Posts Tagged ‘film’

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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Oscars: VFX Contenders Put On a Show at Academy’s Annual Bake-Off

January 14, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Academy held its annual Visual Effects Bake-Off last weekend, with contenders like "Rogue One" and "Arrival" squaring off for voters.

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‘Arrival,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Lion,’ ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Silence’ Score ASC Nominations

January 11, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The American Society of Cinematographers has announced nominees for the 31st annual ASC Awards, taking place on Feb. 4.

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Film Review: ‘The Dark Wind’

December 27, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Clearly stories from the Yazidi community deserve further cinema exposure, but until then, “The Dark Wind” is a respectable beginning that builds to a certain power.

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Film Review: ‘Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim’

December 27, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sherif El Bendary’s feature debut is a buddy film with surrealist touches, crowned by an unexpectedly warm-hearted finale that asserts the primacy of love.

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