9 items from 2015
Sophia Loren, an iconic actress and Oscar winner, does not think much of today’s selfie culture. “In my time, an actress’ merit and skill was based on her talent,” Loren told Page Six. “Now when people meet me, they pull out their phones to take pictures. I do not know much about social media, but it seems that that’s what makes people more famous. My era of Hollywood was much better. You were known for your skill and talent.” Loren, who starred in such films as “It Started in Naples” and “Marriage Italian Style,” also cautioned young stars about rushing into plastic surgery. »
- Joe Otterson
Also leaving October 1, some spooky TV titles, including "The Dead Files."
More than 150 titles are leaving Netflix in October; here's the entire list of movies and TV shows that will disappear from Netflix streaming in October.
Leaving Oct. 1, 2015
"Aces High" (1976)
"A Fond Kiss" (2004)
"Agata And The Storm" (2004)
"A Good Day to Die" (2013)
"Alakazam The Great" (1960)
"All Is Lost" (2013)
"An Affair to Remember" (1957)
"A Liar's Autobiography" (2012)
"America Declassified" (2013)
"Analyze This" (1999)
"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues " (2013)
"Angela's Ashes" (1999)
"Annie Hall" (1977)
"Another Woman" (1988)
"Apocalypse Now" (1979)
"Apocalypse Now Redux" (2001)
"Baby's Day Out" (1994)
"Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession" (1980)
"Baron Blood" (1972)
"Belle of the Yukon" (1944)
"Big Night" (1996)
"Blue Velvet" (1986)
"Brewster's Millions" (1945)
"Buying & Selling" (2013)
"Caesar and Cleopatra" (1945)
"Carve Her Name With Pride" (1958)
- Sharon Knolle
It had been so long since I last saw Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves—the last time being long before I started to become involved with movie posters—that I had forgotten that Antonio Ricci’s job at the start of the film, the job he so desperately needs a bicycle for, is pasting up movie posters.Researching De Sica posters to coincide with the current month-long restrospective at New York’s Film Forum I discovered that De Sica’s most famous film centers—as does the Shawshank Redemption, coincidentally—on a poster of Rita Hayworth. I had hoped that it would be a poster by Anselmo Ballester, who painted Hayworth gloriously many times, but the signature on the top right of the poster is clearly that of one T. Corbella. Tito Corbella (1885-1966) was an artist known for his sensuous portraits of Italian divas since the 1910s. Dave Kehr »
- Adrian Curry
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.
The Film Society at Lincoln Center
A new restoration of Otto Preminger‘s »
- Nick Newman
The TCM Classic Film Festival returned to Tinsel Town for a sixth consecutive year, offering aficionados from across America and even some from abroad a groaning board of over 80 film classics and rarities to feast on. And starry-eyed fans got a chance to see some of their favorites do interviews or introduce films they are known for, including Sophia Loren (Marriage Italian Style) Shirley MacLaine (“The Apartment” and “The Children’s Hour”) and Ann-Margaret (“The Cincinnati Kid”). The four-day event, which ended Sunday, kicked off with a 50th anniversary screening of a splendidly restored version of “The Sound of Music” […] »
- Jack Egan
This story first appeared in the March 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. TCM Classic Film Festival Various venues in Hollywood (Info: filmfestival.tcm.com) The latest edition of the four-day fest (March 26 to 29) features programs organized around specific themes and subjects ("Herstory," for example), as well as an impressive array of restorations and special presentations (from Imitation of Life to Chimes at Midnight to Marriage Italian Style). What truly distinguishes the event, however, is the access it offers to multiple rare titles in the space of a few days; this year's gems include Joseph
- Jordan Cronk
AFI Fest presented by Audi officially has announced its dates and call for entries. The American Film Institute's annual celebration of artistic excellence, AFI Fest brings Hollywood icons, emerging artists and audiences together to experience global cinema in the movie capital of the world. The film festival is the only one of its stature that is free to the public. The 29th edition of AFI Fest will take place in Hollywood, California from November 5 through 12, 2015.
AFI Fest will begin accepting submissions on Monday, March 2 for documentary, experimental, feature, narrative and short films at AFI.com/Afifest or through Withoutabox.com . The festival's early submission deadline for both short films (under 30 minutes) and feature films is Friday, May 1 and the final submission deadline is Friday, July 24. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI Fest as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category of the Academy Awards®. AFI Fest is the only festival in North America with a market partner, the American Film Market.
The 2014 festival hosted 121 films from around the world, including the world premieres of "American Sniper," "Selma" and "A Most Violent Year." A special Tribute honoring Sophia Loren's illustrious career was held at the Dolby Theatre with a special screening of the 50th anniversary of her Academy Award ®-nominated role in "Marriage Italian Style" (Dir. Vittorio De Sica, 1964). Conversations on the craft of acting, with Michael Keaton and Edward Norton, and cinematography, with Roger Deakins, rounded out the programming. Guests at the festival included Steve Carell, J.C. Chandor, Jessica Chastain, Damien Chazelle, Marion Cotillard, Ava DuVernay, Clint Eastwood, Jake Gyllenhaal, Oscar Isaac, Tommy Lee Jones, Julianne Moore, David Oyelowo, Joaquin Phoenix, Kristen Stewart, Hilary Swank, Tilda Swinton, Mark Wahlberg and Oprah Winfrey.
AFI Fest 2014 brought filmmakers from all over the world to present their films to the city's film lovers, including directors Bertrand Bonello ("Saint Laurent," - France); Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne ("Two Days, One Night"- Belgium); Xavier Dolan ("Mommy," -Canada); Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz ("Gett: the Trial of Vivianne Amsalem," -Israel); Abderrahmane Sissako (Oscar®-nominated "Timbuktu,"- Mauritania); Damián Szifrón (Oscar®-nominated "Wild Tales,"- Argentina); Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado ( Oscar®-nominated "The Salt of the Earth," -France); Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy ("The Tribe,"- Ukraine); and Andrey Zvyagintsev (Oscar®-nominated "Leviathan,"- Russia).
Filmmakers can e-mail programming@AFI.com or call 866.AFI.Fest for more information about the submissions process. »
- Sydney Levine
abstew here. Only 15 women in the 87 year history of the Academy have scored a Best Actress nomination for a foreign language performance. In contrast, British actresses have won Best Actress 14 times. While the Academy has always warmed to Brits, their European neighbors have had to struggle to breakthrough with recognition in the acting races. (There has still never been a Best Actress nominee for a performance in any language outside of a European origin.) The first actress to even score a nomination for a foreign language performance was Melina Mercouri for Never on a Sunday in 1960, over 30 years into the Academy's history. Only two women have actually won Best Actress for a foreign language performance and both those women have the even rarer distinction of being honored twice with nominations for foreign language performances. The first was Sophia Loren who won for 1961's Two Women and was nominated again for »
By Anjelica Oswald
With the addition of Marion Cotillard’s lead actress nomination for the Belgian film Two Days, One Night, 32 actors and actresses have been nominated for their performances in foreign-language films. Cotillard was nominated for her role as a young mother and wife struggling to salvage her job in Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardennes’ film, which was chosen as Belgium’s submission to the foreign-language category but failed to secure a spot on the Oscar shortist.
Though her performance did land a Critics’ Choice Award nomination, the Oscar nomination did come as a surprise for many pundits.
Cotillard was previously nominated for the French foreign-language film La Vie En Rose (2007) and won. She is one of six actors or actresses to win for a non-English role and is also the most recent winner.
The first acting nomination for a foreign-language performance went to Sophia Loren in 1962 for »
- Anjelica Oswald
9 items from 2015
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