Posts Tagged ‘film’

Toronto Film Review: ‘Boychoir’

September 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The voices are the star, while Dustin Hoffman is just along to support the gifted preteen sopranos in “Boychoir.”

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Film Review: ‘The Statesman’

September 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Pierre Courrege’s sly, spirited, vastly entertaining dissection of a presidential campaign disguises its true import under a barrage of bon mots and clever stratagems, as a marvelously Machiavellian intrigue unfolds from a highly unlikely source – the stalwart, principled, traditional Left.

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Co-Author of California Tax Credit Bill: Studios Shouldn’t ‘Pit The States Against One Another’

September 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

When news broke earlier this month that the MPAA was planning to hold a summit of film commissioners, the timing stirred concern from some California lawmakers that it was happening right on the heels of the state tripling the size of its tax credit program. In other words, after California took a major step to... Read more

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Mamoru Oshii Gets Double Billing in Tokyo Festival’s Special Screenings Section

September 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Two new movies by sci-fi auteur Mamoru Oshi will unspool at the Tokyo festival

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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Sequel Loses Director

September 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Fredrik Bond has stepped away from directing “Olympus Has Fallen” sequel over creative differences, sources confirm. The Millenium Films actioner, titled “London Has Fallen,” was scheduled to begin shooting next month in England. Bond previously directed Shia LaBeouf’s “Charlie Countryman” and had just come on to the project in August. Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and... Read more

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California Governor Signs Expansion of State Film and TV Tax Credit

September 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A bill that more than triples the size of California’s film and TV tax credit is now law, as Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed the legislation passed last month designed to stem the tide of runaway production fleeing to other states and countries. “Yes, it’s taxpayers money, but it’s taxpayers money to build good... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Samba’

September 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After the runaway success of “The Intouchables,” French directing duo Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache were positioned to tackle nearly any project they pleased, especially if comedic muse Omar Sy agreed to be involved.

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For First Time Ever, Panama Joins Oscar Race, with ‘Invasion’

September 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MADRID – Panama has joined the foreign language Oscar race for the first time ever with, moreover, an acclaimed film which, as the U.S. considers sending ground troops to Iraq, takes a questioning stance on the efficacy – plus humanity – of American armed intervention in foreign lands. Panama’s first Oscar submission for the Academy... Read more

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Film Review: ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’

September 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Scott Frank’s detective thriller “A Walk Among the Tombstones” is, at heart, a fully old-fashioned pulp potboiler.

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Edinburgh Fest Topper Chris Fujiwara Ankles Post

September 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Chris Fujiwara is stepping down as artistic director of the Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival to pursue other activities. Fujiwara launched his tenure in 2012 to much praise after a 2011 edition that was largely vilified. Under Fujiwara’s watch, Edinburgh admissions increased by 33%, reaching 46,000 in 2014.  The popular Audience Award was reinstated, along with... Read more

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