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Gena Rowlands for La Film Critics career achievement award

19 October 2014 8:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Gena Rowlands has been the named the recipient of this year's Los Angeles Film Critics Association (Lafca) career achievement award.

The Hollywood legend will be honoured next year on January 10.

Lafca announced the news yesterday (October 18) on Twitter.

Past honourees include Doris Day, Richard Lester and Rowlands's late husband John Cassavetes, who received the award in 1986.

Rowlands worked with Cassavetes on ten films, earning Academy Award nominations for Gloria and A Woman Under the Influence.

She also appeared in 2004 movie The Notebook, as the older version of Rachel McAdams' character Allie Calhoun. »

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Gena Rowlands to Receive Career Achievement Award From L.A. Film Critics

18 October 2014 6:37 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Gena Rowlands is set to receive a major honor. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has chosen the 84-year-old actress for its annual Career Achievement award. Rowlands will be feted at an event held Jan. 15. The actress is best known for collaborating with her husband, director John Cassavetes. She appeared in ten of his films, earning Academy Award nominations for two of them: Gloria and A Woman Under the Influence. She has won two Golden Globe awards and four Emmys.  Watch more 'Dark Knight Rises' Meets 'The Notebook' in Mashup Rowlands has appeared more recently in films like The Notebook

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Gena Rowlands To Receive Career Honors From La Film Critics

18 October 2014 4:33 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Oscar-nominated actress Gena Rowlands will receive the La Film Critics Association’s Career Achievement kudos this winter, the org announced today. In an acclaimed career that’s spanned six decades, Rowlands nabbed Academy Award nominations for her iconic roles in two of her ten films for filmmaker/husband John Cassavetes, Gloria and A Woman Under the Influence. She won the Golden Globe for the latter and snagged three Emmy wins on the small screen.

Rowlands’ films include Faces and Minnie and Moskowitz for Cassavetes, Another Woman for Woody Allen, Lonely Are The Brave with Kirk Douglas, Night On Earth for Jim Jarmusch, Unhook the Stars, The Notebook, and Yellow for son Nick Cassavetes, and Broken English for daughter Zoe Cassavetes. Career Achievement honorees who were voted on by members of Lafca in recent years include Richard Lester, Frederick Wiseman, and Doris Day.

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Gena Rowlands To Get the Los Angeles Film Critics Career Achievement Award

18 October 2014 2:41 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The stage, TV and screen actress is best known for her stellar work on ten films directed by her husband John Cassavetes which started with “A Child Is Waiting” (1963),  “Shadows” (1959) and “Faces” (1968) and continued through two Oscar-nominated performances in "Woman Under the Influence" (pictured, 1975) and "Gloria" (1981); their last film together was “Love Streams” (1984).  The Lafca gave Cassavetes the career achievement award in 1986--this is the first husband and wife team to be so rewarded in the group's 40 year history.  Rowlands began her career on the New York stage in the mid-1950s and moved to television, marryingCassavetes in 1954 and made 10 films with him, from Rowlands won four Emmys --“The Betty Ford Story” (1987), “Face of a Stranger” (1991), “Hysterical Blindness” (2003) and “The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie” (2004)--and two Golden Globes (“The Betty Ford Story” and “A Woman Under the Influence."). »

- Anne Thompson

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L.A. Film Critics to Honor Gena Rowlands

18 October 2014 1:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. will present Gena Rowlands with its career achievement award, the group announced on Saturday.

An 84-year-old veteran of film, TV and theater, Rowlands is particularly celebrated for helping to usher in a bold new commitment to realism in American screen acting in the 1960s and ’70s, never more so than in her grittily layered, emotionally fearless performances for the writer-director John Cassavetes. Their 10-picture collaboration, which included such films as “Shadows” (1959) and “Faces” (1968), earned Rowlands two Oscar nominations for best actress, in “A Woman Under the Influence” (1975) and “Gloria” (1981).

Cassavetes received the L.A. critics’ career achievement award in 1986, making him and Rowlands the first husband-and-wife duo to be so honored in the group’s nearly 40-year history.

