Posts Tagged ‘film’

Rome Film Festival Review: ‘Land of the Little People’

October 21, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A damning vision of Israel targeting the socialization of children in a battle-focused nation where animalistic alpha male posturing creates a society marked by cold-blooded cruelty.

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Film Review: ’13 Million Voices’

October 16, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A rousing, impassioned study of the challenges and rewards of peace activism in Cuba, "13 Million Voices" might best be described as a finished film about a work in progress.

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Russell Crowe, Matt Damon Toast Ridley Scott at American Cinematheque Fete

October 15, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Director Ridley Scott and Warner Bros. marketing and distribution chief were honored by the American Cinematheque Friday night.

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‘O.J.: Made in America,’ ‘13th,’ ‘Gleason’ Lead Critics’ Choice Docu Nominations

October 10, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association celebrate the best in documentary filmmaking.

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These West Coast Agencies Are Fearlessly Embracing Change as Advertising Evolves

October 9, 2016  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

New York has long served as the heart of the media and advertising industries. Los Angeles, by contrast, pumps out a steady flow of popular culture and has its own agency scene to match. This global headquarters for the entertainment and production industries—with a dash of tech innovation—creates a wealth of opportunities for trend-smart ad shops that aren't afraid to draw talent and collaborators from outside the "traditional" marketing world. As clients cut budgets and the storied broadcast TV model evolves, these organizations are increasingly comfortable moving beyond the familiar. Thankfully, their hometown has a wealth of alternatives to offer. R/GA "The idea that the commercial should be interrupting [your viewing experience] is no longer accepted," said R/GA founder Bob Greenberg—and for his agency's L.A. office, this means more partnerships with local production companies like Maker Studios and Fullscreen that specialize in influencer-driven content. "Hollywood's unbundling creates opportunities for both agencies and clients," added R/GA vp and managing director Alex Morrison, noting that eight of today's top celebrities among teens are YouTube stars, and that a near-majority told a recent poll that such "creators" understand them better than their own friends. "There's no better place to have those conversations than in L.A.

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Venice Film Review: ‘Quit Staring at My Plate’

October 1, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The director’s penchant for the kind of realism that celebrates the ugliness of tawdry lives makes the film difficult to warm to, despite strong performances.

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Little Wing’

September 29, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Selma Vilhunen's debut feature deals sensitively and intelligently with difficult real-life issues such as bullying, poverty, mental illness and dysfunctional families, making it a natural for festival programmers and Euro broadcasters.

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Film Review: Tim Burton’s ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

September 26, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Not since “Sweeney Todd” have the studios found such a perfect match of material for Tim Burton, Hollywood’s most iconic auteur.

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San Sebastian Film Review: ‘The Odyssey’

September 24, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

If you're going to title your film "The Odyssey," you need to be pretty certain it's got enough narrative heft and thrust to justify the Homeric allusion.

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Film Review: ‘Closet Monster’

September 23, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The risk-taking confidence with which Dunn weaves in sardonic magical-realist elements, not to mention the film’s unpredictable yet assured approaches to style and tone, make for an auspicious debut.

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