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Tribeca awards announced by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2016-04-23 13:17:03

23 April 2016 5:17 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

David Byrne is all smiles as Bill Ross lV and Turner Ross' Contemporary Color captures two awards Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Contemporary Color, under Dp Jarred Alterman and with the Beastie Boys' Adam Horovitz, Devonté Hynes, Nelly Furtado, Nico Muhly, Ira Glass, St. Vincent, Money Mark, Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe, providing some of the music to David Byrne's color guard extravaganza, has scored twice at this year's Tribeca Film Festival awards.

Us Narrative Competition winners

Dean, directed by Demteri Martin; Actor Dominic Rains in Ian Olds' The Fixer; Actress Mackenzie Davis in Sophia Takal's Always Shine; Cinematography - Michael Ragen for Justin Tipping's Kicks; Screenplay - Ingrid Jungermann for her Women Who Kill. The Nora Ephron Prize - Rachel Tunnard for Adult Life Skills; Albert Maysles Award - David Feige for Untouchable. Best New Narrative Director - Priscilla Anany for Children Of The Mountain. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Adult Life Skills’

22 April 2016 5:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s fitting that Whitesnake’s hair-metal classic “Here I Go Again” closes out “Adult Life Skills,” as writer/director Rachel Tunnard’s film is a cheesy rehash of numerous stunted-adolescent dramedies. This story of an English woman struggling with adulthood on the cusp of her thirtieth birthday dispenses requisite quirk and bathos, but its lack of originality is paired with an even more disappointing dearth of laughs. Theatrical viability for the winner of the Nora Ephron Prize at the 2016 Tribeca fest seems narrow, though no doubt at least a few moviegoers have yet to outgrow its brand of profane, idiosyncratic mopiness.

In an unnamed rural English town, Anna (Jodie Whittaker) copes with the lingering grief over her twin brother Billy’s death by making elaborate space-travel movies full of homemade sets and starring her thumbs, whose happy/sad countenances (drawn on with magic marker) denote them as surrogates for Anna and her departed sibling. »

- Nick Schager

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Tribeca Film Festival: Demetri Martin’s ‘Dean,’ Documentary ‘Do Not Resist’ Win Top Awards (Full List)

21 April 2016 2:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Demetri Martin’s directorial debut “Dean,” Craig Atkinson’s documentary look a police culture “Do Not Resist”and Udi Aloni’s “Junction 48” earned top juried awards at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Starring Martin, Gillian Jacobs and Kevin Kline, “Dean” — a comedy about a man (Martin) who falls for a woman (Jacobs) just as his father (Kline) prepares to sell his family home in the wake of his mother’s death — won the trophy for best narrative feature. “Do Not Resist,” which investigates the militarization of U.S. police forces, won the world documentary competition, while “Junction 48,” the story of an aspiring rapper told against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, scored the award for international narrative feature.

Actors singled out for awards include Dominic Rains in “The Fixer,” Mackenzie Davis in “Always Shine,” Alan Sabbagh in “The Tenth Man” and Radhika Apte in “Clean Shaven,” one part of the anthology film “Madly. »

- Gordon Cox

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'Dean', 'Junction 48' win at Tribeca

20 April 2016 9:11 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival juried awards ceremony on Thursday evening rewarded a wide roster of selections as organisers honoured separate Us and international narrative competition categories for the first time.

In the Us Narrative Feature Competition, the Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature went to Dean (pictured) by Demteri Martin, who receives $20,000, sponsored by At&T, and the art award Waking Up In The Painted World by Stephen Hannock.

Best actress in a Us Narrative Feature Film went to Mackenzie Davis in Always Shine, while Dominic Rains of The Fixer earned the best actor award.

The best cinematography prize went to Michael Ragen for Kicks along with $50,000 in post-production services donated by Company 3. Screenplay honours and $2,500 sponsored by Freixenet Cava were awarded to Ingrid Jungermann for Women Who Kill.

In the International Narrative Feature Competition categories, Udi Aloni’s Junction 48 earned the best international narrative feature prize along with $20,000 sponsored by Netflix, and the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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'All the President's Men': 10 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Watergate Classic

8 April 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

When "Spotlight" won Best Picture in February, many observers recalled the Academy Awards race of four decades ago, when Watergate saga "All the President's Men" was a top contender.

