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Exclusive A Most Violent Year TV Spot Features Sbtrkt and an Intense Jessica Chastain

24 December 2014 7:56 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A24 Films has given us an exclusive look at the new A Most Violent Year TV Spot in support of writer/director J.C. Chandor’s (All Is Lost) upcoming crime drama.  It features  a new song from the band Sbtrkt as well as more hints at the movie's icy menace.  The film is set in New York in 1981 and revolves around “an American immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his wife (Jessica Chastain) trying to expand their business as violence and corruption threaten to destroy all they have built.”  I unfortunately missed my screening of this due to weather so I'm looking forward to plunking down a few bucks to see it next week.  Chandor, Issac and Chastain should make for a pretty great trio. Check out the new TV Spot for A Most Violent Year after the jump.  The film also stars Alessandro Nivola and Albert Brooks.  A Most Violent Year »

- Evan Dickson

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Lorraine Toussaint Talks Selma, Spending Time with the Woman She Plays, Bringing Her Daughter to Set, and More

24 December 2014 7:54 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Selma is a beautifully designed film that not only hits you emotionally in the gut, but also makes you feel for the humanity that the Civil Rights movement was fighting for.  While Martin Luther King Jr. was just a man, he spoke for and to people willing to defy intimidation, face economic retaliation, and endure arrests and beatings, all in hopes of provoking a transformative confrontation that would give African Americans the basic rights that they so desperately wanted and deserved.  Expertly directed by Ava DuVernay, the film stars David Oyelowo (in an award-worthy performance as Dr. King), Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey, Andre Holland, Common, Giovanni Ribisi, Tessa Thompson, Dylan Baker, Alessandro Nivola and Omar Dorsey. During a roundtable interview at the film’s press day, actress Lorraine Toussaint (who plays key Civil Rights figure Amelia Boynton) talked about the aspects of the woman she portrayed »

- Christina Radish

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Common Talks Selma, How His Spirituality Prepared Him for the Role, Writing a Song for the Film, and More

23 December 2014 8:47 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Selma is a beautifully designed film that not only hits you emotionally in the gut, but also makes you feel for the humanity that the Civil Rights movement was fighting for.  While Martin Luther King Jr. was just a man, he spoke for and to people willing to defy intimidation, face economic retaliation, and endure arrests and beatings, all in hopes of provoking a transformative confrontation that would give African Americans the basic rights that they so desperately wanted and deserved.  Expertly directed by Ava DuVernay, the film stars David Oyelowo (in an award-worthy performance as Dr. King), Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey, Andre Holland, Common, Giovanni Ribisi, Tessa Thompson, Dylan Baker, Alessandro Nivola and Omar Dorsey. During a roundtable interview at the film’s press day, Common (who played real-life figure, James Bevel) humbly and appreciatively talked about how Selma is the most inspiring and fulfilling »

- Christina Radish

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Watch The Selma Video for John Legend and Common’s “Glory”

23 December 2014 1:44 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Paramount Pictures has released the new lyric video for the Golden Globe nominated song “Glory” from John Legend and Common.

Selma is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.

The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.

Director Ava DuVernay’s Selma tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.

The film stars David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi Common, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, with Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey as “Annie Lee Cooper. »

- Michelle McCue

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'Selma' Trailer: The Story Behind Martin Luther King Jr.

22 December 2014 1:34 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With the critically-acclaimed drama Selma arriving in limited release Christmas Day, ahead of its nationwide expansion on January 9, 2015, Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for this upcoming biopic. The studio has also debuted a lyric video featuring John Legend and Common's new song "Glory," which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song. Aside from providing this new track, Common also stars in the film as James Bevel.

Selma is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay's Selma tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Martin Luther King, »

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New Selma Trailer and “Glory” Lyric Video Highlight One of the Best Films of the Year

22 December 2014 1:14 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Director Ava DuVernay’s powerful drama Selma is one of the best films of the year.  It’s a movie both of its time and of our time, as DuVernay chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s (David Oyelowo) involvement in the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, which directly lead to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  In anticipation of the film’s release, Paramount has unveiled a new Selma trailer as well as a lyric video for Common and John Legend’s original song “Glory”, which was written for the film.  DuVernay's direction prevents the film from ever feeling like a piece of history, as her focus is always on connecting the relevance of this particular story to what's going on in our world today.  In light of recent events, the picture depressingly feels even more timely.  Selma is a phenomenal piece of filmmaking all around, and »

- Adam Chitwood

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New UK poster for A Most Violent year featuring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac

22 December 2014 1:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK release next month, a new quad poster has arrived online for director J.C Chandor’s (All Is Lost) upcoming crime drama A Most Violent Year, and we have it for you here…

See Also: Watch the UK trailer for A Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay.

