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Interstellar, Imitation Game among major winners at Empire Awards 2015

14 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Interstellar and The Imitation Game were among the major winners at the 2015 Jameson Empire Awards tonight (March 29).

Christopher Nolan's Interstellar was named Best Film and Nolan himself won the award for Best Director, as well as the special Empire inspiration award, while The Imitation Game picked up the prize for Best Thriller.

Elsewhere, Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) triumphed in the leading acting categories.

Colin Firth's Kingsman: The Secret Service was named Best British Film, while Paddington, The Babadook and X-Men: Days of Future Past also took home awards.

Meanwhile, Ralph Fiennes, Karen Gillan and Taron Egerton were honoured for their professional achievements.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Newcomer - Male

Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood)

Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) - Winner

Daniel Huttlestone (Into the Woods)

Jack O'Connell (Unbroken)

Dan Stevens (The Guest)

Best »

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Exclusive Interview With Ian Hultquist On The Diabolical

22 March 2015 7:08 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ian Hultquist, best known for being a founding member of Passion Pit, has moved onto film composition, working on three features over the last couple of years that have played at South By Southwest and Sundance. You may know his work from Animals or Ivory Tower, but his latest project, the horror film The Diabolical, played at SXSW 2015.

After its premiere, we had a chance to sit down with Ian and discuss the project. During the course of our interview, we talked about how he got his start composing, some of his biggest influences, the importance of music to a horror film, and much more.

Check out the full interview below and enjoy!

Wgtc: How’d you originally get involved with the project?

Hultquist: I had just started working with an agency for the first time early last year. This was the first project they brought to me. They had »

- Alexander Lowe

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Krisha’

19 March 2015 9:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

An especially fraught Thanksgiving holiday brings a woman’s troubled, booze-soaked history into blistering yet compassionate focus in “Krisha,” an intimate and unnerving character study that marks a ferociously impressive feature debut for 26-year-old multihyphenate Trey Edward Shults. The winner of the grand jury award for narrative features at SXSW (as well as an elaboration of Shults’ prize-winning 2014 short of the same title), this Kickstarter-funded project reveals an elusive, formally sophisticated storytelling approach that neatly sidesteps the usual addiction/dysfunction cliches, its stylistic experimentation anchored by a subtly wounding performance from Krisha Fairchild in the eponymous lead role. More festival berths await, and while commercial prospects look decidedly modest, critical support should spur select arthouse bookings and discerning-viewer interest ahead of VOD play.

A Houston native, writer-director-editor-actor Shults began his career as an intern on Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” and also worked on two of the filmmaker’s forthcoming projects, »

- Justin Chang

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Watch: Fascinating, Side-by-Side Examination of the First and Final Frames from 55 Films

17 March 2015 9:43 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Editor Jacob T. Swinney has created a fascinating five minute video featuring the first and final shots from 55 different films. In some cases we can attempt to draw meaning from what we're seeing and in others there doesn't appear to be much rhyme or reason, but that in itself can offer a window into what the director was attempting to achieve. My only complaint with the video is the fact Swinney didn't include the film titles in the actual video, opting instead to list them in the film's description. While the majority of the images are recognizable enough, I did find myself looking at the descriptions here and there, taking me out of the video for a second and ultimately causing me to have to pause the video overall. Not a major complaint, just more a compliment in fact to the engrossing nature of what was created. I personally find the images of Birdman, »

- Brad Brevet

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'The Imitation Game' leads 2015 Empire Awards nominations

25 February 2015 7:15 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It may have turned out only one Academy Award on Oscar night but Morten Tyldum's "The Imitation Game" led the way with nominations from the Jameson Empire Awards. The Alan Turing biopic landed six mentions, including Best Film and Best Actor, Benedict Cumberbatch. It's joined in the top category by fellow Best Picture Oscar nominee "Boyhood" as well as "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" and "Interstellar." If you're eager to make your voice heard, you can vote right over here. Check out the full list of nominees below. Winners will be unveiled on March 29. More at The Circuit. Best Film "Boyhood" "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" "The Imitation Game" "Interstellar" Best Director Richard Linklater, "Boyhood" Matt Reeves, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" Peter Jackson, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Daily | Iñárritu, Griffith, Eastwood