Both movies made heroes out of the dogged reporters who had uncovered earth-shaking scandals, and both films made the often tedious process of journalism into gripping drama without distorting it much. Indeed, until "Spotlight" came along, "All the President's Men" had been considered the best movie ever made about journalism throughout the 40 years since its release, on April 9, 1976.

Today, "All the President's Men" is remembered as one of the last landmark movies of Hollywood's 1970s renaissance, and a highlight in the careers of stars Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman. To celebrate the film's 40th anniversary, here are ten things you probably didn't know about "Atpm."

1. Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were still busy investigating Watergate when Robert Redford »

- Gary Susman

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What Nora Ephron's Son Jacob Bernstein Learned About His Late Mother While Making the Documentary Everything Is Copy

1 April 2016 6:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If anyone is perfectly equipped to make a moving and balanced documentary about trailblazing author-journalist-screenwriter-director Nora Ephron, it's her son, Jacob Bernstein. Not just because of the family connection, but because the first-time filmmaker is also a journalist who approached his subject with extreme care and objectivity. Everything Is Copy, now airing on HBO, is a 90-minute documentary named for the Sleepless in Seattle writer/director's life motto: that everything that happens in life, no matter good or bad, has the potential to become a great story. Bernstein's narrative explores his mother's philosophy and her legacy through a series of »

- Kara Warner, @karawarner

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What Nora Ephron's Son Jacob Bernstein Learned About His Late Mother While Making the Documentary Everything Is Copy

1 April 2016 6:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If anyone is perfectly equipped to make a moving and balanced documentary about trailblazing author-journalist-screenwriter-director Nora Ephron, it's her son, Jacob Bernstein. Not just because of the family connection, but because the first-time filmmaker is also a journalist who approached his subject with extreme care and objectivity. Everything Is Copy, now airing on HBO, is a 90-minute documentary named for the Sleepless in Seattle writer/director's life motto: that everything that happens in life, no matter good or bad, has the potential to become a great story. Bernstein's narrative explores his mother's philosophy and her legacy through a series of »

- Kara Warner, @karawarner

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Alfonso Gomez-Rejon to Direct Delia Ephron’s ‘Siracusa’ for Working Title

31 March 2016 5:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will direct an adaptation of Delia Ephron’s “Siracusa” for Working Title, sources confirmed to Variety.

Working Title acquired the rights the book, which Ephron will adapt for the screen.

Working Title’s Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan and Liza Chasin will produce. Ephron will serve as exec producer.

Ephron’s story follows two couples and a child who take a vacation on the sun-drenched coast of the Ionian Sea in Italy.

Penguin Books imprint Blue Rider Press will publish the novel in July.

Gomez-Rejon has attracted the attention of studio execs following the critical success of last year’s Sundance pic “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” Some of the films he has attached himself to in the past year include “The Current War,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal, and “A Foreigner,” starring Oscar Isaac. He is repped by Wme and Lbi Entertainment. »

- Justin Kroll

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March Highlights. April Sneak Peek.

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

The month began with final thoughts on last year's Oscars (yes, those were the 2015 Oscars no matter what search engines, IMDb, and the web say!) and the final podcast of the season. And then we bravely tried to forge ahead unmoored to any one topic, though we immediately lost our more fairweather readers. Damn you random people who aren't reading this!  Ah, well. They'll be back next season. 

March Highlights

get caught up if you missed anything! 

Random March Highlights!

Hello My Name Is Doris and Krisha acting showcases for older women 

Gods Of Egypt and Batman v Superman bad movies: enjoyable & not

2016 Calendar a tentative list

McCambridge Centennial we had fun writing these!

Returning Series

Posterized checked in w/ Sally Field & Saoirse Ronan. How familiar are you?

Best Shot hit Atonement (2007), and Daredevil (2016)

Stage Door attended Broadway revivals The Color Purple & The King and I

Tues Top Ten celebrated »

- NATHANIEL R

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Doc Corner: Nora Ephron and Mike Nichols Get Posthumous Tributes on HBO

29 March 2016 7:23 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Glenn here. Each Tuesday we bring you reviews and features on documentaries from theatres, festivals, and on demand. This week we’re looking at two biographical HBO documentaries about cinema legends.

