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With diehard RPatz fans trying desperately not to fall asleep during "The American" as they bone up on the movies of Anton Corbijn, they'll have to expand their study list as another top shelf talent joins "Life." Joel Edgerton (rent "Animal Kingdom," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Warrior" kiddies) has joined Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan in the film that's currently in production in Ontario, Canada. Penned by Luke Davies ("Candy") the film inspired by the real-life friendship between Magnum photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson) and actor James Dean (DeHaan). Edgerton will play Stock's editor who made the deal with Life magazine for the images that would become iconic. [Variety] Sienna Miller, who has mostly be doing underseen indies for the last while, has a big year ahead. She features in Bennett Miller's forthcoming "Foxcatcher," and has now booked a role in Clint Eastwood's next effort. She'll start alongside Bradley Cooper in "American Sniper, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The dust has settled. I've had an opportunity to go back and look at the Oscars telecast away from a work setting (let's finally leave poor John Travolta alone). The 86th annual Academy Awards are a memory, and today, Best Picture winner "12 Years a Slave" is available on DVD and Blu-ray (nice timing, folks). It was a wild ride, an unpredictable one, and one that started in the mountains of Colorado. I was talking recently with someone about how the groundwork for phase two of a given awards season — that period of time when ballots are in hand and winners are being decided — is really laid in phase one, if not earlier. By the time you get to phase two, more or less, everyone knows what they're voting for. It almost becomes a formality. Plenty of it has to do with the movies, of course. Studios like Paramount — which does »
- Kristopher Tapley
It's no secret that 2013 was a great year for cinema, with terrific films breaking the boundaries of genre, budget and international appeal. One particular production company has managed to bring an especially impressive set of films onto its roster. In the reel below, you'll be able to get a comprehensive look at just how much Annapurna Pictures and producer Megan Ellison have entertained audiences this past year. The reel features an eclectic array of films that have received plenty of acclaim and accolades. Among the movies in the video is David O. Russell's Oscar-nominated con artist comedy "American Hustle," Spike Jonze's Oscar-nominated sci-fi love story "Her," the Harmony Korine/James Franco crime caper "Spring Breakers" and Wong Kar-Wai's gorgeous martial arts film "The Grandmaster." An additional treat is the inclusion of Bennett Miller's upcoming film "Foxcatcher" starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, which was pushed back to 2014 from. »
- Ziyad Saadi
Director: Kornél Mundruczó
Writers: Kornél Mundruczó, Kata Weber, Viktoria Petranyi
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Zsofia Psotta, Sandor Zsoter, Lili Horvath
It was the Hungarian filmmaker’s fifth feature, 2008’s Delta, which won the Fipresci award at Cannes that really started our interest in the filmmaker. While his 2010 followup, Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project never received a Us release date, we’re happy to see that he’s got another title finished and set for release this year. Mundruczo stated that he wanted to make an auteur film that reaches a broader audience, which is perhaps why this title may not premiere at a film festival.
Gist: A sentimental adventure film, when 12-year-old Lili’s father takes her pet dog away from her, the girl runs away from home in search of her dog.
Release Date: Scheduled for release in March, 2014, we »
- Nicholas Bell
Director: Bennett Miller
U.S. Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Slotted at the #24 slot on last year’s list, word is that the team needed more time fine-tuning this, or the decision was made easier with films such as American Hustle in the way. Bennett Miller ranks among the better dramatic directors in Hollywood; this 2008 Blacklist named project should be of the same caliber as Miller’s Capote and Moneyball.
Gist: Based on the true story of John du Pont, a paranoid schizophrenic who was heir to the du Pont fortune. After building a wrestling training facility named Team Foxcatcher on his Pennsylvania estate, Du Pont shot and killed Olympic gold medal-winning grappler David Schulz. »
- Eric Lavallee
As Sunday's Oscar ceremony rolls closer, Megan Ellison has a lot be proud of. The producer's Annapurna Pictures shingle is behind the film with the most nominations ("American Hustle," with 10 nods and tied with "Gravity"), has another contender in "Her" which is up for a small handful of awards and generally speaking, has a lot to celebrate from across the last year. And just as they did for 2012, Annapurna has cut together sizzle reel highlight their accomplishments in 2013. And indeed, few companies could boast working with filmmakers as diverse as Harmony Korine ("Spring Breakers") and Wong Kar-Wai ("The Grandmaster"), in addition to David O. Russell and Spike Jonze, in the course of a career, let alone 365 days. And yes, included within is footage from Bennett Miller's highly anticipated "Foxcatcher" starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, which was originally planned for a 2013 release before being pushed to a still undetermined 2014 slot. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Director: Craig Zobel
Writers: Pall Grimson, Nissar Modi
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Scheduled to begin filming in New Zealand earlier this year, this is Craig Zobel’s hotly anticipated follow-up to his 2012 breakout film, Compliance. With several notable names among the cast, particularly Chiwetel Ejiofor, we’re assuming this will likely get a lot of attention. Based on the vintage novel from Robert O’Brien (who also wrote the novel upon which The Secret of Nimh is based), we’re curious to see what Zobel brings to the youth-skewed apocalypse genre.
