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Oscar-winning ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ director Malik Bendjelloul dead at 36

Searching for Sugar Man director Malik Bendjelloul has died, aged 36. Police did not provide any details on the death, except to reveal he had passed away in the Stockholm area. The police are reportedly not treating his death as suspicious. Searching for Sugar Man, which documented the mysterious disappearance and sudden resurgence of folk legend […]

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Ben Affleck wins DGA prize for Argo

Ben Affleck’s victory at the Directors Guild of America Awards suggests Argo is the unimpeachable favourite for Best Picture at the upcoming Oscars. This means the 85th Academy Awards could become one of the biggest rule-breakers in the history of the ceremony. Affleck was snubbed in the Best Director category at the Academy Awards, and perhaps that […]

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Interview: Malik Bendjelloul (Searching for Sugar Man)

Interview: Malik Bendjelloul (Searching for Sugar Man). By Simon Miraudo. Reports of folk legend Rodriguez’s death have been greatly exaggerated. The Detroit local – considered an equal to Bob Dylan amongst music insiders – released the album Cold Fact in 1970, but it soon sank without a trace. Rumours that the singer killed himself during […]

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Encore performance – Searching for Sugar Man review

Searching for Sugar Man  – Directed by Malik Bendjelloul. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. When a documentary begins by telling you that its subject committed suicide on stage four decades earlier, you don’t expect to be treated to a recently conducted interview with the supposedly deceased. Or maybe we should see that coming. Much credit […]

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