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An end of the summer stab at Golden Globe predictions

15 hours ago | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Hi everyone! As previously mentioned in my last installment, I was originally planning on waiting to take a new look at Golden Globe predictions until the summer was over (so basically September), but I couldn’t resist. I’m back now with what’s my third look at the Golden Globe Awards, with this time around, a new theory to try and drum up some different predictions. Here goes nothing! To reiterate once again, the big difference you’ll see here between the Academy and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is that they tend to go for the bigger names or the bigger productions. As such, I’ve again got Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and David Fincher’s Gone Girl ahead of Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher here. You also still potentially lose certain indie players, as you’ll see evidenced by much smaller nomination totals (or even shutouts) for Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, »

- Joey Magidson

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Venice 2014: Get ready for buzzworthy 'Birdman,' Andrew Garfield and Al Pacino

21 August 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As previously reported by my HitFix colleagues, 2014’s fall festivals represent something of a battle royale for various heavyweight Oscar hopefuls. The oldest fest in the big four, venerable Venice, is up against younger North American counterparts Toronto, Telluride and New York in the perennial fight to deliver a truly memorable Competition. Which films will be left standing once the critics have had their way with them? Contenders hoping to emerge victorious from La Biennale’s royal rumble include Alejandro González Iñárritu’s opening nighter "Birdman" starring Michael Keaton, David Gordon Green’s Al Pacino vehicle "Manglehorn" and Andrew Garfield vs Michael Shannon in Ramin Bahrani’s real estate showdown "99 Homes." As far as awards season goes, for me the big hitter to beat from Cannes is "Foxcatcher," an extraordinary and illuminating piece of filmmaking from Bennett Miller, a director I’ve not been personally persuaded by before now. In the documentary category, »

- Catherine Bray

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Telluride vs. Toronto: The Battle for Oscar Supremacy

20 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late ’30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while both SXSW and Tribeca have sought to position themselves as viable alternatives to Sundance.

Rarely, however, have such tensions spiked quite so visibly, or with such high stakes involved, as in the case of Telluride and Toronto.

Nestled deep in the Rocky Mountains, the 41-year-old Telluride Film Festival is an intimate four-day affair that screens a highly selective program for Hollywood elites and deep-pocketed movie buffs. The 39-year-old Toronto Film Festival is an 11-day press and industry behemoth, Byzantine in its complexity and Canadian in its efficiency, which unspools about 300 features and attracts journalists, publicists, filmmakers and dealmakers from all over the world. Two very different events, forced by the vagaries of art, commerce »

- Justin Chang

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Nyff 2014. Main Slate

19 August 2014 5:16 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Opening Night – World Premiere

Gone Girl

David Fincher, USA, 2014, Dcp, 150m

David Fincher’s film version of Gillian Flynn’s phenomenally successful best seller (adapted by the author) is one wild cinematic ride, a perfectly cast and intensely compressed portrait of a recession-era marriage contained within a devastating depiction of celebrity/media culture, shifting gears as smoothly as a Maserati 250F. Ben Affleck is Nick Dunne, whose wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) goes missing on the day of their fifth anniversary. Neil Patrick Harris is Amy’s old boyfriend Desi, Carrie Coon (who played Honey in Tracy Letts’s acclaimed production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) is Nick’s sister Margo, Kim Dickens (TremeFriday Night Lights) is Detective Rhonda Boney, and Tyler Perry is Nick’s superstar lawyer Tanner Bolt. At once a grand panoramic vision of middle America, a uniquely disturbing exploration of the fault lines in a marriage, »

- Notebook

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Tiff 2014: Updated Screening Tally Brings Total to 46 Possible Movies

19 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It seems as if the 2014 Toronto Film Festival lineup is more or less set. I'm not expecting any major additions after today's announcement and have taken another look at my current list of most likely films I'll be screening while in town, though this is largely based on title and director alone as I have yet to really dig into the titles unfamiliar to me so it's possible a few may find their way into the mix once all is said and done. That said, if you think there are some I'm missing please let me know... don't want to overlook anything. Note, I will be in Toronto from September 3-10 and expect I'll see about 18 movies maximum while I'm there. Right now the full list below is 48 movies not including the four I've already seen (but have yet to review) and the one I don't think I'll even have a chance to see. »

