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Oscar Season Preview

19 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Now that summer movie season is over, it’s Oscar season. During winter and fall many Oscar-hopeful movies are released. This is our overview of what you can expect leading up to the 2015 Oscars. 

For fans of film, fall and winter are the best times of the year. This is when, typically, some of the most well-received films are released. Unofficially, we call it Oscar Season, and there’s good reason that the year’s best films are saved for last. Any film released before the end of the year is eligible for Oscar nomination. Therefore, if you release your film towards the end of the year, it will be fresher in audience and critic minds when awards time rolls around in early March/late February (February 22nd, 2015 to be exact).

In preparation for the fall and winter movie season, we’ve put together this preview of films that have been getting lots of attention. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Nyff 2014 Mubi Coverage Roundup

29 September 2014 5:40 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Here is an index of all our past and present coverage relevant to this year's Nyff lineup.

The Posters of the 52nd New York Film Festival

by Adrian Curry 

Adieu au langage (Jean-Luc Godard)

by Daniel Kasman

Beloved Sisters (Dominik Graf)

by Adam Cook

Beloved Sisters (Dominik Graf)

by Daniel Kasman 

Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas)

by Daniel Kasman

Jauja (Lisandro Alonso)

by Daniel Kasman

Life of Riley (Alain Resnias)

by Boris Nelepo

Interview with Alex Ross Perry

by Ricky D'Ambrose

Narccissists and Close-Ups: Alex Ross Perry's Listen Up Philip

by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry)

by Adam Cook

Notes for David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars

by Marie-Pierre Duhamel

Misunderstood (Asia Argento)

by Doug Dibbern 

Mr. Turner (Mike Leigh)

by Daniel Kasman

The Princess of France (Matías Piñeiro)

by Adam Cook

A Question of Language I: Eugène Green's La sapienza

by Marie-Pierre »

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Oscar Watch: Best Actor Race Most Crowded Ever; Why Academy Should Double Number Of Nominees

28 September 2014 9:04 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

We are only just on the cusp of October and you can already put the “No Vacancy” sign out on the Best Actor Oscar race. Sorry, no room. Don’t even think about jumping in. Every year of late, it seems the Actor race gets richer while the Actress contest actively searches for candidates. Remember how “sure things” Tom Hanks and Robert Redford didn’t even make the cut last year? Perhaps that is just a reflection of what juicy roles the industry is offering on either side of the gender divide.

Nevertheless, for 2014 it’s worse than ever and we have a serious glut of qualified Best Actor possibilities — just under 30 by my count, and even more seem to be trying to gain entry. This is the year the Board Of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences really ought to amend the rules, just as »

- Pete Hammond

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New York Film Festival preview: 10 films that can make it anywhere

26 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The film-festival circuit this time of year is not unlike presidential-primary season. Venice or Telluride are sort of like the Iowa caucus, an important first step for a film to generate some name recognition and Oscar buzz—but not exactly the setting for a coronation. Toronto is the traditional Oscar-campaign battleground, a sort of New Hampshire primary that often separates the contenders from the pretenders. Last year, Toronto unofficially nominated 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, and Dallas Buyers Club, and those films went on to collect major awards.

But this year, the races still remain wide open after the first new rounds, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Movie Poster of the Week: The Posters of the 52nd New York Film Festival

26 September 2014 5:11 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The New York Film Festival kicks off this evening, though not with Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner (that comes next weekend), even though I couldn’t resist leading off this year’s round-up with this glorious sunburst of a poster for that film’s German release. 

Keyart doesn’t seem to have been created yet for some of the newest films like Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, Mia Hansen-Løve’s Eden, the Safdies’ Heaven Knows What, Pedro Costa’s Horse Money, Eugene Green’s La Sapienza, Nick Broomfield’s Tales of the Grim Sleeper, and Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind, but I have managed to find posters for the other 23 films in the Main Slate of the Festival. Some are repeats from my Cannes Competition round-up earlier this year, though I have tried to find newer designs if possible (like that striking Saint Laurent). Posters are presented »

- Adrian Curry

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Daily | Nyff 2014 | Index

26 September 2014 2:27 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Because most of the films screening at the 52nd New York Film Festival (September 26 through October 12) have seen their world premieres earlier in the year, we're able to post an index to all our entries on critical reaction to these titles so far. Now we can look forward to a fresh round of reviews of new work by the likes of Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, Paul Thomas Anderson, David Cronenberg, Olivier Assayas, Abel Ferrara, Mike Leigh, Hong Sang-soo, Abderrahmane Sissako, Mia Hansen-Løve, Pedro Costa, Joshua Oppenheimer—the list goes on. » - David Hudson »

