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  • Academy Awards threatens to ban Sacha Baron Cohen

    February 23, 2012 | 11:19 am

    Actor Sacha Baron Cohen will be banned from the Academy Awards if he arrives at the Red Carpet dressed as The Dictator, a character from his upcoming film.

    Paramount’s awards staff said Baron Cohen would not receive his tickets to the Oscars unless he assures the Academy of Motion...

  • Hollywood celebrates ... Itself

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 16, 2012 | 3:38 pm

    Everyone likes an ego boost.

    In Hollywood, merely a few months ago, critics and commentators were lamenting the lost luster of movie magic.

    In a blunt commentary last November titled “Film Is Dead? What Else Is New?” New York Times film critic A.O. Scott put it this way: “It...

  • ‘Hugo’ writer Selznic talks of the magic of film

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 16, 2012 | 2:50 pm

    On the phone from his home in Brooklyn, Brian Selznick, author of illustrated novel “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” sounds more like your witty Jewish cousin from New York than the creator of a story involving 1931 Paris, automatons and the magical work of the pioneering filmmaker...