- Brad Brevet

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Joaquin Phoenix Sports Some Amazing Facial Hair In The First Look At Inherent Vice

18 August 2014 7:43 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Now that the summer season is coming to a close, we can start turning our attention towards the fall and, specifically, awards season. And there's some amazing stuff coming down the pike. The next few months will be delivering new titles from filmmakers like David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Bennett Miller, and Ridley Scott - but right now we're going to focus on the latest feature from Paul Thomas Anderson. As a follow-up to his captivating 2012 drama The Master, the director is next bringing us an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's mystery novel Inherent Vice, and, as you can see above, today we have our very first look. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we now have the first official still from Inherent Vice, which delivers our premiere peek at the characters played by Joaquin Phoenix (in his second go-round with Anderson) and Josh Brolin. In the film, Phoenix stars as Larry "Doc" Sportello, »

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A Mid-August Oscar Predictions Update

15 August 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Here we are again. Since we’re now in the middle of August folks, you must know what time it is. Yup, it’s time for me to come to you all once again with some new and (hopefully) even more up to date Oscar predictions, my second one this month. As usual, I hope they’ll represent another bit of a change from speculation on towards educated guesswork now that awards season is fast approaching us. We still have a long way to go in the season overall, and these new predictions will likely be mostly wrong in the end anyway, but with each passing update (two a month now) I’m trying to figure it all out and get more and more confident in backing particular horses. If that sounds a bit repetitive to you, well…it’s still kind of the nature of the beast for this thing. »

- Joey Magidson

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Watch: Get On The Mound With Trailer For Baseball Pic 'No No: A Dockumentary'

14 August 2014 2:05 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Bennett Miller-helmed adaptation of “Moneyball” aside, the best baseball-centric movies in the past couple of years have been coming via Espn’s superb “30 for 30” series and this year’s “The Battered Bastards of Baseball.” The newest entry into the sub-genre is the Dock Ellis-centric “No No: A Dockumentary,” and its first trailer has arrived online. Ellis was a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the early '70s, a charismatic and controversial  figure (at least as far as racist baseball fans were concerned) who would later admit to pitching a “no-no,” baseball speak for a game in which the opposing team is not able to achieve a single hit, while high on LSD. The documentary tells the story of Ellis' ascent to notoriety as a major league pitcher, and though he passed away in 2008 before the completion of the film, director Jeffrey Radice was able to get »

- Cain Rodriguez

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First Tease for 52nd New York Film Festival + Main Line-Up Unveiled

13 August 2014 3:31 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Another year, another New York Film Festival with an outstanding line-up of indies and foreign films to dazzle New York City audiences. The 52nd New York Film Festival has revealed their full main slate line-up, featuring everything from the Dardennes to Godard to Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher (one of my favorite films from Cannes) to Cronenberg, Mike Leigh, Olivier Assayas, with Damien Chazelle's Sundance fave Whiplash tossed in there, too. Three other highly anticipated films have already been announced: Gone Girl, PTA's Inherent Vice, and Birdman to close the fest. But plenty of other great films will be showing. Now that we're based out of New York City, the Nyff is our home base fall film festival and they also put on a great show, light years ahead of Tribeca in terms of cinematic content, organization, beautiful venues, and the overall experience. I can't recommend it enough, and I »

- Alex Billington

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Foxcatcher, Maps To The Stars, Others Added To New York Film Festival Full Lineup

13 August 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The New York Film Festival is headed into its 52nd year of excellence, and this fall, they have maybe the most decorated lineup of any of the year's rival fests. Cinephiles are thrilled with the already-announced movies, including Gone Girl earning its world premiere on Opening Night, Inherent Vice scheduled to be the centerpiece, and Birdman making its American debut on closing night. And now, the rest of the lineup has been added, and it is killer. The flashier names are familiar to anyone who followed Cannes this year. Bennett Miller's murder mystery Foxcatcher will be a part of the fest, as will Alice Rohrwacher's The Wonders and Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner. David Cronenberg's chilly Maps To The Stars is just the latest Nyff visit for the Canadian genius, showing alongside festival faves the Dardenne Brothers and their new film, Two Days, One Night. And we're »

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New York 2014: Festival's Main Slate Includes Godard In 3D, And Many Of The Usual Suspects

