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Cinematographer Greig Fraser talks 'Foxcatcher,' 'Gambler' and Not 'Star Wars'

24 October 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I've known Greig Fraser for a few years now and have been positively stoked to see him rise through the ranks and become, truly, one of the great DPs of his generation. He's gone from making a big splash with painterly work in Jane Campion's "Bright Star" to taking on major projects from Matt Reeves ("Let Me In"), Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty") and Bennett Miller ("Foxcatcher"). Oh, and now he's lined up a "Star Wars" movie. But don't expect any details on that one here. Naturally, I tried, but Fraser is mum on just what Gareth Edwards' standalone feature is after recently being tapped to shoot it, and can you blame him? In the meantime, it's not like there isn't plenty to chew on. He's behind the camera on two completely different films this year — "Foxcatcher" and Rupert Wyatt's remake of "The Gambler" — both with striking looks and, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Foxcatcher Movie Review

23 October 2014 3:19 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Foxcatcher Movie Review Sony Pictures Classics Reviewed for Shockya by Tami Smith, Guest Reviewer Director: Bennett Miller Screenwriter: E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman Cast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller Release Date: November 14, 2014 Valley Forge, Pennsylvania is a place rich with “history”, dating back to the American Revolutionary war. John du Pont (Steve Carell), a man with inherited wealth of immense proportions, lived right in that location on his Foxcatcher Farm and trained wrestling athletes for the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics. Du Pont always got what he wanted so getting Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and David Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) to come to his estate  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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Best Director 2015: Living the Dream (poll)

23 October 2014 2:41 PM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

“I feel like people are always talking about the business and how hard it is. But, [David] Fincher’s got a terrific movie. Alejandro’s got this movie. Wes [Anderson] has made »

- Sasha Stone

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Boyhood leads Gothams nominations

23 October 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Richard Linklater’s drama that follows the life of a boy from five to 18 is in contention for four prizes at the 24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards by Ifp

In addition to the competitive awards, Gotham Award Tributes will be given as previously announced to Tilda Swinton, Bennett Miller and Industry Tribute recipient Ted Sarandos of Netflix.

The nominating committee for the best actor category has voted a special jury award to Foxcatcher’s Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum for their ensemble work.

Voting will take place online from November 19-26. The winner of the Audience Award will be announced at the Gotham Awards Ceremony in New York on December 1.

“We congratulate this year’s nominees, from the master film artists to the talented newcomers, a true representation of the rich and diverse range of today’s independent filmmaking,” said Ifp and Made In NY Media Center executive director Joana Vicente.

“We are grateful »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Gotham Awards nominations kick off the Oscar season with a huge 'Boyhood' boost

23 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Independent Filmmaker Project officially fired the starting gun on the film awards season as always this morning with the announcement of this year's Gotham Awards nominees. Unsurprisingly, the most high-profile indie in the race — "Boyhood" — drew the most nominations with a whopping four mentions, including Best Feature. That's extremely high for the Gotham Awards and it sends IFC's campaign sailing into the season with a huge burst of wind. Speaking of revving the campaign engine on an early year release, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" landed in the Best Feature category. Two years ago Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" won that category but still didn't end up with a Best Picture Oscar nomination. Can Fox Searchlight find better luck? And speaking of Searchlight, "Birdman" landed Best Feature and Best Actor nominations. Fully expected. Filling out the Best Feature category was Ira Sachs' beautiful "Love is Strange" and Jonathan Glazer »

- Kristopher Tapley

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'Boyhood' leads Gotham Awards nominations

23 October 2014 7:41 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Richard Linklater's Boyhood was nominated for four Gotham Independent Film Awards, including a nod for Best Feature. Also competing for best picture are Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Love Is Strange, and Under the Skin. While the Gothams celebrate only independent film, they are one of the first notable—if not the most reliable predictor—year-end movie awards. Last year, the Gothams rewarded Inside Llewyn Davis and Short Term 12's Brie Larson, in addition to Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyer's Club. Boyhood was also recognized for Ethan Hawke in the Best Actor category, Patricia Arquette in Best Actress, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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2014 Gotham Award Nominees Announced!

