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Award season as come to a close, and we’ve all been witness to what is a historic unprecedented run for one urgent film. The ripple became a wave when we were on hand to witness Laura Poitras collect multiple awards at the Cinema Eye Honors, and as predicted, the Academy Awards capped off a historic awards season run with an Oscar win. Here is our roundup and recap of the previous month’s film festival and award season headlines related to the docu film world.
Berlin International Film Festival - Germany – February 5th – February 15th
- Jordan M. Smith
Now that the busy winter fest schedule of Sundance, Rotterdam and the Berlinale has concluded, we’ve now got our eyes on the likes of True/False and SXSW. While, True/False does not specialize in attention grabbing world premieres, it does provide a late winter haven for cream of the crop non-fiction fare from all the previously mentioned fests and a selection of overlooked genre blending films presented in a down home setting. This year will mark my first trip to the Columbia, Missouri based fest, where I hope to catch a little of everything, from their hush-hush secret screenings, to selections from their Neither/Nor series, this year featuring chimeric Polish cinema of decades past, to a spotlight of Adam Curtis’s incisive oeuvre. But truth be told, it is SXSW, with its slew of high profile world premieres being announced, such as Alex Gibney’s Steve Jobs »
- Jordan M. Smith
Why Fifty Shades of Grey wasn't terrible, even by feminist standards - Love & Sex A plus size retailer stirs up controversy at London Fashion Week - Popsugar UK Feng shui tips for beginners who know nothing about feng shui - Home 25 ways to be happier in your 20s - Smart Living These tricks will make your kale salad taste 10 times better - Food Can matcha make you lose weight? - Fitness 55 photos of the best moments at the Oscars - Celebrity & News Zoom in on the most stunning beauty looks from Fashion Week - Beauty 8 points of wisdom from Steve Jobs - Tech This new movie about bullying will shock everyone - Moms The Fall runway bags your closet is begging to have - Fashion Lea Michele says goodbye to Glee with a tear-jerking photo - Entertainment Video: Make Wolfgang Puck's signature stuffed pasta at home! - Food »
There are three types of Kanye West people in this world: Those who think he’s a genius, those who respect his music but find his public persona off-putting, and those who hate him. I am firmly in the middle category, but yearn to be a true acolyte. I want to believe in the gospel of Yeezus and worship at the altar of Ye, but no matter how hard I try I find myself distracted by his obnoxious behavior and enormous ego.But a new Kanye West was on display during last week’s Breakfast Club interview. “I’m not a genius," he told host Charlamagne tha God. "I’m not a visionary. I’m a servant.” He also admitted he was wrong about Beck not respecting artistry. This is in striking contrast to the Kanye West of yore, the one who made casual remarks about the president and black »
- Lauretta Charlton
Congratulations to Birdman for taking home the Oscar for Best Picture on Sunday night! Now get out of the way. You’re already old news. We’re kidding, of course. Then Oscar marathon is a grueling affair that lasts months, if not the entire year. But don’t kid yourself into thinking that publicists, studio executives and talent aren’t already looking ahead to the next Oscar season… which might already have kicked off with a few fan favorite films at Sundance. Here’s our ridiculously early look at next year’s potential Oscar candidates, written in virtual pencil: Best Picture Concussion Everest In The Heart of the Sea The Light Between Oceans Me, Earl and the Dying Girl The Revenant Snowden Steve Jobs St. James Place (Steven Spielberg’s Cold War Thriller) The Walk We are going with the highest possible »
Not satisfied with taking on the Catholic Church in Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Oscar winning documentarian Alex Gibney has since turned his lens on L. Ron Hubbard and the Scientology faith. In the opening seconds of the trailer for Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, an HBO Documentary debuting March 29, a speaker immediately labels the religion a cult, and the sinister feeling and tone is palpable.
Reviews for Going Clear out of Sundance were stellar, perhaps some of the best Gibney has had in years. But this isn’t even his only documentary planned for this year, as he’s also releasing a Steve Jobs documentary, Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine at SXSW.
Watch the trailer for Going Clear below:
The post Alex Gibney takes on Scientology in trailer for ‘Going Clear’ appeared first on Sound On Sight.
- Brian Welk
Netflix has a many, many films, shows and documentaries to watch. A lot of them you will know are there - great Netflix Originals like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Better Call Saul - but there is even more to discover that you might not think or even know to look for.
