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58th BFI London Film Festival – The Way He Looks (2014)

19 October 2014 12:43 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Way He Looks (Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho), 2014.

Directed by Daniel Ribeiro.

Starring Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi and Tess Amorim.

Synopsis:

A blind teenage boy falls in love with one of his classmates.

There’s a particular branch of film theory that deals entirely with the sense of touch in cinema; about how you experience what the protagonist feels onscreen. Not in some emotional, empathetic way, but as a physical response. The reeds on Russell Crowe’s hands as he wonders through Gladiator’s Elysian fields. The taste of the scrambled eggs at Michael Fassbender’s bedside in Hunger. The knee being caved in by the hammer of Kill List. It’s called ‘haptic visuality‘. In The Way He Looks, it’s ones lips practicing a kiss on the window of a shower.

The film’s title is a pun, so the movie had won points before it began. »

- Oliver Davis

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Joel Edgerton Talks Thriller ‘Felony,’ ‘Exodus,’ Trials of Shooting ‘Jane Got a Gun’

18 October 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If Joel Edgerton has one piece of advice to aspiring actors, it’s this: always be sure to check your inbox.

“I found an email the other day from my old agent in London, that I’d just sort of discarded because I was too busy at the time,” Edgerton recalls on a recent afternoon in New York, looking a tad professorial in full-rimmed glasses and beard. “It was this screenplay for a film by a first-time filmmaker that, if I was interested, I should consider auditioning for.” As it turned out, the filmmaker was Steve McQueen and the movie was “Hunger.”

Well, you win some and you lose some in this business, and lately Edgerton has been chalking up the wins. After back-to-back breakout performances in the Oscar-nominated “Animal Kingdom” (2010) and “Warrior” (2011), the 40-year-old Australian actor and screenwriter has been working nonstop in Hollywood, from his Navy Seal commander »

- Scott Foundas

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The Past, Present, and Future of Real-Time Films Part One

17 October 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

What do film directors Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Agnès Varda, Robert Wise, Fred Zinnemann, Luis Buñuel, Alain Resnais, Roman Polanski, Sidney Lumet, Robert Altman, Louis Malle, Richard Linklater, Tom Tykwer, Alexander Sokurov, Paul Greengrass, Song Il-Gon, Alfonso Cuarón, and Alejandro Iñárritu have in common? More specifically, what type of film have they directed, setting them apart from fewer than 50 of their filmmaking peers? Sorry, “comedy” or “drama” isn’t right. If you’ve looked at this article’s headline, you’ve probably already guessed that the answer is that they’ve all made “real-time” films, or films that seemed to take about as long as their running time.

The real-time film has long been a sub-genre without much critical attention, but the time of the real-time film has come. Cuarón’s Gravity (2013), which was shot and edited so as to seem like a real-time film, floated away with the most 2014 Oscars, »

- Daniel Smith-Rowsey

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Screen, British Council celebrate UK Stars at Lff

14 October 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen International is working with British Council to present Screen’s UK Stars of Tomorrow tonight at an intimate industry dinner during the BFI London Film Festival.

A select group of the 2014 stars, and several alumni from past years, will be celebrated at an invitation-only international industry dinner tonight at Kettners.

This is the first time that Screen’s Stars of Tomorrow have been presented at Lff. The event is supported by British Council and Casting Society of America (Csa), and will be held in association with We Are UK Film.

Briony Hanson, Director of Film, British Council, said: “Connecting the brightest and best filmmakers, both established and up-and-coming, to international audiences and counterparts is absolutely at the heart of what we do at British Council Film. So we are thrilled to be partnering on this event which will give the UK Stars of Tomorrow a focused opportunity to meet and greet key players from the international »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Zachary Wigon’s All Time Top Ten Favorite Films List

2 October 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Have you ever wondered what are the films that inspire the next generation of visionary filmmakers? As part of our monthly Ioncinephile profile, we ask the filmmaker (in this case American independent writer-director Zachary Wigon) to identify their all time top ten favorite films of all time. Wigon’s The Heart Machine (see pic of actor John Gallagher Jr above) receives a limited theatrical and VOD release on October 24th via the Film Buff folks. This top 10 is a countdown folks. Drum roll please!

