Posts Tagged ‘film’

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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Ann Hui’s ‘Golden Era’ To Represent Hong Kong in Oscar Race

September 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Ann Hui's "Golden Era," which was the closing film at this month's Venice film festival, has been selected to represent Hong Kong in the foreign-language Oscar race.

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China Box Office: ‘Apes’ Swings it by a Whisker

September 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Tight three-way race over the weekend, but two stand-outs over the whole week. Hollywood scores strongly.

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Film Review: ‘Perfect Obedience’

September 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Mexican helmer Luiz Urquiza’s debut feature, “Perfect Obedience,” examines the pedophilic relationship between the spiritual leader of a Catholic seminary and the comely, naive young lad he selects as his newest disciple.

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Life in a Fishbowl’

September 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The lives of three characters intertwine in "Life in a Fishbowl," a strongly acted, sensitively directed drama that reps a big step forward for Icelandic director Baldvin Zophoniasson.

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Cub’

September 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Jonas Govaerts' first feature is a pastiche of familiar horror elements that's well-crafted throughout, but falls prey to the common dilemma of finding a payoff worthy of the buildup.

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Japanese Actress Shirley Yamaguchi Dies at 94

September 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Chinese-born star had a life that was as dramatic as many of her movies

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Toronto: Jennifer Aniston’s ‘She’s Funny That Way’ Nears $4 Million Deal With Clarius Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)

September 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Toronto might be inching to a close, but the second weekend of the festival saw another heated bidding war. New distributor Clarius Entertainment is nearing a $4 million deal for domestic rights to the screwball comedy “She’s Funny That Way,” Variety has learned. The film is directed by Peter Bogdanovich, after a 13-year hiatus, and... Read more

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