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Alejandro G Ińárritu, Yimou Zhang, Mike Leigh and Jean-Marc Vallée are among the directors with films screening in competition at the 22nd Camerimage (Nov 15-22), the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.
The main competition at the festival, held in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, comprises:
Alejandro G Ińárritu’s Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance); USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Emmanuel Lubezki
Łukasz Palkowski’s Gods (Bogowie); Poland, 2014; Cinematographer: »
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Polish film festival sets competition juries; Roland Joffe to preside over main competition.
Camerimage (Nov 15-22), the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, has set an impressive roster of jurors for its various competition categories.
Caleb Deschanel has been appointed president of the Polish Films Competition.
The full list of jurors is below.
Ryszard Horowitz (photographer)
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Join the fiesty discussion going on right now in our infamous message boards where Hollywood stars, directors, execs and other honchos hide behind cyber-nicknames. Sample comments below with links to those hot threads. See more here. -Break- Who is the best film actress under 30? Tye-Grr: Shailene Woodley. Ever since her Golden Globe nominated breakout role in 'The Descendants' opposite George Clooney as his foul mouthed, rebellious teen daughter, Woodley has shown again and again that she is incapable of delivering a false emotional note. She's so good at conveying what her characters are thinking and feeling that she makes it look easy, and is probably the least "actorly" of her contemporaries. Macbeth: Anna Kendrick is a very special actress - she isn't a conventional bombshell, but she has some of the biggest talents out of any actress working today. She can sing, dance and act. She is equally apt at comedy and drama, »
It's safe to say a suburban family is never quite how it appears.
In Gregg Araki's "White Bird in a Blizzard" (adapted from the novel of the same name), this is certainly the case. We follow the Connors, a seemingly normal husband and wife (Christopher Meloni and Eva Green), along with their teenage daughter (Shailene Woodley). When the wife suddenly disappears, the family is thrown into a tailspin and is left to pick up the pieces.
Of course things are much more complicated than that; in Araki's movie, both Meloni's and Woodley's characters have to suffer and readapt to their lives, and in suffocating suburbia there are often many complications -- and secrets.
Moviefone Canada chatted with Araki about his dream cast, suburbia and meeting Shailene Woodley.
Moviefone Canada: A lot of images and scenes have stuck with me from "White Bird in a Blizzard." There's something haunting about the film. »
- Chris Jancelewicz
Shailene Woodley has already conquered the Ya crowd with the double-hitter of the Divergent franchise and The Fault In Our Stars, so it’s somewhat surprising (but also thrilling) to see her expand into much darker, riskier territory with White Bird in a Blizzard.
In the ’80s-set indie drama, Mysterious Skin director Gregg Araki’s first serious offering since that 2004 stunner, the actress stars as Kat Connor, a teen whose sexual awakening arrives just as her aloof, unhinged mother Eve (Eva Green) vanishes into thin air. Fearlessly baring all, both physically in the uncommonly raw and real sex scenes, and dramatically throughout the often emotional narrative, Woodley is absolutely riveting here. It’s far and away her best work since The Descendants.
