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San Diego International Film Festival: Five Days of Screenings, People, and Parties

3 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This year’s fest is anchored by two high-profile films. “Other People,” written and directed by “Saturday Night Live” star Chris Kelly, and starring Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford and Jesse Plemons, will open festivities on Sept. 28. Then, in a very different vein, Otto Bell’s documentary “The Eagle Huntress” will be the closing film on Oct. 2.

While the former is a heartfelt, biographical story about a struggling comedy writer helping his mother as she’s dying from cancer, the latter tells the story of a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who breaks with ancient tradition in her quest to become Mongolia’s first female practitioner of the art of hunting game in tandem with a trained eagle.

In between, the festival will screen Garth Davis’ debut “Lion,” starring Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, and Dev Patel. The Weinstein crowd-pleaser tells the story of how a 5-year-old Indian boy was separated from his family, »

- Iain Blair

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Oscars 2017: best foreign language race stacked with auteurs and provocations

27 September 2016 12:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In gunning for gold, many countries have opted to elect bold auteurs like Paul Verhoeven and Pedro Almodóvar as their mascots. Will the tactic pay off?

This year’s Academy award for best foreign language film went to Hungary’s daring Holocaust drama Son of Saul, the universally lauded yet undeniably difficult to watch debut from director László Nemes. Next year, it’s doubtful a newcomer will once again take gold.

Related: Elle review: Paul Verhoeven's brazen rape revenge comedy is a dangerous delight

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- Nigel M Smith

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Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’ Gets a Christmas Day Release

26 September 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Now that studios are finalizing their late-year bookings, we can see just how insane the Christmas release season will be.

Paramount slotted Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” on December 23—he was always expected to hand in the film, as he did with “Wolf of Wall Street,” just before year’s end—while A24 chose December 25 as a limited launch for Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women,” which will make its world premiere October 8 at the New York Film Festival. His last film, 2010’s “Beginners,” scored an Oscar win for Christopher Plummer.

Both movies will widen in the less-competitive January time frame, and are expected to compete for awards. “Silence” offers the second high-profile performance of the year from Andrew Garfield. (The other is Mel Gibson’s well-reviewed Venice title, World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge.”) “20th Century Women” is a ’70s family dramedy starring Oscar perennial Annette Bening (who is overdue with »

- Anne Thompson

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Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’ Gets a Christmas Day Release

26 September 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Now that studios are finalizing their late-year bookings, we can see just how insane the Christmas release season will be.

Paramount slotted Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” on December 23—he was always expected to hand in the film, as he did with “Wolf of Wall Street,” just before year’s end—while A24 chose December 25 as a limited launch for Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women,” which will make its world premiere October 8 at the New York Film Festival. His last film, 2010’s “Beginners,” scored an Oscar win for Christopher Plummer.

Both movies will widen in the less-competitive January time frame, and are expected to compete for awards. “Silence” offers the second high-profile performance of the year from Andrew Garfield. (The other is Mel Gibson’s well-reviewed Venice title, World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge.”) “20th Century Women” is a ’70s family dramedy starring Oscar perennial Annette Bening (who is overdue with »

- Anne Thompson

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2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Foreign Language Film

23 September 2016 1:43 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The official submissions for the foreign language Oscar are trickling in from around the world. Last year, 81 submissions were released theatrically in their home countries between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015. (This year’s deadline for submissions is October 3, 2016; the Academy announces the accepted eligible films later that month.)

Several Academy foreign committees comprised of members from all the branches whittle down the films to a shortlist of nine and finally, five Oscar nominees. (Last year’s winner was Cannes prize-winner “Son of Saul, ” directed by Lazlo Nemes.) Many countries pick films that do well on the festival circuit as their strongest Oscar contender; others do not.

Politics often intervene: Brazil’s submission was expected to be Cannes competition film “Aquarius,” starring Sonia Braga, but it was embroiled in controversy over filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho’s support of outgoing impeached president Dilma Rousseff. Bruno Barreto’s Brazil selection committee went instead »

- Anne Thompson

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2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Foreign Language Film

23 September 2016 1:43 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The official submissions for the foreign language Oscar are trickling in from around the world. Last year, 81 submissions were released theatrically in their home countries between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015. (This year’s deadline for submissions is October 3, 2016; the Academy announces the accepted eligible films later that month.)

