Highlights of the 20th Philadelphia Film Festival Win Big at 2012 Golden Globes!

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The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards took place last night and this year it was the 20th Philadelphia Film Festival that came out a big winner in terms of programming some of the most notable films of 2011.

PFS Sneak Preview: IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY

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By Le Anne Lindsay

I saw the Philadelphia Film Society screening of In the Land of Blood and Honey more than a week ago, yet I kept putting off writing my commentary. Why? Because I have a hard and fast rule when it comes to movie/film genres – I don’t see war movies!  I’ve never seen Bridge Over River Kwai, Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, The Hurt Locker etc… The senselessness of men (and women) in battle is just something I don’t care to watch. However, I made an exception with this film because I, like most who follow Hollywood, am fascinated with Angelina Jolie – as a mother, an actress, an activist, a “wife” to Brad, and now as a writer/director.

PFS Sneak Preview: TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

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By Le Anne Lindsay

At the Philadelphia Film Society preview screening of Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, I was handed a cheat sheet for the film — a guide of the characters, Secret Intelligence Service jargon, background on The Circus etc… Now let me tell you, I love these weekly film screenings, but I come to them from an 8 hour day at a mind-numbing, zombie-inducing day gig, which upon leaving, I have over an hour’s drive in rush hour traffic (gas at $3.43 a gallon) to reach Center City. I park a 15 min walk away from the theater in order to get free parking. With no time to stop for dinner, I am revived only by the Ritz Theater’s $2 mint hot chocolate.

PFS Sneak Preview: HUGO

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By Le Anne Lindsay

So here we are, once again in the midst of the holiday movie season with plenty of family fun and enchantment to choose from: The Muppets make a comeback, Happy Feet II or is it III? For the tweens and teens, another addition to the Twilight Saga, and for adults wanting to take their children to something magical with a message – Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, based on Brian Selznick award winning book The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Interview with Simon Curtis, director of MY WEEK WITH MARILYN

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Without knowing the details of the film, someone walking past a poster for My Week with Marilyn would certainly think it was yet another Marilyn Monroe biopic. They would, however, be mistaken. Though a spitting image of the Hollywood icon, the face staring out from the glossy posters is not Marilyn’s but Michelle Williams’. Along with Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, and Dame Judi Dench, Williams stars in this intimate glimpse of the most famous actress in the world.

Film Review: J EDGAR

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By LeAnne Lindsay

He was a mysterious figure in American history. His personal life was always shrouded in mystery … He was this bulldog figure, the face of the FBI, and he changed our country in a time of great lawlessness. Bank robbers were going from state to state becoming local heroes; he cleaned up all that mess. Got rid of the Commies and Bolshevik invasion while single handily creating this new federal police force. He was part of modern forensics and identifying everybody in our country. But then there were all those salacious rumors that you heard about him too. So it was very exciting to see somebody’s (Clint Eastwood) very specific take on who J. Edgar Hoover was through these different time periods. From the beginning of his career…  to the end …where he became a political dinosaur and didn’t adapt to the changing of our country – Leonardo DiCaprio