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Playback: Dev Patel on ‘Lion’ and Diversity’s Double-Edged Sword

8 December 2016 3:14 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast.

On this week’s show, with the year winding down (but the season heating up), Jenelle Riley and I take a few reader questions. Is Isabelle Huppert a threat to upset the lead actress race? Are the top three Oscars — best picture, director and screenplay — going to go to three different films? How do the critics groups influence the race? Are any of the current frontrunners in danger of peaking early like “The Social Network” and “Boyhood” in years past? We ponder all of that and more.

A little later I’m talking to “Lion” star Dev Patel, who also popped up in “The Man Who Knew Infinity” earlier this year. Eight years after “Slumdog Millionaire” shot him out of a cannon, he’s finding his way through more and more leading man territory.

For more, listen to the latest episode of “Playback” below. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Snowden review – hair-raisingly taut and intense

8 December 2016 3:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Joseph Gordon-Levitt gives an intelligent, alert performance as whistleblower Edward Snowden, in Oliver Stone’s best work since the 90s

The Social Network’s Evil Twin” could be one way of describing Oliver Stone’s expertly made movie: a tense, taut drama with heart-stopping moments – Stone’s best since his 90s paranoia thrillers Nixon and JFK. It’s based on the story of Edward Snowden, the Us intelligence analyst who in 2013 went public about America’s spying and data mining: the global abolition of privacy. In some ways, the stories of Mark Zuckerberg and Snowden bookend this whole debate. The web put us in touch with each other and then put state snoopers in touch with us.

Related: Snowden the movie: Ewen MacAskill watches the Nsa super-leak come back to life

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- Peter Bradshaw

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Film Festival Roundup: Oxford Announces Full Schedule, Big Ears Plans Jonathan Demme Retrospective and More

8 December 2016 11:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Lineup Announcements

– The 2017 Oxford Film Festival has announced the full schedule of films for next year’s edition of the popular Mississippi film festival. Katherine Dieckmann’s drama “Strange Weather,” starring Holly Hunter, is the Opening Night Selection while Jeff Grace’s festival hit, “Folk Hero & Funny Guy,” serves as the Closing Night selection.

A total of 151 films (34 features, 117 shorts, music videos, new media, and virtual reality projects), including 15 world premieres and 4 U.S. premieres, were selected for the film festival taking place February 15-19, 2017, in Oxford, Mississippi. Along with the films in competition, the festival will be highlighted by three new sections: New Media, a virtual reality (Vr) slate of programming, and both features and shorts sections featuring Lgbtq films.

You can check out the full lineup and schedule right here. »

- Kate Erbland

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Aaron Sorkin to Receive WGA Award for Television Writing

8 December 2016 10:24 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Aaron Sorkin is getting yet another award.

The Emmy-winning creator of The West Wing and Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Social Network will receive the Writers Guild of America West’s 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for his achievement in television writing. The prolific scribe will be honored at the Feb. 19 ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton.

Named after one of the most influential writers in entertainment history, the award is the Wgaw’s highest honor for television writing. Past recipients include David Chase, Larry David and Shonda Rhimes.

“Starting with Sports »

- Bryn Elise Sandberg

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Aaron Sorkin to Receive Wgaw Paddy Chayefsky Award

8 December 2016 10:20 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Aaron Sorkin, the creator of “The West Wing” and “The Social Network,” will receive the Writers Guild of America, West’s 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement in recognition of his career and work in writing for television.

