Posts Tagged ‘film’

Film Review: ‘City of Dead Men’

December 16, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The combination of raves, hallucinogens, wild youth and pagan rituals in a creepy former mental asylum ought to add up to something a lot more exciting than it does in this U.S.-Colombia co-production.

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Critics’ Choice Awards Go Early, But Is It a Bang or a Whimper?

December 12, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

On the heels of a few scandals, the BFCA/BTJA honored the year's best film and TV Sunday.

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‘Fantastic Beasts,’ ‘Live By Night,’ ‘Allied’ Among Costume Design Oscar Contenders

December 6, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

From 17th Century Japan to the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling, this year's costume design Oscar race is typically wide-ranging.

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Clorox and HuffPost’s RYOT Made a 360-Degree Video About Clean Drinking Water

December 5, 2016  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Clorox is most often associated with cleaning kitchens and stains, but it's probably not a brand that comes to mind when you think about clean drinking water. To help raise awareness of the poor quality of water in rural Peru, the company known for its household products has sponsored its first 360-degree video, and it shows what a difference a few drops of bleach can make. The film, Purely Peru, was produced by HuffPost's RYOT and AOL to explain waterborne illnesses and how Clorox's Safe Water Project provides materials to kill bacteria and viruses. According to HuffPost RYOT CMO Molly Swenson, branded content is becoming less commercialized and is increasingly focused on character-driven narratives and experiences. "If it's good enough, nobody is going to care if a brand is attached to it if it's an authentic story," Swenson said.

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Film Review: ‘Siren’

December 3, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A belated feature expansion of the best segment from 2012 horror omnibus "V/H/S," with Hannah Fierman as the titular creature the only major returning talent.

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Film Review: ‘Po’

November 25, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Noble intentions alone do not a great movie make, as evidenced by “PO,” whose heart is in the right place but whose drama is woefully lacking in momentum.

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Film Review: ‘A Flickering Truth’

November 22, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Pietra Brettkelly evocatively layers damaged archival images, potently interspersing them with footage chronicling the rebirth of Afghan Films.

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Sony Aims for Oscars With ‘Sausage Party’ Original Song ‘The Great Beyond’ (NSFW)

November 21, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Watch an exclusive clip of the song, which will be presented to the music branch for consideration.

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Female Directors Still Underdogs for Oscar Attention

November 15, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Women behind some of the year's most acclaimed films are considered longshots for Academy Awards attention.

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Oscars 2016 Director Race Welcomes Newcomers, Fresh Voices

November 15, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Filmmakers on their first, second, or third film find their way into awards spotlight.

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