Of course, those hailing White Bird in a Blizzard as a return to great drama for the young actress would be working on a faulty assumption – the film »
- Isaac Feldberg
For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to take a look at one of Hollywood’s best young women. Without question, there are few better out there than Shailene Woodley, a rising star who literally only has the sky as her sole limit. She’s impressed pretty much from the very start, moving quickly up the industry food chain from a young supporting player to a franchise lead. During that time, she’s also managed to become a bit of a lifestyle icon and a genuine person who stands out in the crowd. All those things and more make her a real A-lister and one well worth this sort of tribute today. Woodley got her start on television with various guest starring roles. Programs like Crosing Jordan, The District, Everybody Loves Raymond, Jack & Bobby, The O.C., Without a Trace, and others gave her a beginning, which of course any young actor or actress needs. »
- Joey Magidson
Shailene Woodley has proven one talent time and again on the silver screen: She's an expert at portraying characters who are coping with unthinkable, devastating circumstances. "I think it's amazing, our ability to put on a mask when internally we may be feeling something else," Woodley told us. "I also think it's very American to not actually say how you're feeling, versus in other places in the other world." Woodley, who wowed us in "The Descendants," "The Fault In Our Stars," and "Divergent," is yet another complicated protagonist in Gregg Araki's new haunting drama "White Bird in a Blizzard." As a confused teen whose mother leaves the family, Woodley has to convey strength, skepticism, and a lot of vulnerability. "I think it's more interesting to be a messy human being than to be a perfect human being," she said to us. "Because none of us is perfect. We're all so messy. »
- Louis Virtel
Twin Peaks is coming back. Those are five words David Lynch fans having been waiting to hear for a long time. On Monday, Showtime announced they are reviving the ABC cult classic for a nine episode run in 2016, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Both of the show's original writers, Lynch and Mark Frost, are back to pen the new season, with Lynch also signed on to direct the reboot. Now that the news is officially out, Twin Peaks devotees are wondering where the revival will pick up. Those involved in the project are staying tight-lipped about details, including whether the original cast will return, »
- Kelli Bender, @kbendernyc
In his latest film, Men, Women & Children, director Jason Reitman explores the different ways in which technology influences our lives. Based on Chad Kultgen's book of the same name, the film follows a handful of characters, looking into the way they use the social media, texting, and more to express their sexuality, raise their kids, and connect with others. We talked with Reitman about adapting the book, the difficulties of portraying sexuality on-screen, and what comes next for him. Entertainment Weekly: What is the origin story of this movie? How did it come about? Jason Reitman: The origin is that Mason Novick, »
- Samantha Highfill
By Robert W. Welkos Joey Berlin, who co-founded the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. in 1995 and continues to oversee its day-to-day operations and its televised Critics’ Choice Movie Awards each year, likes to say that his membership seems to be satisfied with the job he’s doing because he’s been repeatedly re-elected every two years as its president. The nonprofit group’s latest tax filings show that Berlin also is handsomely paid for his work. The Bfca’s latest IRS Form 990 tax filing shows that Berlin Entertainment, Inc., a company 100 percent owned by Berlin, received $859,077 for production services in 2012, a jump from $376,270 listed on tax forms the previous year. To read article about Crackpot Of The Month – David Poland – Bfca Between 2009 and 2012, Berlin Entertainment was paid a total of $1,851,347, according to federal tax documents filed by the nonprofit. Meanwhile, Berlin’s base compensation and benefits totaled $478,350 in 2012, according to the IRS filing. »
- Robert W. Welkos
The X Factor was watched by nearly 8.5 million on ITV last night (October 5), according to overnight figures.
Simon Cowell's singing contest appealed to 8.49m (33.9%) in the 8pm hour, with a further 314k (1.3%) tuning in on +1.
The X Factor: Who is your favourite act from the final 12?
X Factor confirms wildcards returning: Who do you want to see back?
Elsewhere, Sunday Night at the Palladium drew 3.07m (13.9%) from 7pm, and Downton Abbey was enjoyed by 7.47m (31.5%) from 9pm (+1: 344k/2.1%).
Three major cinematographers – Janusz Kaminski (“Lincoln”), Phedon Papamichael (“Nebraska”) and Wally Pfister (“The Dark Knight Rises”) – have teamed to present Advanced Filmmaking, a series of online instructional videos for aspiring filmmakers.
“We conceived Advanced Filmmaking as a way to communicate lessons that aren’t normally covered in film school,” says Papamichael. “In our interactions with students and young filmmakers around the world, we saw a thirst for information about other topics like successful collaboration, making good career decisions and managing your personal life.”
Course modules vary in length, averaging about a half hour, and can be can be rented for one week via video sharing site Vimeo for $3.95.
The d.p. trio know one another well, having met at the beginning »
- Peter Caranicas
George Clooney is to receive the Cecil B DeMille Award at the 2015 Golden Globes.
