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The master let's us take a look through his lens. Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, known as "Chivo", is very likely going to win his third Oscar for filming The Revenant, the latest from director Alejandro G. Iñárritu (they also made Birdman together). The film opens in theaters later in December, but is getting early rave reviews for it's remarkable cinematography. Every last scene was shot using only natural, real light - no Hollywood tricks or lightbanks, it's all authentic. Lubezki joined Instagram a few years ago, but recently has been posting shots of various people and scenes from the filming of The Revenant in Canada (which went on for almost a year during late 2014/early 2015). Many of these characters are background characters, but they're definitely in it. Lubezki is a true master and every shot he takes is stunning to see. Here's some of the best photos from Emmanuel Lubezki's »
- Alex Billington
Earlier this week we saw five new images from director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Oscar hopeful The Revenant [check them out here], and now ahead of its Us release next month, 20th Century Fox has debuted a new international trailer which you can view below after the official synopsis…
inspired by true events, The Revenant is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, »
- Amie Cranswick
Imagine how crowded the aforementioned best picture race sounds and narrow it down to just five slots. Add in the tendency for the director's branch to reward more challenging work than the general Academy (hence recent nominations for Benh Zeitlin, Michael Haneke, Pedro Almodovar, Julian Schnabel, etc.), and the best director race seems incredibly crowded. As last year proved with Bennett Miller, a best picture nomination is not necessarily needed for a director to sneak in here. Could Todd Haynes ("Carol") or George Miller ("Mad Max: Fury Road") or Cary Fukunaga ("Beasts of No Nation") land a slot even if their films don't make the best picture cut? Maybe. But like that race, this one is going to be far from clear until we have a stronger picture of what the latest from Quentin Tarantino, David O. Russell and Alejandro González Iñárritu have in store. Collectively, that trio has been »
- Peter Knegt
Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight" has become something of a default frontrunner in this category, but there's a ways to go before we can call it a sure thing. Depicting The Boston Globe's journalistic efforts to expose sex abuse within the Catholic church, it offers inspiring, intelligent filmmaking that will surely give McCarthy his first best picture nomination — but can it win? That status has come from both that most people like the film a lot, and from the difficult task of imagining anything else winning. "The Revenant" seems like a safe bet to get nominated for Oscar's big prize, but could Alejandro González Iñárritu really win back-to-back best picture prizes? Ridley Scott's "The Martian" is also locked in for a nod and has box office and sentiment (Scott has never won best director) on its side. But it still seems hard to imagine it winning (though it's easier to »
- Peter Knegt
Now that Alejandro G. Iñárritu's "The Revenant" has screened for press, Academy members and insiders, can the brutally violent, late-breaking drama (December 25) starring Leonardo DiCaprio capture a mainstream audience and, for that matter, Oscar votes? Meanwhile, Anne and Eric also break down the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, which include many likely Oscar contenders and more than a few snubs and surprises. Read More: What the Indie Spirit Nominations Tell Us About the Oscars »
Fast becoming one of the more intriguing shoots in modern film history, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s visceral revenge drama The Revenant was fraught with issues during production, with everything from adverse weather conditions to complex battle sequences threatening to unceremoniously derail the director’s adaptation.
Thankfully, Iñárritu’s picture is nearing the end of the tunnel, on a track that will surely fire The Revenant directly into contention for this year’s Academy awards. Not only does it have the Birman director at the helm, but there’s also Emmanuel Lubezki (Aka Chivo) working as director of photography. Aiming for his third consecutive Oscar in the wake of Gravity and Birdman, some of the near pitch-perfect tracking shots and sprawling vistas glimpsed in the film’s trailers indicate that Lubezki is surely in with a shout.
On the other end of the lens, however, it was the likes of Tom Hardy, »
- Michael Briers
Film blogger Jeffrey Wells has sparked outrage after suggesting that the forthcoming Leonardo DiCaprio film The Revenant will be unsuitable for female audiences due to its “unflinchingly brutal nature”.