Despite a resume that reads as limited, Nora Ephron's reputation over film and pop culture general looms large. Directed by her son, journalist Jacob Bernstein, there is likely little this new biographic documentary Everything is Copy that won’t be familiar to fans of the witty essayist/author/screenwriter/director’s work – not least of all when featuring old clips of Ephron narrating her own books directly the camera. But thankfully Bernstein’s film isn’t simply a rehash of his mother’s life, rather he occasionally finds minor nooks and crannies of her life that she herself hadn’t written about at length. Helped by words from her sisters and friends, an image of Ephron is formed »

- Glenn Dunks

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‘Everything Is Copy’: Jacob Bernstein Talks Nora Ephron’s Legacy and His Documentary Debut

21 March 2016 2:03 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After Nora Ephron died in 2012, her son Jacob Bernstein knew he wanted to tell the story she never told. That mission became his first documentary feature, “Everything Is Copy,” which debuted at the New York Film Festival last year and premieres tonight on HBO.

Ephron’s life was famously well documented in her essays, books and even through certain biographical details that slipped into her films: the way Sally orders at restaurants in “When Harry Met Sally,” worshiping at the culinary altar of Julia Child in “Julie and Julia” and the sibling dynamics of “Hanging Up” — to name a few.

As Bernstein explains, this instinct to share intimate aspects of her private life in a public fashion can be traced back to a three-word mantra passed on to Ephron from her screenwriter mother, Phoebe Wolkind: “Everything is copy.” But when it came to the fatal disease that took her life, »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Everything is Copy: Nora Ephron’s Journey in Writing About Her Life

18 March 2016 5:03 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Heartburn. When Harry Met Sally… . Sleepless in Seattle. Julia & Julia.

None of these films would have been had Nora Ephron not wrote—or sometimes directed—them. Ephron wrote articles for the New York Post, essays for Esquire, scripts for television, and ended up writing several novels and film adaptations of those novels, all that were somehow based on her life. She had a confident and strong attitude that may have been perceived as snarky by some, but intelligent and witted by all. In the years nearing her death, she came to terms with what she had accomplished and did her best to let people know that she loved them, all the while trying to keep her illness a secret from them.

To honor her and her work, her son Jacob Bernstein made Everything is Copy, an HBO documentary that will premiere March 21. The documentary features a number of people prominent in Ephron’s work, »

- Catherina Gioino

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‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ Premiere Brings the Whole Family Back Together

16 March 2016 7:18 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nearly 14 years after the original surprised the box office in 2002, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” premiered Tuesday evening in New York at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square — and the extended Portokalos-Miller family buzzed with anticipation to watch, laugh and celebrate.

Before the screening, cast members and creators arrived for the premiere, among them Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, who are producers on the original and the sequel. But this time around, Wilson also has an acting credit (we meet her at church with her husband, played by John Stamos), and she performs a song in the closing credits called “Even More Mine,” which she co-wrote with Nathan Chapman and Darrell Brown.

As veteran romantic comedy actors, Hanks and Wilson shared their thoughts on the genre. “I don’t think [rom-coms] work unless they accurately reflect behavior that people recognize,” Hanks said, adding that “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” juxtaposes humor with relatable challenges, »

- Seth Kelley

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Christine Baranski's Ideal The Good Wife Ending for Diane Lockhart Is One We Can All Get Behind

16 March 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Christine Baranski has a hope for Diane Lockhart's ending on The Good Wife, a hope that we're sure you all share as well. She wants Diane to live "happily ever after," the Emmy winner told us at the premiere of HBO's Everything Is Copy, a documentary about Nora Ephron. Is that too much to ask, Robert and Michelle King? Can Diane finally not have to deal with men worried she's going to usurp their power? The Good Wife is coming to an end this year with its seventh season. There are just a handful of episodes left in the story of Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) as her journey comes to a close where it all started: back working in the big firm headed up by Baranski's Diane »

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Jacob Bernstein Talks About Telling His Mother’s Story at the Premiere of Nora Ephron Documentary

15 March 2016 1:24 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A few months after essayist and screenwriter Nora Ephron died of leukemia in 2012, her son, New York Times writer Jacob Bernstein, was doing a profile on documentary filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland. She’d recently finished the film “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel,” about the well-known fashion editor. When he asked her what her next project was, she said she was considering doing a film on the art collector Peggy Guggenheim, but mentioned there was one other project she might “put in front of that.”

“What’s that?,” Bernstein remembered asking her. “And she said ‘Nora Ephron.’

