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2017 Oscars: A Tale of Two Oscar Stories and One Very Big Gaffe

9 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Going into the Oscars, the question was which of two competing narratives would dominate the night.

The end result: a balance between the two, amid a disturbing gaffe as presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway pulled a “La La Land” card out of a red envelope. There was a mistake.

Read More: 2017 Oscars: Full Winners List

With eight nominations, “Moonlight” looked to be the likeliest film to unseat rival juggernaut “La La Land” for Best Picture and so it did, among three total Oscars.

“There were two cards. I wanted to see the card,” said “Moonlight” writer-director Jenkins backstage in explaining the bizarre mixup which initially saw “La La Land” announced as Best Picture before a correction was issued that it was “Moonlight.” Beatty showed to him. (It said “Moonlight.”) “The folks from ‘La La Land’ were so gracious,” he added.

“There was a time when I thought this movie was impossible, »

- Anne Thompson

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The recognisable future of Children Of Men

25 February 2017 1:04 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Feb 27, 2017

Alfonso Cuaron's Children Of Men is a film from a decade ago that very much stands the test of time...

“Last one to die, please turn out the light.”

The tenth anniversary of Children Of Men came at the end of a tumultuous year in politics. You don't have to look far on the web for thinkpieces about how the results of the Brexit referendum or the election of Donald Trump as Us President have brought us closer to the grim forecast of Alfonso Cuarón's superb dystopian thriller, but rewatching it now, the film feels a triumph of preparation rather than prescience.

Based on Pd James' novel, the film takes place in the year 2027, in the midst of a global epidemic of infertility. Britain has closed its doors to immigrants and refuses to acknowledge the status of 'fugees' as human beings. The day after the »

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Why Arrival should win the best picture Oscar

23 February 2017 9:36 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

As our series heads towards its conclusion, Catherine Shoard makes the case for Denis Villeneuve’s staggering alien invasion film

Science-fiction is not a genre you could accuse of parading itself as Oscar bait. Few movies that flirt with the extraterrestrial have scored best picture nominations: Et, the first Star Wars – then, more recently, since the number of possible nominees was increased, District 9, Avatar, Inception, Her, Gravity and The Martian have sneaked in.

None won – though Gravity came close. Arrival is a film that echoes Alfonso Cuarón’s in some respects: the great beyond, the intense focus on its female lead, the loss of a child. But Denis Villeneuve’s drama is not a head-trip like that splashy immersion.

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- Catherine Shoard

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Daniel Espinosa’s Sci-Fi Horror Movie Life To Close SXSW 2017

22 February 2017 3:19 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Four years ago, visionary director Alfonso Cuarón tore apart the International Space Station in spectacular fashion with Gravity, a film that would go on to collect scores of VFX awards for its eye-popping visuals – remember that 13-minute uncut tracking shot in the beginning?

How and ever, on March 24th, Daniel Espinosa’s Life will take the Iss and, rather than subject the audience to a barrage of cutting-edge CGI, engineer a nail-biting survival movie from within the stuffy confines of the man-made satellite. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson, Espinosa’s intriguing thriller begins at a time when humanity is on the verge of making first contact with extraterrestrial life found on Mars.

What should go down in history as our greatest discovery soon devolves into a full-blown nightmare, as the organism turns out to be much more intelligent (and deadly!) than the Iss crew bargained for. Rhett »

- Michael Briers

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‘Zama’ Trailer: Lucrecia Martel’s Bloody Adaptation Brings Danger to a Desperate Man — Watch

17 February 2017 2:47 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Director Lucrecia Martel has taken the helm of adapting Antonio di Benedetto’s existential masterpiece “Zama,” a novel largely considered to be one of the most iconic pieces of Argentine work. With a lot of expectations riding on bringing this modern classic to life, Martel is taking on this project with a vision in mind.

In the new “Zama” trailer, we meet Diego de Zama (Daniel Giménez Cacho), a minor colonial officer for Spain in 18th century Paraguay.  Separated from his family and hungry for promotion, Zama struggles to find peace while waiting in this unfamiliar landscape.