The actor and filmmaker will be presented with the honour at the Los Angeles ceremony on Sunday, January 11.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) confirmed today (September 15) that Clooney will follow in the footsteps of recent recipients Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman and Robert De Niro.
Clooney is a four-time Golden Globe winner, and has received twelve nominations in nine different categories. His most recent win came for his on-screen performance in 2011's The Descendants.
Theo Kingma, President of the HFPA, said: "The HFPA is honoured to bestow the Cecil B DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera."
The award is given to "talented individuals who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment" and is named after the legendary director and producer. »
Clooney was nominated for his first Golden Globe in 1996 for his performance as a doctor on medical drama ER. He later won Golden Globes for his performances in 2001’s O Brother, Where Art Thou?, 2006’s Syriana (this role also won him an Oscar), and 2011’s The Descendants.
- Ariana Bacle
Top brass at the 13th San Diego Film Festival have added three recent Toronto premieres to the line-up and announced they will honour Beau Bridges.
St Vincent, Pride (pictured) and The Equalizer will take their place among the programme at the California event, scheduled to run from September 24-28.
Bridges will receive the Cinema Vanguard Award, designed to recognise actors who demonstrate “the tenacity to forge new ground within their craft.”
The actor currently appears on Showtime series Masters Of Sex and the CBS comedy The Millers. He starred in last year’s stage show How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and his feature credits include The Descendants.
For more details about the films or the festival, produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, click here. »
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The multihyphenate and humanitarian activist will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) honour at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards on January 11, 2015.
The honour is presented each year to those “who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.”
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
George Clooney will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards on January 11. The honorary prize is presented each year to an entertainer who has "demonstrated outstanding achievement in film and television." The Hollywood Foreign Press Association refers to him as "an actor, writer, producer, director, activist, practical joker and former Sexiest Man Alive." -Break- Discuss the Cecil B. DeMille Award choice in our notorious forums Clooney won his first Golden Globe as Best Film Comedy/Musical Actor for the 1999 movie "O Brother Where Art Thou?" He followed with another victory as Best Film Supporting Actor for the 2005 film "Syriana." The 2011 film "The Descendants" brought him another win, and then he had a producing victory for 2012 Best Drama Film "Argo." For his career, he has accumulated 13 Globe nominations. At the Academy Awards, he has Oscars for producing &qu »
The actor-director-writer-producer will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s career honor during the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards on January 11. George Clooney already has four Globes to his credit — all in different categories: Best Actor in a Drama for The Descendants (2011), Best Supporting Actor for Syriana (2005) and Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical for O Brother, Where Art Thou (2000). He also won for his breakout role in ER. “The HFPA is honored to bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera,” said HFPA president Theo Kingma. Clooney most recently appeared in Gravity and The Monuments Men, the latter of which he also produced and directed. He next stars in Brad Bird’s sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland for Disney. Woody Allen received the 2014 honor. He was his typical no-show and his Annie Hall co-star Diane Keaton accepted for him. »
- The Deadline Team
George Clooney will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Monday. Clooney won his first Golden Globe in 2000 in the Best Actor, Musical or Comedy category for “O Brother Where Art Thou?” He later won for Best Supporting Actor in 2005 for “Syriana” and for Best Actor, Drama in 2012 for “The Descendants.” Most recently, he won Best Picture for Ben Affeck's “Argo,” on which he was a producer. Also read: George Clooney to Direct Film on British Phone Hacking Scandal Theo Kingma, president of the Hollywood »
- Linda Ge
George Clooney's latest film "The Monuments Men" may have turned out to be an awards season bust (I still quite liked what he tried to do with that picture), but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a place in the season. Courtesy of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, he'll need to dust off the tux and head to the Beverly Hilton for the Golden Globes in January because he's this year's recipient of the organization's Cecil B. DeMille Award. Previous recipients of the prize, awarded for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment" (but generally perceived as a lifetime achievement honor of sorts), include Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese. The first annual honoree was DeMille himself in 1952, followed by the likes of Walt Disney, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Bob Hope, James Stewart, John Wayne and on and on. Clooney has always been »
- Kristopher Tapley
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