April 25, 2017

Tag Archives: Nicolas Winding Refn

“The Neon Demon” is the next stylish effort from Nicolas Winding Refn

I still remember when I first saw Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn’s masterpiece of an action drama. It was such a wonderfully stylized and confident film, it just blew me away. Refn had never done that before, so he was officially a filmmaker I needed to see keep up this new[...]

The 84th Academy Awards: If I had been a voter

Once again today I’m going to be taking a look back at a recent Oscar lineup and explaining what my vote would have been in each of the big eight categories we all follow so intently each season. I previously mentioned that potentially I could do this once a week[...]

Ryan Gosling: the next actor turned director to watch out for?

HOLLYWOOD ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK: A few days ago at the Cannes Film Festival, A list actor Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River (which was originally titled by him as the more compelling How To Catch a Monster) screened to a rather divisive response from critics. Some praised his skill behind the[...]

2014 Cannes Film Festival Jury is selected

The New Zealand director, producer and screenwriter Jane Campion, winner of the Palme d’or for The Piano, will be the President of the Jury of the 67th Festival de Cannes. Cannes has always sought to adopt a universal and international approach, and in tune with this tradition, Campion will be[...]

Oscar Actors predictions: Daniel Day-Lewis or John Hawkes or Hugh Jackman or Joaquin Phoenix or Denzel Washington or ?

HollywoodNews.com: Oscar Predicitons, how I love thee yet how I hate thee. As I revealed the newest set of predictions this time around and took a look at the next five months, I haven’t dived into serious awards analysis in a while. A lot of the reason was[...]

Online Film Critics go with “The Tree of Life,” “Drive” — AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: If the critics had any say, Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” would be a shoo-in for a Best Picture nomination next year. The film topped this year’s “Sight and Sound” poll of international critics. It landed on the lists of multiple critics’ organizations. And earlier this[...]

“Hugo,” “The Artist” lead Critics’ Choice with 11 noms – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” and Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” lead the field of nominated films competing in the 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Members of the Broadcast Film Critics’ Association handed out 11 nominations to each film, one short of the record 12 nominations earned by “Black[...]

“Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn on L.A., the Oscar season and the Blu-rays that never leave his player – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Nicolas Winding Refn has returned to the scene of the crime. The director of “Bronson,” “Valhalla Rising” and, most recently, “Drive,” is in Los Angeles doing awards-circuit press. Of course, he shot his stylish thriller in and around L.A., spinning a modern-day fairy tale about a dangerous driver[...]

THE ‘LION’ ROARS AGAIN BUT THE ‘DOGS’ HAVE NO BARK – This Week In Movies By Pete Hammond

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com:Well, apparently Hollywood found the secret for late summer success at the boxoffice. Forget the slew of cut-rate , unimaginative movies and just go into the vault for a real audience pleaser. That’s exactly what Disney did with their “special two week engagement” of The Lion[...]

Albert Brooks: The engine that makes “Drive” go – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: In 1999, Dame Judi Dench took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing Queen Elizabeth I in John Madden’s Best Picture-winning “Shakespeare In Love.” It was Dench’s second nomination, and her first win. She was on screen for a total of 8 minutes. As[...]
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