Read More: 10 Essential Films About Women In Crisis

Known for his collaboration with famous Hispanic filmmakers like Guillermo Del Toro and Alfonso Cuarón, Cacho brings a wide array of experience to the complex character of Zama. As Martel stated, Zama “uncannily lives the same conflicts that we are wrestling and contending with in our modern world. »

- Maya Reddy

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Review: A Cure For Wellness [Monte’s Take]

17 February 2017 2:19 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Director Gore Verbinski has crafted quite an interesting career. After striking genre gold with the remake of the Japanese horror film Ringu, orchestrating one of Disney’s most successful franchises with Pirates of the Caribbean, and continuing his collaboration with Johnny Depp on the animated film Rango and the reboot of The Lone Ranger, Verbinski was poised to do whatever he wanted to do with his next film, and it doesn’t take long to realize this quality in the director’s new film, A Cure for Wellness.

For nearly two and a half hours, Verbinski compiles a beautiful, confounding, and chaotic medley of his favorite and most influential film scenes recreated. One moment you are whisked away on a train ride through the Swiss Alps in a moment of stunning scenery, the next you are offered images of unnerving and repulsive situations. It’s undeniable that Verbinski and director »

- Monte Yazzie

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Yes, Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ Really Will Win Director and Picture Oscars — Here’s Why

17 February 2017 2:17 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Late in the Oscar season, at the moment when voters actually fill in their ballots (the deadline is February 21 at 5 pm), it all comes down to what movies they have actually seen. What did they love the most, and is freshest in their minds? Which film aligns with the zeitgeist, delivering the message that 6,000 voters want to send?

The five directing nominations tend to line up with the strongest Best Picture contenders, although snubbed director nominee Ben Affleck did win Best Picture win for “Argo.” However, that underdog story became a narrative in itself that drove “Argo” to the win.

This year, the narratives include the aftermath of#OscarsSoWhite and the election of Donald J. Trump. Which will stick?

Here’s how the Best Director and Best Picture races are shaking out.

La La Land” is the magical, romantic, modern-yet-retro musical about artistic passion created by wunderkind Damien Chazelle and his gifted collaborators, »

- Anne Thompson

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Yes, Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ Really Will Win Director and Picture Oscars — Here’s Why

17 February 2017 2:17 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Late in the Oscar season, at the moment when voters actually fill in their ballots (the deadline is February 21 at 5 pm), it all comes down to what movies they have actually seen. What did they love the most, and is freshest in their minds? Which film aligns with the zeitgeist, delivering the message that 6,000 voters want to send?

The five directing nominations tend to line up with the strongest Best Picture contenders, although snubbed director nominee Ben Affleck did win Best Picture win for “Argo.” However, that underdog story became a narrative in itself that drove “Argo” to the win.

This year, the narratives include the aftermath of#OscarsSoWhite and the election of Donald J. Trump. Which will stick?

Here’s how the Best Director and Best Picture races are shaking out.

La La Land” is the magical, romantic, modern-yet-retro musical about artistic passion created by wunderkind Damien Chazelle and his gifted collaborators, »

- Anne Thompson

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Arrival

14 February 2017 5:47 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Yep, yet another fleet of giant alien spaceships has Earth surrounded, but Denis Villeneuve’s movie is not your garden variety invasion fantasy. Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner have a limited time to figure out how to communcate with alien creatures whose intentions are a complete unknown. It’s a rare sci-fi thriller that succeeds on a personal and emotional level — while teaching us how to converse in coffee stain hieroglyphics.

Arrival

Blu-ray + Digital HD

Paramount

2016 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 118 min. / Street Date February 14, 2017 / 39.99

Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O’Brien, Tzi Ma.

Cinematography: Bradford Young

Film Editor: Joe Walker

Production Design: Patrice Vermette

Original Music: Jóhann Jóhannsson

Written by: Eric Heisserer based on The Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang

Produced by: Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron Ryder

Directed by Denis Villeneuve

A few science fiction entertainments in the last twenty-odd years »

- Glenn Erickson

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U.S. Neighbor Mexico Will Bridge Festival Walls at Berlin

11 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Berlinale Special

Devil’s Freedom

(Films Boutique)

It says much about the strength of Mexico’s documentary production that the first pick-up announced from last year’s Morelia Festival was a docu-feature, Everard Gonzalez’s “Devil’s Freedom,” a harrowing account of the devastating psychological and emotional damage of Mexico’s drug wars.

Generation

Tesoros

(FiGa Films)

Children’s adventure from María Novaro (“Danzon”) revolves around the joys of growing up on Mexico’s idyllic Barra de Potosi coast, as 6-year-old Dylan and friends search for Captain Drake’s treasure.

