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15 items from 2017


New to Streaming: ‘Logan,’ ‘Good Morning,’ ‘The Lego Batman Movie,’ ‘The Survivalist,’ and More

19 May 2017 5:15 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Before I Fall (Ry Russo-Young)

Harold Ramis certainly didn’t invent it, but his Groundhog Day made the narrative loop device a mainstream mainstay, lovingly aped in everything from Source Code to Edge of Tomorrow to 50 First Dates. In Before I Fall, the loop treatment is utilized rather intelligently by director Ry Russo-Young, from Maria Maggenti screenplay adapted from Lauren Oliver‘s novel. – Dan M. (full review)

Where to Stream: Amazon, »

- The Film Stage

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Motion Picture Agent Dana Harris Exits Wme For CAA

27 April 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Motion Picture talent agent Dana Harris has movedto CAA from Wme, where she has worked for the past six years and was an agent for the past three. During her stint at her previous agency, she worked with writer E. Max Frye who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original screenplay for Foxcatcher (along with Dan Futterman) and was an Emmy-nominated writer for Band of Brothers. She also worked with Craig Shilowich who was nominated by the Independent Spirit Awards… »

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Win Christine on DVD

28 February 2017 3:17 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

To mark the release of Christine on 27th February, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.

Christine, always the smartest person in the room at a small town Florida news station, is relentless in her pursuit of an on-air position. As an aspiring newswoman with an eye for nuance and an interest in social justice, she finds herself constantly butting heads with her boss, who constantly pushes for juicier stories that will drive ratings higher. Plagued by self-doubt and a tumultuous home life, Christine’s diminishing hope begins to rise when an on-air co-worker initiates a friendship which ultimately becomes yet another unrequited love. Disillusioned as her world continues to close in on her, Christine takes a dark and surprising turn.

Christine premiered at 2016 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim and a nomination for the Grand Jury Prize. In a career defining role Rebecca Hall »

- Competitions

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Moonlight sweeps the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards

26 February 2017 2:13 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards took place in Santa Monica, Los Angeles yesterday, and it was a very good night for Moonlight, with the film sweeping all five awards it was nominated for – Best Feature, Best Director (Barry Jenkins), Best Screenplay (Jenkins), Best Cinematography and Best Editing – as well as receiving the honorary Robert Altman Award.

Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) and Isabelle Huppert (Elle) were named Best Actor and Best Actress respectively, while the supporting honors went to Ben Foster (Hell or High Water) and Molly Shannon (Other People). Acclaimed horror The Witch also picked up two awards, with writer-director Robert Eggers receiving Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay.

Here’s a full list of the winners, highlighted in bold and red…

Best Feature

American Honey

Chronic

Jackie

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Best Director

Andrea Arnold, American Honey

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Pablo Larrain, Jackie

Kelly Reichardt, »

- Gary Collinson

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2017 Independent Spirit Awards: Full Winners List

25 February 2017 4:40 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 32nd Independent Spirit Awards took place on Feb. 25 in Los Angeles. Many Oscar contenders — such as “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea” — were nominated alongside smaller titles such as “American Honey” and “Chronic,” making for a truly unpredictable show.

Read More: 2017 Independent Spirit Awards: Who Will Win and Who Should Win — Critics Survey

The full list of nominees is below, with winners in bold.

Best Feature

Moonlight

American Honey

Chronic

Jackie

Manchester by the Sea

Best Director

Barry Jenkins –”Moonlight

Andrea Arnold –”American Honey

Pablo Larraín –”Jackie

Jeff Nichols –”Loving

Kelly Reichardt –”Certain Women

Best Male Lead

Casey Affleck –”Manchester by the Sea” as Lee Chandler

David Harewood –”Free in Deed” as Abe Wilkins

Viggo Mortensen –”Captain Fantastic” as Ben Cash

Jesse Plemons –”Other People” as David Mulcahey

Tim Roth –”Chronic” as David Wilson

Best Female Lead

Isabelle Huppert –”Elle” as Michèle Leblanc

Annette Bening –”20th Century Women” as »

- William Earl

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'Moonlight' wins best feature at 2017 Spirit Awards

25 February 2017 4:19 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A24’s drama – and the distributor itself – enjoyed a huge Saturday afternoon at Film Independent’s 32nd annual Spirit Awards ceremony on the beach in Santa Monica.

