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6 items from 2016


For Your Consideration: Sundance is Still the First Place Next Year's Oscars Happen

21 January 2016 9:44 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: The 2016 Indiewire Sundance Bible: All the Reviews, Interviews and News Posted During The Festival Editor's note: The updated version of our For Your Consideration column looks at films and events related to awards season that we find exciting and different. For detailed analysis of every Oscar category, check out our Oscar pages. Now in its third decade, the Sundance Film Festival has frequently spawned a healthy number of awards season stars, from very recent best picture contenders like "Whiplash" and "Boyhood" to earlier picks like "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (yes, both a Sundance premiere and a best picture nominee) and "Shine," to a hefty number of acting nominees (think winners like Mo'Nique for "Precious," Alan Arkin for "Little Miss Sunshine" or Hilary Swank for "Boys Don't Cry") documentary picks (from "Searching for Sugar Man" to "Man on Wire") and »

- Kate Erbland

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Scott Eastwood and Chris Evans Combine Their Respective Hotness For an Insanely Good-Looking Night Out

20 January 2016 9:23 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Chris Evans and Scott Eastwood attended events for Swiss luxury watch brand Iwc Schaffhausen on Tuesday, and between their chiseled jaws and charming smiles, it's a miracle all the snow near their Switzerland hotels didn't immediately melt. The good-looking pair made appearances at both the Iwc booth at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie and later at the brand's fancy gala dinner. Although their impressive abs were sadly covered up, both Chris and Scott made time to strike a pose on the red carpet and hang out with fellow attendees Rosamund Pike and Hilary Swank. Keep reading to see more photos, then check out Chris's hottest movie moments! »

- Quinn Keaney

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What the Critics’ Choice Awards Can Tell Us About Oscar

18 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

The Broadcast Film Critics Association handed out their Critics’ Choice Awards last evening in Los Angeles and is the first awards ceremony since the Academy released their official nominations last Thursday.

Those looking to the Critics’ Choice Awards in hopes of fleshing out their Oscar predictions will notice a few differences between last week’s Golden Globes and Sunday’s awards in the major categories. Most notably is the fact that Spotlight won best picture after being entirely shut out by the HFPA at the Globes.

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Sylvester Stallone (Creed), and Brie Larson (Room) all repeated their Globes success with acting wins, but Swedish actress Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) took home the best supporting actress award in lieu of Kate Winslet’s (Steve Jobs) win the week before.

Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller took home the night’s best director award, »

- Patrick Shanley

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James Schamus’ Directorial Debut ‘Indignation’ to Play in Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama

14 January 2016 7:02 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Berlin Film Festival section Panorama has added further films to its lineup, which will include “Indignation,” the directorial debut of producer James Schamus. Panorama also revealed that a Special Teddy Award, which celebrates gay and lesbian filmmaking, will be awarded to Christine Vachon, one of the producers of “Carol.”

The Panorama Special program will open on Feb. 12 with Daniel Burman’s “El rey del Once” (The Tenth Man), and the previously announced “War on Everyone” by John Michael McDonagh. “El rey del Once,” the festival said, is “a sensitive tale that bursts with vitality, a loving portrait of multi-layered life in Once, the Jewish quarter of Buenos Aires.” Burman’s debut film, “A Chrysanthemum Bursts in Cinco Esquinas,” opened the main program of Panorama in 1998, and his 2004 film “Lost Embrace” won two Silver Bears in Berlin.

Indignation,” which is based on Philip Roth’s novel, centers on a young »

- Leo Barraclough

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The 100 Best Films of the 21st Century (So Far) - Part 2: #75-51

12 January 2016 5:49 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Our countdown of the 100 best films of the 21st century continues. This is Part 2 #75 through 51.

Click here for Part 1 (#100-76)!

The first decade and a half of the 21st century has brought a lot of changes to the landscape of film. The advancement and sophistication of computers has made realistic computer generated effects a mainstay in both big-budget and small-budget films. The internet and streaming technologies have given big Hollywood new competition in films produced independently and by non-traditional means. We went from purchasing films on yards of tape to plastic disks, and now we can simply upload them to the cloud. Advertisements for films have reached a higher, more ruthless level where generating hype through trailers and teasers is crucial for a film’s commercial success. Movie attendance has fluctuated along with the economy, but that hasn’t stopped films from breaking box office records, including having films gross »

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

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Forever and a Day | Blu-ray Review

5 January 2016 3:45 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

What may be most surprising about Katja von Garnier’s music doc Forever and a Day, a contemporary portrait of iconic hard rock/heavy metal German band The Scorpions, is to note their five decades worth of musical presence. Formed by Rudolf Schenker in 1965, the band allowed Garnier to tag along as they embarked on what was meant to be their Final Sting tour, an eighteen month stretch of performances which were set to wrap up in Munich. However, based on the jubilant reaction as they performed, the band decided to then extend the tour. The result becomes a ruminative pondering on the nature of an artist’s retirement and what happens when creative outlets are eventually restrained. In between playdates, Garnier completes a historical portrait of the band’s ups and downs throughout the past fifty years.

As one of the band’s managers remarks early on, “it’s »

- Nicholas Bell

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