Over her 60-plus years as an actress, Rowlands has won four Emmys, for “The Betty Ford Story” (1987), “Face of a Stranger” (1991), “Hysterical Blindness” (2003) and “The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie »

- Justin Chang

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Gena Rowlands Wins Career Achievement Award from La Film Critics

18 October 2014 12:46 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has named actress Gena Rowlands winner of the organization's 2014 Career Achievement Award, Lafca announced on Saturday. Rowlands has won four Emmys and two Golden Globes in a 60-year career that included Oscar nominations for her roles in “Gloria” and “A Woman Under the Influence” , both of which were directed by her late husband, John Cassavetes. Also read: Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss on Life in Their 20s: Cassavetes, Bad Facial Hair and Sandals She began her career on Broadway in the mid-1950s and appeared on dozens of television programs throughout the '50s and. »

- Steve Pond

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Cohen Media Group Inks Eight-Film Gaumont Classics’ Deal for North America (Exclusive)

18 October 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lyon – In a deal involving two key players in the two key markets for classic film, Charles S. Cohen’s New York-based Cohen Media Group has acquired North American rights to eight films from Gallic mini-major Gaumont for release via the Cohen Film Collection.

The agreement is led by five titles from French master Maurice Pialat, including three Cannes competition players, plus Jean-Luc Godard’s “A Married Woman” and Federico Fellini’s “City of Women.”

The deal was closed at the Lyon Lumière Festival’s Classic Film Market (Mfc), which wrapped Friday in France’s Lyon, by Tim Lanza, VP of Cohen Film Collection, and Virginie Royer, Gaumont international sales manager.

Titles will be released via Cmg’s Cohen Film Collection, created by Cmg’s acquisition in 2012 of the 700-plus Rohauer Film Collection. Twinned with Cmg’s purchase, concluded August, of New York’s four-screen Quad Cinema arthouse, and its upcoming renovation and technical upgrade, »

- John Hopewell

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Watch: William Friedkin Visits The Criterion Closet And Talks John Cassavetes, Fritz Lang & More

17 October 2014 10:26 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If you consider yourself a film fan, chances are that you’ve owned a Criterion Collection release at some point. It’s an ever-increasing catalog of world-class cinema that counts many renowned filmmakers among its fans, and on occasion one of these notable fans gets the chance to visit the boutique label’s closet full of their releases, which is actually a big room, and choose a few to take home while talking about the choices. The latest guest to Criterion’s closet is none other than William Friedkin. Lasting nearly five minutes, the video (via Rope Of Silicon) finds Friedkin in his typical loquacious mood talking about his favorite subject, cinema. We don’t want to spoil too much of the iconic director’s choices – both John Cassavetes and Fritz Lang’s work get mentioned – but we will say that we hope to be just as in love with »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Whiplash

17 October 2014 9:28 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Whiplash

Directed by: Damien Chazelle

Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons

Running Time: 1 hr 40 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: October 17, 2014 (Chicago)

Plot: A jazz drummer (Teller) encounters an abusive conductor (Simmons) on his path to becoming the best.

Who’S It For? Movie fans who like exhilarating films.

Read Nick’s interview with ‘Whiplash’ writer/director Damien Chazelle

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The enemy of our potential is the fear of failure. It lingers on the blank papers or canvases that stare back at us, and restrains us to the what ifs of our goals. In Damien Chazelle’s jazz drumming thriller Whiplash, this horror is personified in the fortissimo presence of conductor Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), who invests his entire being into mercilessly challenging the ambition of his students. Chazelle’s previous work as screenwriter, Grand Piano, featured John Cusack as a sniper who threatened to kill a pianist if he played one false »

- Nick Allen

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Listen Up Philip | Review

13 October 2014 8:35 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Philip A. Dick: Perry’s Literary Minds Stuck In a Lonely Place

Following up his dark hearted homage to road trip cinema with 2011’s The Color Wheel, Alex Ross Perry’s third film, Listen Up Philip arrives with an equally unpleasant set of main characters as it explores the hyper intellectual worldview of self-important authors wallowing in their emotional ennui. But the self-involved narcissists occupying Perry’s arena also happen to be impressively fleshed out compelling characters that makes this triptych of their miserable emotional periods so engrossing. Sprawling, unkempt, and often unlikeable, it’s one of the most impressively written and astutely performed films you’ll see this year.

We meet Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he meets up with an ex-girlfriend for lunch, basically to gloat over his looming success as an author, celebrating the publication of his first novel. An omniscient narrator (Eric Bogosnian) begins to guide us through Philip’s (and eventually, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Lumiere-Grand Lyon Festival Shines a Light on Classics

10 October 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In recent years, the fall festival season has turned fiercely competitive not just between the films themselves, but also among the fest directors selecting them — as the pressure to get first dibs on the newest, newsiest premieres has necessitated cutthroat programming politics. One way out of that minefield is to look back rather than forward — and it’s a dedicated focus on classic cinema that makes France’s Festival Lumiere-Grand Lyon one of the calmer cinematic congregations on the circuit.