Several Academy foreign committees comprised of members from all the branches whittle down the films to a shortlist of nine and finally, five Oscar nominees. (Last year’s winner was Cannes prize-winner “Son of Saul, ” directed by Lazlo Nemes.) Many countries pick films that do well on the festival circuit as their strongest Oscar contender; others do not.

Politics often intervene: Brazil’s submission was expected to be Cannes competition film “Aquarius,” starring Sonia Braga, but it was embroiled in controversy over filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho’s support of outgoing impeached president Dilma Rousseff. Bruno Barreto’s Brazil selection committee went instead »

- Anne Thompson

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New York Film Festival encore highlights by Anne-Katrin Titze

23 September 2016 12:51 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Fire At Sea (Fuocoammare) director Gianfranco Rosi Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Bertrand Tavernier's loving My Journey Through French Cinema dedicated to Jacques Becker and Claude Sautet; Pedro Almodóvar's Julieta, sparked by Alice Munro short stories, starring Emma Suárez with Michelle Jenner, Adriana Ugarte, and Daniel Grao; Pablo Larraín's Neruda with Luis Gnecco as Pablo Neruda, Gael García Bernal and Alfredo Castro; and Gianfranco Rosi's Fire At Sea (Fuocoammare) with Samuele (a winning, completely natural combination of Bruno Dumont's Li'l Quinquin, a Wes Anderson boy scout in Moonrise Kingdom, and the scientist in Rosi's Sacro Gra) are four more highlights of the 54th New York Film Festival.

Ava DuVernay’s The 13th; Mike Mills' 20th Century Women starring Annette Bening with Billy Crudup, Elle Fanning, Lucas Jade Zumann and Greta Gerwig; and James Gray's The Lost City Of Z with Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Weekly Rushes. Toronto Wraps, Curtis Hanson, Art-House Donald Trump, "Blood Simple" Storyboards

21 September 2016 10:19 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

NEWSJackieThe Toronto International Film Festival has wrapped and its winners (such as they are) have been announced, including Damien Chazelle's La La Land (read our take) and Pablo Larraín's Jackie. Our full index of coverage, as well as our favorite films, can be found here—stay tuned for director interviews! Meanwhile, if you want the truly best and most comprehensive review of the many, many films that played in Toronto, we highly recommend Cinema Scope's coverage.Director Curtis Hanson, best known for L.A. Confidential, has died at the age of 71.Netflix is going to produce a 10-episode version of Spike Lee's debut film, She's Gotta Have It, with Lee returning to direct.Recommended VIEWINGThe trailer for a movie we hadn't realized existed: Costa-Gavras's Missing, Palme d'Or and Best Actor Winner—for Jack Lemmon—at Cannes in 1982. Also starring Sissy Spacek, the film is newly restored and ripe for our ignorant re-discovery. »

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Johnny Guitar (widescreen)

20 September 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Olive's new branded line reissues the Nicholas Ray classic with a full set of authoritative extras -- plus a never-before-seen widescreen transfer, in all of its Trucolor glory. Joan Crawford and Sterling Hayden never looked better -- we can all compare theories about la Crawford's color-coded costumes. Just how masculine is Vienna supposed to be? Johnny Guitar (Olive Signature widescreen edition) Blu-ray Olive Films 1954 / Color / 1:66 widescreen / 110 min. / Street Date September 20, 2016 / available through the Olive Films website / 39.95 but heavily discounted Starring Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady, Ward Bond, Ben Cooper, Ernest Borgnine, John Carradine, Royal Dano, Frank Ferguson, Paul Fix, Rhys Williams. Cinematography Harry Stradling Film Editor Richard Van Enger Original Music Victor Young Written by Philip Yordan from the novel by Roy Chanslor Produced by Herbert J. Yates Directed by Nicholas Ray

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Wow, it's already been four years since Olive released a »

- Glenn Erickson

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Hamptons International Film Festival Announces Spotlight Films Including ‘La La Land’

20 September 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Hamptons International Film Festival (Hiff) has announced the titles screening in several sections of the festival’s programming, including Spotlight, World Cinema and Views from Long Island.

Damien Chazelle’s highly-acclaimed “La La Land,” which has already seen success at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, is among the movies on the Spotlight slate. Other Spotlight Films include Jordan Roberts’ “Burn Your Maps,” Garth Davis’ “Lion” and Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight,” among others.

