"Can You Ever Forgive Me?" deliciously pairs Richard E. Grant with Melissa McCarthy                "22 July" sees Paul Greengrass effectively depict another tragic historical event                Timothée Chalamet and Rachel Weisz to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards                Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet are gunning for awards with "Beautiful Boy"                "Bad Times At The El Royale" is overstuffed yet pulpy fun from Drew Goddard                87 films will contend for Best Foreign Language Feature this year                "First Man" is another stunning achievement for Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling                Updated Academy Award predictions for early October                Bradley Cooper makes a stunning directorial debut with the Oscar frontrunner "A Star Is Born"                Trailer for 'Vice' reveals Adam McKay's biopic of Dick Cheney                Taking a look at potential Best Original Screenplay contenders                Nicole Kidman to Receive Hollywood Film Award                “First Man” and “A Star Is Born”: Films to see in October                Taking a look at potential Best Adapted Screenplay contenders                Could we be seeing a rematch of Damien Chazelle vs Barry Jenkins this year?        

Tag Archives: the Sundance Film Festival

Movies to look forward to at the Sundance Film Festival

This week, the Sundance Film Festival gets underway, seeking to highlight the best in independent film. I won’t be in Park City this year, sadly, though I have been in the past and can vouch for it as a really unique and enjoyable (if exhausting) festival to attend. In honor[...]

The Toronto Film Festival will again play host to scores of Oscar hopefuls

With today’s announcement that David Dobkin’s film The Judge will open the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, I figured that it was a good time to talk about the TIFF lineup. That Robert Downey Jr. vehicle will seek to become an awards player, and it’s not alone. Each year, scores[...]

Are Passion Projects actually a good thing for filmmakers?

If you’re a lover of cinema like I am, there’s an inherent extra bit of interest on hand when a director announces that he or she is finally going to make a passion project of theirs. Just this year, we’ve seen Darren Aronofsky finally get Noah to the big screen,[...]

Sundance Film Festival: Toy’s House, Meet Brie Larson, Live Streams, Photos, and More – Day 8

Isaiah Washington Thrills in Blue Caprice, Toy’s House Teems with Nostalgia Day Eight of our 2013 Sundance Film Festival coverage examines an incongruent slate of films in terms of both style and story. Alexandre Moors’ taut sniper thriller Blue Caprice manages a slick recreation of the Beltway sniper rampage, while Jordan[...]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt directorial debut with Don Jon’s Addiction

Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes an incredibly strong directorial debut with Don Jon’s Addiction, an outstanding take on romantic comedies. Writing and directing as well as taking the lead role, Gordon-Levitt nails each part of the equation, making for easily my favorite film of the Sundance Film Festival so far. JGL is[...]

Sundance Film Festival: “Fruitvale” Recounts BART Police Shooting, Doremus Premieres “Breathes In” – Day 3

Day Three of the Sundance Film Festival ushered in three highly-anticipated premieres, appearances from Michael B. Jordan and Kaya Scodelario at Cinema Café, and the annual Directors Brunch at Sundance Resort. Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale and Drake Doremus’ Breathe In made their world premieres, while Valentine Road emerged as another important[...]

Sundance Film Festival: Dave Grohl Debuts Sound City, Dirty Wars Shocks Audiences Day 2

Day Two of the Sundance Film Festival saw the premieres of two disparate but hard-hitting documentaries (After Tiller, Dirty Wars), the directorial debut of Dave Grohl, and the opening of New Frontier, an exhibit dedicated to the most vanguard work of the Festival. Park City audiences were also treated to[...]

Reportage from Sundance Film Festival Day One

Lights, Camera, Action! Joey and I have survived our first day at the Sundance Film Festival and lived to tell you about it! In this first episode of The Park City Dispatch, we talk about our press scheduling conundrums, being at a party with celebrities and give you our review[...]

JustFilms Supports Eight Films Set for World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival

JustFilms, the Ford Foundation’s social justice film fund, is providing major support to eight independent films selected for competition and premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the world’s leading showcase for independent filmmaking. Launched in 2011, JustFilms fosters film and media makers who are creating passionate and purposeful narratives.[...]

Academy and Sundance announce “Academy Conversations” series

As part of the “Academy Conversations” series, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Blackhouse Foundation will present a conversation with one of Hollywood’s most innovative and entrepreneurial film producers, Will Packer, on Saturday, January 19, at 3:30 p.m. at Buona Vita in Park City, Utah. [...]
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