24 February 2015 7:03 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

On the day after the day after the Oscars, we've still got a bit of cleaning up to do. The Skandies countdown is complete. Landing at #1 in the informal poll of critics is Under the Skin—and Jonathan Glazer is 2014's best director, too. We've also got a fresh list from James Hansen. #1: Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language. David Bordwell takes a close look at the structure, technique and intentions behind Birdman. Niles Schwartz suggests that Clint Eastwood's American Sniper is an "incoherent text." Plus Serge Bozon on Luc Mullet, Alexander Stille on Paolo Virzì’s Human Capital, Wim Wenders, Joanna Hogg, Darren Aronofsky and Claudia Llosa, Marcel Ophüls and Joshua Oppenheimer in conversation and more. » - David Hudson »

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‘The Imitation Game’ Leads Race for Empire Awards

24 February 2015 1:37 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — “The Imitation Game” leads the race for the Jameson Empire Awards, which is voted for by readers of film magazine Empire, with six nominations.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service” follow with four nominations each. “Boyhood,” “Gone Girl,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Interstellar” were all short-listed in three categories.

Five films have been short-listed in both the film and director categories: “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” “Boyhood,” “Interstellar,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “The Imitation Game.”

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on March 29.

The Jameson Empire Awards Nominations

Film

Boyhood

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Imitation Game

Interstellar

Director

Peter Jackson (“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”)

Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”)

Christopher Nolan »

- Leo Barraclough

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The Imitation Game leads Empire Awards 2015 nominations

24 February 2015 1:01 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Imitation Game leads the nominations at this year's Jameson Empire Awards.

The Alan Turing drama is up for a total of six gongs, followed by Kingsman: The Secret Service, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies with four nods each.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis and Richard Armitage will also contest Best Actor alongside American Sniper's Bradley Cooper and The Theory of Everything's Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne.

Academy Award nominees Keira Knightley, Felicity Jones and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) are joined by Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow) and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) in the Best Actress field.

There are also multiple nominations for Interstellar and Boyhood, with both Christopher Nolan and Richard Linklater on the Best Director shortlist opposite Peter Jackson, Morten Tyldum and Matt Reeves.

James Nesbitt will return to host the 2015 Jameson Empire Awards, which take place on Sunday, »

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Ingmar Bergman A Legend By Time

23 February 2015 10:52 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Ingmar Bergman leaves his mark the way a nightmare leaves a scar. His films haunt you, they're hard. You confront the difficulty, it mends, and you're stronger for it. He maintained a strict intimacy in his work environment. His cast and crew rarely succeeded more than 30 closely knit members, and even fewer remained while shooting. With this light ensemble he produced classics in surplus that explored grand ideas with minimal means. But when I say classic, I don't mean the way people consider Forrest Gump one. I mean a hard classic, the kind that filmmakers pay their inspirational dues, and critics and historian's sob over with glee.  

 

They're what you'd consider a "Capital-g Great Film", which means the experience can prove grueling for those lacking the trained appetite. And for those initiated, prepared to combat the attrition, there's that hard-earned reward to bask in later. What distinguished films like Persona, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Aaron Hunt)

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Oscars 2015: 18 hottest red carpet looks: Emma Stone, Rosamund Pike, Lady Gaga, more

23 February 2015 3:04 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The highly-anticipated 87th Annual Academy Awards were held in Hollywood last night (February 22), with Neil Patrick Harris boldly taking on hosting duties at a star-studded Dolby Theatre.

Winners of the night included Best Actor Eddie Redmayne for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, and Best Actress Julianne Moore for her part as Alzheimer sufferer Alice Howland in Still Alice.

Jk Simmons picked up Best Supporting Actor for his brutal mentor in Whiplash, while Patricia Arquette won Supporting Actress for the long-suffering 'mom' in Richard Linklater's Boyhood.

We cast a beady eye back on the red carpet to see the style hits and occasional misses - from an elegant Emma Stone to a questionably red-gloved Lady Gaga.

1. Emma Stone elegant in Elie Saab

Birdman Best Supporting Actress nominee Emma Stone looked elegant in a green beaded and backless Elie Saab gown.

2. Scarlett Johansson in emerald green »

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John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson Take the Most Awkward Oscars Photo Ever

22 February 2015 6:35 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

There’s awkward, and then there’s awwwwwkward.

Pretty sure this photo of whatever John Travolta is trying to do with Scarlett Johansson falls into the latter category.

