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The 20 Best Movie Endings of the 21st Century

3 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A movie is only as good as its ending. At the very least, that’s certainly how it can feel right after you finish watching one. Of course, each film demands a different kind of finale, and it would be futile to try and generically describe what makes for a “good” one — you know one when you see it. Some stories are best served by ending with a jarring twist that makes you reconsider everything you’ve seen before it. Others require the perfect note of ambiguity, or that immortal line of dialogue to help seal the deal. Every great film ends on its own terms, but all of them do so in a way that ultimately makes the whole experience impossible to forget. Here are the 20 best movie endings of the 21st Century.

Note: Needless to say, there’s a five-alarm spoiler alert in effect for the rest of this article. »

- David Ehrlich, Eric Kohn, Michael Nordine, Chris O'Falt and Jude Dry

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Emmy in Reach for Docs That Ran in the Oscar Race

14 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Thanks to such deep-pocketed streamers as Netflix, Amazon and now Hulu, the campaign to win an Oscar for documentary has evolved into a pricey, cutthroat endeavor. But the fight for a little gold man doesn’t end after the Academy Awards — it starts right back up again for the Primetime Emmy race.

While an Oscar and Emmy recognize excellence in film and television, respectively, docs are in a unique position. They can be eligible for both awards because without funding from small-screen distributors such as HBO, Netflix and PBS, the majority of docs in the Oscar race would never exist.

Mounting an Emmy campaign after an Oscar nomination or even win hasn’t always been the standard. Oscar winners including “Born Into Brothels” (2005) and “Taxi to the Dark Side” (2008) were submitted for and won the lower-profile, non-televised News & Documentary Emmy award. But in recent years, Academy Award-winning films including “Citizenfour »

- Addie Morfoot

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Emmy in Reach for Docs That Ran in the Oscar Race

14 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Thanks to such deep-pocketed streamers as Netflix, Amazon and now Hulu, the campaign to win an Oscar for documentary has evolved into a pricey, cutthroat endeavor. But the fight for a little gold man doesn’t end after the Academy Awards — it starts right back up again for the Primetime Emmy race.

While an Oscar and Emmy recognize excellence in film and television, respectively, docs are in a unique position. They can be eligible for both awards because without funding from small-screen distributors such as HBO, Netflix and PBS, the majority of docs in the Oscar race would never exist.

Mounting an Emmy campaign after an Oscar nomination or even win hasn’t always been the standard. Oscar winners including “Born Into Brothels” (2005) and “Taxi to the Dark Side” (2008) were submitted for and won the lower-profile, non-televised News & Documentary Emmy award. But in recent years, Academy Award-winning films including “Citizenfour” and this year’s Oscar winner, “O.J.: Made in America »

- Addie Morfoot

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Fisher Stevens to direct 'Palmer' for Route One

4 May 2017 2:26 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Producers eye second quarter start date.

Fisher Stevens has signed on to direct the drama Palmer for Route One Entertainment.

Cheryl Guerriero wrote Palmer, about an ex-con who returns to his hometown and bonds with a young boy abandoned by his drug addict mother.

Route One optioned the Blacklist screenplay last autumn. Company CEO and Palmer producer Russell Levine announced Stevens on Thursday.

Stevens won the best documentary Oscar in 2010 as a producer on The Cove, and his directing credits include National Geographic’s 2016 documentary Before The Flood.

Director of development and production Sophia Dilley brought Palmer to Route One and will co-produce.

Chris Lytton and Guerriero serve as executive producers along with Guerriero. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Fisher Stevens to Direct Ex-Con Drama ‘Palmer’

4 May 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fisher Stevens, who directed “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds,” has signed on to direct the independent drama “Palmer” for Route One Entertainment. Shooting will start by the end of June.

Stevens recently co-directed the HBO documentary “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds” and National Geographic’s “Before the Flood,” featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. He won the Independent Spirit Award for co-directing and producing the documentary “Crazy Love” and won the Academy Award for producing the documentary “The Cove” in 2010.

Written by Cheryl Guerriero (“Hunting Season”), “Palmer” centers on an ex-con who returns to his hometown and forms an unexpected bond with a young boy abandoned by his junkie mother. The script was optioned by Route One last year and subsequently named to the 2016 Blacklist.

“Fisher’s success as an actor, film and theater director and documentary producer/director is truly unique in the business,” said Route One CEO Russell Levine. »

- Dave McNary

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘A River Below’

25 April 2017 11:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When it comes to activism, there’s almost nothing more powerful than an unforgettable image, which has the capacity to inspire, to destroy and to transform. “A River Below” focuses on two conservationists in the Amazon who aim to bring about change by using the national media, only to discover the consequences of their actions are unexpectedly messy. Functioning as a spiritual companion piece to Louie Psihoyos’ 2009 “The Cove,” director Mark Grieco’s documentary incisively examines the complications of engaging in a crusade via public TV — here, primarily on behalf of the endangered pink river dolphin. Boosted by its refusal to proffer easy solutions to knotty situations, the doc should net serious interest following its Tribeca Film Festival debut.

In both Brazil and Colombia, the dolphin (“boto”) is under siege by local fisherman scattered along the Amazon River who illegally kill it in order to use its carcass as bait »

- Nick Schager

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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — J. Ralph (‘Jim: The James Foley Story’)

10 January 2017 2:30 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

J. Ralph (Courtesy: Mark Abrahams)

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

“They’re all about these giant concepts — climate change, the war, autism, species extinction, globalization, one after the next,” says songwriter/composer J. Ralph of the documentaries to which he has contributed music over the years, as we sit down at his Malibu home to record an episode of THR‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. They have included several films that won the best documentary feature Oscar (2008’s Man on Wireand 2009’s The Cove) or were nominated for it (2012’s Hell and Back Again and 2014’s Virunga). However, 2016’s Jim: The James Foley Story, the most recent doc to which he lent his talents, is different. “This one was about one person,” he notes, namely the eponymous freelance American war correspondent who, in 2014, was killed in Syria while trying to bring attention to the humanitarian crisis occurring there. “I wanted »

- Carson Blackwelder

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