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Max von Sydow to Receive Career Achievement Award From L.A. Film Critics

Max von Sydow to Receive Career Achievement Award From L.A. Film Critics
Max von Sydow will receive the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s career achievement award this year.

The prize will be given at the organization’s annual awards dinner on Jan. 13 at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City, Calif. Other top awards will be decided by the membership on Dec. 3 and presented at the January event.

“We are thrilled to give the career achievement award to such a magnificently talented actor,” said Lafca president Claudia Puig. “Over the six decades he’s commanded the screen, Mr. von Sydow has earned a reputation as the greatest living actor. Among his more than 100 roles, he has played characters as disparate as an assassin, a king, an exorcist, the devil and Jesus Christ — in several languages — and has worked with filmmakers from around the world including Ingmar Bergman, Bertrand Tavernier, Sydney Pollack, Penny Marshall, Martin Scorsese, and Wim Wenders.”

Von Sydow has been nominated for Academy Awards for 2011’s “[link
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How 21 Movies and TV Shows Portrayed 9/11 (Photos)

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How 21 Movies and TV Shows Portrayed 9/11 (Photos)
United 93” (2006) Paul Greengrass took a straight, fact-based approach to tell the story of the passengers who tried to take back the plane. “World Trade Center” (2006) Oliver Stone‘s drama told the events from the perspective of first responders. “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” (2011) Stephen Daldry‘s adaptation of the Jonathan Safron Foer novel followed a kid who lost his father in the attacks. “Reign Over Me” (2007) Adam Sandler played a man who was still struggling five years after the attacks killed his wife and daughter. “Remember Me” (2010) The Robert Pattinson drama stirred controversy by having a twist ending that culminated in the 9/11 attacks.
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Stephen Daldry

Sometimes you’ve got to let go of those that are trying to make a name for themselves in any way possible and focus on those that have honestly done the work to make their fame. Stephen Daldry has for some time been a noted name in Hollywood since he has been responsible for some truly inspiring stories such as Billy Elliott and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. His love of film making has made him one of the top names in the business and has won him a great deal of awards and nominations throughout his career. So here are

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Stephen Daldry
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Is Jeffrey Wright’s Voice as Awesome as Morgan Freeman’s?

I became a huge Jeffrey Wright fan the second I saw him in the film The Manchurian Candidate. While his role as a fallen soldier who was subjected to brain manipulation wasn’t a huge role, his character still had an impact on me. After that I saw him in Broken Flowers where again, he wasn’t the lead or had a tremendous part, but I just remembered him. Even in the movie Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close his part lasted all of five minutes but I can remember it as clear as day. The point I’m making is that Jeffrey Wright

Is Jeffrey Wright’s Voice as Awesome as Morgan Freeman’s?
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Stephen Daldry to Direct Olympian Refugee Swimming Movie

Stephen Daldry to Direct Olympian Refugee Swimming Movie
Stephen Daldry is developing a movie to direct for Working Title about refugee Yusra Mardini, the teenage swimmer who fled Syria and competed in last year’s Olympic Games.

Mardini, who’s now 18, and her sister Sarah left their hometown in 2015 after their house was destroyed in the Syrian Civil War. After reaching Turkey, they arranged to be smuggled into Greece by a boat, which began sinking after the motor stopped working. Mardini, her sister and two other people who were able to swim pushed the boat, which contained 14 other refugees, for more than three hours until it reached the island of Lesbos.

The women eventually settled in Berlin. Ysura was a member of the Refugee Olympic Athletes Team and competed in the 100-meter freestyle and the 100-meter butterfly.

Daldry and Eric Fellner, co-chair of Working Title Films, told the Daily Mail that they are seeking a screenwriter and will
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‘The Crown’ Trailer: Peter Morgan and Stephen Daldry Reunite for Queen Elizabeth II

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‘The Crown’ Trailer: Peter Morgan and Stephen Daldry Reunite for Queen Elizabeth II
Once again, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Peter Morgan adapts his stage work. Morgan, who previously adapted his play Frost/Nixon, is bringing The Audience to Netflix with director Stephen Daldry (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close). The story of Queen Elizabeth II’s (Claire Foy) rise is now called The Crown, and season one of the English period drama debuts this Friday on Netflix. Below, […]

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Web Series Musical ‘Rachel Unraveled’ Subverts the Usual Broadway Stage Dreams

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Web Series Musical ‘Rachel Unraveled’ Subverts the Usual Broadway Stage Dreams
Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress — at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

Rachel Unraveled

Logline: A musical satire following a young actress trying to make it big in the Big Apple.

Elevator Pitch:

Rachel Unraveled” is a new musical comedy web series created by best friends Rachel Ravel and Austin Spero. A satire of the young-actress-moves-to-nyc trope, the show follows actress/singer/dog whisperer Rachel Ravel as she tries to make it big in the Big Apple. With the help of her best friend, 15-year-old arch nemesis, telepathic dog, and the homeless man who composes her audition songs, Rachel learns the true meaning of friendship, success, and what it takes to “Shine.”

