Posts Tagged ‘film’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Free and Easy’

January 31, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Geng Jun's Hong Kong-produced latest feature, set in a faceless northeast mainland China burg, is exactly the kind of rarefied exercise that has spelled "festival fare" for decades.

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‘La La Land,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘This Is Us’ Win ACE Eddie Awards for Film Editing

January 28, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

At the 67th annual ACE Eddie Awards, "Arrival," "La La Land," "Game of Thrones" and "This Is Us" were among the big winners.

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SAG Awards Predictions 2017: Who Will Win

January 27, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Our experts take a stab at predicting the winners for the upcoming 24th annual celebration of screen acting.

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Burning Sands’

January 25, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The occasional heavy-handed or clumsy elements don't seriously impair a film whose high spirits, talented cast and always-luridly-intriguing subject consistently entertain.

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Golden Exits’

January 25, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"People never make films about ordinary people who don't really do anything," a young woman complains near the beginning of Alex Ross Perry's "Golden Exits," a dense, defiantly prickly film about ordinary people who don't really do anything.

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‘Arrival’ Joins Elite Club of Sci-Fi Oscar Best Picture Nominees

January 24, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Denis Villeneuve's film joined the short list of science-fiction films that have been nominated for the film industry's top prize Tuesday.

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Berlin Syndrome’

January 23, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Australian director Cate Shortland's films trade in a kind of threatening beauty.

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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Discovery’

January 21, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After crafting 2014's delightful, original "The One I Love," director Charlie McDowell and scenarist Justin Lader have created a less playful speculative fiction as their sophomore feature.

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Palm Springs Film Review: A Jew Must Die

January 18, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Jacob Berger’s feature incorporates period-blurring anachronisms to underline how issues of anti-Semitism and fascistic violence remain sadly all too current today.

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Without Game of Thrones, HBO Will Rely on The Young Pope and Murderous Moms

January 14, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Every spring since 2011, HBO has been able to rely on the new season of Game of Thrones and the audience surge that show provides. Last year, Season 6 helped the series become the network's most-watched series ever, with an average of 25 million viewers on all platforms. But the streak ends this spring, as the production rigors of Season 7 have required HBO to delay the show's return until summer. Instead, HBO is hoping to fill the dragon-sized gap in its spring schedule with programming from a slew of A-listers, including Reese Witherspoon, Robert De Niro, Jude Law and music industry icons Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. Actors and producers from those shows met with reporters today at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif. Up first is the limited series The Young Pope, starring Law as the first American Pope—and yes, the youngest one—in history. The show, which premieres Jan. 15 is "more than a meme on Twitter," said HBO miniseries and Cinemax programming president Kary Antholis, referring to social media's recent obsession with the title. Law said that until he began doing press for The Young Pope a week ago, he was "completely unaware of what a meme was." Now that he has seen a sampling of the Young Pope memes, "I love them.

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