10. City Lights- Charlie Chaplin (1931)

“The deep pathos of pretending to be someone you’re not so that you may win over your love is taken, here, to heights alternatively comic and tragic, with the greatest closing shot in all of cinema.”

9. Goodbye, Dragon Inn – Tsai Ming-liang (2004)

“The loneliness of being a person, the desire to connect to each other through our behavior and through art, »

- Eric Lavallee

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Screen, British Council to present Stars of Tomorrow at Lff

1 October 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen International has teamed with BFI London Film Festival and British Council to present the UK Stars of Tomorrow – one of several industry events unveiled today.

The first Screen International UK Stars of Tomorrow at Lff dinner is to be held on Oct 14 during the BFI London Film Festival (Oct 8-19).

The event will bring together a selection of this year’s Stars of Tomorrow, including Aimee Ffion-Edwards and Phoebe Walller-Bridge, with casting directors, packaging agents, festival programmers, producers and financiers.

It will be preceded by a masterclass led by Us casting agent Deborah Aquila, whose credits include The Shawshank Redemption and TV series Dexter and The Shield.

The event is supported by British Council and Casting Society of America (Csa), and will be held in association with We Are UK Film.

The dinner is by invitation only and is not an open event.

Lff industry events

The 58th edition of the festival has restructured its industry »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Screen to present UK Stars of Tomorrow at Lff

1 October 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen International has teamed with BFI London Film Festival and British Council to present the UK Stars of Tomorrow – one of several industry events unveiled today.

The first Screen International UK Stars of Tomorrow at Lff dinner is to be held on Oct 14 during the BFI London Film Festival (Oct 8-19).

The event will bring together a selection of this year’s Stars of Tomorrow, including Aimee Ffion-Edwards and Phoebe Walller-Bridge, with casting directors, packaging agents, festival programmers, producers and financiers.

It will be preceded by a masterclass led by Us casting agent Deborah Aquila, whose credits include The Shawshank Redemption and TV series Dexter and The Shield.

The event is supported by British Council and Casting Society of America (Csa), and will be held in association with We Are UK Film.

The dinner is by invitation only and is not an open event.

Lff industry events

The 58th edition of the festival has restructured its industry »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Musical Headed To Japan; Steve McQueen Set For European Film Academy Honor; More

29 September 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Disney Theatrical Productions and Shiki Theatre Company are bringing Aladdin to Tokyo. This is the first international production of the Broadway musical comedy and is hitting a market where Disney’s feature animation Frozen recently grossed a record-breaking $250M. Performances will begin in May at the Dentsu Shiki Theatre Umi in Tokyo. Produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions, Aladdin opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on March 20 and features music by Tony and Oscar winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Oscar winner Howard Ashman and Tony and Oscar winner Tim Rice, and Tony nominee Chad Beguelin. Lyrics will be translated into Japanese by Chikae Takahashi, who worked on the Japanese translation for Frozen. The Tokyo production will be cast locally and performed in Japanese. This marks the fifth collaboration between Disney Theatrical Productions and Shiki Theatre Company following the successful and current runs of Beauty And The Beast, The Lion King, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Steve McQueen to Receive European Film Academy Award

29 September 2014 2:14 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The awards keep rolling in for director Steve McQueen! According to The Hollywood Reporter, McQueen will receive an award from the European Film Academy for European Achievement in World Cinema. The accolade isn’t just for his directorial skill shown in the Oscar winner “12 Years a Slave;” the award also celebrates McQueen’s entire career, starting with his work as a video artist, which lead to his 2008 film “Hunger,” which made both him and his leading man, Michael Fassbender, huge stars. Fassbender–arguably McQueen’s muse–starred in McQueen’s other films “Shame” and, of course, “12 Years a Slave.” The new award shows just how much of a force McQueen is in Hollywood  [ Read More ]

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- monique

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12 Years a Slave's Steve McQueen to receive European Film Award

29 September 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Steve McQueen is to be honoured by the European Film Academy.

