Great Gatsby to open Cannes Film Festival

Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby has been announced as this year’s opening night gala in Cannes, but unless Warner Bros. delays the US premiere Gatsby’s spotlight won’t be a world premiere. (LATimes) The Cannes opening slot has been an extremely fertile...
Posted On 12 Mar 2013

Life of Pi and Brave top VES Awards

Life of Pi and Brave each win 4 awards at the 11th Annual VES Awards.   (thanks to Mikhail) Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture Life of Pi Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture Brave Outstanding Supporting Visual...
Posted On 06 Feb 2013

Ang Lee & Yann Martel talk about Life of Pi at the NYFF

Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee and author Yann Martel will sit down with Film Society of Lincoln Center Program Director Richard Peña for a discussion of the film adaptation of Martell’s Man Booker Prize-winning book LIFE OF PI on Friday, September 28 at 12:00pm...
Posted On 28 Sep 2012

Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska in Stoker

Nicole and Mia are the in the headline for eye-grabs. I was going to begin this intro by joking” “with Matthew Goode as Uncle Charlie” — but then I see that’s no joke. The nod to Shadow of a Doubt is none too subtle. I tingle to think what Hitchcock...
Posted On 27 Sep 2012

Detropia: Magnificent American Ruins, Struggling to Survive

From the Academy Award-nominated directors of Jesus Camp, Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady, Detropia premiered September 7 and is showcased in select theaters across the country. Detroit’s story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century— the...
Posted On 27 Sep 2012

Another look at Life of Pi

yes, same trailer we ran a couple of days ago, but this one is sans subtitles and higher high-def.
Posted On 27 Sep 2012

The Queen prequel and The King’s Speech sequel?

Long may they reign, thanks to the powers behind the throne. (MovieLine) Colin Firth won an Oscar playing Britain’s King George VI in the 2010 historical drama The King’s Speech. And Dame Helen Mirren won her Academy Award playing the current U.K. monarch Queen...
Posted On 25 Sep 2012

Iran to boycott 2013 Oscars over anti-Islamic film

Ugh. In case you need a reminder what a government tangled up with religious fundamentalists would be like. (Jakarta Globe) Iran said on Monday it would boycott the 2013 Oscars to protest against the making of a crude anti-Islam video in the United States that has caused outrage...
Posted On 25 Sep 2012

Homeland, Game Change, and Louis C.K. win big at the 64th Annual Emmy Awards

Outstanding Drama Series: Homeland Outstanding Director for a Drama Series: Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire Outstanding Writer for a Drama Series: Alex Ganza, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, Homeland Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: Damian Lewis, Homeland Outstanding Actress in...
Posted On 23 Sep 2012