13 August 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Jean-Luc Godard in 3D highlights the main slate of the New York Film Festival, which announced its selections today. As we've come to expect, the 52nd edition includes many of the usual suspects, with the latest films by David Cronenberg, Mike Leigh, Alain Resnais, the Dardennes, Hong Sang-soo, Olivier Assayas, and Nick Broomfield, as well as new work by Asia Argento, Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher), and Abel Ferrara. Beyond the previously-announced world premieres of Gone Girl and Inherent Vice, the festival will showcase five North American premieres and 14 U.S. premieres. Twitch will covering the festival, as in years past; the festival runs from September 26 to October 12. Selections and descriptions follow; all text provided via the festival's official site. Gone Girl (Opening Night -...

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New York unveils main slate

13 August 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Wednesday (12) the 30 films that will comprise the main official selection of the 52nd New York Film Festival (Nyff), set to run from September 26-October 12.

The roster includes North American premieres of Asia Argento’s Misunderstood, Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent and Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders.

There are Us premieres for, among others, Oren Moverman’s Time Out Of Mind, Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu, Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini and Martin Rejtman’s Two Shots Fired.

The line-up of New York premieres includes Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, Yann Demange’s ’71 and Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash.

As previously announced, the world premiere of David Fincher’s Gone Girl (pictured) will open Nyff, the world premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice is the Centerpiece Gala Selection and the North American premiere of Birdman from Alejandro Iñárritu will close the event.

“Sometimes the sheer »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Nyfcc unveils main slate

13 August 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Wednesday (12) the 30 films that will comprise the main official selection of the 52nd New York Film Festival (Nyff), set to run from September 26-October 12.

The roster includes North American premieres of Asia Argento’s Misunderstood, Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent and Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders.

There are Us premieres for, among others, Oren Moverman’s Time Out Of Mind, Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu, Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini and Martin Rejtman’s Two Shots Fired.

The line-up of New York premieres includes Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, Yann Demange’s ’71 and Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash.

As previously announced, the world premiere of David Fincher’s Gone Girl (pictured) will open Nyff, the world premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice is the Centerpiece Gala Selection and the North American premiere of Birdman from Alejandro Iñárritu will close the event.

“Sometimes the sheer »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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News Bits: Maggie, 13, Light, Nyff, League

13 August 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Maggie

New photos are out from Henry Hobson's "Maggie" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a Midwestern farm dad coping with the fact that his young daughter (Abigail Breslin) has been infected by a virus during a zombie apocalypse. The film is slated to premiere this Fall at the Toronto International Film Festival. [Source: Empire]

13

CBS Films has announced plans for a film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's stage musical "13". Bert V Royal will pen the script while Laurence Mark ("Dreamgirls") and Bob Boyett will produce.

The musical itself follows a 13-year-old boy from New York who relocates to small-town Indiana and concocts an ill-judged plan to make friends. [Source: Screen]

The Light Between Oceans

DreamWorks has locked down a September start date in New Zealand and Australia for filming on Derek Cianfrance's "The Light Between Oceans" based on the M.L. Stedman novel. Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, and Rachel Weisz star.

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- Garth Franklin

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New York Film Festival Slate of 30 Cherry Picks World Fests

13 August 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The New York Film Festival Main Slate official selection has landed, with 30 features including many Cannes entries and potential Oscar contenders. They include French actor Mathieu Amalric’s adaptation of Georges Simenon’s novel "The Blue Room" (Sudnance Selects), Lisandro Alonso's 19th century road quest "Jauja," starring Viggo Mortensen, Asia Argento's autobiographical "Misunderstood," Olivier Assayas' "Clouds of Sils Maria" starring Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart (IFC), David Cronenberg's "Maps of the Stars," starring Cannes-winner Julianne Moore and Rob Pattinson (EOne), Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne's "Two Days, One Night" starring Marion Cotillard (IFC), Jean-Luc Godard’s first 3D feature, "Goodbye to Language," Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner" starring Cannes-winner Timothy Spall (Sony Pictures Classics), Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," starring Steve Carell »

- Anne Thompson

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Daily | Nyff 2014 Main Slate Lineup