23 October 2014 7:39 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The Gotham Awards, honoring independent film, officially kicked off this year's awards season with the announcement of its slate of nominees. "Boyhood" and "Birdman" were both well-represented, but so were films from earlier in the year such as "Tracks," "Under the Skin," and "Obvious Child" (all three of which earned nods for their lead female actors Mia Wasikowska, Scarlett Johansson, and Jenny Slate, respectively). Also of note: Stave Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum were awarded a special jury award for their ensemble work in "Foxcatcher." The awards will be presented in NYC Dec. 1 in a ceremony that will also honor Tilda Swinton, "Foxcatcher" director Bennett Miller, and Netflix's Ted Sarandos.  Best Feature Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel Love Is Strange Under the Skin Best Documentary Actress Citizenfour Life Itself Manakamana Point and Shoot Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award Ana Lily Amirpour »

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2014 Gotham Awards Nominations: 'Birdman,' 'Boyhood' lead the pack

23 October 2014 7:17 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp) announced Thursday morning the nominees for the 24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. Highlighting the best of the year’s independent film, the Gotham Awards give an early bump to the smaller films that could get lost in the studio shuffle. For 2014, the seven competitive awards include Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Actor, Best Actress (presenting sponsor euphoria Calvin Klein), Breakthrough Actor, the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director award, and the Gotham Audience Award. In addition to the competitive awards, Tilda Swinton, director Bennett Miller, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos will be honored with tributes.   24 films received nominations this year, not including a special award handed bestowed to Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum for their ensemble work in “Foxcatcher.” Voting for the primary awards begins on Nov. 19th at 12:01 Am Est and concludes on November 26th at 5:00 Pm Est.   “Each year the Gotham »

- Matt Patches

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Gotham Award Nominations: ‘Boyhood’ Scores Four (Full List)

23 October 2014 7:10 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Gotham Independent Film Awards set a 2014 race for best feature that includes “Boyhood” and “Birdman,” vying for the title with “Love is Strange,” “Under the Skin” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

Richard Linklater’s drama “Boyhood,” 12 years in the making, led the nominations list with four, including acting nods for Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane. “Birdman,” Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s story of a has-been actor trying to make his comeback on Broadway, snagged an additional nom for lead actor Michael Keaton.

Jonathan Glazer’s scifi feature “Under the Skin” also did well, nabbing a thesping nom for lead Scarlett Johansson. Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”), Bill Hader (“The Skeleton Twins”) and Miles Teller (“Whiplash”) also are among the actors in the running for trophies.

Every year the Gotham nominators also recognize the breakthrough talent of emerging creatives, this year with a pool of nominees that include directors Justin Simien »

- Gordon Cox

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Foxcatcher Movie Review

22 October 2014 8:23 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Foxcatcher Sony Pictures Classics Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade:  B+ Director:  Bennett Miller Screenwriter:  E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman Cast:  Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller Screened at:  Sony, NYC, 10/20/14 Opens:  November 14, 2014 If you had a few million dollars, make that a billion, what would you do?  Would you collect a garage-full of antique cars?  Buy some property in the South of France?  Set up a philanthropic foundation?  These are options that many of the super-rich commit to, but John Eleuthere du Pont had other ideas.  A bird-watching enthusiast, he had a coffee-table picture book published on  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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58th BFI London Film Festival Review – Foxcatcher (2014)

22 October 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Foxcatcher, 2014.

Directed by Bennett Miller.

Starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall, and Vanessa Redgrave.

Synopsis:

Based on the true story of Mark Schultz, an Olympic wrestler whose relationship with sponsor John du Pont and brother Dave Schultz would lead to unlikely circumstances.

Bennett Miller has slowly begun his ascent into the Premier League of Hollywood directors. His extraordinary work on Capote and Moneyball has lifted him in amongst a handful of film maestro’s that has made him a magnet for talent. And three years after his jaunt into the worlds of baseball, he is back with Foxcatcher, a film with a huge weight of expectation after a six-minute standing ovation at this year’s Cannes.