Gist: Based on the novel by Robert C. O’Brien, this is about a sixteen-year-old girl named Ann Burden survives a nuclear war in a small American town.
Release Date: Considering its cast members, we’re assuming this »
- Nicholas Bell
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Shirley Temple, and Oscar movies: Library of Congress’ March 2014 screenings (photo: Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote in ‘Capote’) Tributes to the recently deceased Shirley Temple and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and several Academy Award-nominated and -winning films are among the March 2014 screenings at the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus Theater and, in collaboration with the Library’s National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, The State Theatre, both located in Culpeper, Virginia. The 1934 sentimental comedy-drama Little Miss Marker (March 6, Packard) is the movie that turned six-year-old Shirley Temple into a major film star. Temple would become the biggest domestic box-office draw of the mid-1930s, and, Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Sonja Henie, Don Ameche, Loretta Young, and Madeleine Carroll notwithstanding, would remain 20th Century Fox’s top star until later in the decade. Directed by Alexander Hall (Here Comes Mr. Jordan, My Sister Eileen), Little Miss Marker — actually, a Paramount »
- Andre Soares
"They were introduced and have started dating," usmagazine.com quoted a source as saying.
Olsen and Miller were seen together at the funeral of Philip Seymour Hoffman last week.
- Smith Cox
Ashley Olsen has a new boyfriend reveal for Valentine's Day the fashionista and former child star is now dating Bennett Miller. Ashley has been spotted with the 'Moneyball' director numerous times in recent weeks and even accompanied him to Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral in New York on February 7. Bennett was close to Philip - who died of an apparent heroin overdose on February 3 - after directing him in 2005's 'Capote', for which he won the Oscar for Best Actor. Ashley, 27, and Bennett, 47, have previously been spotted at Dan Tana's restaurant in Los Angeles in January, where he was working on editing his film, 'Foxcatcher'. A source told UsMagazine.com: ''They were introduced and have started dating.'' Ashley is following in her twin sister Mary-Kate's footsteps by dating an older man, as she has been in a relationship with 44-year-old Olivier Sarkozy for nearly two years. »
Kim Kardashian flaunted her curves in a leather pencil skirt, and Ashley Olsen is dating Moneyball director Bennett Miller: See Us Weekly's top stories from Feb. 13 in the roundup! 1. Kim Kardashian Flaunts Curves in Tight Leather Pencil Skirt, Shops With Pregnant Ciara: Pictures For Kim Kardashian, even a simple shopping trip is an opportunity to make a major fashion statement. The reality star, 33, ensured that all eyes were on her when she stepped out on Wednesday, Feb. 12, to hit up high-end baby store Bel [...] »
Ashley Olsen just pulled a Mary-Kate.Everyone was kind of confused when the 27-year-old showed up to Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral service last week in New York, but now it's starting to make a lot more sense.According to Us Weekly, she attended with director Bennett Miller, who directed the late actor in "Capote," his only Oscar-winning role.Miller, 47, is 20 years Olsen's senior.It's unclear how the two met or how long they've been together, but it must be semi-serious if she accompanied him to an event like a funeral.Like Ashley, her twin sister Mary-Kate is also dating an older man. Mk has been linked to (and shared a whole lotta awkward Pda with) 44-year-old Olivier Sarkozy. Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Ashley Olsen's new movie man! Following her recent split with businessman David Schulte, the 27-year-old fashion designer is now dating Moneyball director Bennett Miller, multiple sources tell Us Weekly. See more photos of her here. The new couple supported one another at the star-studded funeral of Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman in NYC on Friday, Feb. 7. Miller, 47, was a close friend of Hoffman's, and also directed the 2005 film Capote, which earned the late actor his only Oscar. "They were introduced and have started dating," a source [...] »
Stillman is gearing up for a summer shoot in Ireland on his adaptation of the story by Emma and Pride and Prejudice writer Austen.