Forum

Casa Roshell

(Tonalá Lab)

Mexico’s Interior Xiii (“I Promise to You Anarchy”) co-produces Chilean Camila Donoso’s story of a couple of transvestites that run a Mexico City hideout for men seeking to freely express their desires.

Berlin Classics

Canoa

(Conacine/Stpc)

Felipe Cazals’ Berlin 1976 Silver Bear winner inspired a young Alfonso Cuaron, and it’s not difficult »

- John Hopewell and Emiliano De Pablos

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We are the Flesh: the very best of Mexican surrealist cinema

10 February 2017 9:26 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Sean Wilson

Arriving on Blu-Ray and DVD on 13th February, provocative and gruesome horror We Are the Flesh is the latest movie from director Emiliano Rocha Minter. Engulfing viewers in a nightmarish and surreal world, whereby two siblings find themselves manipulated by a terrifying stranger, it’s controversial Mexican cinema in every sense of the word.

It also follows a proud tradition of rich, boundary-pushing cinema to have emerged from the country. To honour the film’s release, here are some of Mexico’s finest.

Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Few images are seared onto viewers’ minds as vividly as the eyeball being sliced in Luis Bunuel’s groundbreaking surrealist classic (in reality it was a cow’s eye, not a human’s). But in truth the Spanish filmmaker’s trendsetting collaboration with Salvador Dali is filled to the brim with all other manner of striking imagery that left a lasting »

- Sean Wilson

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New to Streaming: ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ ‘Nocturnal Animals,’ ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ and More

10 February 2017 8:40 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Crimson Peak (Guillermo del Toro)

Crimson Peak works as many things: a melodramatic romance; both the recreation of a period and a revival of the way movies have made us perceive it; a genre-jumping comedy; and a critique of capitalistic excess. It does these things earnestly and without compromise, and it’s far braver — far more admirable — for having done so. What Guillermo del Toro’s new film doesn »

- The Film Stage

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The most profound discovery, or the end of everything? Find out in the Superbowl trailer for Life

6 February 2017 2:42 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

Last night’s Superbowl gave us a wave of new TV spots and teaser trailers for this year’s biggest films. We saw the return of Baby Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kurt Russell made an appearance concerning the Fate of the Furious (The Fast and the Furious 8’s confusing title), and in our favourite spot Stranger Things are happening in season two of Netflix’s smash hit 80s show. Another film which may not have had the same level of hype orbiting it is Life, a new sci-fi disaster film concerning a crucial discovery that initially seems to have huge implications for the human race. Of course things don’t turn out so well and everything goes wrong, a race for survival begins.

‘I’ve told you, I don’t want my windows cleaned.’

With shades of Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity this »

- Jon Lyus

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17 of Hollywood’s Top Cinematographers You Should Be Following on Instagram

4 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

(Courtesy: Kimberley French/20th Century Fox)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

One of the jobs that the general public doesn’t pay that much attention to — but probably should — is that of the cinematographer. If you think a film looks gorgeous and you’re able to get swept away by what you’re seeing on the screen, that’s all thanks to this man or woman’s work behind the scenes. Turns out, though, you can even see these folks showcase their talent on social media.

Since the role of cinematographer is often referred to as the director of photography — shortened to Dp or Dop — it only makes sense that we hone in Instagram as that’s one popular online platform dedicated specifically to photos. Let’s take a look at 16 of the cinematographers who are utilizing Instagram to showcase more of their work and giving us a glimpse of »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Warner Bros, DC, The Batman and its director problem

31 January 2017 10:04 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Feb 1, 2017

Ben Affleck’s the latest in a series of directors to bow out of a DC comic book movie. We take a look at a familiar pattern...

In a ninja-like move worthy of the Caped Crusader himself, Ben Affleck has bowed out of The BatmanAffleck will, of course, still star in the title role and serve as producer, but the standalone Batman movie will now need a new director - leaving the position empty mere months before filming was supposed to commence.

The outlet that broke the story, Variety, adds that Affleck’s decision wasn’t related to the recent performance of Live By Night, the period crime film produced, written, directed and starring Ben Affleck. Rather, Affleck says, “I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. »

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Berlin reveals jury, homage, Berlinale Camera recipients

31 January 2017 4:51 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Diego Luna amongst those to join jury president Paul Verhoeven.

The 67th Berlin Film Festival has revealed its jury, homage subject and Golden Camera recipients.

