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Doing little to clarify an awards season with multiple strong contenders, the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. named Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” and Spike Jonze’s “Her” the top films of 2013, in a tie victory. Both films are Warner Bros. releases.
It was not the first tie for best picture in the group’s history: In 1975, Lafca’s first year of voting, there was a split between “Dog Day Afternoon” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” while in 1976, “Network” and “Rocky” shared the honors.
Nor was it the only surprise twofer the L.A. critics announced in a series of extremely close races that spread the love around. Cate Blanchett (Sony Classics’ “Blue Jasmine”) and Adele Exarchopoulos (IFC’s “Blue Is the Warmest Color”) shared the award for actress, while James Franco (A24′s “Spring Breakers”) and Jared Leto (Focus Features’ “Dallas Buyers Club”) shared the laurels for supporting actor. »
- Justin Chang
Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto: New York Film Critics go for movie stars in each acting category (photo: Cate Blanchett in ‘Blue Jasmine’) (See previous post: "Hot Jennifer Lawrence, Wet Robert Redford: New York Film Critics Winners.") Cate Blanchett was chosen as the New York Film Critics Circle’s Best Actress for Woody Allen’s comedy-drama Blue Jasmine. Blanchett, already touted as an Oscar 2014 favorite, plays a role with elements in common with Vivien Leigh’s Blanche DuBois in Elia Kazan’s A Streetcar Named Desire. Leigh was both the New York Film Critics’ and the Academy Awards’ Best Actress of 1951. (Full list of Nyfcc 2013 award winners.) Cate Blanchett has already won an Oscar — Best Supporting Actress for Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, in which she plays Katharine Hepburn — but this is her first Nyfcc win. Back in 2007, Blanchett, as one of several Bob Dylan characters in Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There, »
- Andre Soares
Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton reportedly spent Thanksgiving together. The former Pussycat Doll celebrated the holiday at the home of the Formula One racing pro's father on Thursday (28.11.13) and she spent the night with her ex-boyfriend. A source told the Sunday People newspaper: ''Lewis invited Nicole over because he wanted to make sure she had a happy Thanksgiving and she wasn't lonely. ''So he and Anthony asked her round. They celebrated and then she stayed the night the night. She and Lewis had a lovely time and she definitely left with a big smile on her face. ''They have stayed friends since the split. They were both heartbroken. They're getting their relationship back and both are delighted.'' Away from her personal life, Nicole has been working with British singer-songwriter Tom Odell as she looks to release a more ''stripped back'' album. She told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: ''I've »
Yes, I know: you don’t want to watch a TV show about old people.
You don’t want to watch them dying, or worse, continuing to live in a hospital’s geriatric extended-care floor, with other patients who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s. And you definitely don’t want to see those old people using the chairs as toilets, or screaming at the nurses in a foreign language, or hooking up right there in the lounge, in full view of the hospital’s horrified staff.
You don’t want to watch these things because you probably think they’re sad. »
- Melissa Maerz
Perhaps not as sturdy or as developed as it is with Cannes or Tiff, Atom Egoyan’s relationship with Sundance remains a good one when you double his output of films directed (Next of Kin and Exotica) with films that he exec-produced in The Saddest Music in the World and Away From Her. Formerly going by the title of “Queen of the Night,” The Captive features Ryan Reynolds, Egoyan lucky charm Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast and the almost always dependable Bruce Greenwood in what should be some welcome genre diversion at the fest and one that will make us forget about the poorly executed Devil’s Knot.