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Empire's Interstellar Cover Has Arrived

23 September 2014 3:55 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

You have already seen our subscriber's cover for the November issue of Empire, showcasing Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. Now at last we can unveil the newsstand cover, with Matthew McConaughey in even closer focus at the heart of the film.Inside you will find Nolan and his cast giving the best indication yet of what we can expect from his secrecy-shrouded science fiction effort. Says Nolan, "It’s a very classically constructed movie, but the freshness of the narrative elements really enhance it. I liken it to the blockbusters I grew up with as a kid, family films in the best sense: edgy, incisive, challenging."And as for its comparisons to his last science fiction effort, Inception, the director says, "It’s almost a mirror image of Inception. It expands out in the way Inception contracts inwards.”Also in the issue we look at Mike Leigh's much-praised Mr Turner and talk to his star, »

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Ten Films to Catch at the New York Film Fest

19 September 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

With the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival now over, all eyes are on the 52nd New York Film Festival, which runs Sept. 26 to Oct 12. The festival’s lineup includes some festival favorites from these past few weeks, including Whiplash and Foxcatcher, but the festival’s premieres have been gaining buzz since the lineup was released. Here is a list of the top 10 films to see in New York (in alphabetical order with their festival date):

Birdman (Oct. 11)

Dir. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Starring: Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and Zach Galifianakis

This dark comedy features Keaton as a former film star who created a Broadway play in an effort to make a comeback. The film premiered in Venice to rave reviews before heading to Telluride where it created more Oscar buzz. It will close the festival, which the Academy Award-winning Her (2013) did last year. »

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Britannia Awards to Honor Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Mike Leigh

18 September 2014 11:08 PM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

The Judge‘s lead actor Robert Downey, Jr., Foxcatcher‘s supporting actor Mark Ruffalo, Mr. Turner‘s writer-director Mike Leigh and two beloved British actresses of different generations, Dame Judi Dench and Emma Watson, will be this year’s honorees at BAFTA Los Angeles’ 23rd annual Britannia Awards on Oct. 30 at the Beverly Hilton, the organization announced Thursday.

The gala dinner and ceremony, which raises funds for BAFTA-la’s education, preservation and philanthropic efforts, is an early and high-profile stop on the annual awards circuit that fetes Brits and non-Brits alike “who have dedicated their careers to advancing the art forms of the moving image in the Us, UK and beyond.”

Comedian Rob Brydon will return as host for the second consecutive year. (The ceremony will air on BBC America on  Nov 2 at 9pm Est.) And BAFTA’s Bumble Ward and Deborah Kolar will »

- Anjelica Oswald

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First Britannia honourees unveiled

18 September 2014 3:39 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

BAFTA La will honour Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh and Dame Judi Dench at this year’s awards ceremony on October 30.

Downey Jr, who stars in the recent Toronto opening night film The Judge (pictured), will collect this year’s Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence In Film.

Ruffalo will receive the Britannia Humanitarian Award for his work with the non-profit organisation Water Defense.

Watson will collect The Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year presented by Burberry.

Mike Leigh, an awards season contender this year with Mr Turner, is set to receive The John Schlesinger Britannia Award For Excellence In Directing presented by the Great Britain Campaign.

Dame Judi Dench has been awarded the 2014 Albert R Broccoli Britannia Award for worldwide contribution to entertainment.

For the second year in a row, comedian Rob Brydon will host The 2014 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America and United Airlines.

“There »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Robert Downey Jr., Emma Watson Among Britannia Awards Honorees

18 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh and Dame Judi Dench will be given Britannia Awards at BAFTA Los Angeles ceremonies Oct. 30 at the Beverly Hilton.

The prize salutes “individuals who have dedicated their careers to advancing the art forms of the moving image in the U.S., U.K. and beyond,” according to the org.

Rob Brydon will reprise his role as host, after his successful stint last year. The ceremony will be broadcast on BBC America on Nov. 2. The prizes, which are officially called the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards, are  presented by BBC America and United Airlines. In BAFTA’s award season, the Britannias are followed by the Award Season Tea Party in Los Angeles on Jan. 10, and the Ee British Academy Film Awards in London on Sunday, Feb. 8.

