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‘The Assassin’, ‘Carol’, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Top BFI Sight & Sound’s Best Of 2015

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Taiwan’s The Assassin, from this year’s Cannes Film Festival best director Hou Hsiao-Hsien, has been voted the top movie of 2015 in the British Film Institute’s poll of 168 critics for the organization’s Sight & Sound magazine. No. 2 and 3 were Todd HaynesCarol and George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road. Sight & Sound editor Nick James described The Assassin, released in the U.S. by Well Go USA, as “a gorgeous work of revenge, magic and delicate restraint – a work of… »

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Will DiCaprio, Depp Or Smith Nab Best Actor Oscar Or Does Redmayne Take It Again? — Awardsline

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Two years ago the Best Actor race was so crowded that such surefire contenders as Robert Redford (All Is Lost) and Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips) saw their hopes dashed right out of the gate when both were overlooked for even a nomination. Competition was lethal, as it has been for the past few years in this category. Unlike what is usually the case in the Best Actress race—though not this year—it seems there are just too many great male performances fighting for one of… »

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‘Gods Of Egypt’: ‘Selma’ Director Ava DuVernay Responds To Alex Proyas & Lionsgate Apology For Lack Of Diversity – Update

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Updated, 3:01Pm Saturday:  Selma director Ava DuVernay took time out today to Tweet her responses to Friday’s post about the conspicuously non-diverse casting of Gods Of Egypt, and Lionsgate and Alex Proyas’ uncharacteristically quick public acknowledgement of the matter. This kind of apology never happens – for something that happens all the time. An unusual occurrence worth noting. https://t.co/xRTEy7woWs — Ava DuVernay (@Avaetc) November 28, 2015 Gods Of Egypt makes… »

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‘Steve Jobs’ Composer Daniel Pemberton: Video Of ‘Circle Of Machines’ Performance

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‘Circus of Machines,’ one of the tracks composed by Daniel Pemberton for awards contender Steve Jobs, is an operatic piece performed last month at the World Soundtrack Awards during the 42nd Ghent Film Festival in Belgium. For those who couldn’t be there, here’s recently posted video of the piece, conducted by Dirk Brossé and performed by the Brussels Philharmonic, the Flemish Radio Choir & soloists Hanne Roos and Piet Vansichen. British composer Pemberton, who won… »

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Deadline’s The Contenders: ‘Son Of Saul’ Director László Nemes & Star Géza Röhrig Discuss The Harrowing Cannes Winner’s Journey To The Screen

27 November 2015 1:26 PM, PST

Certainly one of the most acclaimed , as well as harrowing movies on display at our big 5th annual awards season event The Contenders Presented By Deadline (which took place in front of a packed DGA house full of AMPAS and Guild voters earlier this month) was Son Of Saul, Hungary’s official entry into the Best Foreign Language Film race.  The movie which took Cannes by storm in May and won the Grand Prize  was instantly picked up by Sony Pictures Classics and will be… »

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What Is This ‘Project Delirium’ Jennifer Lawrence Wants To Direct?

27 November 2015 12:54 PM, PST

Jennifer Lawrence, out promoting the final installment of The Hunger Games, that disclosed she wants to make her directing debut on a picture called Project Delirium. What exactly is going on with this? It’s set up to be financed by 2929, with Lawrence and her partner Justine Ciarrocchi producing along with Todd Wagner and Ben Cosgrove. Lawrence doesn’t plan to act in it. Although the pickup the trades gave the story after Lawrence made comments in EW has her defining the… »

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Universal Lands Hot Novel ‘The Girl Before’; Ron Howard To Direct, Imagine & Michael De Luca To Produce

27 November 2015 12:32 PM, PST

Exclusive: In a big pre-Thanksgiving auction, Universal Pictures has acquired screen rights to The Girl Before, a thriller novel written by author J.P. Delaney that Ballantine Bantam Dell Random House will publish in fall, 2016. Ron Howard is attached to direct the film, and Michael De Luca is producing with Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer, Howard and Erica Huggins. Imagine’s Tyler Michael will be exec producer; Elishia Holmes will exec produce for Michael De Luca… »

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Roman Polanski Will Not Be Extradited To The U.S. From Poland

27 November 2015 2:26 AM, PST

Polish prosecutors announced on Friday that they will not challenge a judge’s decision issued last month rejecting a U.S. request to extradite director Roman Polanski. The prosecutors in Krakow affirmed Judge Dariusz Mazur’s ruling, which blocked the  request by U.S. authorities. At the time, Mazur stated, “I find no rational answer to the question: What is the real point of the U.S. extradition request?" Polanski is now free to reside and work in Poland, his birth… »

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Facebook Clip: Snoke Signals, Han Shoots First

26 November 2015 8:09 AM, PST

A new Star Wars: The Force Awakens clip was posted to Facebook this morning, just in time to give fans an extra something to be thankful for on Turkey Day. The one-minute trailer (above) is titled “All The Way” and will also serve as an upcoming TV spot. In the clip, we hear Andy Serkis’ Supreme Leader Snoke tell Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, “Even you have never faced such a test.” There’s more X-Wing Fighter and Millennium Falcon action here, too. While the clip says the film… »

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s ‘Cemetery Of Splendour’ Wins At Asia Pacific Awards

26 November 2015 4:36 AM, PST

Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Cemetery Of Splendour has won the Best Film award at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia. The awards, which took place Thursday in Brisbane, featured a special tribute to Paris, home to partner organization Unesco. Cemetery of Splendour, which world premiered in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard sidebar, is a typically lyrical look at the bond which establishes between a hospital worker and a soldier with an unknown… »