Overseen by veteran auteur Bertrand Tavernier — president of film preservation body the Lumiere Institute — and curated by Cannes artistic chief Thierry Fremaux, the Lyon-based fest runs Oct. 13-19 and boasts a plethora of restorations, reissues and homages. Kicking off with a screening of Arthur Penn’s 47-year-old landmark “Bonnie and Clyde” (part of a three-film tribute to Faye Dunaway), this year’s decidedly catholic program runs the gamut from Frank Capra »

- Guy Lodge

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Annabelle | Review

3 October 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Rosemary’s Scabies: Leonetti Does His Best James Wan Impression

Sure to take its place on future lists of cinematographer’s unfortunate attempts at directing, John R. Leonetti’s Annabelle, a sort-of prequel to a subplot from 2013’s The Conjuring, is technically assured though lacking in anything innately original or insidiously creepy. Basically another bargain basement housewife-in-peril horror film, Gary Dauberman’s script plays like another cheap Rosemary’s Baby knock-off, attempting to prove that a Los Angeles apartment complex is just as spooky as anything you’ll encounter in Manhattan. With no time wasted on comic relief as it takes itself surprisingly seriously (you can forget about all those Marlon Wayans shenanigans with ‘Abigail’ from A Haunted House 2), Leonetti leaves most of the heavy lifting to our own familiarity with the basic material and our lowered expectations with carbon copy.

It’s Southern California in the 1970s and »

- Nicholas Bell

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Annabelle Wallis & Ward Horton Talk Annabelle and How Rosemary’S Baby Influenced Their Performances

29 September 2014 8:24 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Yes – Annabelle for all intents and purposes is a spinoff of last year’s surprise success The Conjuring, taking that film’s stand-out side character (the eponymous creepy doll) and placing an entire film around it/her; but what the marketing and previews have failed to fully reveal – is that Annabelle, at heart, is much less a cash-grab Conjuring offshoot but more so an extended homage to early era Polanski, in particular Rosemary’s Baby & Repulsion.  Annabelle Wallis and Ward Horton star as Mia & John, a couple coping through the repercussions of a vicious attack. The newfound family (she having just given birth to a daughter) move into an apartment complex wherein in her husband’s absence (he’s much too busy with his burgeoning medical career), she begins to experience violent supernatural forces all seemingly stemming from that good-for-nothing doll.  You don’t even have to look at the »

- Tommy Cook

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Watch: Explore The Work Of John Cassavetes & Gena Rowlands In 'Love Streams' With 2 Criterion Featurettes

26 September 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You don’t necessarily associate a filmmaker like John Cassavetes with the likes of Cannon Films, who are more known for a slew of schlocky, low-budget action films from the 1980s than anything that resembles art. Still, studio heads Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus are the folks who bankrolled the “Faces” director’s 1984 drama “Love Streams,” and we have two short glimpses at the film and what went into bringing it to movie screens. The film stars Cassavetes and his wife Gena Rowlands as a brother and sister who care for one another as their lives and relationships crumble around them. More than anything (except maybe money), Golan and Globus wanted critical acclaim, awards and industry respect (read our review of “Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films” for a glimpse into their collective psyche), which they hoped working with an auteur like Cassavetes could provide. To record the proceedings for posterity, »

- Brent McKnight

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Metrodome strikes for Toronto trio

15 September 2014 3:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Mia Hansen Love, Francois Ozon dramas and Cannon Films doc among Toronto haul.

UK distributor Metrodome has secured UK and Ireland rights to a trio of films that played at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 4-14): Mia Hansen Love’s well-received drama Eden, Francois Ozon’s The New Girlfriend and documentary Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films.

All three will play at the London Film Festival (Oct 8-19).

Metrodome acquired Eden from sales agent Kinology in a deal negotiated by Metrodome head of acquisitions Giles Edwards and Kinology’s CEO Grégoire Melin.

Directed by French auteur Mia Hansen Love and starring Felix De Givry, Pauline Etienne and Greta Gerwig, Eden charts the rise and fall of one of the DJs who pioneered the French electro music scene in the 1990s.