Best feature winner Moonlight won six awards and took the plaudits on an afternoon that also sends best director winner Barry Jenkins to Sunday’s Oscars in high spirits and recognised Friday night’s César winner Isabelle Huppert for Elle and Casey Affleck for Manchester By The Sea in the lead acting categories.

Besides best feature and director, Moonlight won screenplay for Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney, cinematography for James Laxton, and editing for Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders.

The film started the ceremony as joint frontrunner with American Honey on six nominations and converted all six, including the previously announced Robert Altman Award. American Honey went away empty-handed.

It was a triumphant afternoon for A24, which made its first financing foray on Moonlight and also distributed Robert Eggers’s first »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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2017 Independent Spirit Awards: The Complete Winners List

25 February 2017 3:19 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The 32nd annual Independent Spirit Awards, sponsored by Perrier-Jouët, kicked off Saturday at the Santa Monica Pier in California, honoring the best independent films of 2016.

Oscar contenders like Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight are both nominated for awards, alongside smaller films like American Honey and Chronic, making Saturday's awards ceremony truly anyone's game.

Related: Final Oscars Predictions 2017: Here's Who Should Win and Who Will Win the Biggest Awards!

Check back for updates to see who wins big.

Best Feature

American Honey

Chronic

Jackie

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Best Director

Andrea ArnoldAmerican Honey

Barry JenkinsMoonlight

Pablo LarraínJackie

Jeff NicholsLoving

Kelly ReichardtCertain Women

Best Male Lead

Casey AffleckManchester by the Sea

David HarewoodFree in Deed

Viggo MortensenCaptain Fantastic

Jesse PlemonsOther People

Tim RothChronic

Best Female Lead

Annette Bening –20th Century Women

Isabelle HuppertElle

Sasha LaneAmerican Honey

Ruth NeggaLoving

Natalie PortmanJackie

Best Supporting »

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Robert Eggers Wins Independent Spirit Best First Screenplay Award For ‘The Witch’

25 February 2017 2:49 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Robert Eggers took home the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay Saturday. The writer and director of “The Witch,” Eggers’ debut feature is a beautifully shot horror about a Puritan family’s brush with witches told entirely in old English. Set in New England decades before the Salem witch trials of 1692, “The Witch” was lauded for its daring and inventive new take on the classic genre.

Originally a designer for experimental and classical theater in New York City, Eggers transitioned to film as a designer and by directing shorts. In his acceptance speech, Eggers said: “I want to thank my wife, who had to be around for four years while I was obsessed with witches… Also thanks to the Puritans, who wrote a lot of stuff down. Otherwise I couldn’t have written this.”

Read More: 2017 Independent Spirit Awards: Full Winners List — Updating Live

Eggers also thanked powerhouse indie »

- Jude Dry

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Spirit Awards: ‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Feature Film Award

25 February 2017 1:46 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” won the best feature award at the Spirit Awards on Saturday. The film dominated as it won six awards total including prizes for director and screenplay.

Moonlight” won the feature award over “American Honey,” “Chronic,” “Jackie” and “Manchester by the Sea.” The trophy went to producers Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Adele Romanski.

Casey Affleck won best actor for his role in “Manchester by the Sea” and Isabelle Huppert took the best actress trophy for her role in Paul Verhoeven’s thriller “Elle.”

Affleck blasted President Donald Trump without naming him in his acceptance, saying, “The policies of this administration are abhorrent and will not last.”

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Huppert gave strong support to the role of independent film, saying, “Good cinema is independent — it’s independence that makes art win.”

Moonlight’s” Joi McMillon »

- Dave McNary

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Spirit Awards: Robert Eggers Wins Best First Screenplay for 'The Witch'

24 February 2017 5:08 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Robert Eggers, screenwriter of The Witch, won best first screenplay at the Independent Spirit Awards.

"Wow, that was a surprise," he said at the podium, before joking, "I want to thank my wife, who had to be around for four years while I was obsessed with witches."

He beat out Chris Kelly (Other People), Adam Mansbach (Barry), Stella Meghie (Jean of the Joneses) and Craig Shilowich (Christine) to take home the award.

John Mulaney and Nick Kroll hosted the 32nd annual Independent Spirit Awards, which took place in Santa Monica Saturday afternoon.

