April 27, 2017

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“STATE 194” a documentary about Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad

See the trailer for STATE 194, a documentary from director Dan Setton chronicling Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad’s campaign for Palestine to become the 194th state recognized by the United Nations. The story has continued to develop after the UN General Assembly voted by an overwhelming majority to recognize Palestine as[...]

Jane Campion to head up the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury of the 66th Cannes Film Festival

Director, Jane Campion, is to head up the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury of the 66th Cannes Film Festival, taking over the role from Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Michel Gondry, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Martin Scorsese and John Boorman. From New Zealand, Jane Campion stood out from her earliest works: in 1986 she won[...]

Directors Guild Awards: And the Winners are…

Ben Affleck wins the Directors Guild of America award for Best Feature Film. List of winners below: Feature Film: “Argo,” Ben Affleck Documentary Feature: “Searching for Sugar Man,” Malik Bendjelloul Dramatic Series: “Breaking Bad: Fifty-One,” Rian Johnson Comedy Series: “Girls,” pilot, Lena Dunham Movie for Television or Mini-Series: Musical Variety Program: “66th Annual Tony Awards,” Glenn Weiss Reality[...]

Oscar Forecast: Oscar Veteran Actors and Directors

When Meryl Streep took home the Best Actress award for The Iron Lady last year, some commentators called it a “lifetime achievement award,” implying that she beat out the competition more due to her body of work than her performance in that film. Others have speculated that veterans are more[...]

Robert Redford on Sundance Film Festival, Awards Live Stream and More

Day Nine of the Festival was dominated by a film that garnered significant conjecture even prior to its Friday night premiere at Eccles. Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad offered a pair of thoughtful and idiosyncratic performances portraying Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in Joshua Michael Stern’s poignant biopic, jOBS. Also[...]

Star Trek may bleed into Star Wars – J.J. Abrams

So, it’s officially official. Disney just put out a press release, which means I can write about it without fear of it being debunked moments after publication. J.J. Abrams is indeed directing Star Wars: Episode VII. And what do I have to say about that? Well…[...]

Dimension Films to release DARK SKIES

Dimension Films will release DARK SKIES on February 22, 2013. The film is a supernatural thriller from Jason Blum, the groundbreaking producer of the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise, INSIDIOUS and SINISTER. Dark Skies from the producer of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young[...]

Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights – Get involved

The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award seeks to identify and honor people who embody Robert F. Kennedy’s belief in the power of individual moral courage to overcome injustice. Founded in 1968, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights (RFK Center) has honored 44 human rights defenders[...]

CBS Films acquired comedy “Toy’s House” at Sundance

CBS Films announced today it has acquired domestic rights to the coming–of–age comedy TOY’S HOUSE. Directed by Jordan Vogt–‘Roberts from a screenplay by Chris Galletta, the movie premiered to rave reviews on Saturday, January 19th at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. TOY’S HOUSE stars Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick[...]

Matthew McConaughey starts 2013 with another great performance

A close backwoods cousin to Stand By Me (1986), Jeff Nichols’ Mud is an often moving and unpredictable coming of age story that benefits from some striking visuals and all around strong acting from its cast. Much like in Take Shelter (2011), Nichols is very interested in masculinity and[...]
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