Getty Images

Seriously, every single thing about this photo makes you want to cringe. From Travolta’s hand-placement and his unnerving kissy face (to be fair, most people’s kissy faces aren’t exactly attractive) to Johansson’s distant pose and her "I am seriously going to hurt you if you don’t get away from me" face.

News: John Travolta Returns to the Oscars! 8 Celebrities Whose Names May Be Travolta-Ize

Johansson, whose creepy art house thriller Under The Skin was considered by many to be one of the year’s big snubs, looked stunning in her floor-length hunter green Atelier Versace gown, and didn’t look like she wanted Travolta’s hands leaving weirdly placed fingerprints all over it.

Maybe he tried to say hi and ended up totally »

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Oscars 2015: 87th Academy Awards: As it happened

22 February 2015 3:55 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Good evening and welcome to the 87th Academy Awards, live from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

The biggest movie event of the year is with us once more, and Digital Spy will be bringing you comprehensive live coverage, from the first Manolos on the red carpet to the last teary speech from the stage.

Refresh your memory with this list of all the nominations and compare your prediction cards with our guesses for who will win all the major gongs.

21:15What were your favourite moments from tonight? And what do you think of all the big winners, especially Birdman's victory over Boyhood? Do let us know in the comments box below, and stick around on DS for our full reaction to the ceremony.

21:14Neil Patrick Harris was undoubtedly a bit hit and miss, lacking confidence in the middle more than anything else, but there were »

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"Birdman," "Boyhood" Top 2015 Independent Spirit Awards

22 February 2015 3:04 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

And the Independent Spirit Awards have revealed the winners and it's looking a lot like the Academy Awards! "Birdman" beat "Boyhood" for the Best Feature trophy but Richard Linklater took away the Best Director award from Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu.

Is this a sign of what's going to happen at the Oscars tonight?

Stay tuned...

2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Winners (Highlighted) And Nominees

Best Feature

(Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.)

Winner: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood

Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland

Love is Strange

Producers: Lucas Joaquin, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jay Van Hoy

Selma

Producers: Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey

Whiplash

Producers: Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster, Michael Litvak

Best Director

Winner: Richard Linklater

Boyhood

Damien Chazelle

Whiplash

Ava DuVernay »

- Manny

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30th Film Independent Spirit Awards: Birdman/Boyhood Split… Nightcrawler & Whiplash Double-Up

22 February 2015 11:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Richard Linklater won for Best Director and Patricia Arquette won the Best Supporting actress for team Boyhood, while Iñárritu’s Birdman claimed Best Picture, Best Actor (Michael Keaton) and Cinematographer (Emmanuel Lubezki) at the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards last night. The split might foreshadow how the Oscars play out tonite, as the Middleweight Saturday ceremony and Heavyweight Sunday gig are more or less interchangeable. The two films that might gain a little further traction from the tent spotlight include Nightcrawler (which picked up Best First Feature and Best Screenplay) and Whiplash, Damien Chazelle’s deservedly won for Best Supporting Actor and Editing categories. Also worth pointing out is a Land Ho! win in the category we love the most: the John Cassavetes Award. Here are the winners and noms.

Best Feature:

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” *Winner

Boyhood

Love is Strange

Selma

Whiplash

Best Director

Damien Chazelle, »

- Eric Lavallee

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13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards — Final Results — 2014 Films

22 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards

Here are the results for the 13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards.

Thank you to the 342 movie fans from across the nation voted in the awards this year.

Click Here for instructions to the Tsr Movie Awards.

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Best Blockbuster

7.87 Guardians Of The Galaxy

7.80 The Lego Movie

7.57 Captain America: The Winter Soldier

7.48 X-men: Days Of Future Past

6.96 Big Hero 6

6.68 The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

6.51 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

6.40 American Sniper

5.09 Maleficient

3.63 Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Funniest »

- Jeff Bayer

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13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards (Critics Only Edition) – Final Results – 2014 Films

22 February 2015 8:55 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards (Critics Only Edition)

Here are the results for the 13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards (Critics Only Edition).

Twenty-nine film critics from across the nation voted in the awards this year.

Click Here for instructions to the Tsr Movie Awards.

