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The Lovers review – Debra Winger impresses in nuanced tale of infidelity

22 April 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Oscar-nominated actor stars with Tracy Letts in a well-observed film about a cheating couple who fall in love with each other again after years of marriage

For an extended period throughout the 80s and early 90s, Debra Winger was one of the most successful female actors in the industry, scoring three Oscar nominations and appearing in films, such as An Officer and a Gentleman, Terms of Endearment, and Shadowlands. But in 1995, after co-starring with Billy Crystal in Forget Paris, she took a hiatus. While she claimed it was a decision based on a simple desire for time off, many saw it as an indication of how Hollywood treats women over the age of 40, her choice of roles clearly drying up.

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Tribeca 2017: 14 Must-See Films From This Year’s Festival

17 April 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Now in its sixteenth year, New York City’s own Tribeca Film Festival kicks off every spring with a wide variety of programming on offer, from an ever-expanding Vr installation to an enviable television lineup, but the bread and butter of the annual festival is still in its film slate. This year’s festival offers up plenty of returning favorites with new projects, alongside fresh faces itching to break out. From insightful documentaries to fanciful features, with a heavy dose of Gotham-centric films (hey, it is Tribeca after all), there’s plenty to dive into here, so we’ve culled the schedule for a few surefire hits.

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 20 – 30. Check out some of our must-see picks below.

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“A Gray State”

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Lee Daniels Reveals Plans for Oprah's 'Terms of Endearment' Remake and 'Empire' Spinoff

29 March 2017 6:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

That Terms of Endearment remake that Lee Daniels is going to do with Oprah Winfrey? Turns out it'll be a complete makeover.

The Empire co-creator offered plot details at Loyola Marymount's Hollywood Masters series with THR's Stephen Galloway on March 22, revealing that the film — still uncast, except for Winfrey in the Shirley MacLaine role — will be set in the '80s and include a storyline about black men who brought HIV/AIDS to their female partners.

"I've got to tell stories that are important to me, and so many African-American women died," said Daniels. "I want to »

- Stephen Galloway

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Lee Daniels Reveals Plans for Oprah's 'Terms of Endearment' Remake and 'Empire' Spinoff

29 March 2017 6:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

That Terms of Endearment remake that Lee Daniels is going to do with Oprah Winfrey? Turns out it'll be a complete makeover.

The Empire co-creator offered plot details at Loyola Marymount's Hollywood Masters series with THR's Stephen Galloway on March 22, revealing that the film — still uncast, except for Winfrey in the Shirley MacLaine role — will be set in the '80s and include a storyline about black men who brought HIV/AIDS to their female partners.

"I've got to tell stories that are important to me, and so many African-American women died," said Daniels. "I want to »

- Stephen Galloway

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Quad Cinema Will Relaunch with Films from Yang, Rivette, Kubrick, Fassbinder, Wertmüller, Coppola & More

21 March 2017 12:58 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Next month will mark the return of New York City’s Quad Cinema, a theater reshaped and rebranded as a proper theater via the resources of Charles S. Cohen, head of the distribution outfit Cohen Media Group. While we got a few hints of the line-up during the initial announcement, they’ve now unveiled their first full repertory calendar, running from April 14th through May 4th, and it’s an embarassment of cinematic riches.

Including the previously revealed Lina Wertmüller retrospective, one inventive series that catches our eye is First Encounters, in which an artist will get to experience a film they’ve always wanted to see, but never have, and in which you’re invited to take part. The first match-ups in the series include Kenneth Lonergan‘s first viewing Edward Yang‘s Yi YiNoah Baumbach‘s first viewing of Withnail and I, John Turturro‘s first viewing of Pather Panchali, »

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Shirley MacLaine Nominates Oprah Winfrey for President at Texas Film Awards

10 March 2017 2:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Upon learning that Oprah Winfrey would be tackling her character in the upcoming remake of Terms of Endearment, Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine had only one thing to say: Winfrey should be president. MacLaine made the comment Thursday at the Austin Film Society’s Texas Film Awards, where she walked the red carpet with Afs founder Richard Linklater before being honored with the lifetime achievement award.

Politics, and the president, were frequent topics of conversation throughout the night, with MacLaine also questioning her choice to regularly follow the news. “I’m really having a problem right now because I am a news »

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Shirley MacLaine Vows to Help Films With Older Actors Succeed Commercially

10 March 2017 8:41 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Shirley MacLaine affirmed her commitment to making films about older people as she accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Texas Film Awards. “I am so thrilled now at my age to be part of the independent film world,” she said. “I want to thank you for reminding me that I am not going anywhere, and anyway I would come back right away.”

In his introductory remarks, Austin-bred filmmaker Richard Linklater touted “Terms of Endearment,” “The Evening Star,” and his own more recent film, “Bernie,” as three Texas films starring MacLaine that made her “an honorary Texan.”