“Starting with ‘Sports Night,’ through ‘The West Wing,’ ‘Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,’ ‘The Newsroom’ and beyond, Aaron Sorkin has changed the language of television,” said Wgaw President Howard A. Rodman. “His knowing, incisive, witty, brave, deeply intelligent writing has raised the bar for the rest of us, defined the notion of behind-the-scenes, and has in the process reminded us, again and again, of the special responsibilities that accrue to our profession. For as long as people walk and talk – at the same time, of course – Sorkin’s dialogue will be remembered. But more crucially, we want to remember the ways he has always encouraged us, as humans and as citizens, to »

- Debra Birnbaum

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‘Newsroom’ Creator Aaron Sorkin to Get Writers Guild TV Honors

8 December 2016 10:15 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Aaron Sorkin has been named the recipient of the Writers Guild of America, West’s 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement for his outstanding career and body of work in writing for television. The Emmy-winning creator of “The West Wing” and Academy Award-winning screenwriter of “The Social Network” will be honored at the Wgaw’s 2017 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 19, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. “Starting with ‘Sports Night,’ through ‘The West Wing,’ ‘Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” The Newsroom’ and beyond, Aaron Sorkin has changed the language of television. His. »

- Meriah Doty

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Hot Rumor: Is Justice League Mortal's Dark Knight Going To Appear In The Batman?

8 December 2016 9:02 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Many moons ago, as covered in our running Series of Dceu Columns, Mad Max's George Miller was set to direct a little movie called Justice League Mortal. The film, which would've come out smack dab in the middle of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, was actually going to introduce mainstream audiences to a completely separate version of Bruce Wayne/Batman. Sets were being constructed, costumes designed, and casting finalized. But then the Writer's Strike happened, Warner Bros. got cold feet, and the project fell apart.

For More On Justice League Mortal And A Fascinating Point In The WB's DC History Read:"Mfr Explores The Dceu's Road To Ruin: Column #3"

Had Justice League Mortal happened, the alternate version of Batman we would've met was going to be played by Armie Hammer (The Social Network, The Lone Ranger). A new wave of rumors are now suggesting that Hammer will get »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Emma Watson Ditches Accent for ‘The Circle’ Trailer

7 December 2016 6:59 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Everyone is being watched by creepy marble-shaped cameras in the first The Circle trailer starring Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, Ellen Wong and Karen Gillian.

Watson drops her native British accent to play an American working at "The Circle" campus for the world's largest tech and social media company. It's founder, played by Hanks, is interested in his employees, especially Watson's Mae character, living their life with full transparency. Secrets and blood are both waiting to be spilled.

It's hard not to think of The Circle as a live-action version of the Watch Dogs video game with some The Social Network and Black Mirror thrown in for good measure. Watson's rising star and exposure in Disney's Beauty and the Beast should help The Circle pick up some additional eyeballs regardless of its genre.

The Circle is based on the bestselling novel by Dave Eggers. You'll find it in theaters beginning April 27th, »

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Emma Watson Ditches Accent for ‘The Circle’ Trailer

6 December 2016 3:18 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Everyone is being watched by creepy marble-shaped cameras in the first The Circle trailer starring Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, Ellen Wong and Karen Gillian.

Watson drops her native British accent to play an American working at "The Circle" campus for the world's largest tech and social media company. It's founder, played by Hanks, is interested in his employees, especially Watson's Mae character, living their life with full transparency. Secrets and blood are both waiting to be spilled.

It's hard not to think of The Circle as a live-action version of the Watch Dogs video game with some The Social Network and Black Mirror thrown in for good measure. Watson's rising star and exposure in Disney's Beauty and the Beast should help The Circle pick up some additional eyeballs regardless of its genre.

The Circle is based on the bestselling novel by Dave Eggers. You'll find it in theaters beginning April 27th, »

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Oscars 2017: All Signs Pointing to Barry Jenkins as Best Director For ‘Moonlight’?

5 December 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Barry Jenkins (Courtesy: Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

Things are looking pretty promising for Barry Jenkins right about now. Putting the majority of Moonlight’s awards and accolades aside, the filmmaker was recently honored by both the New York Film Critics Circle Award as well as the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for his work behind the camera — but will this translate into a best director win at the Oscars in 2017?

