Posts Tagged ‘film’

‘Imitation Game’ Demands Oscar’s Attention (Analysis)

August 30, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Imitation Game” is clearly an awards contender: Complex, impeccably executed and unique. The film’s offbeat approach to an oddball character will be its greatest strength — and its challenge. A historical drama about WWII cryptographer Alan Turing, “The Imitation Game” is a kudos candidate in multiple categories, including the superb performances of Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley (lead or supporting? She could go either way). Artisan contributions seem like shoo-in contenders.... Read more

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‘Guardians’ Still Marvelous at Weekend Box Office

August 30, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Continuing to salvage the late summer box office, “Guardians of the Galaxy” is looking like the clear winner of the Labor Day weekend. The Marvel-Disney tentpole grossed $3.5 million on Friday — its 29th day of release — for a projected $19 million weekend at the U.S. box office. That matched Pierce Brosnan’s actioner “The November... Read more

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Steve Carell’s ‘Foxcatcher’ to Receive Gala Premiere at London Film Festival

August 29, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — “Foxcatcher” will receive its U.K. premiere at the 58th BFI London Film Festival, where it will be the event’s American Express Gala screening. The film’s stars Steve Carell and Sienna Miller, and director Bennett Miller will attend the screening, which takes place on Oct. 16. Based on true events, “Foxcatcher” tells the dark... Read more

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In Danger of Closing, Mumbai Festival Turns to Crowdfunding

August 29, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A social media campaign has been launched by stars and film fans in India in an attempt to keep this year Mumbai Film Festival from closing down.

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China’s Orange Sky Hurt by Weak Distribution

August 29, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Profits take a 76% dive as pan-Asian exhibition company fumbles distribution activities

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Jennifer Aniston, Will Forte Talk Chemistry for ‘Life of Crime’s’ Dark Caper Roles

August 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After six years of bringing together the Elmore Leonard novel-turned-indie film, the cast and crew of “Life of Crime” arrived Wednesday night for its West Coast premiere at the ArcLight Hollywood. Stars Jennifer Aniston and Will Forte displayed a strong sense of friendship on the carpet. Both largely known for their comedy, the pair tried out a new genre with... Read more

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Int’l Festival Heads Criticize China Over Beijing Indie Event Closure

August 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Pressure from officials halted festival that was due to have begun on Saturday, archives confiscated

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Richard Roxburgh, Radha Mitchell Go ‘Looking For Grace’

August 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Dramatic road movie was previously titled "Driving Back From Dubbo"

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‘If I Stay,’ ‘Sin City 2′ and the Trouble With Tracking

August 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hollywood studios rely on tracking firms like Greek generals once enlisted oracles — to shine a light through the fog and predict an unknowable future. To some, the most sophisticated data sets and intricate algorithms have proved to be about as scientific this month as the soothsayers of yore. One by one, the weekends have... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Sud Eau Nord Deplacer’

August 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

French director Antoine Boutet knows better than to wade into the political quicksand surrounding China's Nan Shui Bei Diao project, though he instinctively recognizes the enormous potential, both sociological and cinematic, in documenting it.

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