13 August 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The 52nd New York Film Festival, running this year from September 26 through October 12, has announced its main slate lineup. Along with the previously announced world premieres of David Fincher's Gone Girl and Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice are new films by Lisandro Alonso, Mathieu Amalric, Asia Argento, Olivier Assayas, Bertrand Bonello, Nick Broomfield, Damien Chazelle, Pedro Costa, David Cronenberg, Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, Yann Demange, Abel Ferrara, Jean-Luc Godard, Dominik Graf, Eugène Green, Mia Hansen-Løve, Hong Sang-soo, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mike Leigh, Bennett Miller, Oren Moverman, Alex Ross Perry, Matías Piñeiro, Martín Rejtman, Alain Resnais, Alice Rohrwacher, Joshua Safdie and Ben Safdie and Abderrahmane Sissako. » - David Hudson »

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2015 Oscar Predictions: Updating Field as Eastwood's 'Sniper' Enters Race, Plus First Foreign Contenders

13 August 2014 9:48 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Last night we learned Warner Bros. was entering Clint Eastwood's American Sniper into the Oscar race, giving the film a limited Christmas Day release before going wide in mid-January. Well, that means I needed to swoop over and do a little updating to my list of Oscar predictions, specifically in the Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay categories, and while Sniper didn't actually make my list of nominees in any one of those categories, there was some shifting up and down of my current selection of nominees. Here's how each of those categories now look at the top: Best Picture Unbroken Wild Birdman Foxcatcher Gone Girl Boyhood Interstellar A Most Violent Year Selma Best Director Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher) Angelina Jolie (Unbroken) Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman) David Fincher (Gone Girl) Richard Linklater (Boyhood) Best Actor Michael Keaton (Birdman) Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner) Miles Teller »

- Brad Brevet

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New York Film Festival Sets 30 Films for 2014 Main Slate (Full List)

13 August 2014 9:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jean-Luc Godard, David Cronenberg, Mike Leigh and Olivier Assayas are among the directors with new films on tap for the 2014 main slate of the New York Film Festival, which also counts Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher,” Abel Ferrera’s “Pasolini” and Alain Resnais’ final film among its 30 titles.

The titles, a mix of international fare that has gained acclaim on the festival circuit this year, rounds out a roster that already includes a trio of high-profile awards-season titles: David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” (both getting their world premieres at Nyff) and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman.”

The 52nd New York Film Festival runs Sept. 26-Oct. 12.

Opening Night Gala Selection

Gone Girl

Director: David Fincher

Centerpiece Gala Selection

Inherent Vice

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Closing Night Gala Selection

Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Beloved Sisters (Die geliebten schwestern)

Director: Dominik Graf »

- Gordon Cox

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2014 New York Film Festival slate revealed

13 August 2014 9:41 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the full slate of this year's 52nd annual event, and as usual it's a tightly curated assortment of world cinema. World premieres previously announced include David Fincher's "Gone Girl" (opening night) and Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" (centerpiece), but in addition, there are a slew of North American premieres at the event. They include Dominik Graf's "Beloved Sisters," Mathieu Amalric's "The Blue Room," Asia Argento's "Misunderstood," Bertrand Bonello's "Saint Laurent" and Alice Rohrwacher's "The Wonders." Sony Classics will have a solid presence, bringing Sundance hit "Whiplash" and Cannes sensations "Foxcatcher" and "Mr. Turner." Also previously announced, Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" will serve as closing night presentation. Check out the full lineup below. The 52nd annual New York Film Festival runs Sept. 26 - Oct. 12. Opening Night Gala Selection "Gone Girl" Director: David Fincher Centerpiece Gala »

- Kristopher Tapley

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'Foxcatcher,' 'Mr. Turner,' and 'Whiplash' join New York Film Festival lineup

13 August 2014 9:23 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The New York Film Festival announced its Main Slate selection of films today, revealing the 27 movies that will join gala screenings of Gone Girl, Inherent Vice, and Birdman when the 52nd festival begins on Sept. 26. The list includes honored films from Cannes, including Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, David Cronenberg’s Map to the Stars, and Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, as well as Sundance’s big winner, Whiplash.

“In this year’s lineup, we have great big films alongside films made on the most intimate scale, personal epics and intricately constructed chamber pieces, films of great serenity and films that leave you dazed, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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