The 12 Years a Slave director will receive the European Achievement in World Cinema, reports Variety.

The honour will be given at an award ceremony in Latvia on December 13.

McQueen is best known for his feature films Hunger, Shame and most recently 12 Years a Slave, which won three Oscars in 2014.

The director was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in this year's Directors Guild of America Awards, but lost out to Gravity's Alfonso Cuaron.

Earlier this year, the BBC announced that it was teaming up with the director for an unnamed TV drama. »

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Steve McQueen to receive Efa honour

29 September 2014 3:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 12 Years a Slave director will be honoured with the European Achievement in World Cinema award.

British director and artist Steve McQueen is to be awarded an honorary prize by the European Film Academy “in recognition of a unique contribution to the world of film’.

The director of Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave, Shame and Hunger will be honoured with the European Achievement in World Cinema award.

McQueen will be the guest of honour at the 27th European Film Awards ceremony on Dec 13 in Riga, Latvia. »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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'12 Years a Slave' Director Steve McQueen to Get European Film Academy Honor

29 September 2014 2:02 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The European Film Academy will honor Steve McQueen with its award for European Achievement in World Cinema. The U.K. director will be celebrated for a career that began making shorts as a video artist before a hugely successful move into feature films, starting with 2008's Hunger, dramatizing the final months of hunger strike by Ira activist Bobby Sands and proving a breakout film for Michael Fassbender, and moving onto Shame, which won numerous international awards. McQueen's third film 12 Years a Slave picked up three Oscars at the last Academy Awards, including Best Film, and has to date earned

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- Alex Ritman

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’12 Years a Slave’ Director Steve McQueen to Receive European Film Award

29 September 2014 1:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The European Film Academy is to honor “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen with its award for European achievement in world cinema at its awards ceremony on Dec. 13 in Riga, Latvia.

McQueen started out as a video artist making short films, almost exclusively silent and black-and-white. These included the “Bear” (1993), which depicts a brief and unusual encounter between two naked men; the 1997 “Deadpan,” in which a man stands in the middle of a building as it repeatedly collapses around him; and “Drumroll” (1998), for which McQueen fixed cameras to a barrel and rolled the barrel through the streets of Manhattan.

In 2008, McQueen nabbed international recognition with “Hunger,” his debut feature. Starring Michael Fassbender, it dramatizes the last months in the life of Ira activist Bobby Sands in Belfast’s Maze Prison. The film won the Golden Camera and Fipresci Award in Cannes and more than 40 awards worldwide, among them a »

- Leo Barraclough

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Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are 'Bourne' again. Are they Hollywood's top actor/director pair?

17 September 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

In a development that feels more inevitable than surprising, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are in talks to get back into the Bourne business. The two had sent mixed messages over the years, ever since Jason Bourne disappeared in the murky East River at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, with the major roadblock being Damon’s insistence that a reluctant Greenglass direct, while Universal handed the franchise over to writer-turned-director Tony Gilroy. But with Gilroy’s Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, failing to live up to the original three Bourne films at the box office, and Damon’s recent non-Bourne projects, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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The Essential Movies & TV to Stream This Week – September 15th 2014

15 September 2014 6:48 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

First of all, something of an apology. I have been writing this column thinking that every single title due for release the following Monday would of course be released via some kind of pay to stream service. Of course it would, we are living in the future, and this is how things are done isn’t it?

Apparently not, last week I included Jeremy Saulnier’s much loved Blue Ruin in the pay to stream section and then it didn’t come out the way I thought it might. Turns out that some companies still have a fairly limited release pattern so Blue Ruin was released by channel 4’s DVD label and appeared on DVD and Blu but didn’t show up to stream on any of the major providers, not even Sky Store or Playstation Network.

So turns out that being a channel 4 release, you can of course rent »

- Chris Holt

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Frank

2 September 2014 8:22 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Frank

Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Domnhall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy

Running Time: 1 hr 35 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: August 29, 2014 (Chicago)

Plot: A songwriter (Gleeson) meets a bandleader who always wears a giant head (Fassbender).