Joining jury president, Paul Verhoeven, will be actors Maggie Gyllenhaal, Diego Luna, and Julia Jentsch, producer Dora Bouchoucha Fourati, artist Olafur Eliasson and director-screenwriter Wang Quan’an.

Eighteen films are vying in this year’s competition for the Golden Bear. The winners will be announced at the Berlinale Palast on February 18.

Robocop director Verhoeven is currently flying high off the success of Golden Globe-winning drama Elle.

Gyllenhaal is best known for her Oscar-nominated role in Crazy Heart, breakthrough performances in Donnie Darko and Secretary, The Dark Knight and TV series The Honourable Woman, for which she garnered a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination.

Luna, co-star of Alfonso Cuarón’s Y Tu Mamá También, has played at the Berlinale in titles including Milk (dir: Gus van Sant, Berlinale »

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Berlin 2017: Full international jury announced

31 January 2017 3:52 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The full international jury for this year’s Berlin Film Festival has been announced.

It was previously announced that Paul Verhoeven would head up the jury this year, and now the organizers have released the rest of the jury to judge the films in-competition. They are producer Dora Bouchoucha Fourati (Tunisia), artist Olafur Eliasson (Iceland), actress  Maggie Gyllenhaal (USA), actress Julia Jentsch (Germany), actor and director Diego Luna (Mexico), and director and screenwriter Wang Quan’an (People’s Republic of China).

This year’s Berlinale, the Berlin Film Festical, kicks off in Germany on February 9th through to the 19th. Keep it Thn for full coverage.

Paul Verhoeven, Jury President, Director, Screenwriter (The Netherlands)

The Dutch director and screenwriter Paul Verhoeven began his directing career in 1969 with the successful Dutch television series Floris. After his feature film debut Business is Business in 1971, came the erotic thriller Turkish Delight in 1973, a »

- Paul Heath

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Producers Guild Awards: ‘La La Land’ Wins Best Motion Picture at Politically Charged Show

28 January 2017 10:58 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Eyes are always on the Producers Guild Awards, because their choice of top motion picture, the David O. Selznick Award, voted on by members as the best-produced movie of the year, often proceeds to win the Best Picture Oscar. The producers are more likely to laud a movie with ambitious scale and scope. So Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” (Lionsgate) was favored to win, and sure enough, producers Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt accepted the prize.

La La Land” was introduced by John Legend, who debated coming to the event but made a contribution to the Aclu and echoed many political statements made during the course of the night when he said: “We are the voice, we are the face of America; it is big and free and open to the dreamers of all races and countries and religions.”

Damien Chazelle has made a story about the sacrifices artists make, »

- Anne Thompson

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Producers Guild Awards: ‘La La Land’ Wins Best Motion Picture at Politically Charged Show

28 January 2017 10:58 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Eyes are always on the Producers Guild Awards, because their choice of top motion picture, the David O. Selznick Award, voted on by members as the best-produced movie of the year, often proceeds to win the Best Picture Oscar. The producers are more likely to laud a movie with ambitious scale and scope. So Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” (Lionsgate) was favored to win, and sure enough, producers Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt accepted the prize.

La La Land” was introduced by John Legend, who debated coming to the event but made a contribution to the Aclu and echoed many political statements made during the course of the night when he said: “We are the voice, we are the face of America; it is big and free and open to the dreamers of all races and countries and religions.”

Damien Chazelle has made a story about the sacrifices artists make, »

- Anne Thompson

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'We Are the Flesh' begins Us theatrical rollout

18 January 2017 6:51 PM, PST | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

MoreHorror.com

Emiliano Rocha Minter's nightmare fantasy horror film We Are the Flesh kicked off its theatrical rollout on Friday, December 13 in Los Angeles and continues opening through January 27 in select cities.

Check out all the official details and release dates below.

From The Press Release

Arrow Films has announced the January 2017 theatrical rollout of Emiliano Rocha Minter's We Are the Flesh. After a thought-provoking and acclaimed year on the festival circuit, the film will screen in over ten cities across the United States. Visionary, unrelenting, and not for the faint-hearted, Rocha Minter's provocative and explicit creation is an erotic inferno of the senses that manages to pack all manner of delirium into its short running time. We Are the Flesh will open in Los Angeles at Laemmle's Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre January 13th and in New York City on January 20 at Cinema Village.

We Are the Flesh »

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