“Over Columbus Day Weekend in a spectacular setting, we offer five full days of films for our impassioned audience, including dozens of premieres as well as the breakout hits and award winners from the Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, and Toronto Film Festivals,” said Hiff Artistic Director David Nugent. “From the dazzling choreography of ‘La La Land,’ the quiet beauty of ‘Moonlight,’ to the belly laughs of ‘Toni Erdmann,’ our audiences will see the films that are sure to »

- Arya Roshanian

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Film Review: El Sur

20 September 2016 1:34 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★★ Heralded by Pedro Almodóvar as "one of the best in Spanish cinema history", Victor Erice's El Sur is re-released this month courtesy of the BFI. Best known for his spellbinding debut Spirit of the Beehive, Erice's follow-up also uses the recollection of childhood to explore the psychological scars of the Spanish Civil War. However, while Spirit of the Beehive famously used the monster of James Whale's Frankenstein to construct an indirect critique of Franco's regime, El Sur relies on memory to separate the myths from the reality of life in Franco's Spain.

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- CineVue

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More "Best Foreign Language Film" Oscar News

14 September 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

by Nathaniel R

Look at this cute still from Train Driver's Diary. That's Serbia's submission to the Foreign Language Film Oscar race which was announced yesterday. It won the audience prize at the Moscow Film Festival and tells the story of a retiring train driver training his son to take over. The old man holds an infamous record: the most accidental killings on the job. 

Forty-one countries have now made their announcements official including high profile choices like Chile's Neruda which stars Gael García Bernal and could put the auteur Pablo Larraín in contention for yet another nomination to whatever haul his brilliant Jackie picks up.

Spain's submission of Julieta, is even more high profile given Pedro Almodóvar's international statue »

- NATHANIEL R

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Tom Ford on Nudity, Fashion and Art in ‘Nocturnal Animals’

12 September 2016 8:19 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

At the Toronto Film Festival premiere of “Nocturnal Animals” on Sunday night, Tom Ford said he keeps his two careers — as a fashion designer and director — separate. “Fashion is very quick,” he said at a Q&A following the screening. “Movies are forever. I don’t let them cross. In fact, you will not find one Tom Ford product in this movie. It’s not a commercial for Tom Ford. If you watch the end credits, it’s Prada, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel. It’s completely different things.”

Ford made a strong case that his 2009 directorial debut “A Single Man” was not a fluke. “Nocturnal Animals,” which picked up the Silver Lion (runner-up) prize from last week’s Venice Film Festival, is a thrilling, Pedro Almodovar-like tale about a woman (Amy Adams) who gets lost in a novel written by her ex-husband (Jake Gyllenhaal). The Toronto crowd was especially buzzing »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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‘Daguerrotype’ Toronto Review: Atmospheric Horror Feature Should Have Been a Short

11 September 2016 6:40 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Each year to varying degrees of success, the Toronto International Film Festival adds more and more titles to its robust slate. Statistically, it seems the more movies, the greater the possibility of true discovery. Unearthing a new artist at work before they’ve been recognized by the general public is a major reason why critics, distributors and beyond attend these week-long, sleep-deprived functions. The downside to this approach is that titles are let in that really aren’t ready to be going up against a movie by cinematic giants (Wim Wenders, Pedro Almodóvar) or emerging talents (Ana Lily Amirpour, Tom Ford). That. »

- Sam Fragoso

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Awards race comes into focus at Tiff

11 September 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

La La Land, Jackie, Nocturnal Animals and Manchester By The Sea have all been garnering early awards buzz.

With Venice and Telluride spun out and Toronto through its first weekend, the 2016 awards race is coming into focus with some films already making strong plays – reinforced by yesterday’s win at Venice for Emma Stone (best actress for La La Land) and Tom Ford (Grand Jury prize for Nocturnal Animals).

Still in clear Best Picture (and, by extension, Best Director) contention from Sundance is Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester By The Sea. He seems likely to be joined by Pablo Larrain’s Jackie, Damien Chazelle’s lustrous ode to Los Angeles and musicals, La La Land, and Garth DavisLion, which screened in Toronto last night to a rapturous reception. Jostling them along are Ford’s dark drama, Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival

Also in the frame are Moonlight, Loving, and Mel Gibson’s directorial comeback Hacksaw Ridge. Still to be seen »

- finn.halligan@screendaily.com (Fionnuala Halligan)

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Awards race coming into focus at Tiff

11 September 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

La La Land, Jackie, Nocturnal Animals and Manchester By The Sea have all been garnering early awards buzz.