“There is a long and prolific history of collaboration between the entertainment industries of the United States and United Kingdom, »

- Tim Gray

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Britannia Awards to Honor Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Mike Leigh

18 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Judge's lead actor Robert Downey, Jr., Foxcatcher's supporting actor Mark Ruffalo, Mr. Turner's writer-director Mike Leigh and two beloved British actresses of different generations, Dame Judi Dench and Emma Watson, will be this year's honorees at BAFTA Los Angeles' 23rd annual Britannia Awards on Oct. 30 at the Beverly Hilton, the organization announced Thursday. The gala dinner and ceremony, which raises funds for BAFTA-la's education, preservation and philanthropic efforts, is an early and high-profile stop on the annual awards circuit that fetes Brits and non-Brits alike "who have dedicated their careers to advancing the art

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Robert Downey Jr., Emma Watson, Mike Leigh to Receive Britannia Awards

18 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Actors Robert Downey Jr., Emma Watson, Mark Ruffalo and Dame Judi Dench and director Mike Leigh will be the recipients of this year's Britannia Awards, the British Academy of Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) announced on Thursday. The awards will be handed out at a ceremony hosted by comic and actor Rob Brydon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Oct. 30. The show will be broadcast on BBC America on Nov. 2. Robert Downey Jr., who currently stars in “The Judge” after a lucrative run in the “Iron Man” and “Avengers” movies, will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award »

- Steve Pond

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Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, and Emma Watson Among 2014 Britannia Awards Recipients

18 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) has announced that Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh and Dame Judi Dench are among the first honorees of this year’s Jaguar Britannia Awards ceremony. Each year, BAFTA Los Angeles honors "individuals who have dedicated their careers to advancing the art forms of the moving image in the U.S., U.K. and beyond." Hosted by Rob Brydon ("The Trip to Italy"), who returns for his second consecutive year, the award ceremony will take place on Oct. 30, 2014 and air on BBC America the evening of Sunday, Nov. 2. Folks might remember last year's broadcast, when Sacha Baron Cohen caused a stir after pushing a wheelchair-bound old lady off stage as he accepted the Charlie Chaplin Award for Excellence in Comedy: Since 1989, when James Bond producer Albert "Cubby" Broccoli earned the first Britannia award, BAFTA »

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Reykjavik unveils competition line-up

18 September 2014 5:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Titles include Shawn Christensen’s Before I Disappear and Suha Arraf’s Villa Touma [pictured]; guests include Mike Leigh and Ruben Ostlund.

The Reykjavik International Film Festival (Sept 25 - Oct 5) has unveiled the 12 features in competition for the Golden Puffin award, reserved for first or second time directors.

They include Us drama Before I Disappear, from director Shawn Christensen, which picked up the audience audience at SXSW, where it received its world premiere.

Also in the running is family drama Villa Touma, from Palestinian/Israeli director Suha Arraf, which played at Venice and Toronto; and Grzegorz Jaroszuk’s Kebab and Horoscope, which debuted at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

The competition line-up includes:

Villa Touma,Suha ArrafThe Lack, Masbedo (It)Age of Cannibals, Johannes Naber (Ger)Before I Disappear, Shawn Christensen (Us-uk)Bonobo, Matthew Hammett Knott (UK)Heimurinn, Iris Elezi, Thomas LogorrheicThe Council of Birds, Timm Kröger (Ger)I Can Quit Whenever I Want,Sydney Sibilia (It)Kebab »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Mumbai Film Fest Lineup Revealed, Catherine Deneuve Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

17 September 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London – Only days away from financial collapse late last month, the 16th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival will get under way next month (Oct. 14-21). It will feature 185 films from around the world.

Prominent selections include Xavier Dolan’s “Mommy,” Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner,” Ken Loach’s “Jimmy’s Hall,” Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” and Jean-Luc Godard’s “Goodbye to Language.” Films will vie for cash prizes totaling $200,000.

The festival’s continued existence is thanks to a rallying cry led by celebrity film critic (and former Variety correspondent) Anupama Chopra. Her agitation caused several sizeable financial donations to be made by celebrities including filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, industrialist Anand Mahindra and actor Aamir Khan, among others.

This year, iconic French actress Catherine Deneuve will be given the festival’s lifetime achievement award. Masterclasses with cinematographer Christopher Doyle and filmmaker Mahamat Saleh Haroun have also been announced.

The festival’s market, »

- Naman Ramachandran

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Revived Mumbai fest unveils programme

17 September 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Mumbai Film Festival (Oct 14-21), recently saved by public donations following a funding crunch, unveiled its line-up today including the India Gold Competition and International Competition for first features.

The festival also announced that Catherine Deneuve will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award, while master classes will be held by DoP Christopher Doyle and director Mahamat Saleh Haroun.

