The first full-length Technicolor film was Becky Sharp in 1935. (Check out the promo after the cut.) Though there had been experimental effects done with tinting and hand-stenciling as far back as George M√©li√®s in the early 1900′s, Vulture uncovers this test reel for a full-color film process in... (Read More)
Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir says Army of Crime is “a solid, spellbinding drama which along the way offers a not-so-subtle commentary on the diverse, immigrant-rich society of contemporary France.” He also notes the threads connecting this real-life story of WWII French resistance with one of last year’s most rousing Best... (Read More)
Citing concerns over the voting process, Disney/Pixar is removing itself from official participation at the Annie Awards. “After more than a year of discussions with the ASIFA board, we have regretfully decided to withdraw from the organization and no longer participate in the annual Annie Awards,” said Disney-Pixar prexy... (Read More)
Thanks to Chong Weikk for these three posters from Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go starring Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield, and Carey Mulligan. Click for larger view.
Magnolia Films will release All Good Things some time this December, putting it right in the thick of things for Oscar season. ¬†The film is directed by Andrew Jarecki (Capturing the Friedmans) and also stars Kirsten Dunst. ¬†It’s quite fun going down this particular rabbit hole, due to the... (Read More)
Cinematical’s Erik Childress has done another early Oscar article focusing on who’s here, who’s coming and what the Best Actor race might shape up to look like eventually, you know, if all goes well. As bloggers and critics sharpen their knives and their crystal balls for the upcoming Toronto,... (Read More)
Freshly posted at Oh No They Didn’t. ¬†They also provide an IMDb summary:
The wonderful and wacky David Lynch will serve as the AFI’s first-ever guest artistic director it was just announced. Lynch has also created artwork that will serve as the official image of the 24th annual festival. In addition, as Guest Artistic Director, Lynch will program a special sidebar of... (Read More)