After attending an early preview screening of the film, which follows the revenge mission of a trapper left for dead during the old American west and is directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Wells sent out a tweet with fulsome praise of the film, and finished by stating: “Forget women seeing this.”
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- Andrew Pulver
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Inspired by true events, The Revenant is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
- Michelle McCue
Max Landis, writer of “Victor Frankenstein,” has taken to Twitter with strong criticism for newly-minted awards favorite “The Revenant,” which was shown to the industry for the first time on Monday. Landis is thus far the sole voice of dissent following a Los Angeles screening of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film, with hilarious if harsh words for performances by Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. Taking to Twitter on Monday, Landis wrote, “‘The Revenant’ is the ultimate in cinematic overkill.” It’s unclear given the timing of the tweets if the writer and son of director John Landis attended the L. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven and Matt Donnelly
Read More: 'The Revenant' Poster Swaps Leonardo DiCaprio For Breathtaking Landscape After winning back to back Best Cinematography Oscars for "Gravity" and "Birdman," acclaimed Dp Emmanuel Lubezki might be set for a rare hat trick if the visually stunning trailers and promotional images for "The Revenant" are any indication of his work on the project. The adventure drama, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, reunites Lubezki with "Birdman" director Alejandro G. Iñárritu after their numerous awards victories last year, and it's safe to say they are back in the race this year. DiCaprio stars as American explorer Hugh Glass, who is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own team, led by Hardy's John Fitzgerald. Injured but alive, Glass embarks through the wilderness and endures a harsh winter all in the pursuit of vengeance and redemption. While distributor 20th Century Fox has yet to. »
- Zack Sharf
Fernando Guzzoni’s “Blanquita Bueno,” Alonso Acosta’s “Almost Never Too Late” and Sebastian and Rodrigo Barriuso’s “1989” will be honed at the first 2015-16 Puentes meet which, co-organized by Uruguay’s Mutante Cine, unspools in Montevideo over Nov. 25-29, on the eve of the 7th Ventana Sur.
Part of the E.U. Creative Europe backed Eave program, Puentes, the most prominent of Europe-Latin American co-production workshops, sees industry tutors subjecting ten projects, five from each side of the Atlantic, to sustained development consultancy.
Coming in a year when Latin America swept many big prizes at the world’s biggest fests, injecting a surge of confidence into Latin-American filmmaking, Puentes almost inevitably features projects from producers behind some of the big kudos winners. Chile’s Giancarlo Nasi, who produces “Blanquita Bueno,” co-produced “Cesar Acevedo’s “Land and Shade,” which took Cannes’ Camera d’Or for best first feature. Lead produced »
- John Hopewell
Not that it should surprise anyone, but early reviews are now in for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, and of course, they’re extremely positive. Critics are praising the film as a whole, and many are stating that 2016 could be the year that Leonardo DiCaprio Finally wins an Oscar.
Judging by the footage we’ve seen so far, it’s certainly possible, and after hearing these initial reports, we can’t wait to see what Iñárritu has in store for us with his latest effort.
Full reviews will arrive later on next month, closer to the film’s December 25th release, but for now, check out some early reactions below:
I saw The Revenant today. It’s great.
— mark romanek (@markromanek) November 23, 2015
The revenant was so brutal I feel like I need to lie down. Beautiful camera work almost makes it worth it — cassian elwes (@cassianelwes) November 23, 2015
Saw The Revenant yesterday. »
- Mark Cassidy
Read More: 'The Diary of a Teenage Girl' Leads 25th Ifp Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominations The Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp) has just announced the presenters for its 25th Anniversary Ifp Gotham Awards. Presenters will include Glenn Close, Topher Grace, Mariska Hargitay, Robert De Niro, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Harvey Keitel, Cynthia Nixon, Julianne Moore, Sarah Paulson, Rosie Perez, Dan Rather, Michael Shannon (who is nominated for Best Actor for "99 Homes") and Julie Taymor. Close, De Niro, Iñárritu, Keitel and Moore were past Tribute honorees at previous ceremonies. This year, the ceremony will give out 10 competitive awards, including Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Actor, Best Actress (presenting sponsor euphoria Calvin Klein), Best Screenplay, Breakthrough Actor, the Bingham Ray »
- Kate Erbland
The eight-part drama series has been created by Steven Knight, who previously worked with Hardy on TV series Peaky Blinders and feature Locke, and isdirected by Kristoffer Nyholm (Danish TV series The Killing, The Enfield Haunting) for BBC One and FX.
