean think CSI Miami.  And then some. Mostly Links first pondered this after seeing  Carancho (dir: Pablo Trapero, Argentina, 2010), and wondering why everyone was wearing a blue shirt, and why all the streets were bathed in orange light, until finally  everything shot from inside a car was steely grey, with not a single other colour in sight.


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