J.C. Chandor’s third feature examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and – above all – his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path. »

- Gary Collinson

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Selma Movie Review

20 December 2014 8:05 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Selma Paramount Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade:  B+ Director:  Ava DuVernay Screenwriter:  Ava DuVernay, Paul Webb Cast:  David Oyelowo, Tim Roth, Giovanni Ribisi, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lorraine Toussaint, Alessandro Nivola, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, Oprah Winfrey Screened at:  Tribeca, NYC, 12/3/14 Opens:  December 25, 2014 If you think that the federal holiday in mid-January honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was easy to come by, you’ll think differently if you see Ava DuVernay’s “Selma.”  When you consider how Dr. King was despised in the southern states from the grass roots on up through the governors, you’ll think that Lyndon Baines Johnson must  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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"Selma" to Open Palm Springs International Film Festival

17 December 2014 6:55 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Paramount's "Selma" from director Ava Duvernay is picking up steam this awards season. The Martin Luther King drama has been announced to be the opening night movie of the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. The festival will close on Sunday, January 11 with the Us premiere of "Boychoir" from director Francois Girard. David Oyelowo, who plays the beloved King in "Selma," is also being honored at the fest with Breakthrough Performance Award, Actor.

Here's the complete press release which includes the list of Easter European movies in a program titled Eastern Promises:

Palm Springs, CA (December 16, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will launch on Friday, January 2 with the opening night screening of the GoldenGlobe nominated Selma directed by Ava Duvernay. The Festival will wrap on Sunday, January 11 with the Us premiere of Boychoir directed by François Girard. New this year, the festival will focus on »

- Manny

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David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay Talk Selma, Bringing Martin Luther King Jr. To Life On Screen, Their Most Memorable Scene, and More

16 December 2014 10:10 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Selma is a beautifully designed film that not only hits you emotionally in the gut, but also makes you feel for the humanity that the Civil Rights movement was fighting for.  While Martin Luther King Jr. was just a man, he spoke for and to people willing to defy intimidation, face economic retaliation, and endure arrests and beatings, all in hopes of provoking a transformative confrontation that would give African Americans the basic rights that they so desperately wanted and deserved.  Expertly directed by Ava DuVernay, the film stars David Oyelowo (in an award-worthy performance as Dr. King), Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey, Andre Holland, Common, Giovanni Ribisi, Tessa Thompson, Dylan Baker, Alessandro Nivola and Omar Dorsey. During a roundtable interview at the film’s press day, actor David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay talked about taking on someone so very well known, never hesitating in showing »

- Christina Radish

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Changing reality, part 1 by Anne-Katrin Titze

15 December 2014 6:48 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

The Captive director Atom Egoyan with Anne-Katrin Titze in New York Photo: Nina Baron

Atom Egoyan's intense abduction thriller The Captive, starring Ryan Reynolds, Rosario Dawson, Scott Speedman and Mireille Enos with Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast and Bruce Greenwood, takes us to a wintry Niagara Falls and into the clutches of a hellish circle of internet predators. A house straight out of Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest turns out to be Marquis de Sade's chateau with Mozart's Magic Flute filling the icy air.

At the Crosby Street Hotel, I started with greetings from Alessandro Nivola, who is starring on Broadway with Bradley Cooper and Patricia Clarkson in The Elephant Man. Atom and I went on to discuss the link to The Sweet Hereafter, fairy tales, Greek mythology, Cornwall and shifting perception, and ended up at Die Walküre and Remember.

Kevin Durand as Mika: "There's a charge, there's »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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‘Selma’ Cast, Director Wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirts at N.Y. Premiere

14 December 2014 11:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Parties and protests don’t typically overlap, but the “Selma” cast made an exception and a statement on Sunday night following the film’s Manhattan premiere. At one point during the otherwise splashy festivities, director Ava DuVernay took to the steps of the New York Public Library with actors David Oyelowo, E. Roger Mitchell, Wendell Pierce, Omar DorseyJohn Lavelle, Stephan James, Kent Faulcon, Lorraine Toussaint, Andre Holland, Tessa Thompson and Colman Domingo, donning “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts over their partywear and raising their arms in the “don’t shoot” pose.

It was not just an unusually sobering photo op, but also a direct acknowledgment of the eerie timing of Paramount’s civil rights drama, with its scenes of organized protest and its urgent plea for justice and reform. The premiere was held the same weekend that more than 25,000 men and women marched through Manhattan, in the largest protest »

- Justin Chang

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"A Most Violent Year" In New York City

13 December 2014 10:11 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ writer/director J.C. Chandor's upcoming crime drama "A Most Violent Year", starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Alessandro Nivola and Albert Brooks:

"...in this searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, one immigrant is determined to climb up a morally crooked ladder...

"...where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and – above all – his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "A Most Violent Year"...