Moonlight — which focuses on a young gay black man at three stages of his life, from childhood to adulthood, and follows his journey of self-discovery and finding his place in the world — is a huge threat in this year’s Oscar race. It’s one of the best-reviewed films of the year and is atop the lists of most critics in numerous categories, but let’s hone in on best director for a moment. »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Armie Hammer Trolls Twitter with Green Lantern Casting Jokes

4 December 2016 12:36 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ben Affleck is the man playing Batman for Warner Bros. for the foreseeable future, but at one point, it was The Social Network and The Lone Ranger star Armie Hammer who was supposed to play The Dark Knight. In 2007, nearly a decade ago, Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller was inches away from going into production on a Justice League movie that would have starred Armie Hammer as Batman. Now, some recent Twitter activity has suggested he may be joining the current DC Extended Universe and he decided to mess with us, while at the same time sort of fueling the fire.

The actor took to Twitter to expertly fan the flames. Recently, he was followed on Twitter by Geoff Johns, who oversees all of the DC Comics movies at Warner Bros. and Joe Manganiello, who is playing Deathstroke in Ben Affleck's The Batman. Similar Twitter activity has »

- MovieWeb

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Is Armie Hammer Involved In The Batman?

2 December 2016 3:26 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

File this one strictly under speculation for now, but some intriguing developments have occurred today in the world of DC. If you recall, last week we saw that several Twitter accounts linked to individuals involved with the company and their films followed Monty Python member John Cleese. It may not mean much, but fans immediately jumped to the conclusion that the actor has a part in Justice League.

It wasn’t for no reason, either. After all, we learnt of both Rick Famuyiwa and Joe Manganiello’s involvement with the Dceu thanks to the same sort of thing (prominent DC Twitter accounts following them shortly before the news was made official). Just because Twitter follows have led to casting announcements leaking out early in the past doesn’t mean it’s always a sure thing, but this one is particularly interesting.

While it’s definitely a bit of a stretch »

- Michael Briers

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Your Oscar Frontrunners Are ‘Manchester,’ ‘Moonlight’ and ‘La La Land’: Critics’ Groups Weigh In

2 December 2016 8:02 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After the first week of critics’ groups announcing their picks, we have a trifecta of Oscar frontrunners: Amazon/Roadside’s “Manchester by the Sea,” A24’s “Moonlight,” and Lionsgate’s “La La Land.” These are the same films that triumphed on the fall film festival circuit, benefitting from the slow and steady drumbeat of media attention as well as relentless awards campaigning.

Among those that found no love from critics were the late arrivals: Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night,” Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” Weinstein Co.’s “The Founder” and “Gold,” and Peter Berg’s “Patriots Day” were shutouts. Snubs met veteran Oscar winners Robert Zemeckis, Ang Lee, Warren Beatty, and Oliver Stone, while Clint Eastwood’s “Sully” and Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” are still in play.

Read More: Gotham Awards 2016: Kenneth Lonergan, Isabelle Huppert, Ezra Edelman and More on Why Independent Film Is Healthy

Moonlight” topped the »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Hidden Figures’ Cast Set for Honor at Palm Springs Film Festival

1 December 2016 2:32 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Palm Springs International Film Festival has selected the cast of “Hidden Figures” to receive the ensemble performance award, which will be presented at its gala on Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner and Jim Parsons are expected to attend.

“History has its share of incredible untold stories, and this is one of the most compelling, the tale of three African-American women – engineers, physicists, mathematicians – who in their work for Nasa in the early 1960s were integral in calculating the flight trajectories for Project Mercury and Apollo 11,” said the festival’s chairman Harold Matzner.

“Fueled by the performances of Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, the ensemble cast also features outstanding performances from Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Glen Powell and many others. ”

Past recipients of the Ensemble Performance Award include the casts of “Argo, »

- Dave McNary

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10 Surprises and Hidden Gems from the 2017 Sundance Lineup

30 November 2016 2:08 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

2016 is nearly over and most people can’t wait to reach the finish line, so the Sundance Film Festival lineup couldn’t arrive at a better moment to give us something to anticipate for the new year.