The International Competition includes Benjamin Naishtat’s History Of Fear, Sudabeh Mortezai’s Macondo and Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court, fresh from its Venice success. The India Gold competition includes Bikas Mishra’s Chauranga, Avinash Arun’s The Fort (Killa) and Ms Prakash Babu’s Fig Fruit And The Wasps (see full list below).

Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic will head the India Gold jury, while the Dimensions Mumbai short film competition jury comprises directors Gauri Shinde  and Homi Adajania, actors Satish Kaushik and Huma Qureshi and critic Rajeev Masand.

Key films outside the competition sections include Xavier Dolan’s [link »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Catherine Deneuve for lifetime achievement, masterclass with Christopher Doyle at Mumbai Film Festival

17 September 2014 5:59 AM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

Acclaimed French actor Catherine Deneuve, known for her iconic roles in films such as Repulsion (1965), Belle de Jour (1967) and Tristana (1970), and more recently in Dancer in the Dark (2000) and 8 Women (2002), will be conferred with the Lifetime Achievement award at the 16th Mumbai Film Festival. The festival will screen a selection of her movies as a tribute.

Side bar events of the festival include master classes by internationally acclaimed cinematographer Christopher Doyle, of Paranoid Park, Lady in the water, Psycho, In the Mood for love and Chunking Express; and noted director and writer Mahamat Saleh Haroun known for his films, Girgis, Bye Bye Africa, A Screaming Man.

Chaitanya Tamhane’s Venice “Lion of the future” winner Court is the only Indian film in international competition. The India Gold competition will showcase films like Avinash Arun’s Killa, Bikas Mishra’s Chauranga, Venu’s Munnariyippu, Dr. Biju’s Names Unknown and Vivek Wagh’s Siddhant. »

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Complete lineup of Mumbai Film Festival 2014

17 September 2014 4:50 AM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

The 16th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival announced its line-up in a press conference today.

Here is the complete list of films which will be screened at the festival:-

International Competition

Difret

Dir.: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari (Ethiopia / 2014 / Col / 99)

History of Fear (Historia del miedo)

Dir.: Benjamin Naishtat (Argentina-France-Germany-Qatar-Uruguay / 2014 / Col / 79)

With Others (Ba Digaran)

Dir.: Nasser Zamiri (Iran / 2014 / Col / 85)

The Tree (Drevo)

Dir.: Sonja Prosenc (Slovenia / 2014 / Col / 90)

Next to Her (At li layla)

Dir.: Asaf Korman (Israel / 2014 / Col / 90)

Schimbare

Dir.: Alex Sampayo (Spain / 2014 / Col / 87)

Fever

Dir.: Raphaël Neal (France / 2014 / Col / 81)

Court

Dir.: Chaitanya Tamhane (India (Marathi-Gujarati-English-Hindi) / 2014 / Col / 116)

Macondo

Dir.: Sudabeh Mortezai (Austria / 2014 / Col / 98)

 

India Gold Competition 2014

The Fort (Killa)

Dir.: Avinash Arun (India (Marathi) / 2014 / Col / 107)

Unto the Dusk

Dir.: Sajin Baabu (India (Malayalam) / 2014 / Col / 118)

Names Unknown (Perariyathavar)

Dir.: Dr. Biju (India (Malayalam) / 2014 / Col / 110)

Buddha In a Traffic Jam

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European Film Awards: Vogt, Östlund, Pawlikowski, Zvyagintsev
, Glazer & Ceylan Among 50 Contenders

16 September 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

This year’s European Film Awards are officially out of the gates with a not so lean 50 film submissions to select from. The 27th edition collects titles that date back to last year’s Venice and Toronto Int. Film Festivals moving into Sundance-Rotterdam-Berlin and finally Cannes of ’14. Among the 31 European countries represented, we’ve got likes of the Palme d’Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan leading the huge pack of contenders including Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin and Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida. Here’s the complete list of 50!:

Alienation

ОТЧУЖДЕНИЕ (Otchujdenie)

Bulgaria

Directed By: Milko Lazarov

Written By: Milko Lazarov, Kitodar Todorov & Georgi Tenev

Produced By: Veselka Kiryakova

Amour Fou

Austria/Luxembourg/Germany 


Written & Directed By: Jessica Hausner

Produced By: Martin Gschlacht, Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu & Philippe Bober

Beautiful Youth

Hermosa Juventud

Spain/France

Directed By: Jaime Rosales

Written By: Jaime Rosales & Enric Rufas

Produced By: Jaime Rosales, »

- Eric Lavallee

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