Hardy plays James Keziah Delaney who returns to 1814 London after 10 years in Africa to discover that he has been left a mysterious legacy by his father. Driven to wage war on those who have wronged him, Delaney finds himself in a face-off against the East India Company, whilst playing a dangerous game between two warring nations – Britain and America.
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Ahead of its Us release next month, five new images have arrived online for director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s hotly-anticipated survival drama The Revenant, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. Check them out in the gallery below…
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Inspired by true events, The Revenant is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. »
- Amie Cranswick
Now showing: a $101m Us opening for the final Hunger Games film is seen as a disappointment and there's a petition to boycott Zoolander 2
Your daily update of the latest news and reviews from the Guardian film team. Now showing: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 opens to $101m in the Us but it's seen as an underwhelming start for the final chapter of the saga; Benedict Cumberbatch's cameo as an androgynous model in Zoolander 2 has led to a petition claiming transphobia; and new films from Spike Lee and Alejandro González Iñárritu have finally been screened.
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Somehow, we’re almost done with the month of November. There’s only about six weeks or so left in 2015, which means the awards season is in full swing. As you all know, we’re awaiting the final big three releases of the year in The Hateful Eight, Joy, and The Revenant (which I’ll actually be seeing early next week, though under embargo until December), but the picture is starting to clear up, slowly. Winners are still hard to figure out in many of the categories, but the likely (or at least more likely) nominees are starting to become less and less vague to the trained eye. As such, it’s the perfect time for a new set of my Academy Award predictions, right? Right. So let’s have at it! I’ll keep it short and sweet here and just reiterate that Spotlight is in the best position right now, »
- Joey Magidson
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Bearing in mind that those involved on Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant often recall the gruelling nature of the production, which was almost resolute in its commitment to realism, it should come as no surprise that the latest film from the Oscar-winning director boasts a running time befitting of its sprawling scope.
According to Kyle Smith of the New York Post, the soon-to-be-released revenge thriller will clock in at 156 minutes in length which, for the sake of comparison, is still half an hour shy of The Wolf of Wall Street‘s bum-numbing running time.
Just found out The Revenant is 156 minutes… so, pretty much guaranteed to win the Oscar.
— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) November 19, 2015
Today’s confirmation comes off the back of a fresh batch of images for The Revenant, showcasing some of the film’s icy environments. Captured via natural lighting on exterior sets, Iñárritu »
- Michael Briers
Earlier this year, when the nominations for the 87th Annual Academy Awards were announced with every actor in contention being Caucasian, the hashtag #Oscarssowhite began trending on Twitter with fans reacting to the lack of diversity in acting categories (the year before, however, had a person of color nominated in every major acting category except best actress and the past two best directors, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Alfonso Cuarón, are Mexican).
This year’s race is not shaping up to be that much more diverse than its predecessor, with almost none of the acting frontrunners being people of color. The strongest contender at the moment seems to be Will Smith, who has earned two nominations in his career for playing real-life figures (best actor as legendary boxer Muhammad Ali in 2001’s Ali, best actor as struggling father Chris Gardner in 2006’s The Pursuit of Happyness »
- Patrick Shanley
Inspired by true events, the film is set in the 1820s and centres on frontiersman Hugh Glass (DiCaprio), who seeks vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling, including his confidant John Fitzgerald (Hardy).
The original score is by Oscar-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto ([link »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
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