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Hollywood Flashback: When Julianne Moore's 'Magnolia' Monologue Bloomed in Berlin

13 February 2017 10:59 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Berlin Film Festival attendees were dropped into the San Fernando Valley back in 2000, when Paul Thomas Anderson screened his California-set ensemble drama Magnolia, Julianne Moore’s second film with her Boogie Nights director. Also starring Tom Cruise, William H. Macy, John C. Reilly, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Robards and Patton Oswalt, among many others, the 188-minute tapestry of intertwining Los Angeles lives and their coincidental losses already had been met with mixed reviews in the weeks before its Berlinale gala screening.

The Hollywood Reporter summarized the debate as either “a masterful work of the cinematic arts or a self-indulgent day-in-our-lives concept »

- Ashley Lee

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70s Rewind: Comes A Horseman, James Caan and Jane Fonda in a Western

3 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Who would follow up a tense, real-life political drama with a relaxed Western set in the 1940s? Alan J. Pakula, that's who. Pakula directed All the President's Men, which was released in April 1976, in the thick of the Watergate scandal. The movie received eight Academy Award nominations and won four, including Jason Robards for best supporting actor and William Goldman for best adapted screenplay. Released in October 1978, Comes a Horseman starred James Caan (?!), Jane Fonda and Jason Robards as ranchers in a gorgeous yet unidentified area of the western United States. Circa 1945, Frank 'Butch' Athearn (Caan) and Billy Joe Meynert (Mark Harmon, in the first film role for the former U.S. football player), are military veterans who have bought a small...

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Robert Ellis Miller, ‘Reuben, Reuben’ Director, Dies at 84

30 January 2017 1:42 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Director Robert Ellis Miller died Friday in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 84.

According to his nephew, the Emmy-nominated director, known for films “Reuben, Reuben” and “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” had been living at the Motion Picture Home for two years since his wife, documentarian Pola Chasman, died.

Miller had a varied career, working on features films, television films and on the board of the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He also was responsible for elevating the profile of several well known actors such as Anthony Hopkins and Sondra Locke.

Beginning his career while a student at Harvard University, Miller served as president of the Harvard Dramatic Club before returning to his hometown of New York. There, during what he called his “repertory period,” he worked off-Broadway shows and in TV on the likes of “Route 66” and “The Twilight Zone.” This and other work earned »

- Dani Levy

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Robert Ellis Miller, ‘Reuben, Reuben’ Director, Dies at 84

30 January 2017 1:42 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Director Robert Ellis Miller died Friday in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 84.

According to his nephew, the Emmy-nominated director, known for films “Reuben, Reuben” and “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” had been living at the Motion Picture Home for two years since his wife, documentarian Pola Chasman, died.

Miller had a varied career, working on features films, television films and on the board of the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He also was responsible for elevating the profile of several well known actors such as Anthony Hopkins and Sondra Locke.

Beginning his career while a student at Harvard University, Miller served as president of the Harvard Dramatic Club before returning to his hometown of New York. There, during what he called his “repertory period,” he worked off-Broadway shows and in TV on the likes of “Route 66” and “The Twilight Zone.” This and other work earned him both Emmy and DGA nominations before »

- Dani Levy

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