Miller, nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Hitchcock TV biopic The Girl, will play the lead in the comedy, which is produced by Katie Holly of Dublin-based Blinder Films (Citadel) and Stillman’s outfit Westerly Films. It is backed by the Irish Film Board.
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Director: Bennett Miller
Entertainment grade: A–
History grade: C–
Truman Capote's In Cold Blood was a "non-fiction novel" about the murders of a farming family in Kansas in 1959. Bennett Miller's film Capote tells the story of the book's genesis. The late Philip Seymour Hoffman won his only Academy Award for Best Actor for his astonishing performance in the title role.
Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and his friend Harper Lee (Catherine Keener) travel from the literary salons of New York City to the wilds of Kansas to investigate the murders. According to Capote's biographer and friend Gerald Clarke, on whose book this film is based, Hoffman was more like Capote on screen than Capote himself. »
- Alex von Tunzelmann
Stars joined family and friends of Philip Seymour Hoffman to pay their respects at the actor's wake yesterday evening (February 6).
The wake followed a candlelight vigil of friends and fans who gathered in their hundreds outside the Labyrinth Theatre Company, where Hoffman was a member from 1995 and later served as artistic director for a period.
Actor Eric Bogosian spoke during the vigil, praising Hoffman for his courage and humility.
"I think it is important to note not only Phil's power as a great, great talent but as a person as well," he said.
Hoffman was found dead in his »
In a way I am not sure I have ever felt before, for a figure I do not know personally, I am still trying to comprehend Philip Seymour Hoffman’s passing.
When we grow with artists, we do not just identify with them, or become “fans.” We love these artists, anticipate our experiences with them, and similarly better understand the potential of their means of an expression. Loving an artist indeed becomes a personal venture, especially if one is to believe that art, something that keeps us human, belongs to all of us just as much as it does the artist (to paraphrase a line actually said by Hugh Bonneville in this upcoming Friday’s The Monuments Men). My love for Philip Seymour Hoffman, an icon lost, is directly interwoven with how I began to truly watch films, and learn from them.
To quote A.O. Scott in a bold remark of perfect clarity, »
- Nick Allen
The Berlin Film Festival, kicking off today, has added two last-minute screenings to honor the memory of Oscar winning actors Philip Seymour Hoffman and Maximilian Schell, who both died last weekend. Bennett Miller's "Capote," for which Hoffman won Best Actor, will screen on February 11. The film also played as part of the Berlinale Competition lineup in 2006. Schell, also a director, will have his film "Meine Schwester Maria," a portrait of his sister, presented on February 9. Schell won Best Actor from the Academy in 1962 for his role as Hans Rolf in Stanley Kramer's classic "Judgment at Nurembourg." Hoffman, 46, was found dead from a heroin overdose in his New York apartment on the morning of February 2. The internet immediately responded with outpourings of grief, but also with some insightful pieces on drug addiction. Schell, 83, was taken ill with pneumonia and died on February 1. »
- Beth Hanna
Berlin -- Jury president James Schamus kicked off the Berlin Film Festival at the jury press conference by saying that the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman would be memorialized at the fest: "A lot of his friends will be joining together to remember him." Photos: Philip Seymour Hoffman: His Career in Pictures Immediately after the conference, it was announced that a screening of Capote had been added to fest's schedule for Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9.00 p.m. at the CinemaxX 6. Bennett Miller’s film led to both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Hoffman, who played
- Rebecca Ford
The biopic, for which Hoffman won the Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Actor, will be screened at the CinemaxX 6 on Feb 11 at 9pm.
Hoffman also appeared in other films that screened at the Berlinale, such as Richard Kwietniowski’s Owning Mahowny (Panorama 2003); Spike Lee’s 25th Hour (Competition 2003); Anthony Minghella’s The Talented Mr. Ripley; and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, winner of the Golden Bear in 2000.
In memory of actor and director Maximilian Schell, who died on Feb 1, producers Margit Chuchra (mm-production), Dieter Pochlatko (Epo) and Werner Schweizer (Dschoint Ventschr) are presenting his film Meine Schwester Maria (My Sister Maria) in collaboration with the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
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