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- Meena Jang

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2017 Independent Spirit Awards Presenters: Viggo Mortensen, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and More (Exclusive)

23 February 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

We learned early last month that Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are co-hosting the Independent Spirit Awards, and now IndieWire can exclusively announce the presenters at this Saturday’s ceremony. Nine actors will be lending their talents to the proceedings: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen, Kerry Washington, Miles Teller, Samuel L. Jackson, Freida Pinto, Fred Armisen and Amanda Peet.

Read More: Independent Spirit Awards: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Love Spending Every Waking Hour Together in New Promos

In addition, Gary Clark Jr. is serving as the one-man house band for the ceremony, the Spirit Awards’ 32nd. The awards will be broadcast live on IFC at 5 p.m. Est this Saturday. Full list of nominees below.

Read More: 2017 Independent Spirit Awards: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney to Co-Host Ceremony

Best Feature:

American Honey

Chronic

Jackie

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Best Director:

Andrea Arnold, “American Honey

Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight

Pablo Larraín, »

- Michael Nordine

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Christine review – real-life tragedy is impeccably acted and deeply unsettling

26 January 2017 3:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Rebecca Hall is magnetic as a Florida news anchor who killed herself on air in this haunting tale of depression, loneliness and misogyny that offers no easy get-outs

Rebecca Hall gives a career-best performance in this deeply strange real-life story, written for the screen by Craig Shilowich and directed by Antonio Campos. (It is also the subject of an offbeat drama-doc, Kate Plays Christine.) This can be read as a woman’s career-crisis and humiliation created by casual misogynists, or a modern tragedy of bipolar disorder, or a chaotic, unedifying personal tale of narcissism and self-harm from which nothing can be learned. It is a measure of Hall’s intelligence and sensitivity that her performance gives you access to all of these interpretations.

Hall plays Christine Chubbuck, a Florida TV news journalist who in 1974 took her own life with a gunshot, live on air; she was apparently unhappy in her love life, »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Christine review – real-life tragedy is impeccably acted and deeply unsettling

26 January 2017 3:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Rebecca Hall is magnetic as a Florida news anchor who killed herself on air in this haunting tale of depression, loneliness and misogyny that offers no easy get-outs

Rebecca Hall gives a career-best performance in this deeply strange real-life story, written for the screen by Craig Shilowich and directed by Antonio Campos. (It is also the subject of an offbeat drama-doc, Kate Plays Christine.) This can be read as a woman’s career-crisis and humiliation created by casual misogynists, or a modern tragedy of bipolar disorder, or a chaotic, unedifying personal tale of narcissism and self-harm from which nothing can be learned. It is a measure of Hall’s intelligence and sensitivity that her performance gives you access to all of these interpretations.

Hall plays Christine Chubbuck, a Florida TV news journalist who in 1974 took her own life with a gunshot, live on air; she was apparently unhappy in her love life, »

- Peter Bradshaw

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New to Streaming: ‘Cameraperson,’ ‘Aquarius,’ ‘Christine,’ ‘It Follows,’ and More

13 January 2017 8:46 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho)

The staggeringly accomplished debut feature by Brazilian critic-turned-director Kleber Mendonça Filho, Neighboring Sounds, announced the arrival of a remarkable new talent in international cinema. Clearly recognizable as the work of the same director, Mendonça’s equally assertive follow-up, Aquarius, establishes his authorial voice as well as his place as one of the most eloquent filmic commentators on the contemporary state of Brazilian society. – Giovanni M. »

- The Film Stage

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Film Independent Grants Go to ‘The Fits,’ ‘Hooligan Sparrow’ Directors

7 January 2017 1:55 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jordana Mollick, Anna Rose Holmer and Nanfu Wang were each awarded $25,000 grants Saturday at Film Independent’s Spirit Awards brunch.

The event, held at Boa restaurant in West Hollywood, takes place a month and a half before the Spirit Awards ceremonies on Feb. 25 in a tent on Santa Monica Beach.

Mollick, a producer on “Hello, My Name is Doris,” won the Piaget Producers award, which goes to a producer who demonstrates “creativity, tenacity and vision” on a limited budget. Finalists for the award were Lisa KjerulffMelody C. Roscher and Craig Shilowich.

Holmer, director of “The Fits,” received the Kiehl’s Someone to Watch award, which recognizes talented filmmakers of singular vision who have not yet received appropriate recognition. Finalists for the award were Andrew Ahn, director of “Spa Night”; Claire Carre, director of “Embers”; and Ingrid Jungermann, director of “Women Who Kill.”

Holmer told Variety on the red carpet »

- Dave McNary

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