Posts Tagged ‘film’

San Sebastian Film Review: ‘The Lesson’

September 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s “The Lesson” is a spare, stripped-to-essentials drama about economic stress and mounting desperation that should resonate with a wide range of international audiences.

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ESPN Films Is a Triple Winner at Second La Costa Film Festival

September 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

ESPN Films was the big winner at the second La Costa Film Festival, with the jury picking “Brothers in Exile” as top feature documentary and “Tommy and Frank” (from the “30 for 30″ series) as best short docu. “Brothers” was also given the audience award in the docu category. Writer-director Ron Shelton received the Ambassador of Sports Award, for work on... Read more

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San Sebastian Film Review: ‘The Greasy Hands Preachers’

September 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

You’ve heard of “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”? Well, “The Greasy Hands Preachers” is pitched at pretty much the same choir.

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TVE Backs Mateo Gil’s Sci-fi pic ‘Project Lazarus’

September 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Mateo Gil, co-writer of Alejandro Amenabar’s Oscar-winner “The Sea Inside” and director of Sam Shepard-starred “Blackthorn,” is attached to direct sci-fi film “Project Lazarus.” The English-language pic, a reflection on inmortality, is set in 2074, when for the first time in history, a medical corporation succeeds in reviving a man cryogenized 60 years ago. Budgeted... Read more

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‘The Equalizer’ Gunning for Nearly $40 Million at Weekend Box Office

September 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Denzel Washington is dropping the hammer at the U.S. box office. His new action thriller “The Equalizer” is aiming for $37 million this weekend although some observers believe it could hit $40 million. Based on the 1980s TV show, “The Equalizer” reunites Washington with “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua. The R-rated film, according to early... Read more

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Spain’s Luis Minarro Revisits ‘Salome’ Myth as Helmer (EXCLUSIVE)

September 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Luis Minarro, one of Spain’s best-know arthouse film producers, is boarding “Salome,” his second fiction-feature as director, a revisitation of the classic and biblical myth of Salome. “Salome,” Minarro’s helming follow-up to period drama “Falling Star,” is boarded from an erotic point of view, to which he added political connotations. Set in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib... Read more

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Oscar Race: Bangladesh Selects ‘Firefly’ for Foreign-Language Contention

September 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Bangladesh’s Oscar selection committee has chosen director Khalid Mohammed Mithu’s “Glow of the Firefly” (‘Jonakir Alo’) as the country’s contender in the Academy Awards foreign language category.

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New Zealand Picks ‘Dead Lands’ For Oscar Consideration

September 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

New Zealand has picked the Maori-language “The Dead Lands” as its contender for the Academy Awards foreign-language Oscar section.

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Matthew Fox and Patrick Wilson Join Indie ‘Bone Tomahawk’

September 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Matthew Fox and Patrick Wilson are set to join the cast of the indie “Bone Tomahawk” for Caliber Media. Kurt Russell and Richard Jenkins will star with S. Craig Zahler writing and directing. The western follows four men who attempt to rescue a group of captives from a band of cannibalistic troglodytes that live beyond... Read more

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San Sebastian Talent: Shim Sung-bo

September 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Visceral action and intimate realist drama collide in the storm lashed, elemental thriller “Haemoo” (Sea Fog), South Korean screenwriter Shim Sung-bo’s directorial debut which is in competition in San Sebastian’s Official Selection and has been selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards . Shim Sung-bo, one of Korea’s most acclaimed screenwriters, co-wrote “Memories of Murder”... Read more

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