“And I said, ‘Well, I think there might be someone in front of you.’ ”

At last night’s New York premiere at the Museum of Modern Art of Bernstein’s film “Everything Is CopyNora Ephron: Scripted & Unscripted,” the writer-turned-filmmaker told Variety that he knew he had to get to work »

- Michael Tedder

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Tribeca 2016 unveils first wave

2 March 2016 3:30 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Top brass at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival presented by At&T have announced selections in the Us Narrative, International Narrative and Documentary Competition strands.

The films comprise 55 out of 110 features that will play during the 15th edition of the New York festival from April 13-24. The festival will present features films in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Sections on March 8.

Also included in Wednesday’s announcement are the out-of-competition Viewpoints titles.

The world premiere of Bill Ross and Turner RossContemporary Color will open the World Documentary competition on April 14, while the world premiere of Kicks by Justin Tipping will open the Us Narrative competition.

The world premiere of Madly directed by Gael García Bernal, Mia Wasikowska, Sebastian Silva, Anurag Kashyap, Sion Sono, and Natasha Khan will open the International Narrative Competition. Viewpoints will open with the world premiere of Nerdland directed by Chris Prynoski

One third of the festival’s feature films are directed by women »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Alice Alren Dies: Oscar-Nominated ‘Silkwood’ Screenwriter Was 75

1 March 2016 5:00 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Alice Arlen, who co-penned the Oscar-nominated 1983 social drama Silkwood with Nora Ephron, died on Monday evening at her home in Manhattan after battling a long illness. She was 75. Arlen came from one of American’s most respected journalism families and started as a freelance journalist and TV culture critic in Chicago before she began penning Hollywood screenplays. Silkwood, which was directed by Mike Nichols and nominated for five Oscars including director, actress… »

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Alice Arlen, ‘Silkwood’ Screenwriter, Dies at 75

1 March 2016 4:20 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alice Arlen, who was Oscar nominated for co-writing “Silkwood” with Nora Ephron, died Monday in Manhattan. She was 75.

Mike Nichols directed the 1983 film that told the story of Karen Silkwood, a lab worker who was killed in a suspicious car crash on her way to meet a reporter. Meryl Streep played Silkwood, who was attempting to expose dangerous radiation levels at the nuclear plant where she worked.

Arlen, who came from a family of prominent journalists, began her career as a journalist. After “Silkwood,” she took on another film based on true events, Louis Malle’s “Alamo Bay.” It was the story of the conflict in the Gulf of Mexico between Vietnamese immigrants and Texas shrimp fishermen.

Arlen and Ephron also collaborated on Susan Seidelman’s 1989 “Cookie,” about the daughter of a Mafia boss, on which Arlen was executive producer. Her other screenplays included the 2002 film “The Weight of Water, »

- Pat Saperstein

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‘Silkwood’ Screenwriter Alice Arlen Dies at 75

1 March 2016 1:34 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Alice Arlen, a screenwriter whose credits included “Silkwood,” “Alamo Bay” and “A Thief of Time,” died Monday night at her home in New York City. She was 75. Arlen, who co-wrote the Academy Award-nominated “Silkwood” screenplay with Nora Ephron, died following a long illness. Born in Chicago in 1940, Arlen graduated from Radcliffe College before returning to her hometown to become a writer for the local CBS station. In addition to her screenwriting, Arlen wrote a biography of her great aunt, titled “Cissy Patterson,” in 1966, and completed a biography of her aunt »

- Tim Kenneally

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Movie Review – Sleeping with Other People (2015)

22 February 2016 6:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sleeping with Other People, 2015.

Written and Directed by Leslye Headland.

Starring Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Jason Mantzoukas, Adam Scott, Adam Brody, Natasha Lyonne, Katherine Waterston, Andrea Savage, Marc Blucas and Amanda Peet

Synopsis:

A good-natured womaniser and a serial cheater form a platonic relationship that helps reform them in ways, while a mutual attraction sets in.

Another week, another rom-com, at least that’s how it always seems to be throughout the many weeks of a cinematic year. But whilst the Nicholas Spark train keeps chugging along, it’s about time we had a romantic comedy that wasn’t all fairytale and schmaltz. Sleeping with Other People, produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay (Anchorman), is such a film to shake up the genre with its look at relationships and love in 2015/6, and if the age-old question of whether men all women can just be friends is still as ripe »

- Scott J. Davis

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