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Tiff Review: 'Eye In The Sky' Starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, And Barkhad Abdi

16 September 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Contemporary warfare seems to be conducted with all the calculation of insurance adjusters studying figures in ledgers, or sports executives applying “Moneyball”-style management techniques on their teams. Acts of war have been dehumanized by acronyms, decisions of life and death are lightened by multiple layers of bureaucracy, and now drone warfare enables the act of killing with nothing more than joystick with a trigger. It’s within a combination of those whirling elements that Gavin Hood (“Tsotsi,” “Rendition”) drops viewers for “Eye In The Sky,” and while certainly imperfect, there is something to admire about the film’s attempt to present the tangled logistics of a single military operation, where it seems everyone wants success but none of the responsibility of the tough decision making involved. The script by Guy Hibbert (“Five Minutes In Heaven”) is as lean as it is clever, with the entire movie taking place over »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Toronto 2015 Review: Eye In The Sky, A Complex And Darkly Funny Look At The War On Terror

13 September 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Tsotsi and Rendition director Gavin Hood has set himself a difficult task on multiple levels with his latest effort, Eye In The Sky. He is, first of all, tackling fabulously thorny and morally complex material as he weighs the question of how much collateral damage is acceptable in the war on terror, and who gets to decide? And with his story aiming to present the full range of players involved in an operation - everyone from heads of state to on the ground local operatives, to generals, to the remote drone flight operator actually tasked with pulling the trigger - Hood is not only taking on an enormous moral challenge but also a fantastically difficult narrative challenge. How, after all, do you build a visually interesting...

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Toronto Film Review: Helen Mirren in ‘Eye in the Sky’

11 September 2015 6:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The messy complexities of drone warfare trigger command decisions, moral crises, collateral damage and cover-your-backside buck passing in “Eye in the Sky,” a rivetingly suspenseful drama that deftly intertwines elements of ticking-clock thriller and tragic farce. Director Gavin Hood (“Tsotsi”) and scripter Guy Hibbert (“Five Minutes of Heaven”) resist giving their material the extra push that might have transformed the movie into a flat-out black comedy. But much like “Dr. Strangelove,” the Stanley Kubrick classic it often recalls, this teasingly hard-to-label war story has more than a fair share of scenes that generate explosive laughter — until the laughter catches in your throat. Appreciative reviews and enthusiastic word of mouth, along with op-ed analyses and cable-news punditry, could significantly boost box office prospects and ancillary-platform potential.

To be sure, Hood and Hibbert aren’t exactly tilling virgin territory here. In the last year alone, drone warfare has served as subject matter for “Good Kill, »

- Joe Leydon

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Nominees for the 2015 Africa Movie Academy Awards (Amaa 2015) Revealed

23 June 2015 11:59 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The nominees for the 2015 edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (Amaa 2015) were revealed at an invitation-only nomination dinner this weekend in Beverly Hills. Amaa announced South Africa as the host country for the 2015 event, which will be held outside Nigeria for the first time since the awards were founded in 2004. Some of the brightest stars in the African entertainment world mingled with such Hollywood celebrities as Academy Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr., Ja’Net DuBois, Lynn Whitfield and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Nigerian stars Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (“Ije”) and Patience Ozokwor (“Mama G”) attended, as did South Africa’s Terry Pheto (“Tsotsi”) and Ghanaian Lydia Forson (“Phone »

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UTA Signs Helmer Gavin Hood

5 March 2015 10:53 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Gavin Hood, who won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for Tsotsi, has signed with UTA. The South African-born helmer has directed X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Ender’s Game and Rendition. He’s in post-production on the thriller Eye On The Sky, which stars Aaron Paul and Helen Mirren. He had been at Wme, and continues to be managed by manager Michael Sugar and lawyered by David… »

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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Tops Boyhood

22 February 2015 3:33 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar 2015 winners (photo: Chris Pratt during Oscar 2015 rehearsals) The complete list of Oscar 2015 winners and nominees can be found below. See also: Oscar 2015 presenters and performers. Now, a little Oscar 2015 trivia. If you know a bit about the history of the Academy Awards, you'll have noticed several little curiosities about this year's nominations. For instance, there are quite a few first-time nominees in the acting and directing categories. In fact, nine of the nominated actors and three of the nominated directors are Oscar newcomers. Here's the list in the acting categories: Eddie Redmayne. Michael Keaton. Steve Carell. Benedict Cumberbatch. Felicity Jones. Rosamund Pike. J.K. Simmons. Emma Stone. Patricia Arquette. The three directors are: Morten Tyldum. Richard Linklater. Wes Anderson. Oscar 2015 comebacks Oscar 2015 also marks the Academy Awards' "comeback" of several performers and directors last nominated years ago. Marion Cotillard and Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress Oscars for, respectively, Olivier Dahan »

- Steve Montgomery

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