Read 13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards Read 13th Annual Tsr Movie Awards (Critics Only Edition) Read 12th Annual Tsr Movie Awards Read 12th Annual Tsr Movie Awards (Critics Only Edition) Read 11th Annual Tsr Movie Awards Read 11th Annual Tsr Movie Awards (Critics Only Edition) Read 10th Annual Tsr Movie Awards Read 10th Annual Tsr Movie Awards (Critics Only Edition) Past Tsr Movie Awards coverage

Best Blockbuster

8.43 The Lego Movie

7.70 Guardians Of The Galaxy

7.43 Captain America: The Winter Soldier

6.70 X-men: Days Of Future Past

6.63 Big Hero 6

6.58 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

5.79 American Sniper

4.96 The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

4.38 Maleficient

2.68 Transformers: Age Of Extinction »

- Jeff Bayer

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Winners of the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards announced

22 February 2015 2:28 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of tonight’s Academy Awards, the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced last night in Santa Barbara, California.

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman claimed the most awards, taking home three gongs including Best Feature, although Iñárritu lost out in the Best Director category to Richard Linklater for Boyhood.

In the acting categories, Julianne Moore (Still Alice) and Michael Keaton (Birdman) claimed Best Actress and Best Actor, while Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) and J.K. Simmons (b) were honoured in the supporting categories.

Here’s a full list of the nominations, with the winners highlighted in red…

Best Feature

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Boyhood

Love Is Strange

Selma

Whiplash

Best Director

Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

Ava DuVernay, Selma

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

David Zellner, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

Best Screenplay

Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, Big Eyes

J.C. Chandor, A Most Violent Year

Dan Gilroy, »

- Gary Collinson

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Independent Spirit Awards 2015: Winners list in full

21 February 2015 4:35 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell hosted the 30th Independent Spirit Awards from Los Angeles today (February 21).

Digital Spy rounds up all of the winners from this year's ceremony below:

Best Feature

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) - Winner!

Boyhood

Love is Strange

Selma

Whiplash

Best Director

Damien Chazelle - Whiplash

Ava DuVernay - Selma

Alejandro G. Iñárritu - Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Richard Linklater - Boyhood - Winner!

David Zellner - Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

Best Screenplay

Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski - Big Eyes

J.C. Chandor - A Most Violent Year

Dan Gilroy - Nightcrawler - Winner!

Jim Jarmusch - Only Lovers Left Alive

Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias - Love is Strange

Best First Feature (Award given to the director and producer.)

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour

Producers: Justin Begnaud, Sina Sayyah

Dear White People

Director/Producer: Justin Simien

Producers: Effie T. Brown, »

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2015 Independent Spirit Award Winners: 'Birdman' Tops the Field

21 February 2015 4:34 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2015 Spirit Awards were handed out today and it was Birdman taking Best Feature and Best Actor (Michael Keaton) while Boyhood went home a double winner taking Best Director (Richard Linklater) and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette). However, while that's the result for the two big guns that will be going head-to-head at tomorrow night's Oscars, Nightcrawler was also a double winner taking Best Screenplay and Best First Feature, both awarded to writer/director Dan Gilroy. Otherwise, no big surprises with Julianne Moore (Still Alice) taking Best Actress and J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) taking Supporting Actor, Citizenfour took Best Documentary and Birdman scored a third win for Emmanuel Lubezki for Best Cinematography. Justin Simien (Dear White People) took home Best First Screenplay and, whoa!, Look!, Whiplash was also a double winner, with Tom Cross winning for Best Editing (well deserved!) and anticipated Oscar winner in the same category, Ida won Best Foreign Language Film. »

- Brad Brevet

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‘Birdman’ Wins Big at Independent Spirit Awards

21 February 2015 2:13 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Birdman” won the Spirit Award for best feature, and Michael Keaton nabbed the statue for actor for Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s whimsical comedy-drama that dominated the 30th edition of the Film Independent Spirit Awards.

The film thus triumphed in two of the categories that have been most difficult to predict this awards season. The feature trophy went to producers Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan and James W. Skotchdopole.

Richard Linklater was named top director for “Boyhood.” The split between the helmer/pic prizes could be a foreshadowing of Sunday’s Oscars, since the top races are hard to call. And Oscar could throw a few other curve balls into the mix, since “American Sniper,” and “The Theory of Everything” are ineligible for Spirits (since, respectively, the budget exceeded $20 million and the production was British).

Otherwise, there were few surprises in the Spirits: Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”) for actress; J.K. Simmons »

- Dave McNary

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