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Jordan’s Toronto Diary Day Two


One of the joys of being in Toronto is bumping into people you really admire so much. Seeing Chiwetel Ejiofor sneaking into a quick afternoon screening and of course bumping into Harvey Weinstein, hiding his nerves, right before the first press screening of “August:Osage County”. The critics were in town ...

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Jordan’s Toronto Diary – Day One


The first day of any major film fest will be a resoundingly exhausting experience. So much to see with so very little time. Albeit there are more than 10 days to The Toronto Film Festival but the sheer amount of quality directors to choose from is limitless. Trying to focus ...

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2 awards for Fruitvale Station at Deauville festival

(Thanks to Arnaud Trouvé) -Grand Prix « Night moves » de Kelly Reichardt -Prix du public « Fruitvale station » de Ryan Coogler -Prix révélation Cartier (jury présidé par Valérie Donzelli) « Fruitvale station » de Ryan Coogler (Un film qui est autant un geste qu’un cri) -Prix de la ...

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Sacro GRA wins Golden Lion in Venice


Thanks to Guy Lodge the awards announcements are trickling in. So far: Golden Lion: Sacro GRA, Gianfranco Rosi Grand Jury Prize: Stray Dogs, Tsai Ming-liang Silver Lion, for Best Director: Miss Violence, Alexandros Avranas Best Actor: Themis Payou, Miss Violence Screenplay: Philomena Best Actress: Elena Cotta in A Street in ...

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57th BFI London Film Festival slate announced

(thanks again to Paddy at ScreenOnScreen) Official Competition The sophomore Official Competition line-up, recognising inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking, includes the following: Catherine Breillat’s Abuse of Weakness Richard Ayoade’s The Double Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida Kore-Eda Hirokazu’s Like Father, Like Son Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox Jahmil X.T Qubeka’s Of Good Report ...

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Telluride Diary: We All Shine On


“For he would be thinking of love Till the stars had run away And the shadows eaten the moon.” –Yeats “Can I see the stars, Mommy?” A young boy of around five asked his mother on the gondola ride down from the Coen brothers tribute yesterday here in Telluride. “Maybe,” ...

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Telluride Diary Day One – Alive at Night


Because my travel arrangements last year had me driving ten hours from Denver to Telluride I’d decided this summer I would simply make the drive directly from Los Angeles. There wasn’t anything remarkable about the trip except that I listened to two books — Dan Savage’s latest, and The Devil ...

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