Production
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Wme Acquires ‘Girl on the Train’ Author’s Literary Agency Rwsg

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Wme Acquires ‘Girl on the Train’ Author’s Literary Agency Rwsg
Wme has acquired the Rabineau Wachter Sanford & Gillett (Rwsg) Literary Agency, a company that has helped bring iconic works such as “The Girl on the Train” and “The Leftovers” to the big screen. Founded in 2000, the agency has also represented works such as “The Snowman,” “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” Rwsg co-represented Paula Hawkins, the author of “The Girl on the Train,” which will hit the big screen in October and stars Emily Blunt. Rwsg principals Sylvie Rabineau and Jill Holwager Gillett will join the agency as co-heads of Wme’s Book to Film/TV division.
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Wme Buys Tastemaker Lit Agency Rabineau Wachter Sanford & Gillett

Wme has acquired the well-regarded boutique lit agency Rabineau Wachter Sanford & Gillett (Rwsg) Literary Agency. The agency, run by Sylvie Rabineau and Jill Holwager Gillett, has been a wellspring of tasteful material that formed the basis for the upcoming films The Girl On The Train, The Snowman, Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid and such TV projects as The Leftovers, Olive Kitteridge, and the upcoming Berlin Station. Rabineau (whose husband…
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Wme Buys Tastemaker Lit Agency Rabineau Wachter Sanford & Gillett

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Wme Buys Tastemaker Lit Agency Rabineau Wachter Sanford & Gillett
Wme has acquired the well-regarded boutique lit agency Rabineau Wachter Sanford & Gillett (Rwsg) Literary Agency. The agency, run by Sylvie Rabineau and Jill Holwager Gillett, has been a wellspring of tasteful material that formed the basis for the upcoming films The Girl On The Train, The Snowman, Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid and such TV projects as The Leftovers, Olive Kitteridge, and the upcoming Berlin Station. Rabineau (whose husband…
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Netflix in July: What’s Coming and What to Watch Before It’s Gone (Photos)

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Netflix in July: What’s Coming and What to Watch Before It’s Gone (Photos)
What’s Coming July 1: “Back to the Future” trilogy Robert Zemeckis‘ iconic time-travel adventure trilogy, starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, comes to Netflix on July 1. What’s Coming July 1: “Big Trouble in Little ChinaJohn Carpenter‘s “Big Trouble in Little China” hits Netflix next month. Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson is in development on his own remake of the 1986 cult classic. What’s Coming July 1: “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” Starring Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and Thomas Horn, Stephen Daldry‘s film adaptation of “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” earned a Best Picture nomination in 2011. What
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Here's What You're Watching on Netflix This Month

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Here's What You're Watching on Netflix This Month
We're living a tidal wave of content. It's hard to know what to watch, when, and where. We're here to help! By telling you that you can and should watch a movie about a tsunami entitled The Wave from the director of the upcoming Tomb Raider movie, Roar Uthaug, on Netflix next month. The streaming service has released the titles for their July 2016 movies and TV shows, though they are subject to change. Also available are those titles leaving Netflix in July. Highlights of what you can look forward to include: Back to the Future 1- 3, Beverly Hills Cop 1 and 2 (if you want to get ready for the upcoming sequel), All of the Lethal Weapon movies (get a look at The Predator director Shane Black's first script brought to life), BoJack Horseman Season 3, The Sting, and more. Make sure to check out these titles before they leave: A Clockwork Orange,
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‘The Big Short,’ ‘The Invitation,’ ‘Mustang’ & More Coming to Netflix This July (Plus IndieWire Picks)

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‘The Big Short,’ ‘The Invitation,’ ‘Mustang’ & More Coming to Netflix This July (Plus IndieWire Picks)
Netflix has revealed their slate of films that will be hitting the streaming service in July. Next month is filled with classic franchises such as “Back To The Future Parts I-iii,” “Lethal Weapon” and “Beverly Hills Cop.” There’s a bit of everything for every member of your family, from comedies like “Mean Girls,” action films like “Big Trouble In Little China” and indies like “Mustang,” Netflix has you covered.

Read More: Leonardo DiCaprio To Produce Nautical Action-Thriller ‘The Outlaw Ocean’ For Netflix – Report

Below are the titles hitting the streaming library next month, plus IndieWire’s personal picks on what to check out.

Avail 7/1/16

“41 on 41” (2014)

A Long Way From Home” (2013)

Back to the Future” (1985)

Back to the Future Part II” (1989)

Back to the Future Part III” (1990)

Bad Boys II” (2003)

Batman: The Movie” (1966)

Beavis and Butt-head Do America” (1996)

Beverly Hills Cop” (1984)

Beverly Hills Cop II” (1987)

Big Trouble in Little China
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10 Best Picture Oscar Nominees You Might Not Have Heard Of

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You’d be forgiven for thinking that any film nominated for a hallowed (sense the sarcasm) Best Picture Academy Award would be instantly memorable; this is Hollywood’s top prize, after all. And while it remains that most Best Picture nominees are memorable for one reason or another, it is also true that some have simply slipped from collective cinematic memory.