Gist: Written by Egoyan & David Fraser, a pick up truck pulls off the highway at a diner. Confident that his young daughter is safe in the back seat and promising to return with ice cream, the father »
- Eric Lavallee
Judi Dench in ‘Philomena’ movie: The one British Independent Film Award nominee surely to get BAFTA, Academy Award nominations Among the 2013 British Independent Film Award nominees, only one has a truly good chance of being shortlisted for both the BAFTAs and the Academy Awards. That’s Best Actress Bifa nominee Judi Dench for Stephen Frears’ "based on a true story" drama Philomena, in which Dench plays a woman whose son was taken away from her after she was sent to a convent. For the record, Dench has four previous Best Actress Oscar nominations (Mrs. Brown, Iris, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Notes on a Scandal), in addition to one win and a nomination as Best Supporting Actress (win: Shakespeare in Love; nomination: Chocolat). (Photo: Judi Dench as Philomena Lee in Philomena.) Needless to say, the British Independent Film Awards have little influence on North America’s awards-season favorites. There are a number of reasons for that — e. »
- Zac Gille
Columnist Mark Harris has his first look at this year's Oscar race and calls the Best Actress category "deplorable." Using Gold Derby rankings, he is not happy that all five slots in that category could be previous champs (Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson). Grantland. Writer Scott Feinberg says the Oscar race for Best Foreign Language Film may already be over. He wonders if Iran's "The Past" from director Asghar Farhadi and starring Cannes winner Berenice Bejo is the big frontrunner. Hollywood Reporter. Canadian short story writer Alice Munro wins the 2013 Nobel Prize in literature. Her story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain" was adapted by Sarah Polley in 2006 for the film "Away From Her" starring Oscar nominee Julie Christie. USA Today. Maureen Dowd has a lengthy interview with Robert Redford about "All is Lost," his best chance ever to win a Best Actor Oscar. In it, »
Alice Munro, the Canadian author of lyrical short stories, will be awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. Her prominence in Western literary culture is a break with tradition for the Nobel committee, which in recent years has picked authors like Mo Yan and Mario Vargas Llosa, who despite their talent, were somewhat obscure before being honored. Munro’s work frequently appears in publications like the New Yorker and the Atlantic. Her story “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” was adapted for the screen by Sarah Polley as the 2006 award-winning film “Away From Her.” Also read: Nobel Prize Snubs: Bob Dylan to. »
- Brent Lang
Kourtney couldn’t believe that Kim was able to leave her infant daughter North while she went on her Paris trip, according to a new report. Kourtney said that she can’t leave her own kids behind for more than a few hours without ‘feeling guilty’ — and was shocked that Kim could be away from her baby for a whole week!
Kourtney Kardashian is reportedly shocked that her sister Kim Kardashian was able to leave her daughter North West at home for an entire week when she went to Paris with Kanye West in late September — because when her kids were that young, she couldn’t bear to be away from them. What do You think?
Kourtney couldn’t imagine leaving her own kids during a long trip when they were infants — so Kim’s decision to leave North at »
- Hollywood Life Staff
Indie of the Month: There’s a whole subgenre of documentaries that could be called “What Is ‘Truth,’ Anyway?” movies; they pull you into a situation, and then stop and show you how films can manipulate viewers. The “objective” documentarian doesn’t exist; no matter what, you’re being told the story the filmmaker wants to tell you. And that apparent contradiction in nonfiction cinema is at the heart of Stories We Tell (Lionsgate Home Entertainment), the third film from actor-turned-filmmaker Sarah Polley. Polley’s career behind the camera has been fascinating to watch, from the haunting and gut-wrenching Away from Her to the wistfully tragicomic Take This Waltz (a movie that found dramatic roles for Seth Rogen and Sarah...
- Alonso Duralde
From Canadian writer and director Sarah Polley comes Stories We Tell (2012), a tender documentary portrait of a complicated yet loving family from Canadian writer and director Sarah Polley. To celebrate the eagerly anticipated home entertainment release of the inspired, innovative and touching Stories We Tell on both DVD and Blu-ray this coming Monday (23 September), we have Three Blu-ray copies of Polley's heartwarming and personal doc to give away to a our readers, courtesy of the fine folk at UK distributor Curzon Film World. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
Taking her cues from a family joke about not resembling her father, in Stories We Tell Polley sets out to uncover the truth about her mysterious mother and her own uncertain lineage. Playfully yet pointedly interrogating »
- CineVue UK
Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell (Curzon Film World, 12) needed all the glowing reviews it deservedly got, presenting as it did a distinct marketing challenge. "Come and see a documentary about Sarah Polley's family" isn't the most alluring of invitations, however much you like the gifted Canadian actor-director. Meanwhile, what makes Sarah Polley's family special – or at least cinematically compelling – is hard to describe without giving the game away. Stories We Tell may arrive on DVD shorn of some mystery, a little like a rewrapped Christmas present, but it's no one-trick doc. If anything, home viewing enhances its one-on-one intimacy.
Like her fiction features Away from Her and Take This Waltz, it's an affecting domestic drama in which the stakes keep shifting. Beginning as a simple elegy for Polley's late mother Diane, it becomes, »
- Guy Lodge
It’s panning out to be a significantly different type of experience with regards to filmmaker Liza Johnson’s sophomore film. After stumbling out with her debut Return, a painfully difficult indie film that premiered in Cannes (Directors’ Fortnight) and whimpered into theaters, the helmer quickly got behind the camera with a plethora of talent for Hateship Loveship, which managed to charm the IFC Films’ Arianna Bocco during Tiff – landing a theatrical distribution deal which will probably set the dramedy for a 2014 showing.