Here are some of our favourite Netflix hidden gems:
Animator Don Hertzfeldt is a Digital Spy favourite, first coming to our attention with the bizarre, irreverent, melancholic and frequently obscene short Rejected. There is something undeniably beautiful behind the strangeness of the characters and scenarios he brings to life.
His first feature film, It's Such a Beautiful Day, spins together his previously released trilogy into a touching black comedy about hapless Bill and his hilarious, humdrum existence.
Chances are, this Netflix Original documentary will offer your »
Ever since Kanye West and Kim Kardashian first got together, his influence over here style has always been noticeable. Most recently, the rapper conceptualized his wife’s Grammy look from head to toe, dressing her in a Jean Paul Gaultier haute couture gown straight off the runway.
News: Kim Stuns in Low-Cut Grammy Gown
“She was always my muse, now she’s become other designers’ muses,” West reveals in a new interview with Style.com in support of his Adidas Original Collection. “Or designers’ muses, because like I said, I don’t want to disrespect designers by calling myself a designer, I just think I have a vision of something that I want to do.”
News: Kanye Debuts New Song, North Cries During Rapper's Fashion Show
Yet, from the moment the two started dating, the 37-year-old rapper says the fashion industry turned its back on him. “Fashion people were really opposed to the idea of reality stars,” West »
Blossoms, Deadpool, Assassin’s Creed, and other movies have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change. Steve Jobs John Ortiz has joined the cast of Universal Pictures’ Steve Jobs…Ortiz…will [...]
Continue reading: Film Casting: Blossoms, Deadpool, Marion Cotillard in Assassin’S Creed [Updated] »
- Rollo Tomasi
And you think eBay is stressful. Thursday night's episode of Scandal saw the nail-biting - and blood-splattering, but we'll get to that later - online bidding war over Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington). Basically every terrorist ever wanted a piece of Pope, who's now publicly proven to be President Fitz's (Tony Goldwyn) weakness - and thus, the United States of America's. Most Scandalous Moments• Cyrus Beene (Jeff Perry) fired all of the turncoat Secret Service agents, protecting the president with Navy Seals instead. He also tried to force Andrew Nichols (Jon Tenney) to resign as vice president now that his ransom plan has been foiled. »
- Michele Corriston, @mcorriston
Sony took it on the chin last year with a slew of scandals that left them bruised and battered. In fact, ‘taking it on the chin’ might be an epic understatement. They got their skull beaten to a bloody pulp before having it severed with a roundhouse kick now known as “The Sony Hack”. Thanks to the repellent comedy The Interview, Sony had their servers violated and their dirty laundry aired. It was the kind of train wreck that you couldn’t look away from. Each subsequent leak provided more sobering insight into the maddening world of studio politics. Amy Pascal, the head of Sony Pictures, came across looking like a hybrid of Anna Wintour and Richard Nixon. With little recourse, she stepped down this week leaving behind an a marginally talented era for Sony. »
- Anghus Houvouras
Here we go again.
Re/code is reporting that Apple is in discussions with unspecified TV networks about offering a bundle of channels similar to Dish’s Sling TV service, which gives subscribers a limited number of networks delivered over broadband at a price lower than the traditional cable or satelllite package.
Details on what the Apple venture could be are scarce as conversations are said to be preliminary. But perhaps some skepticism is in order given the rather tortured history of Apple attempting all sorts of variations on TV service only to get nowhere.
Last March, the Wall Street Journal reported that Comcast and Apple were in discussions about creating a broadband-delivered TV service but those talks evidently did not bear fruit. Numerous other arrangements have been in negotiations going back to 2009.
It’s unclear whether the new Apple idea would be available through the hardware giant’s existing »
- Andrew Wallenstein
Amy Schumer and Bill Hader in TrainwreckPhoto: Universal Pictures With Sundance just wrapping up and Berlin starting up in a few days, we are now immersed in the year-long barrage of film festivals. One such festival in South By Southwest. A few weeks back they announced the first seven films of their program, including the opening night film Brand: A Second Coming. Today, they have revealed the rest of the features to be shown in March (except for the midnight program), and some of it has me very excited. The bigger titles announced do not do much for me. Paul Feig's Spy, starring Melissa McCarthy, and the Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart starrer Get Hard leave a lot to be desired in terms of anticipation, as does a work in progress cut of Judd Apatow's latest film Trainwreck. I'm guessing an Apatow work in progress is probably around three and a half hours. »
- Mike Shutt
With Sundance in the rear view mirror and Berlin just around the corner, another huge festival that’s now very much in mind is the 2015 South By Southwest Film Festival (SXSW 2015), to be held in Austin, Texas, this March. And this year, the lineup looks no less eclectic than in any previous year for the festival.