Once more with a Miller film, Foxcatcher tells the true story of the relationship between wrestling brothers Mark (Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Ruffalo) and wealthy wrestling fan/admirer »

- Scott J. Davis

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New Foxcatcher Images Reveal The Dark Side Of Wrestling

22 October 2014 7:04 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While I am still not over the idea of Hollywood’s nice guy Steve Carell playing a obsessive psychopath, there are apparently other things going on in Bennett Miller’s dark drama Foxcatcher. There’s Channing Tatum, of course, playing Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz, and Mark Ruffalo as his brother Dave. Then there’s the complicated relationship that develops between the Schultz brothers and John du Pont (Carell), as the latter helps them train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new training facility on his estate. As the three men interact, obsession, power, and paranoia begin to take over, and du Pont’s increasingly erratic and disturbing behavior threatens to drive a rift between the brothers. Exciting stuff, made all the more so when you realize that it’s based on a true story.

You can just feel the menace and alienation in a new batch of images from Foxcatcher. »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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New Foxcatcher Images Highlight the Quiet Intensity of Bennett Miller’s Dark Drama

21 October 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A batch of new Foxcatcher images have landed online from director Bennett Miller’s (Capote) upcoming dark drama, and they do an excellent job of evoking the tone of the film.  Steve Carell stars as John du Pont, an eccentric millionaire who decided to host an Olympic Wrestling training camp on his grounds despite having no experience with the sport himself.  The crux of the film revolves around du Pont’s relationship with Olympic Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo), and in particular du Pont’s mentorship of the younger brother Mark, who lived in the shadow of his more successful brother.  I caught the film at Tiff and it’s magnificent.  The performances by Carell, Tatum, and Ruffalo are positively transcendent, as each actor wholly disappears into his role.  Don’t miss this one, folks. Hit the jump to take a look at the new Foxcatcher images, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Stockholm to welcome Mike Leigh, Uma Thurman

21 October 2014 1:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Stockholm International Film Festival has unveiled the programme for its 25th edition, with more than 200 films from 60+ countries screening from Nov 5-16.

The festival opens with Mikael Marcimain’s hotly anticipated adaptation of Klas Östergren’s postwar Swedish classic Gentlemen [pictured].

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman will be the centerpiece film of the festival and Jean-Marc Vallee’s Wild will close.

“We are extra proud to present a record breaking program when celebrating our 25th anniversary,” said festival director Git Scheynius.

This year’s spotlight theme is hope, and films selected in that programme include Richard Raymond’s Desert Dancer, Hong Khaou’s Lilting, Shira Geffen’s Self Made and Stephen Daldry’s Trash.

Uma Thurman will be honoured with the Stockholm Achievement Award and give a public talk followed by a screening of Kill Bill 1 & 2.

Mike Leigh will also be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award and will give a talk and screen Mr. Turner.

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- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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'Still Alice,' 'Clouds of Sils Maria,' Roger Deakins and more set for AFI Fest

20 October 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

AFI Fest has announced that Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman" will screen as a Centerpiece Gala selection as well as eight Special Screenings and programs for the festival's Conversations series, which will include a look at the upcoming release, "Unbroken," with cinematographer Roger Deakins. Special Screenings added include Cannes debuts "Clouds of Sils Maria," "Mommy," "Mr. Turner," "Saint Laurent" and "Two Days, One Night," as well as documentaries "Merchants of Doubt" and "Tales of the Grim Sleeper." Also included is Toronto break-out "Still Alice" with Julianne Moore. Michael Keaton and Edward Norton will be on hand for a Conversations discussion about their roles in "Birdman," while and Indie Contenders Roundtable of distinguished filmmakers and another of the year's hottest rising stars will be presented by The Hollywood Reporter and the Los Angeles Times respectively. And as mentioned, cinematographer Roger Deakins will be in the mix to talk about his »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Foxcatcher review: Steve Carell and Channing Tatum's chilling drama

20 October 2014 7:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Bennett Miller; Screenwriter: E Max Frye, Dan Futterman; Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller; Running time: 134 mins; Certificate: 15

Money can't buy you love, but can it earn you self-validation? It's a theme that's explored in the fascinating Foxcatcher, an involving tale based on a chilling true story that boasts enthralling, career-changing performances from Channing Tatum and Steve Carell.

