6 items from 2016
• Variety we now have seven of the names for the Oceans Eight gender flipped movie: Blanchett, Bullock, Hathaway, Bonham Carter, Kaling, and two musicians who moonlight as actors Rihanna and Awkwafina
• Nyff the 54th annual festival has released the main slate titles - Opening Night: The 13th (Ava Duvernay); Centerpiece: 20th Century Women (Mike Mills); Closing Night: The Lost City of Z (James Gray); plus their usual array of buzzy titles from other festivals only this time there are a lot of female leads (which is a huge change) including Aquarius, Toni Erdmann, Personal Shopper, and an Isabelle Huppert double in L'Avenir and Elle.
• Variety a new lawsuit about Out of Africa's profits. That's timely! (People forget that it was a giant hit at the time)
- NATHANIEL R
Tristan Tzara, Margaret Dumont and Groucho Marx, Robert Redford as Denys Finch Hatton in Sydney Pollack's Out Of Africa by Karen Blixen, Salieri and Mozart in Milos Forman's Amadeus, and Caruso the peacock helped to compose Xavier Giannoli's Marguerite, starring Catherine Frot with André Marcon, Aubert Fenoy, Michel Fau, Denis Mpunga, Sylvain Dieuaide and Christa Théret.
Meryl Streep in Stephen Frears' Florence Foster Jenkins, the next Steven Spielberg, Jeff Nichols, Midnight Special in Paris, Broadway Danny Rose, Woody Allen and Danny Kaye in Carnegie Deli and Carnegie Hall in New York excited the director during our conversation.
Anne-Katrin Titze: When did you first hear of Florence Foster Jenkins?
Xavier Giannoli: 15 years ago on the radio. I heard this »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Xavier Giannoli: "The importance of Billy Wilder for me was tenderness and cruelty." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
My conversation with the Marguerite director ranged from Erik Satie's food habits, Salieri in Milos Forman's Amadeus, tribute to Jean Renoir's The Rules Of The Game, John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King, Erich von Stroheim in Sunset Boulevard, Robert Redford in Sydney Pollack's Out Of Africa and Karen Blixen, Meryl Streep in Stephen Frears' Florence Foster Jenkins, Woody Allen's Broadway Danny Rose, Danny Kaye and the Carnegie Deli, Charlie Chaplin, Tristan Tzara to Margaret Dumont and the Marx Brothers.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Surprising absolutely no one, Brie Larson picked up a Best Actress statuette at last night's Oscars for her starring role in Room. The movie didn't win any other Oscar that night, which made us wonder: How many Best Actress-winning films have actually won another Oscar? If you look at the stats since 2000, it's pretty shocking. Writer Mark Blankenship added up the Oscars and found out the Academy doesn't want Best Actress-winning movies to matter in any other way. Since 1999, only 3 Best Actress films have won additional Oscars. For two of them -- Iron Lady, La Vie En Rose -- it was a 2nd for makeup. — Mark Blankenship (@IAmBlankenship) February 29, 2016 The only movie to win a non-makeup category was Million Dollar Baby, which won Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor (Morgan Freeman), in addition to Best Actress (Hilary Swank). The implications are grim: It's like the Academy is saying »
- Louis Virtel
John Williams is nominated for his 50th Academy Award as a composer this year. He's won five so far, and rightly so: Williams' contributions to film contain some of 20th century's most recognizable themes. You'd be hard-pressed to find an individual who couldn't warble at least one of his scores, and it's fitting that he's been nominated for his continued work on Star Wars, a franchise that owes at least part of its popularity to Williams's immortal theme. With 50 nominations and five wins, you'd think Williams would be in the running for some Oscar records, wouldn't you? Well, no, actually. »
- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl
“The Revenant" pulled off an upset at this year's Cinema Audio Society Awards, winning Best Sound Mixing over the Oscar frontrunner “Mad Max: Fury Road.” However, in good news for the Aussie import, the Cas has an uneven track record at forecasting the Oscar winner, with just 11 of the 21 previous guild champs repeating at the academy. Let’s take a closer look at the race to see who has the best chance of winning: -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions “Mad Max: Fury Road”: Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff, Ben Osmo If Best Sound = Loudest Sound, then this trio should prepare their acceptance speeches. Jenkins is a two-time champ (“Out of Africa” , “The Last of the Mohicans” ) and was nominated for “Dick Tracy”  and “Wanted” . Likewise, Rudloff already has a pair of Oscars (&ldqu..."' »
6 items from 2016
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