That’s not to say that they’re necessarily bad films (and indeed the ten on show here range from good to great), but rather that once the Oscar dust had settled, they kind of faded into the background. Nobody forgot them, per se, but remembering them as among the year’s cream of the crop is invariably difficult.

As the category has now been expanded to allow up to ten nominees, these kind of films are becoming more frequent, and you only have to look back
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Who Will Be This Year's "Out-of-Nowhere" Oscar Nominee?

Coco here, ready to talk about the current Oscar race and the surprises that might pop up.

Last week, we discussed SAG's bizarre taste. The math works against it but we're desperately hoping the Academy breaks free of their influence. Perhaps we should focus our hope on a recent wave of surprising, "out-of-nowhere" nominations at the Oscars.  Ever since 2011 (the year the Academy turned Best Picture into a flexible category with as little as 5 and as many as 10 nominees), there's been at least one acting nominee that landed on Oscar's list without being previously nominated at either the Golden Globes, SAG, or BAFTA.

Here are the stats...

2011 - The shocking inclusion of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close in Best Picture came with the legendary Max von Sydow in tow for his mute performance in Best Supporting Actor. 

2012 - Everyone was surprised by the amount of support Silver Linings Playbook had
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Trash | Review

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Another Man’s Treasure: Daldry Revisits Themes of Childhood Lost

The muted reception behind the latest film from thrice Oscar nominated director Stephen Daldry seems curious, as the Brazilian set Trash, based on an acclaimed 2010 Ya novel by Andy Mulligan, often doesn’t belie the nature of its origins. Sure, it seems somewhat like a bid to follow in the footsteps of fellow Brit Danny Boyle’s third world set and critically acclaimed 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire, at least in its rather even keel balance of miserabilism and hopeful yearning, but this audience friendly fodder seems like a victim of underwhelming marketing.

Premiering at the end of 2014 at the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, the title gets a bit of added validity thanks to a co-directing credit for first-timer Christian Duurvoort (previously a coach, trainer and actor on several productions by Fernando Meirelles) and actually features the native language of the
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Producer Nora Skinner Joins HBO As Drama Executive

Producer Nora Skinner Joins HBO As Drama Executive
HBO has beefed up its programming team by recruiting film producer Nora Skinner as senior VP focusing on drama series.

Skinner, who previously worked for Scott Rudin Prods. and for Tribeca Theatrical Prods., will oversee development of new and current drama series, reporting to Michael Ellenberg, exec VP of HBO Programming.

“Nora brings a wealth of experience working with some of the finest talents in the business, in addition to her exceptional skills with story and a great eye for talent and material,” Ellenberg said. “We are fortunate to have Nora joining the company and look forward to her contributions in the years to come.”

Skinner most recently was an exec producer on “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” She worked for production-financing company Indian Paintbrush and for Scott Rudin Prods., where she was involved with “The Social Network,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,
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Stephen Daldry’s ‘Trash’ Returns With First U.S. Trailer

It was a year ago when many were wondering if Stephen Daldry‘s Oscar bait streak would continue with Trash. However, after a premiere at Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, the latest drama from the director of The Hours and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close never saw a U.S. release. But now it’s quietly coming this October, and […]
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Trailer for Stephen Daldry’s ‘Trash’ keeps focus away from supporting cast

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The Hours and The Reader director Stephen Daldry is back with a new project, this one set in the slums of Rio.

Titled Trash, the film is Daldry’s fifth feature-length directorial effort. The film itself is an adaptation of Andy Mulligan’s 2010 novel, with three newcomers in the lead roles in Luis Eduardo, Rickson Tevez, and Gabriel Weinstein. Richard Curtis wrote the screenplay, and the supporting cast includes Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, and Rooney Mara.

The film’s synopsis is as follows:

When two trash-picking boys from Rio’s slums find a wallet in amongst the daily detritus of their local dump, little do they imagine that their lives are about to change forever. But when the local police show up, offering a handsome reward for the wallet’s return, the boys, Rafael and Gardo, realize that what they’ve found must be important.

This is Daldry’s first
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Watch: First U.S. Trailer For Stephen Daldry’s ‘Trash’ Starring Rooney Mara, Wagner Moura & Martin Sheen

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Stephen Daldry occupies a rarefied position. He is one of the few filmmakers to have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director four times in a row and for his first four films: “Billy Elliott,” “The Hours,” “The Reader” and “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” (three of the four were also nominated for Best Picture). Perhaps after years of Oscar-bait material —he has directed six actors in Oscar-nominated performances, namely Julie Walters, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, and Max von Sydow— Daldry has switched gears for “Trash” a movie set in the slums of Rio with big stars cast in supporting roles. Read More: Stephen Talks Asperger's, Depicting 9/11 In 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close,' And the Oscars Sure, the movie features Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen and Brazilian actors Wagner Moura and Selton Mello, but the leads are three unknown Brazilian non-actors (Rickson Tevez, Luis Eduardo,
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