With Venice and Telluride spun out and Toronto through its first weekend, the 2016 awards race is coming into focus with some films already making strong plays – reinforced by yesterday’s win at Venice for Emma Stone (best actress for La La Land) and Tom Ford (Grand Jury prize for Nocturnal Animals).

Still in clear Best Picture (and, by extension, Best Director) contention from Sundance is Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester By The Sea. He seems likely to be joined by Pablo Larrain’s Jackie, Damien Chazelle’s lustrous ode to Los Angeles and musicals, La La Land, and Garth DavisLion, which screened in Toronto last night to a rapturous reception. Jostling them along are Ford’s dark drama, Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival

Also in the frame are Moonlight, Loving, and Mel Gibson’s directorial comeback Hacksaw Ridge. Still to be seen »

- finn.halligan@screendaily.com (Fionnuala Halligan)

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Why Sony Pictures Classics Thinks Backing Female Directors Is Good for Business and Art

8 September 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Tom Bernard and Michael Barker saw “Equity” at last winter’s Sundance Film Festival, they knew immediately that the thriller about women breaking Wall Street’s glass ceiling would tap into the zeitgeist — before reviews even hit, the Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents snapped up the movie and gamed out a release plan that saw the studio debuting the picture the same week that Hillary Clinton claimed the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.

“They instantly understood that the movie was an opportunity to have a conversation about women in business,” says Meera Menon, the film’s director. So Bernard and Barker worked with Menon and producers Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas to set up screenings with women’s groups all over the country, organizing discussions about gender discrimination around the film.

“It’s a thriller and a Wall Street drama, but it’s also an issues movie,” says Bernard. »

- Brent Lang

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Telluride and Tiff’s Oscar Tea Leaves: How Two Key Festivals Could Predict This Year’s Winners

7 September 2016 9:28 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Telluride Film Festival programmers Tom Luddy and Julie Huntsinger pride themselves on curating the cream of the Hollywood crop, which has included Best Picture Oscar-winners “The King’s Speech,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Argo,” and “12 Years a Slave.”

However, even a Telluride hit needs amplification from noisy Toronto as they head into awards season.

Launched at Venice and Telluride, Lionsgate’s “La La Land” has propelled Emma Stone and, possibly, costar Ryan Gosling into awards contention. How the audacious musical fares with critics and audiences will impact how far it goes with the Academy, who will give “Whiplash” nominee Damien Chazelle points for ambition and a relatable showbiz story. This film boasts passionate supporters, while many others don’t get the movie at all. The larger media presence in Toronto and New York will continue to ripple out and build must-see for the movie. So far I am discerning a slight generational divide, »

- Anne Thompson

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Telluride and Tiff’s Oscar Tea Leaves: How Two Key Festivals Could Predict This Year’s Winners

7 September 2016 9:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Telluride Film Festival programmers Tom Luddy and Julie Huntsinger pride themselves on curating the cream of the Hollywood crop, which has included Best Picture Oscar-winners “The King’s Speech,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Argo,” and “12 Years a Slave.”

However, even a Telluride hit needs amplification from noisy Toronto as they head into awards season.

Launched at Venice and Telluride, Lionsgate’s “La La Land” has propelled Emma Stone and, possibly, costar Ryan Gosling into awards contention. How the audacious musical fares with critics and audiences will impact how far it goes with the Academy, who will give “Whiplash” nominee Damien Chazelle points for ambition and a relatable showbiz story. This film boasts passionate supporters, while many others don’t get the movie at all. The larger media presence in Toronto and New York will continue to ripple out and build must-see for the movie. So far I am discerning a slight generational divide, »

- Anne Thompson

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Spain picks Almodovar’s 'Julieta' for Oscar race

7 September 2016 8:29 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Romantic drama premiered in competition in Cannes.

Spain has selected Pedro Almodovar’s Julieta as its contender for this year’s best foreign language film Oscar race.

Starring Emma Suarez and Adriana Ugarte, the film premiered in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

It was selected from a three-strong shortlist that also included Iciar Bollain’s comedy-drama The Olive Tree and Paula Ortiz’s The Bride.

Marking Oscar-winner Almodovar’s 20th feature – his win came for 2002’s Talk To Her – the story of Julieta follows a broken-hearted woman who decides to confront the problems in her life, notably her estranged daughter.

Spain’s last winner in the foreign language Oscar category was Alejandro Amenábar’s Javier Bardem-starring drama The Sea Inside in 2005. Almodovar’s last film to be nominated in the category was 2006’s Volver. »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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