Tag Archives: Ben Lewin

Helen Hunt talks “The Sessions,” nudity, and being an effective listener – OSCARS

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Whomever floated the theory that there are no good roles for actresses older than a certain age forgot to tell Helen Hunt. Sometimes she needs to hand the juicy roles to herself, as when she starred in her own directorial debut “Then She Found Me.” Other times,[...]

“The Sessions” set to open one week earlier than expected – OSCARS

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Ben Lewin’s “The Sessions” has been pleasing crowds since the Sundance Film Festival, where it took home the Audience Award and a Special Jury Prize, then competed for the fest’s Grand Jury Prize. After a strong showing at the Toronto International Film Festival, “Sessions” has decided to[...]

“The Sessions” gets an official poster – TORONTO 2012

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Ben Lewin’s “The Sessions’ has been high on our list as we prepare for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, for various reasons. The drama burst out of the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year surfing a wave of positive buzz. We are hearing that John Hawkes,[...]

Oscars: Jitters building for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master starring Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman

HollywoodNews.com: The second half of the year is upon us. The race is about to heat up with big Oscar hopefuls coming down the pike. Our John Foote will be in attendance at the Toronto International Film Festival and many films will be unveiling themselves to critics alike.[...]

Fox Searchlight Pictures Buys “The Surrogate”

HollywoodNews.com: Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula announced today that the company has acquired worldwide rights to the inspirational true story THE SURROGATE. Directed and written by Ben Lewin, THE SURROGATE stars John Hawkes as Mark O’Brien, Helen Hunt as Cheryl Cohen Greene and William H. Macy[...]