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Sep 20, 2015   Leave a Comment Upcoming / Spotlight

After its Toronto screening, the already well-received Spotlight now seems a lock for awards season. Read More: // here

Sep 20, 2015   Leave a Comment 'Almost Famous'

The 15th anniversary of Almost Famous is approaching, and to celebrate, director Cameron Crowe has been sharing some rare behind the scenes photos and artwork from his acclaimed semi-autobiographical drama. It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since the world was introduced to Stillwater, the Enemy, and the manic pixie stylings of Kate Hudson. But yes, you’re older now. Don’t be so shocked. Crowe has been posting memories from the making of Almost Famous on Twitter, starting with some poster art, fake concert tickets and album covers: Read More: // here

Sep 20, 2015   Leave a Comment 'Almost Famous'

Given its focus on music and the people who love it, it’s appropriate that Almost Famous is one of those movies that works like an old favorite record. Sure, it stands up well as a whole, but you can also be flipping channels, see that some cable airing is about to hit one of your favorite scenes and then just hang out for a few minutes. It’s like scanning the radio and happening across that one song you really needed to hear. You have the album at home. You could listen to the whole thing anytime you want, but sometimes that one special part of it just hits you perfectly. Read More: // here

Sep 20, 2015   Leave a Comment 'Almost Famous'

Fifteen years after rocking the role of Russell Hammond, Billy Crudup has one memory that stands out in his mind when it comes to filming Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous. “We spent five or six weeks rehearsing together,” Crudup said. “We would rehearse during the day, and then every night, we would have band practice and the four of us who were in Stillwater would go to this soundstage near Century City in Los Angeles, and Cameron Crowe and Peter Frampton and Nancy Wilson would teach us how to be a rock band. That was a pretty extraordinary experience.” Read More: // here

Sep 20, 2015   Leave a Comment Upcoming / Spotlight

The Toronto International Film Festival is winding down, which means fatigued journalists are departing Canada to return to a strange world where back-to-back movie screenings aren’t the norm. Entertainment editors Erin Whitney and Matthew Jacobs did exactly that, but first, they are revisiting a few more movies they saw while stationed in America’s hat. At least one of them is a probable Best Picture nominee, but they all cap off a festival filled with plenty of wonderful films. Here are reviews of “Spotlight,” “Truth,” “Youth” and “Trumbo.” Their single-world titles are pure coincidence. Read More: // here