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The life of a professional boxer can be desperate and toilsome. Unless you’re a marquee prizefighter, there’s little money to be made, leaving many fighters stricken by poverty. Yet, few professions are so straightforward. Almost disturbing in its simplicity, you punch your opponent until they fall down, whilst they try to do the same to you.
In cinema, the boxer is an ever-present figure, often solitary and driven to succeed by demons from the past. Creed, Ryan Coogler‘s new addition to the Rocky series is out this week in a wide release, and garnering some very positive reviews (including our own). There’s no better time to brush up on your boxing movies, as it’s an enthralling little sub-genre, ripe for explosive violence and drama.
We compiled ten of the best boxing movies below, so check them out, and let us know your favorites.
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- Tony Hinds
The Chelsea Film Festival (Cff) has announced its official partnership with Bow Tie Cinemas in Chelsea. The Festival will host its brand new program, Kino & Vino Series®, on the second Monday of each month, followed by a Q&A and networking reception at the Theater.
The First Screening will start on November 9th, 2015 at 7pm with the 2015 Chelsea Film Festival Grand Prix Winner.
Calendar and Ticket details can be found here.
Cff was founded by actresses Ingrid & Sonia Jean-Baptiste to give voices to the unheard by providing a platform to independent films and discovering new talents. Chelsea Film Festival Board of Directors includes renowned industry insiders: Paul Calderon, Elizabeth Kemp, and John Patrick Shanley.
The festival's program will highlight international feature-length, short films and documentaries from independent or emerging filmmakers. The Third Edition of the Chelsea Film Festival will focus on "Women in Film & Media", and will introduce foreign films to the public. As Ingrid Jean-Baptiste, Founder of The Chelsea Film Festival, stated, “Making the World a Better Place by Giving a Voice to the Unheard.”
The Chelsea Film Festival (Cff) will hold its third edition in New York from October 15-18th, 2015 at the Sva Theatre and other locations.
The Chelsea Film Institute is a non-profit cultural organization that helps expose the underprivileged youth in Chelsea, NYC to the arts. Throughout the year, Cfi offers free Arts classes to these economically disadvantaged children. Chelsea Film Festival (Cff) is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers, and actors. It offers a wide range of films, such as shorts, documentaries, and feature-length pieces. It empowers the work of risk-taking storytellers and remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences around the world.
- Sydney Levine
"It's a crime... that I want to feel young?" Ah, mais oui, Gérard Depardieu! We've seen a UK trailer for this previously, but another one should be more than enough to satisfy. IFC Films has debuted the official Us (meaning MPAA-approved) trailer for one of Abel Ferrara's latest films, Welcome to New York, starring Gérard Depardieu, Jacqueline Bisset and Paul Calderon. Depardieu plays a billionaire with ultimate money and power, who is driven by a "frenzied and unbridled sexual hunger". I'm not sure if I'm that into this film's lavishness, but that is quite a way to sell it. The trailer is barely Sfw, but I'm sure the film is not. Here's the official Us trailer for Abel Ferrara's Welcome to New York direct from IFC Films: Welcome to New York is directed by Abel Ferrara (King of New York, Chelsea on the Rocks, 4:44 Last Day »
- Alex Billington
Amongst this years Screen Actors Guild Award winners are Eddie Redmayne, who won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Steven Hawking in The Theory of Everything, Birdman, which took home Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and Orange Is the New Black, whose star Uzo Uduba claimed the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series category.
Redmayne, dedicated his award to sufferers of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Als), the illness which Hawking himself suffers from. He also went on to congratulate fellow actors such as Bradley Cooper, David Oyelowo and Timothy Spall.
It has been a big weekend for Birdman, which not only won best ensemble »
- Alfie Nobes
The Screen Actors Guild handed out the 21st annual SAG Awards Sunday night live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Here is a rundown of all the nominees and winners as they are announced. And be sure to re-live our live blog of the show here! Theatrical Motion Pictures Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Steve Carell / John du Pont – "Foxcatcher" (Sony Pictures Classics) Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing – "The Imitation Game" (The Weinstein Company) Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom – "Nightcrawler" (Open Road Films) Michael Keaton / Riggan – "Birdman" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) **Eddie Redmayne / Stephen Hawking – "The Theory Of Everything" (Focus Features)** - Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Jennifer Aniston / Claire Bennett – "Cake" (Cinelou Films) Felicity Jones / Jane Hawking – "The Theory Of Everything" (Focus Features) **Julianne Moore / Alice Howland-Jones – "Still Alice" (Sony Pictures Classics)** - Winner Rosamund Pike / Amy Dunne – "Gone Girl »
- Kristopher Tapley
5 items from 2015
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