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The beloved actress opened her acceptance speech with a political joke, suggesting that Austin progressives “Should build a wall around this city.” Taking a more serious turn, the actress affirmed her commitment to making films that “serve the quadrant that is forgotten and underserved, »

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The Last Word – Review

10 March 2017 5:05 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

(l-r) Amanda Seyfried stars as Anne Sherman, Shirley MacLaine as Harriet Lauler, and Ann Jewel Lee as Brenda, in The Last Word. Photo by Beth Dubber. Courtesy of Bleeker Street ©

In The Last Word, Shirley MacLaine stars as Harriet Lauler, a successful, wealthy but not beloved retired businesswoman, who decides to write her own obituary prior to her death. To craft the perfect obit, she hires a young writer at the local newspaper, played by Amanda Seyfried, mostly for her skill in making unpleasant people sound admirable.

Shirley MacLaine plays the kind of flinty character she has played so often and so well since Terms Of Endearment. The film looks like a showcase for the iconic star and indeed MacLaine is the best thing in this unremarkable if well-meaning film. The film credits open with a montage of photos, apparently from childhood to present of the star, which suggests a »

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Texas Film Awards Salute Lone Star Filmmakers

9 March 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On the eve of SXSW’s opening night, the Austin Film Society will present its 17th annual Texas Film Awards, which spotlights the org’s programs and honors a group of stalwart Texan filmmakers. But this year’s event will also look forward to the completion of an initiative first announced at last year’s ceremony, as the Austin Film Society prepares to open its own dedicated, full-time two-screen cinema later in the spring.

For Richard Linklater, who founded the Afs 32 years ago, the cinema will be the culmination of years of planning and fundraising, and will allow the society — whose programs encompass everything from artist services to grants, education programs, an ongoing screening series, and a home on Austin’s public access TV station — to have a real public-facing hub.

“It was just a great leap that we had to make,” Linklater says. “We do that about every 10 years, »

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John Lithgow Says ‘Terms of Endearment’ Remake ‘Likely to Be a Disappointment’

3 March 2017 10:49 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

There’s nothing endearing about the idea of a “Terms of Endearment” remake, according to John Lithgow, who appeared in the 1983 Oscar-winning drama. “I’m afraid it’s likely to be a disappointment,” the 71-year-old actor told CNN at a press day for his upcoming NBC show “Trial & Error.” He should know. Lithgow starred in the original “Footloose,” which also got the reboot treatment and which the actor called “a disappointment,” along with a “Twilight Zone” reboot in which he starred. Also Read: Gayle King Dashes Dreams of Oprah Winfrey as President: 'That Ain't Never Happening' (Video) But there’s »

- Meriah Doty

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Shirley MacLaine Talks Playing Strong-Willed Women at 'The Last Word' Premiere

2 March 2017 11:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Shirley MacLaine’s long and legendary career has often been distinguished by her portrayal of women with colorful, feisty temperaments like Terms of Endearment’s Aurora Greenway, Steel Magnolia’s Ouiser Boudreaux and Postcards From the Edge’s Doris Mann. 

“I don’t think these women I play are difficult,” MacLaine told The Hollywood Reporter at the premiere of her new film, The Last Word, which features the latest in her line of ladies with big personalities. Her control-minded, widely disliked Harriet Lawler, hoping to define her life on her own terms, hires young writer Anne (Amanda Seyfried) to craft a truth-telling obituary in advance of »

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Best Sound Mixer Kevin O'Connell: 21st time's the charm

28 February 2017 2:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Tim here. Somewhat overlooked in all the furor over the rightfully furor-inducing parts of the Oscars on Sunday, a little bit of history was quietly made.

When the four-member team from Hacksaw Ridge took to the stage of the Kodak Theater to accept the award for Best Sound Mixing, the worst losing drought in the history of the Academy Awards ended. Kevin O'Connell received his first nomination in that category in 1983, for the subdued domestic drama Terms of Endearment, which perhaps unsurprisingly lost to The Right Stuff. 33 years and 21 nominations later, in a career including 209 films to his credit as a mixer, he finally picked up his very first statue on Sunday. You may remember him as the guy who thanked his late mom for helping him to get his first job in the industry, and who asked as thanks only that he'd mention her one day as he accepted an Oscar. »

- Tim Brayton

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'Unluckiest Oscar nominee of all time' finally wins

27 February 2017 5:46 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sound mixer Kevin O’Connell had lost out 20 times before last night’s ceremony.

Forget Moonlight, Emma Stone or even Asghar Fahardi, the most heart-warming winner at the 2017 Oscars was Kevin O’Connell, who picked up the best sound mixing award for Hacksaw Ridge.

Sound engineer O’Connell had previously been nominated 20 times without winning, leading The Guardian to dub him the “unluckiest nominee in the history of the Academy Awards”.

After finally winning the Oscar for Hacksaw Ridge alongside Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace, O’Connell said: “I can’t even tell you the experience that it was for me. As much as I thought I was going to know what it felt like, I didn’t.