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- Michael Stevens

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David Oyelowo to be Honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival

8 December 2014 2:10 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

David Oyelowo shines as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Ava Duvernay's "Selma" and now, he's being honored at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival! Here's the complete press release:

Palm Springs, CA (December 7, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present David Oyelowo with the Breakthrough Performance Award, Actor for his critically acclaimed performance as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Ava DuVernay.s Selma at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Richard Linklater, Julianne Moore, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Redmayne, J.K. Simmons, Reese Witherspoon and the cast of The Imitation Game. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.

.David Oyelowo.s transformation into Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is truly outstanding,. said Film Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. »

- Manny

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Listen To Common’s and John Legend’s Song “Glory” From Ava DuVernay’s Selma

7 December 2014 9:17 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Four years ago, Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win an Academy Award as best director; Ms. DuVernay has a shot to become the second.” On Sunday, the New York Times published an in-depth article on Ava DuVernay’s journey to make Selma. Read Manohla Dargis’s interview Here.

In addition, DuVernay was named winner in the New Generation category by the L.A. Film Critics and it was announced that  British actor David Oyelowo will receive this year’s Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s 26th annual Psiff Awards Gala on January 3.

Director Ava DuVernay’s Selma tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.

From John Legend & Common comes “Glory,” an original composition for the film.

Selma is the story of a movement. »

- Michelle McCue

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More Footage From "A Most Violent Year"

6 December 2014 12:13 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek another new clip of footage from writer/director J.C. Chandor's upcoming crime drama "A Most Violent Year", starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Alessandro Nivola and Albert Brooks:

"...in this searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, one immigrant is determined to climb up a morally crooked ladder...

"...where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and – above all – his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "A Most Violent Year"...

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- Michael Stevens

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'Most Violent Year' Clip: Jessica Chastain Confronts Oscar Isaac

4 December 2014 11:39 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Anna Morales (Jessica Chastain) confronts her husband Abel (Oscar Isaac) about a gun she found in their front yard in a new clip from A Most Violent Year. This drama is set in the winter of 1981 in New York City, statistically the most dangerous year in the city's history. Unlike the "cute little warnings" this couple has received over the past few years, Anna knows that this gun means her family is in real danger.

Director J.C. Chandor's third feature examines one immigrant's determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and - above all - his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path. With A Most Violent Year, Chandor journeys in a bold new direction, toward the place where best intentions yield to raw instinct, and where we are most vulnerable to compromise what we know to be right. »

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New A Most Violent Year Clip Carries a Loaded Gun in the Upcoming Drama Starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain

4 December 2014 9:17 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A24 has released a new A Most Violent Year clip.  The film takes place in New York City in 1981, and stars Oscar Isaac as a businessman trying to get a loan to expand his shipping company, but must contend with pressure from his wife (Jessica Chastain), the deputy attorney general (David Oyelowo), and organized crime families.  This premise and this clip may hint at a more intense story, but the film is actually pretty dull and consists largely of Isaac's character moping around to get enough loans to save his business investment. Hit the jump to check out the A Most Violent Year clip.  The film opens in limited release on December 31st before expanding nationwide in January, and also stars Albert Brooks and Alessandro Nivola. Via A24. Here's the official synopsis for A Most Violent Year: A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New »

- Matt Goldberg

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4 December 2014 7:33 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Whoa we're getting behind on the linkages... here ya go

The Babadook order the pop-up book so that I have someone to commiserate with when it keeps us awake at nights in 2015

Nyt looks at Ava DuVernay's direction of Selma

Mnpp Continually undersung Tfe favorite Alessandro Nivola celebrates the shortness of his shorts and how it helped A Most Violent Year win Nbr's Best Picture. Hee

The Credits on the makeup work on Wild. How to keep Reese dirty?!

Hey U Guys interviews the always welcome Judy Greer on Men Women and Children and Ant-Man

Dissolve Sundance announces its titles for 2015. I should probably go again but haven't committed yet

Carpetbagger interviews costume designer Albert Wolsky on Birdman's briefs and super suit

In Contention Kris interviews Tfe's communal husband, cinematographer Bradford Young (Selma / A Most Violent Year

Awards Daily mad scramble of wide open Oscar year

Heat Vision Suicide Squad, »

- NATHANIEL R

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Oscar Isaac Stellar in ‘A Most Violent Year;’ Is He Oscar Worthy? (video)

4 December 2014 5:38 AM, PST | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Oscar Isaac, who stars in the little-publicized indie film “A Most Violent Year,” could be a surprise Oscar contender and the picture could be a sleeper hit after he walked away with an acting award yesterday (Dec. 3) from The National Board of Review. Although one of the less publicized Tinseltown organizations, the board is made up of movie industry experts and film professionals, who carry some weight in Hollywood. The crime drama, written and directed by J. C. Chandor, has a strong cast that also includes Jessica Chastain, Alessandro Nivola, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks and Catalina Sandino Moreno. [...] »

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