Abramorama has acquired worldwide rights to “The Test & The Art of Thinking,” the documentary feature directed by Michael Arlen Davis and produced by Davis and Jyll Johnstone .
The film explores the debate over the Sat and Act college entrance exams. Davis interviews students, parents, counselors, test-prep professionals, and academics to focus on this uniquely American rite of passage and how it reflects deeper issues.
“The Test & The Art of Thinking” will open on April 27 in New York at the Landmark at 57 West and on May 4 in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Music Hall. A national release in select cities across the U.S. will follow.
“We spent three years researching this controversial subject, assessing its broad reach and impact, while meeting and
We got the chance to interview the two actresses who play Moonee and Halley. They are Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite respectively, both of whom are exceptionally talented young actresses and a great pleasure to talk to.
Congratulations on the film, it truly is a beautiful film with a great deal of charm and
“Lady Bird always said she lived on the wrong side of the tracks, I didn’t know there were actual tracks.” So says Danny (Lucas Hedges) almost flippantly in “Lady Bird.” In the film, class plays a large role in how the titular character interacts with everyone she comes in contact with. The movie is seemingly a coming of age story about a girl who’s simply trying to make her social ends meet as she transitions from high school to college, but that would almost be too superficial of a reading. “Lady Bird” and “The Florida Project” didn’t win any of the Oscars they were nominated for on Sunday, but their legacies are secure as part of a growing trend to break the mold of the old coming-of age model. In doing so, have become more
Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Starring Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharaoh, Juno Temple, and Amy Irving.
Having relocated to the city for her new job, Sawyer (Claire Foy) visits a mental health institution in order to have someone to talk to about her feelings, but before she knows it, is voluntarily committed and placed on a ward where she has to convince people she’s not insane.
Steven Soderbergh has always had a predilection for employing low-fi filmmaking techniques, having used hand-held cameras for Haywire and Contagion, and now he’s following in the footsteps of Sean Baker’s Tangerine, by filming Unsane on the iPhone. However, that’s not the most forward thinking aspect of this effective exercise in B-Movie thrills.
One of the first films to be produced in the wake of the MeToo and TimesUp movements; Unsane uses this landscape as a foundation upon which
The title, which translates roughly as “The Virtue of the Imponderable,” will “show that all the bad things that come your way are actually formidable,” the 80-year-old Lelouch said, speaking during the International Monte Carlo Film Festival, which is dedicated to comedies. Lelouch presided over the jury.
He added that he got the idea for this film after the theft, which took place in early January as he was locking his car in front of the Paris offices of his production company. “I’ve tried to have a positive attitude,” Lelouch said, noting that he wants to make this film with non-professional actors, “a bit like [Vittorio de Sica’s] ‘Bicycle Thieves.
To accompany his win for Best Feature, Peele also picked up the Best Director award at the event.
Call Me by Your Name, nominated for six gongs took home two – Best Cinematography and Best Male Lead for Timothee Chalamet. Frances McDormand bagged the Best Female Lead Award for the superb Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, while Sam Rockwell was awarded Best Supporting Male for the same film. Allison Janney received Best Supporting Female for I, Tonya, a deserved win.
A Fantastic Woman walked away with the Best Foreign Film award.
Ingrid Goes West won for Best First Feature,
Other big winners on the night included Timothee Chalamet (Best Male Lead, Call Me by Your Name), Frances McDormand (Best Female Lead, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Sam Rockwell (Best Supporting Male, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Allison Janney (Best Supporting Female, I, Tonya), Ingrid Goes West (Best First Feature) and Greta Gerwig (Best Screenplay, Lady Bird).