“And I have to tell you, it was the greatest feeling in my entire life and I’m so grateful for the opportunity I had, especially to work with these guys and I’m so grateful. It’s amazing »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Oscars 2017: seven talking points

27 February 2017 5:35 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

From Mahershala Ali to Janet Patterson - Screen runs through some of the buzz topics from last night’s Academy Awards.Best Picture

The presentation of best picture at the Academy Awards is arguably the biggest single moment in Hollywood’s calendar, making it all the more remarkable that through a clumsy series of envelope errors, the ceremony managed to temporarily crown La La Land before that film’s producer Jordan Horowitz announced that Moonlight was in fact the winner. Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has since taken the blame.

Echoing the notorious blunder at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant – when presenter Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner (which Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel alluded to by joking “personally, I blame Steve Harvey for this”) – the magnitude of the blunder is unparralleled in Oscar terms but not entirely without precedent.

At the 1934 Oscars Frank Capra took to stage thinking he had won best director for Lady For A Day when he heard »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Sound Mixer Nominated for an Oscar 21 Times Finally Wins for Hacksaw Ridge

26 February 2017 6:38 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sound mixer Kevin O’Connell, who has worked on films such as Top Gun and Transformers, had a rather bittersweet distinction in Hollywood — he held the record for the most Academy Award nominations without a single win.

That streak finally came to an end at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday. After 21 nominations spanning 33 years — his first coming in 1984 for the classic tearjerker Terms of Endearment — O’Connell finally heard his name called for Mel Gibson‘s directorial comeback Hacksaw Ridge.

“Thank you so much! I can’t even tell you what this means to me,” O’Connell said in his acceptance speech, »

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21st time lucky: Hacksaw Ridge sound mixer's record Oscars losing streak ends

26 February 2017 6:32 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Kevin O’Connell’s run of Academy Awards disappointment, stretching back to his 1984 nomination for Terms of Endearment, ends at the 21st attempt

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Kevin O’Connell is not the best-known name at the 89th Academy Awards, but going into the 2017 ceremony, he held a unique – and presumably unwanted – record: the most nominations without a win, 20 in all.

Now, however, the losing streak is over, as O’Connell won the Oscar for best sound mixing for Hacksaw Ridge, at his 21st attempt.

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Oscars 2017: Hacksaw Ridge’s Kevin O’Connell Wins Best Sound Mixing on 21st Nomination

26 February 2017 6:32 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It finally happened for Kevin O’Connell.

At Sunday night’s 89th annual Academy Awards, the veteran sound mixer won Best Sound Mixing for Hacksaw Ridge alongside Peter Grace, Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright. The victory is O’Connell’s first after 21 total nominations; until Sunday, O’Connell was the most-nominated person in Oscars history without a victory.

O’Connell dedicated the big win to his mother, Skippy.

“A special thank you tonight to my mother, Skippy O’Connell, who 39 years ago got me a job in sound,” O’Connell said. “And when I asked her how I could thank her, »

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Oscars: Is There a Correlation Between Ceremony Runtime and TV Ratings?

25 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Jimmy Kimmel (Courtesy: ABC/Jeff Lipsky)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

The time has arrived: the 89th Academy Awards will occur tomorrow, February 26, and we’ll finally know which films and which stars will take home those coveted statues. This is one of the most talked-about events on TV each year but, while everyone is excited for the spectacle and excitement of it all, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t garner critics. Before you go complaining about the show, let’s educate you on some statistics.

With Jimmy Kimmel hosting the show on ABC — at 8 p.m. Et and 5 p.m. Pt, of course — we know we’re all in for quite the entertaining three-plus hours of glitz and glamour. It’s almost certain that La La Land will dominate the awards and it’s almost a given that a ton of people will utter Donald Trump’s name in some way. »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Supercut Collects The Final Scenes Of Every Best Picture Winner From the 1970s To Present

22 February 2017 8:59 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As a way to gear you up for this weekend’s Academy Awards, Albert Gomez, aka Room 237, has created a supercut of the last scenes from every Best Picture winner from 1970 to present. It’s an interesting, very short video that actually took me a few views to name all of the films being shown (I, frankly, blanked on a lot of the films from the ’80s).

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If you haven’t actually seen the films in question, I don’t know how much meaning will come from only a few seconds (sorry, “Terms Of Endearment” and “Driving Miss Daisy,” I’ll get around to you soon).

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- Christian Gallichio

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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Kevin O’Connell (‘Hacksaw Ridge’)

21 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Kevin O’Connell (Courtesy: Getty Images)

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

“I’ve never been more appreciative, humbled and just overall excited about the fact that I’ve been nominated,” says Hacksaw Ridge sound mixer Kevin O’Connell of his 21st Oscar nomination — which he shares with Peter Grace, Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright — as we sit down at The Hollywood Reporter to record an episode of THR‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. “I don’t want to say I took it for granted in the past, but I certainly don’t take it for granted anymore.”

O’Connell, 59, has worked in Hollywood for nearly 40 years, and is one of the most respected practitioners of his craft. But he is best known for a dubious distinction: in Oscar history, no person has accumulated more nominations without ever winning. His noms span 33 years, from 1983’s Terms of Endearment through Mel Gibson‘s 2016 war film, »

- Carson Blackwelder

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