Who’S It For? Those who cherish unabashed creativity.

Overall

Frank begins inside the head of scruffy yokel Jon (Domnhall Gleeson), a musician living with his parents who just wants to compose the hit song that will bestow him on his big break. By freak timing, the struggling pop-inclined keyboardist is randomly brought on board an enigmatic band called The Soronprfbs. Within this noise rock band (start by thinking of freakier Flaming Lips tracks) is acidic synth player Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal), bassist and drummer Baraque and Nana (François Civil and Carla Azar), and their manager Don (Scoot McNairy). Their lead singer is also their chief songwriter, a man named Frank (Michael Fassbender »

- Nick Allen

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Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Aug. 11-15, 2014)

15 August 2014 3:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Expendables 3

(Lionsgate)

In the moviegoer’s hierarchy of needs, a PG-13 “Expendables” is about as essential as a Joel Schumacher remake of “Tokyo Story.” Or, to put it in terms more appropriate to its target audience: You need “The Expendables 3” like you need a kick in the crotch, and while this running-on-fumes sequel may not be quite as painful a thing to experience, it will waste considerably more of your time. From train-crashing start to back-slapping finish, Lionsgate’s latest and longest showcase for Sylvester Stallone and other aging slabs of B-movie beef — the marquee names this time around include Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford — smacks of desperation and teen-audience pandering, from the literally bloodless action to the introduction of a younger, hotter backup team of fighters (call them the Hip Replacements). It’s an obvious, half-hearted ploy to keep the beleaguered series going, when it would »

- Variety Staff

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Spotlight on the Stars: Michael Fassbender

14 August 2014 9:42 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to take a look at one of the business’s hottest names…one Michael Fassbender. In a rather short period of time, he’s gone from a character actor to a critical darling to a superstar, with an Academy Award nomination thrown in there for good measure (along with a few Oscar snubs as well). Fassbender is arguably one of Hollywood’s most talented actors, so it’s great to see him continually display it in interesting and unique projects. He’s a definite A-lister, likely to go down as an all time great when all is said and done, so he’s perfect for this column! Fassbender got his start on television, first coming on to my radar with HBO’s landmark miniseries Band of Brothers. There were other small TV projects (both miniseries and movies, as well as full on »

- Joey Magidson

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X Plus Y

8 August 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Asa Butterfield stars as Nathan, a teenage maths prodigy who struggles with people, not least his mother, Julie (played by Sally Hawkins), but finds comfort in numbers.

Mentored by unconventional and anarchic teacher Mr Humphreys (Rafe Spall), Nathan’s talents win him a place representing Gb at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

When the team go to train in Taiwan, headed up by squad leader Richard (Eddie Marsan), Nathan is faced with unexpected challenges - not least his new and unfamiliar feelings for his Chinese counterpart...

Newcomer Jo Yang who went to school in West London before returning to study in Beiijing plays the beautiful Zhang Mei.

Edward Baker-Close, who appeared in Channel 4 drama Southcliffe plays the younger Nathan.

The rest of the young cast includes Wizards and Aliens star Percelle Ascott, Screenterrier rising star Alexa Davies, Alex Lawther who played Young Turing in the Imitation Game, Jake Davies, who »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Guiding Lights unveils 2014 participants

2 July 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Guiding Lights is run by Lighthouse and Creative Skillset and offers participants nine months of one-on-one mentor support, as well as industry training and networking events.

Digital culture agency Lighthouse and Creative Skillset have announced the 15 participants taking part in their 2014 Guiding Lights programme.

In its sixth year, Guiding Lights offers participants nine months of one-on-one mentor support from professionals in the film industry, as well as access to industry training and networking events. The candidates were selected from more than 250 applications.

“The Guiding Lights selection process is always extremely competitive, and this year was no exception,” said Lighthouse senior producer Emily Kyriakides.

“We’re really excited by the past achievements, future potential and talent within the group, and feel that they have a lot to offer each other as well. They’re a very impressive bunch, and we look forward to working with them over the coming months.”

This year, Lighthouse and Creative »

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