Video: Mitt Romney Starts Writing His Concession Speech

January 21, 2014
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Video: Mitt Romney Starts Writing His Concession Speech

    Netflix will debut MITT the documentary on Friday, January 24. There are already a couple of video excerpts out there teasing the in-depth, behind-the-scenes flick that followed the Detroit native around during his presidential run, and Netflix dropped another one. Here’s when Mitt starts asking what should be included in a concession...
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DETROIT FILM CRITICS SOCIETY ANNOUNCES BEST OF 2013

December 13, 2013
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  So, in case you haven’t noticed, this is the time of year when every film group, critic society, reviewer, blogger and fansite starts to compile its list of bests. Top ten this. Top ten that. Best  this. Best that. It’s a plague of lists. And some have suggested that award season is ultimately...
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Kresge Opens 2014 Fellowship Process

November 1, 2013
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Kresge Opens 2014 Fellowship Process

Applicants Vie for $25k Award … The Kresge Foundation announced on Friday, Nov. 1, its intent to accept applications for 2014 Kresge Artist Fellowships in Dance/Music and Film/Theatre. Each fellowship provides $25,000 to awardees as well as professional practice opportunities by ArtServe Michigan. Since 2009, Kresge Arts in Detroit, which administers the fellowships for...
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TIFF MOVIE REVIEWS: DAY ONE

September 6, 2013
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BORGMAN B- Nothing like kicking the festival off with a droll Danish home-invasion flick. Woo-hoo, good times. To be honest, even that description doesn’t adequately describe Alex van Warmerdam’s creepy, quirky kinda -sorta thriller. Like an ironic take on Michael Haneke’s FUNNY GAMES, Borgman is the titular satan-like leader of a macabre band of...
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Sundance Film Festival Diary – Day One

January 27, 2013
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Sundance Film Festival Diary – Day One

The advance word on Sundance was that Park City temperatures hovered somewhere between McMurdo Station, Antarctica and Third Circle of Hell. Dire warnings were issued by friends and colleagues that anything less than Swedish military winter gear would result in the loss of toes, fingers or, perhaps, worse. Tales of wayward film critics wandering...
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The 2012 Toronto Film Festival: Day Three and Four

September 18, 2012
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DAY THREE I’ve got miles to go and my energy is already lagging. I decided to keep the day light in order to ready myself for tomorrow’s marathon screening of six films (and an interview). I really wanted to start the day with the 8AM showing of The Place Beyond The Pines but couldn’t...
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2012 TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL: Day Two

September 16, 2012
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              Last year my second favorite film of the festival was TAKE THIS WALTZ by actor-turned-director Sarah Polley (you can read my review here). I was excited to kick off Day Two this year with Polley’s documentary STORIES WE TELL, which not only elevates navel-gazing autobiography to something...
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Detroit: Quick Hits

August 23, 2010
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Racial inequality at Wayne State, the economic stimulus money can't buy and a movie every Detroiter should see.
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