The film features cameo’s from the likes of Daft Punk, Joe Smooth, the late Frankie Knuckles »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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At the Devil’s Door | Review

10 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Devil in Disguise: McCarthy’s Latest an Unnerving Indie Horror Film

Every now and then, a horror film comes along that’s reminiscent of a certain heyday in the genre, when understated supernatural elements were used to unnerving effect and not overwhelmed by comedic flourishes or found footage gimmickry. With his sophomore film, At the Devil’s Door (initially titled Home at its premiere at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival), Nicholas McCarthy manages to create an unsettling environment that’s most startling for a certain level of unpredictability. While some uneven plotting and awkward moments in character development mar the process, this is an illustrative example of how capably creepy independent American horror films still have the potential to be.

A teenage girl (Ashley Rickards) is convinced by her new boyfriend to sell her soul, which she seems to do willingly, not quite sure her visit to a remote trailer where »

- Nicholas Bell

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films’

8 September 2014 5:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For the second time in a year, the meteoric rise and ignominious demise of 1980s schlock juggernaut Cannon Films comes to the screen in feature-length documentary form. But where Cannon is concerned, a twice-told tale is no vexation for the weary cinephile’s ear. Faster, sleeker and more out-of-control (in a good way) than its Cannes-premiered predecessor (Israeli director Hila Medalia’s “The Go-Go Boys”), Mark Hartley’s “Electric Boogaloo” — actors, writers, directors, editors and studio execs who, if anything, seem emboldened by the lack of Golan and Globus’s official participation in the project. Sure to be a fest favorite, Hartley’s docu should also spur much Cannon revivalism on the repertory and cinematheque circuits.

Cannon is irresistible fodder for Hartley, whose previous cinephile docus “Not Quite Hollywood” (2008) and “Machete Maidens Unleashed!” (2010) showed he was drawn to exploitation movies like Charles Bronson to a pack of street thugs. Like those films, »

- Scott Foundas

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Venice: Q And A With Saverio Costanzo, Director Of Adam Driver-Starrer ‘Hungry Hearts’

1 September 2014 1:26 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Italian director Saverio Costanzo broke out internationally in 2004 with “Private,” which was set in a Palestinian home in an occupied zone. “Hungry Hearts,” his fourth feature, in competition at Venice and also screening in Toronto, is instead set in New York where Jude (Adam Driver) and Mina (Alba Rohrwacher) fall in love and have a child whom Mina wants to protect from the outside world and its contamination through a nutritional regiment that puts his life in danger. Costanzo spoke about “Hungry Hearts,” a rare case of an Italian pic with a New York indie feel, with Variety’s Nick Vivarelli.

Excerpts.

Q:The book is set in Italy, why did you transpose it to the Upper West Side?

A: It seemed impossible for me to set it in Italy. Italian cities are not as violent, but also not as powerful as New York. And the whole food disorder issue: ‘where »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Rosemary’s Baby (1968) review

27 August 2014 11:32 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Grace Fontaine, MoreHorror.com

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Starring: Mia Farrow (Rosemary Woodhouse), John Cassavetes (Guy Woodhouse), Ruth Gordon (Minnie Castevet), Sidney Blackmer (Roman Castevet), Ralph Bellamy (Abe Sapirstein) and Clay Tanner (Satan)

Warning: I would not recommend watching this if you are pregnant, ladies.

“Rosemary’s Baby” does not thrive on eliciting base, violent terror upon its viewers, the aims it has is far sinister- it wants to put you off balance and keep you there.

Young newlyweds Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse have picked up sticks and set down in a grand yet somewhat ancient apartment building smack bang in the middle of cosmopolitan New York City. Rosemary is a clever yet naïve housewife who is quite content to be a homebody while Guy is a struggling actor who is desperate to make it big in the Big Apple. Although the couple share a loving and playful relationship, »

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Interview: Director Ira Sachs Reminds Us ‘Love is Strange’

27 August 2014 5:40 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – One of the notable films to kick off the autumn film season is writer/director Ira Sach’s “Love is Strange.” The story of two men in a longtime gay relationship, who finally can marry – but whose lives go off track unexpectedly – features brilliant performances from veterans John LIthgow and Alfred Molina.

Ira Sachs is a veteran writer and director himself, on his sixth feature film. He first got noticed with “Forty Shades of Blue” in 2005 and “Married Life” two years later. The latter film featured Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Pierce Brosnan. After some great reviews for his fifth film “Keep the Lights On” (2012), he is back with “Love is Strange,” a personal and subtle character driven story.

Ira Sachs (center) with Leading Men Alfred Molina and John Lithgow of ‘Love is Strange

Photo credit: Sony Pictures Classics

HollywoodChicago.com sat down to interview Ira Sachs, as his »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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