Read More: Sundance 2017 Announces Competition and Next Lineups, Including Returning Favorites and Major Contenders

With the announcement of the U.S. and World Competition sections as well as the ever-tantalizing Next category of edgier fare, the first set of Sundance announcements kick off a wave of expectations from new talent and veterans alike. There will be much to dig through, from potential sales titles to breakthrough talent, and more announcements to come (the midnight section, short films, and forward-thinking New Frontiers section are all around the corner). In the meantime, we’ve dug through the initial Sundance blast to unearth a few standouts worthy of anticipation.

David Lowery’s Secret Movie Isn’t »

- Eric Kohn and David Ehrlich

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‘Manchester by the Sea’ Named Best Film of the Year by National Board of Review

29 November 2016 10:47 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Manchester by the Sea,” a critically adored drama about a grieving janitor, was named best film of the year by the National Board of Review on Tuesday.

The film, a breakout hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, also earned a best actor award for Casey Affleck’s performance and original screenplay honors for Kenneth Lonergan, its writer and director. “Manchester” is a comeback for Lonergan, whose reputation had been bruised after his previous film, “Margaret,” became mired in lawsuits.

The National Board of Review is voted on by a mixture of academics, cinephiles, and film professionals. “Manchester by the Sea” has earned some of the year’s best reviews and is expected to dominate year-end awards. However, the group has a spotty track record as a predictor of future Oscar glory. Last year, for instance, it named “Mad Max: Fury Road” as the year’s best film, but »

- Brent Lang

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The Best Movie Scores of The 21st Century — IndieWire Critics Survey

28 November 2016 1:56 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question:

Last Friday saw the release of Garth Davis’ “Lion,” the musical score for which is the gorgeous result of a collaboration between two giants of the neo-classical movement, Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka. It’s just the latest indication that we’re living in a fascinating, vibrant time for movie music, and December boasts a number of films that will only add more fuel to that fire. With that in mind, we asked our panel of critics to name their favorite film score of the 21st Century.

Tasha Robinson (@TashaRobinson), The Verge

There are some really striking contenders out there, topped by Susumu Hirasawa’s manic, »

- David Ehrlich

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Carter Swan Leaves Relativity Media (Exclusive)

27 November 2016 10:53 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Carter Swan has left Relativity Media where he was serving as vice president of development, Variety has learned.

He is believed to have taken an unspecified job at 3311 Productions, which an insider says will involve having a senior role in the production company’s television division. A spokesperson for 3311 did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Swan came over to Relativity earlier this year after Dana Brunetti took over as president of the film division. He had worked with Brunetti for a decade at Trigger Street Productions. The company was co-founded by Kevin Spacey and was responsible for the likes of “The Social Network” and “Captain Phillips.” Brunetti said he encouraged Swan to take the new job.

Related

Relativity Sets $200 Million Production Pact With Storyoscopic

“Carter was offered a great opportunity with a position to advance his career, which I always encourage,” he said in a statement. “Like me, »

- Brent Lang

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Why It Works: High Fidelity

25 November 2016 8:44 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****Spoilers Ahead**** With shows like Mad Men, Weeds, Girls, and Breaking Bad and movies like The Social Network and There Will Be Blood, the idea of a heavily flawed, unlikable, or downright despicable main character has... Read More »

- Brian Bitner

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Oscars 2017: Are Films Based on Recent Events on the Upswing?

23 November 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Tom Hanks in ‘Sully’ (Courtesy: Keith Bernstein/Warner Bros.)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

One trend in the Oscar race this year seems to be films that are about recent events. This, of course, is not a new fad in cinema as hot-button topics have always lent themselves to being a solid jumping-off point for storytelling on the big screen. A few of the films grabbing attention this time around — Sully and Patriots Day for best picture as well as a few others from various categories — tackle some of the biggest recent events and narratives in recent memory.

Sully, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks, tells the story of Chesley Sullenberger and the Miracle on the Hudson involving Us Airways Flight 1549 from January 15, 2009. This real-life event centers around a flight from New York City’s Laguardia Airport to Charlotte Douglas International Airport was forced to land in the »

- Carson Blackwelder

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