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Live blogging the 2015 Critics' Choice Movie Awards

15 January 2015 5:55 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Hey everyone! We've been up working almost non-stop since 5:30 Am for the Academy Award nominations and haven't napped yet.  That means it's time to live-blog the 2015 Critics' Choice Awards right?  Who's excited?  Anyone got an over/under for a "Lego Movie" or "Dick Poop" call out?  In case you forgot who was nominated, check out this year's honorees here. 6:00 Pm - The show has started and host Michael Strahan is doing some 'Magic Mike Xxl' themed intro number.  Whoever thought this was a good idea should probably not come back to the show next year.  Strahan explains who the Bfca (the Broadcast Film Critics Association) is without saying those words.  Strahan tries to joke with some of the nominees in the audience.  We're not sure this is working.  Strahan wants a "Birdman-Strahan" sequel.  Whew, we're cutting to a 2014 in review montage. 6:05 Pm - Strahan goes »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Feature: Top 25 Interviews of 2014, By Patrick McDonald

12 January 2015 12:48 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – One of the specialities of is the film and personality interview. The majority of these chats came through me, Patrick McDonald, and I couldn’t narrow it down to a top 10 or even a top 20. For 2014, there were 25 top interviews, and it is a diverse range of voices.

It is a privilege to get the opportunity to participate in the promotional tours, awards ceremonies, film festivals, book appearances, phoners and other lucky happenstances that feature the notable among us. To whittle down the list, I mostly thought about what was said in these interviews, whether inspirational or provocative – plus the status of the participants, whether they are up-and-coming or established.

The interview highlights are broken down by “Background and Behind-the-Scenes” and the “Memorable Quote” associated with each subject, and are often accompanied with exclusive photography by Joe Arce of Four notables who just missed the »

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2014's Interview Index

10 January 2015 9:01 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

There are a handful more interviews (at least) on the way given that the film year doesn't end until the Oscars are handed out and other films are still playing -- so we'll keep updating this particular page as we did in previous years (linked below). Nathaniel leaves for Los Angeles for the Critics Choice awards mid week and Michael we'll join him at Sundance the following week. It's high season! Can you handle all of these things happening at once every day?

If you've missed any of our chats, they're listed below. It's one of the only perks of a life of movie blogging to be able to meet talented people and grill them about their gifts and work (albeit in a usually rushed way!). Hope you enjoy reading them!

The Actors

Joan Chen & Zhu Zhu (Marco Polo)

Carrie Coon (Gone Girl)

Chadwick Boseman (Get On Up)

Jason Clarke »


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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2015: #68. Anne Sewitsky’s Homesick

6 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »


Director: Anne Sewitsky // Writers: Anne Sewitsky, Ragnhild Tronvoll

After taking home the Best Film Prize in the World Dramatic category at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival with her debut, Happy, Happy, (watch our sit down with the filmmaker) Norwegian director Anne Sewitsky went on to make a children’s film with 2011’s Totally True Love, as well as work on two television series. She has returned to another feature with Happy scribe Ragnhild Tronvall for Homesick, which has recently been announced as being in the lineup at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in the World Dramatic Competition. The story concerns a younger sister meeting her older brother for the very first time in adulthood.

Cast: Ine Marie Wilmann, Simon J. Berger, Anneke von der Lippe

Producers: Synnøve Hørsdal (Miss Julie), Åshild Ramborg

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available.

Release Date: Premiering this January at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Dramatic Comp. »

- Nicholas Bell

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