SXSW 2015 will see the debut of two big-studio comedies (Paul Feig’s Spy, starring Melissa McCarthy; and Etan Cohen’s Get Hard, starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart), some red-hot documentaries (none more so than Alex Gibney’s Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine) and a vast array of smaller indie titles. Intriguingly, Judd Apatow’s Amy Schumer vehicle Trainwreck will be screened as a work-in-progress.
- Isaac Feldberg
South by Southwest, the multi-faceted film, music and technology festival held annually in Austin, TX will feature such upcoming films as Paul Feig’s Spy, David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn, Alex Gibney’s documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, and Ondi Timoner’s Russell Brand profile Brand: A Second Coming as headliners in this year’s film festival lineup.
SXSW runs from March 13 to 21 in Austin and is now in its 22nd year. Variety has details of the 145 films and 100 world premieres bowing at this year’s festival. Brand, as previously reported, will be the festival’s opening night film.
Other notable titles on the list are the Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard, a rough cut of Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, the directorial debut of 28 Days Later screenwriter Alex Garland, Ex Machina, and a new comedy by Michael Showalter, Hello, My Name is Doris.
On the small screen, »
- Brian Welk
South By South West has announced their 2015 feature film lineup. After the jump you will find the press release with the full feature program information. Notable films include Alex Garland‘s Ex Machina, David Gordon Green‘s Manglehorn, Paul Feig‘s Spy, and the documentaries Alex Gibney’s Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine and Ondi Timoner’s Brand: A Second Coming. Plus, there’s […]
The post SXSW 2015 Movies: Feature Film Lineup Announced appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
Hot off the heels of this year's edition of the Sundance Film Festival coming to a close comes the full features lineup for the next major independent film festival, South by Southwest (SXSW). The 2015 slate consists of a whopping 145 features, 100 of which will be making their world premieres. Highlights include "6 Years," Hannah Fidell's follow-up to "A Teacher," which sees her reuniting with that film's breakout star, Lindsay Burdge; "The Grief of Others," from writer/director Patrick Wang, who impressed with his last outing, "In the Family"; the latest Alex Gibney documentary "Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine"; Ryan Gosling's directorial debut "Lost River," which was panned at last year's Cannes Film Festival; Paul Feigs' new comedy "Spy," which reunites him with his "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat" star Melissa McCarthy; and a work in progress screening of Judd Apatow's Amy Schumer-fronted »
- Nigel M Smith and Liz Shannon Miller
Directed by: Kevin Reynolds
It could be the flop of all flops. At the time, “Waterworld” was the most expensive film ever made. Starring Kevin Costner, “Waterworld” is a science-fiction/fantasy film taking place roughly 500 years after the polar ice caps melted in the beginning of the 21st century, effectively covering the entire world with water. Dirt has become a commodity and an unknown traveler named “the Mariner” (Costner) is trying to find anywhere to trade his stash. The catch: he’s a mutant, with gills, allowing him to breathe underwater. He is joined by a woman named Helen (Jeannie Tripplehorn) and child named Enola (Tina Majorino) with an elaborate map tattooed on her back. They sail the world and encounter various groups of survivors. They are pursued by a group of evil forces, led by an eye-patched man called “the Deacon” (Dennis Hopper). The special effects are actually pretty impressive, »
- Joshua Gaul
If one were to go strictly based off representations in film and television, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the world of computer programming/hacking/coding is primarily a man’s sport. The most recent example of this misguided notion would be the Oscar-friendly Alan Turing biopic “The Imitation Game,” which centers around a tortured-genius codebreaker. And yet, Gillian Jacobs of “Community” is out to debunk the myth that the world of computing is strictly a boy’s club. "The Queen of Code," Jacobs' directorial debut, is primarily about Grace Hopper, a crack coding expert who, the film argues, deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. It’s a terrific and surprising look not only at Hopper’s indelible and funny personality — dry and witty, she was a former mathematics professor at Vassar and she made a hell of an impression on »
- Nicholas Laskin
Steve Jobs, Patient Zero, X-Men: Apocalypse, and other movies have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change. X-Men: Apocalypse Bryan Singer tweeted…that Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan will [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
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