Check out a full list of the winners here…
Call Me By Your Name
The Florida Project
Best First Feature
Ingrid Goes West
John Cassavetes Award (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000)
A Ghost Story
Producers: Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele
“Call Me by Your Name”
Producers: Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Rodrigo Teixeira, Marco Morabito, James Ivory, Howard Rosenman
“The Florida Project”
Producers: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou
Producers: Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill, Scott Rudin
Producers: Mollye Asher, Bert Hamelinck, Sacha Ben Harroche, Chloé Zhao
Best Female Lead
“Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”
“Beatriz at Dinner”
“Life and Nothing More”
Best Male Lead
“Call Me by Your Name”
“The Disaster Artist”
Peele thanked presenter Spike Lee, and noted he wouldn’t be up on stage without Lee breaking new ground for African-American filmmakers. Peele also quipped that he started off writing “Get Out” to see if he could write a movie in his favorite genre, horror, and came up with something much more profound after smoking “a lot of weed.”
Other honorees today include Greta Gerwig, who won Best Screenplay for “Lady Bird”; Best Supporting Male winner Sam Rockwell, who took home the prize for his work in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,
See 2018 Independent Spirit Awards live blog
American feature film nominees, culled from entries with budgets of under $20 million, were determined by a committee of an unknown number drawn from “writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, actors, critics, casting directors, film festival programmers and other working film professionals.” Compare that to the selection process for winners in which the entire membership of Film Independent,
Luca Guadagnino‘s “Call Me by Your Name” has a leading six nominations with both Ben and Josh Sadfie‘s “Good Time” and Jordan Peele‘s “Get Out” contending in five races apiece. Greta Gerwig‘s solo directorial debut “Lady Bird” follows with four.
Below, the full list of contenders broken down by film.
See 2018 Independent Spirit Awards: What time do 33rd Indie Spirits start, who will win, who hosts?
“Call Me by Your Name”
Picture, Director (Luca Guadagnino), Actor (Timothee Chalamet), Supporting Actor (Armie Hammer), Cinematography, Film Editing
Picture, Director (Jordan Peele), Actor (Daniel Kaluuya), Screenplay,
These odds were generated by combining the predictions of more than 1,800 Gold Derby users who have entered their picks in our predictions center thus far.
Perhaps a superhero flick? Nope!
"Everybody is like, 'What's next?' And I always say that I have no idea and I might not know until 2020," he tells The Hollywood Reporter. "It will probably be in the same wheelhouse. I'm not really the type to jump into a $20 million film just to do it. I have a feeling that I might...
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While the best picture race has been widely interpreted as a duel between “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “The Shape of Water” (with “Dunkirk” as a potential spoiler), critical consensus centered on the movie that found acclaim and successes before all of them. No matter what happens at the actual ceremony, “Get Out” has already won best picture
The win for “Call Me by Your Name” wasn’t necessarily surprising. It wasn’t the most nominated film of the year (that was “Shape of Water” with 14), but with 11 bids the intimate character-driven romance drastically over-performed relative to its showings at previous events including the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards,
Two Taiwanese films will open this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival (Hkiff, March 19-April 5) – Jay Chern’s Taiwan-Japan co-production Omotenashi, and Maren Hwang’s Xiao Mei, which recently played in Berlin.
The festival will close with the world premiere of What A Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life from Japanese veteran filmmaker Yoji Yamada.
This year’s Filmmaker In Focus is Taiwanese actress Brigitte Lin, who started her career in the 1970s and starred in Wong Kar Wai’s Chungking Express.
Peele and Guadagnino are in a tight head-to-head race according to the combined forecasts of over 1,800 Gold Derby users who have entered their picks in our predictions center thus far. But it’s Peele who has the advantage with leading odds of 4/11. among those users we’ve polled are 12 Expert journalists from top media outlets,
This weekend, March 3rd and 4th, there are two major award ceremonies happening in Hollywood.
Yes, the Oscars take place this Sunday, and most of the Internet has been talking about it for months. However, if the Oscars aren’t quite your scene, and if the kind of independent films that often get overlooked by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood are more in tune with your movie-watching tendencies, then you’ll definitely want to watch the Independent Spirit Awards this Saturday night.
The Indie Spirit Awards were founded in 1984, and they exclusively honour independent film. This year’s ceremony will be hosted by comedians John Mulaney and Nick Kroll, which guarantees a hilarious and entertaining night. Oftentimes nominations from the
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