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Paul Walker’s Father Sues Porsche For ‘Fast And Furious’ Actor’s Death

25 November 2015 6:44 PM, PST

Almost two years after his son’s death in a fiery car crash, the father of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker has followed his granddaughter’s lead and filed a wrongful death suit against Porsche. Seeking unspecific damages, the lawsuit claims that the Porsche Carrera Gt in which Walker was riding when he died in November, 2013 was lacking in essential safety features, among them a stability control system, breakaway fuel line, and side-door reinforcements. The lawsuit is… »

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Gets PG-13 Rating

25 November 2015 6:06 PM, PST

Brace yourselves: the MPAA has divined the will of the force, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens has received a PG-13 rating. This is the second time, after Revenge of the Sith, that a Star Wars film has received the rating. Despite the opaque process under which the MPAA works, we know there are a few reasons why a film might be PG-13 instead of PG. Violence maybe, or Gore, or somewhat suggestive content, or my personal favorite, just enough profanity to make it mature… »

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Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: Eddie Redmayne Dines Out, Sly Stallone Trusts In Youth, And Leonardo Di Caprio Deserves The Medal Of Honor

25 November 2015 4:13 PM, PST

A new weekly column talking up the season with bits and pieces from the awards circuit.  20th Century Fox and New Regency took the veil off one of the season’s most anticipated movies,  reigning Oscar winner Alejandro G. Inarritu’s brutally beautiful  snowy western, The Revenant (Dec 25)  this week , with press and Academy members getting a first look at it the past three days. Initial reaction , predictably , has run from “masterpiece” to “I can’t handle it”, but reviews… »

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Elmo Williams Dies: Oscar-Winning ‘High Noon’ Editor Was 102

25 November 2015 3:09 PM, PST

Elmo Williams, the Academy Award-winning editor of the classic western High Noon who also worked as a producer, director, and studio executive died today in his Brookings, oregon home, it was reported by Curry Coastal Pilot. He was 102. Born in 1913 in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, William’s long career in Hollywood began when he became the protege of Merrill G. White before branching out on his own as an editor. Among the films he edited were 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), T… »

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‘The Good Dinosaur’ Review: Pixar’s Latest Isn’t Its Greatest, But Kids Won’t Mind

25 November 2015 1:52 PM, PST

Delayed by story and personnel problems, Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur represents the first time the now-legendary animation studio has released two films in one calendar year. Forget that this cannot possibly live up to the standards of its June release, Inside Out (what could?), the screenplay by Meg LeFauve just doesn’t pop. You certainly could see the potential in this story of a young dino (reminding me of Dino, the pet dinosaur in The Flintstones) adrift in the world… »

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Frank Gifford’s Family Donating His Brain To Medical Research After Cte Diagnosis

25 November 2015 1:11 PM, PST

Frank Gifford is one of the biggest stars in football history — with a Hall of Fame playing career under the media spotlight of New York followed by a legendary broadcasting stint as the original and longtime play-by-play man for Monday Night Football. He died in August at 84, and today his family said they are donating his brain to medical research. Why? Because they said doctors recently diagnosed him with Cte, the degenerative brain disease linked to concussions. <a href="https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/frank-gifford-usc.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-1201638522" target="_blank"… »

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Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman Says Sumner Redstone “Engaged & Attentive” In Response To Lawsuit

25 November 2015 1:09 PM, PST

Sunmer Redstone's former companion and self-described caregiver Manuela Herzer may want back into the Viacom chairman's "living ghost" of a life, but Redstone’s corporate right-hand man says the boss is still in good shape. In papers filed today in response to Herzer's revealing petition of yesterday seeking a determination of Redstone's faculties, Viacom president and CEO Philippe Dauman describes 92-year-old Redstone as "engaged and attentive." "Sumner and I spoke about… »

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Chris Messina & Tate Donovan Topline Indie Drama ‘Blame’

25 November 2015 12:57 PM, PST

Exclusive: Chris Messina, Tate Donovan and Nadia Alexander are starring in Blame, a dark indie drama that marks the directorial debut of Quinn Shephard. Shephard, an actor whose credits include CBS’ Hostages last year, also co-stars in the movie and penned the screenplay. Messina plays a substitute drama teacher whose taboo relationship with an unstable student (Shephard) strikes a nerve in her jealous classmate (Alexander) and sparks some The Crucible-esque vengeance… »

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‘Star Wars’ An Art House Movie? Some French Exhibs Think So, Stoking Indie Producers’ Ire

25 November 2015 12:13 PM, PST

Here’s something you don’t see very often in France, the home of cinéma d’auteur. As the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens approaches on December 16, some of France’s art house theater owners are up in arms about not being able to program the film on their screens. In turn, the indie producers union (Spi) is not siding with its brethren and is instead concerned that if Star Wars screens in indie cinemas, it will take up space it feels should go to less mainstream… »

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Deadline’s The Contenders: Cary Fukunaga & Abraham Attah On The Challenges Of ‘Beasts Of No Nation’

25 November 2015 11:37 AM, PST

At our big Deadline Presents The Contenders awards-season event November 7 at the DGA, we welcomed Netflix for the first time. Largely known for their Emmy campaigns, Netflix is dipping its toes now into the Oscar game with Beasts Of No Nation, its first narrative theatrical release (the company has had a couple of documentary nominees in past years). The film about child soldiers has gained considerable industry notoriety this Oscar season. The big question is how will… »

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