January 02, 2015

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Venice early lineup includes Cronenberg, Polanski, Solondz

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Titles scheduled to screen at the 68tht Annual Venice Film Festival reached the Web this afternoon, and are sure to send film geeks (and Oscar trackers) into a frenzy. David Cronenberg‘s “A Dangerous Method” and Roman Polanski’s “Carnage” are two of the festival’s biggest gets, with each boasting[...]

Meryl Streep’s Oscar contender “Iron Lady” goes to Weinstein

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Early Friday morning in Cannes, The Weinstein Company secured the U.S. rights to Phyllida Lloyd’s “The Iron Lady,” a Margaret Thatcher biopic that cast Meryl Streep in the lead role and paired her with Jim Broadbent as the British Prime Minister’s husband, Denis. And you thought “Lady” already[...]

IFC Films posts crowd-pleasing “Buck” trailer

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Cindy Meehl’s documentary “Buck,” about legendary horse whisperer Buck Brannaman, has a tendency to charm audiences at every film festival it plays. So far this year, Meehl’s crowd-pleasing feature has earned Audience Awards at Sundance and the Full Frame Documentary Film Fest. As it prepares to roll[...]

“Book of Mormon” leads Tony noms with 14

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Tony Award winners Anika Noni Rose and Matthew Broderick announced the 2011 Tony Awards nominees live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City Tuesday morning. “The Book of Mormon,” Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s well-received musical, leads all nominees with 14,[...]

Tribeca Film Festival reveals its winners

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival announced the winners of its competition categories Thursday night at a ceremony hosted at the W Union Square in New York City. Not that the festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, is finished. It runs through May 1, giving audiences time[...]

First “Harry Potter” trailer is a masterpiece

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Do we honestly need a trailer for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” the eighth and final installment of his historic franchise? Couldn’t Warner Bros. simply put up a title card and a date, then sit back and wait for all of that box-office money[...]

Darren Aronofsky to lead Venice Film Fest jury

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Darren Aronofsky, who last year opened the Venice Film Festival with “Black Swan,” will return this fall as head of the event’s jury. From the release: A key figure in contemporary film, whose work constantly engages the evolution and mutations of the many languages of art, [Aronofsky] will be[...]

Oscars not moving earlier, staying in late February

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: There was a lot of talk last awards season about the Academy Awards moving to an earlier date on the calendar to shorten the lengthy awards race and compete with the Golden Globes, the Critics’ Choice Awards and other events that try to steal some of Oscar’s[...]

Cannes reveals Director’s Fortnight program

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The Director’s Fortnight sidebar at the annual Cannes Film Festival usually offers a strong counterpart of experimental fare, and this year appears to be no different. Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy are just a few of the international talents picked to fill the 25-film selection,[...]

Sundance audience winner “Buck” takes same prize at Full Frame

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Buck Brannaman, better known in equestrian circles as the horse whisperer, continued to work his magic over crowds. “Buck,” Cindy Meehl’s documentary on Brannaman’s unique career, took home the Audience Award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, months after it claimed the same prize at the[...]
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