Gist: Based on a short story by Alice Munro with a screenplay by Mark Poirier, Kristen Wiig stars as Johanna Parry, a profoundly shy, unadorned woman who is hired by Mr. McCauley (Nick Nolte) as a housekeeper and a primary caregiver to his granddaughter Sabitha (Hailee Steinfeld). When Sabitha uses technology to foster a pseudo-relationship between her widowed father and new caretaker, Johanna is finally able to »
- Eric Lavallee
Chicago – Sarah Polley’s amazing “Stories We Tell” earned raves a year ago when it played at the Toronto International Film Festival, continued to build buzz at Sundance, opened the first Chicago Critics Film Festival, and had a successful theatrical run but never quite made it to a lot of major markets. Now it’s on DVD and everyone in the country and around the world can finally see the best documentary of 2013. And everyone should.
DVD Rating: 4.0/5.0
When the writer/director of “Away From Her” and “Take This Waltz” began to interview her family about their mysterious, deceased mother, she had no idea what she was going to uncover and I would never spoil the many fascinating developments of this film here. What you should know is that “Stories” becomes way more than just a saga of family secrets. Polley’s masterpiece transcends home movies when she begins to »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
What's It About? In "Now You See Me," from director Louis Leterrier's ("The Incredible Hulk"), a team of the world's best illusionists -- dubbed The Four Horsemen -- are known for robbing banks during their performances and giving away the money. However, the magicians are being tracked by an FBI agent and an Interpol detective. Why We're In: One of the most unique stories of the summer (we've had enough superhero & action flicks for a while), "Now You See Me" was a refreshing find. The film also had a great cast, including the very underrated Mark Ruffalo, Jessie Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Melanie Laurent. "Now You See Me" was one of Moviefone's Best Movies of 2013 (So Far).
Watch: An Extended Director's Cut from the "Now You See Me" Blu-ray (Video)
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- Erin Whitney
On Demand DVD New Releases Sept. 2-8: Now You See Me A team of illusionists use their trickery to pull off bank heists during their performances, giving the money to the audiences in attendance. Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman (PG-13, 1:55) 9/3 [Same as DVD] Stories We Tell Sarah Polley (Away From Her, Take This Waltz) directs this intimate documentary in which she interviews members of her own family in order to not only uncover her own truth, but also examine the way we tell stories about our lives. (PG-13, 1:48) 9/3 [Same as DVD] Additional On Demand/DVD new releases this [...]
The post On Demand DVD New Releases Sept. 2-8 appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Meredith Ennis
The Canadian actress started her performance career by modeling followed by commercials, then film acting in the features "Fugitive Pieces", "Away from Her" and "Never Cry Werewolf", before scoring a part in the long-running TV series, "Degrassi: The Next Generation".
In the series, still going strong, Dobrev plays the dual role of 'Katherine Pierce', a vampire loved by two human brothers during the American Civil War and Katherine's doppelgänger 'Elena Gilbert', a human who is caught between the same two brothers, who are now the vampires, 'Damon' and 'Stefan Salvatore'.
In 2011, Dobrev »
- Michael Stevens
Khloe Kardashian is surrounded by happy baby news — and is patiently waiting for her own with husband Lamar Odom. With her sister Kim Kardashian enjoying special moments with her newborn North, and oldest sister Kourtney Kardashian happily growing her own family, Khloe definitely has babies on the brain! A source close to the Kardashian family tells HollywoodLife.com Exclusively that Khloe is wishing for a baby now “more than ever.”
Khloe Kardashian is surrounded with her sisters’ kids right now, and it reminds her of her own baby dreams. A source close to the Kardashians tells HollywoodLife.com Exclusively that while “Khloe would never admit to” wanting kids of her own now more than ever, “she »
- Kristine Hope Kowalski
The number of films dealing with age is rising as older people take up more of the cinema-going audience
The world's population is ageing. Today, there are about 600 million older people around the world, three times more than 50 years ago – and by 2050 there should be three times more again. The effect of that is already apparent in almost every sector, including culture, which of course includes the cinema. In the early 20th century, the brand-new film industry symbolised glamour and eternal youth before being relegated to a largely teenage audience, and then being caught up by age in the following century: the age of its audience, its creators, its characters and its subject matter.
The cinema has always found ways of dealing with the subject. For many years it simply skirted the issue in two ways. One was by using farce, with truculent old rogues, as in Frank Capra's »
- Jacques Mandelbaum
In a world where movie tickets and a babysitter's hourly rates are more than $10, it's understandable that many parents don't get out to the movies very often. But after a summer full of animated racing garden snails, manic yellow minions, and fraternity-brother monsters, it's only fair that you see at least one movie this summer that is neither animated nor intended for family audiences.
Once again, we're here to help. In this installment, we've compiled a list of three critically acclaimed grown-up movies by debut directors. One makes you think about race in America, and two are vastly different summer coming-of age stories, but all three are worth seeing sans kids.
Go on then, pick a movie, get the sitter, and treat yourself to a night at the movies.
'Fruitvale Station' (Rated R)
- Sandie Angulo Chen
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