Directed with great measure and restraint by Moneyball's Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher revolves around depressed Olympic wrestling champion Mark Schultz (Tatum) and his relationship with mega-wealthy loner John Du Pont (Carell). It's John's dream to put together a wrestling team to compete in the next Olympics and he manages to recruit Mark, although his brother and fellow wrestler Dave (Mark Ruffalo) proves harder to catch.

As the relationship between the trio develops, often in unhealthy ways, we're gripped by what John's underlying motivations for his apparent altruism might be. »

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Like 'Fury'? Want More Brad Pitt? Here Are His 5 Best Performances

18 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

1. Moneyball (2011) Strutting through Bennett Miller's fact-based comedy about baseball economics, Pitt, as Oakland Athletics manager Billy Beane, is in glorious control of his leading-man powers. The performance is mellow, rhythmically alive and deeply felt -- like a great jazz solo. See more Highly Paid Film Stars 2. The Tree of Life (2011) Pitt could have turned the stern, authoritarian 1950s Texas father into the villain of Terrence Malick's metaphysical masterpiece. Instead, the actor makes him both threatening and needy, an almost iconic -- but never less than human -- vision of wounded American masculinity. 3. 12 Monkeys (1995) Pitt plays

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Sienna Miller and Steve Carell premiere Foxcatcher at London Film Festival

17 October 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sienna Miller and Steve Carell attended the premiere of Foxcatcher at the 58th BFI London Film Festival last night (October 16).

The 32-year-old actress shimmered in a silver striped floor-length gown while co-star Carell looked smart in a navy blue suit.

The 52-year-old actor is transformed in appearance for his role as eccentric chemical fortune heir John Du Pont in the true tale about his relationship with two wrestler brothers Mark and David Schultz (played by Tatum Channing and Mark Ruffalo respectively).

When du Pont offers Mark a place on his new training ground, relations between all three take a tragic turn.

Miller, who stars as Mark's wife Nancy Schultz, spoke to reporters at the Leicester Square screening about her recent comeback to acting.

"I'm really looking forward to it all," she explained. "I really wanted to work hard. I didn't work for a year after my daughter was born, and »

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London Film Festival 2014: Foxcatcher Gala

17 October 2014 3:15 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The stars of Foxcatcher hit the red carpet at the London Film Festival on Thursday night for the UK premiere of the critically acclaimed true-life story.Vocal fans made their presence felt as director Bennett Miller, previously Oscar-nominated for Capote and Moneyball, was joined on the red carpet by the stars of the film, including Steve Carell, Sienna Miller and Vanessa Redgrave.Foxcatcher follows wrestling brothers Mark (Channing Tatum) and Dave (Mark Ruffalo) Schultz as the former falls under the spell of wealthy businessman John du Pont (Steve Carell). As the relationship between the trio becomes more complex, events take a dark turn.At the centre of the film is Steve Carell in his most successful dramatic role to date, which is a huge change of gear from his usual work in broad comedies.“It was very challenging to say the least,” said Carell. “Working with Bennett and the other actors was an honour. »

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Lff 2014: Foxcatcher Review

17 October 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Bennett Miller.

Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave.

Running Time: 135 Minutes

Synopsis: A riveting, tense and unsettling exploration of the power of money and obsession from the acclaimed director of Capote and Moneyball.

 

Foxcatcher is pretty good. Oddly, that’s all. It’s just sort of there, like a lifeless planet being orbited by the dazzling satellites of Carell, Tatum and Ruffalo. They shine down upon a rock on which little else happens.

Here is the true life story of one of America’s wealthiest men and self-styled patriot, John du Pont (Carell) who takes Olympic wrestling gold medalist Mark Schultz (Tatum) under his wing to lead a team of wrestlers to further glory and national pride. Schultz’s growing intensity, the arrival of his brother and trainer Dave (Ruffalo) and du Pont’s increasingly erratic behaviour cause their world to unravel with tragic results. Sort of. »

- John Sharp

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