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April 28, 2014

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Oscar Podcast Preview: Marty Finally Wins Big

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2006 stands apart as one of my favorite Oscar years because it was like this past year in a way. It’s rare that the film I personally WANT to win actually wins. It was made all the sweeter by my own instincts about it winning being right on the money, as opposed to what many of my colleagues thought – that it was too dark to win, that a movie…

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Chef and Keep on Keepin’ On win big at Tribeca

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The New York Times reports that the Tribeca Film Fest handed out awards for Best Narrative feature to Chef, and best documentary to Keep on Keepin’ on. The winners were chosen by audiences who voted after watching all of the films. Chef is not faring so well over at Metacritic, not that it means much at this stage but if even some of these guys, many of whom used to…

2014 Cannes Jury Announced

2014 Cannes Jury Announced

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(thanks to Paddy at screenonscreen) Jane Campion – (Sweetie, The Piano, Bright Star) 9th female jury president in Cannes’ 67 year history. Carole Bouquet – (That Obscure Object of Desire, Day of the Idiots, Too Beautiful for You) Sofia Coppola – (Lost in Translation, The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette) First came to Cannes with her father to premiere Apocalypse Now — when she was 8 years old. Willem Dafoe –…