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2018 American Society of Cinematographers Awards winners: Roger Deakins (‘Blade Runner 2049’) wins 4th Asc prize on way to Oscars

The 32nd annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards took place on Feb. 17 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland and were emceed by Turner Classic MoviesBen Mankiewicz. Over the years, the Asc has predicted 128 of the 160 Oscar nominees (80%), including all five of this year’s contenders: Roger Deakins (“Blade Runner 2049”), Bruno Delbonnel (“Darkest Hour”), Dan Laustsen (“The Shape of Water”), Rachel Morrison (“Mudbound”) and Hoyte van Hoytema (“Dunkirk”). But it has only previewed 13 of the last 31 winners of the Oscar for Best Cinematography; that is a a success rate of just 41%.

Deakins, who is the Oscar frontrunner for Best Cinematography, won for the fourth time from 15 bids with the Asc. His previous wins were for “The Shawkshank Redemption” (1994), “The Man Who Wasn’t There” (2001) and “Skyfall” (2012). He has yet to translate any of those victories into an Oscar, where he is 0 for 13.

Morrison made history as the
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‘The Shape of Water’ could win Oscars for Best Director and Cinematography, following 5 years of correlation

‘The Shape of Water’ could win Oscars for Best Director and Cinematography, following 5 years of correlation
Guillermo del Toro has won all the major directing prizes so far for “The Shape of Water,” making him the clear frontrunner to win the Oscar for Best Director. Meanwhile, the film is predicted to lose Best Cinematography to “Blade Runner 2049,” according to the latest Gold Derby odds, despite a very clear correlation between the two categories over the last five years at the Oscars.

Del Toro is shaping up to be the Best Director winner at the Oscars, after winning at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards and most notably, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards. Yet, his cinematographer, Dan Laustsen, is ranked second among Gold Derby predictors for Best Cinematography, behind Roger Deakins (“Blade Runner 2049”) Not only that, but Hoyte van Hoytema, cinematographer on “Dunkirk,” is almost tied with Laustsen. If del Toro were to win Best Director while “Blade Runner 2049” or “Dunkirk” won Best Cinematography,
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Aviron Buys ‘Serenity’ With Matthew McConaughey, ‘A Private War’ With Rosamund Pike (Exclusive)

Aviron Buys ‘Serenity’ With Matthew McConaughey, ‘A Private War’ With Rosamund Pike (Exclusive)
Aviron Pictures has acquired “Serenity,” a thriller with Oscar-winners Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, and “A Private War,” a portrait of Marie Colvin with Oscar-nominee Rosamund Pike playing the legendary war correspondent, Variety has learned. Both films will debut theatrically in the fall of 2018, though a release date still has to be set.

The “Serenity” deal is for U.S. rights only, while the pact for “A Private War” encompasses rights in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

“These two films are examples of how we’re trying to diversify our slate and work with top rate filmmakers and producers,” said Aviron Pictures president David Dinerstein.

“Serenity” centers on a fishing boat captain (McConaughey) who is forced to grapple with his mysterious past after a glamorous woman (Hathaway) crashes up against his simple life on a small island in the Caribbean and leaves him questioning his reality. Jason Clarke (“Mudbound”), Djimon Hounsou (“In America”), and
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The Best Visual Effects Oscar Winners of the 21st Century, Ranked from Worst to Best

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The Best Visual Effects Oscar Winners of the 21st Century, Ranked from Worst to Best
When people talk about the magic of cinema, they’re usually not referring to monologues. More often than not, it’s the awe-inspiring visuals and imaginary worlds coming to life that give the phrase “movie magic” the ring of truth. None of that would be possible without visual effects, an ever-evolving field that pushes filmmakers like James Cameron and Peter Jackson further and further in their quest to create that special spark.

The films that have won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects represent the most innovative visual storytelling of the last two decades. Using motion capture technology, computer-generated imagery, miniatures and giant puppets, these films create fantasy worlds and creatures beyond our wildest imaginations.

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Here are the winners of the Oscar for Best Visual Effects of the 21st century, ranked by their visual storytelling.

17. “The Golden Compass” (2007)

While “The Golden Compass
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Tom Hollander Joins Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan in ‘A Private War’

Tom Hollander Joins Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan in ‘A Private War’
Tom Hollander has joined the cast of the independent drama “A Private War” opposite Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan with shooting starting this week in Jordan, followed by a move to the U.K. early next year.

The casting was unveiled Tuesday along with Matthew George’s Acacia Entertainment announcing it will produce and finance “A Private War” alongside the Fyzz Facility, which is executive producing.

The biographical drama will be directed by Matthew Heineman, whose credits include “Cartel Land” and “City of Ghosts,” from an Arash Amel screenplay. Academy Award-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson is also on board.

A Private War” chronicles the life of American-born British war reporter Marie Colvin and is based on Marie Brenner’s 2012 Vanity Fair story “Marie Colvin’s Private War.” Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk, Kamala FilmsMarissa McMahon, and Charlize Theron under her Denver & Delilah Productions banner are producing alongside Acacia Entertainment and Savvy Media Holdings.

Thunder Road’s [link
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Oscar-Winning Dp Robert Richardson To Lens ‘A Private War’ With Rosamund Pike

Oscar-Winning Dp Robert Richardson To Lens ‘A Private War’ With Rosamund Pike
Exclusive: Upping the ante on a hot project, three-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson has joined A Private War, the Matthew Heineman-directed feature that stars Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan. Pike is playing famed war correspondent Marie Colvin in the thriller that’s told from the front lines of the most dangerous battlefields in the world. Dornan is photographer Paul Conroy, having stepped in for Taron Egerton. Shooting begins later this month in…
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Breathe review

Andy Serkis' directorial debut, Breathe, has much to recommend it. Here's our review...

Back in 2011, Andy Serkis and producer Jonathan Cavendish set up The Imaginarium, a production company and performance capture studio that has provided effects for Serkis-starring movies like Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the last three Planet Of The Apes movies. Breathe is the Imaginarium's first produced film (though their second on release, after horror movie The Ritual) and as you must be able to guess from the premise, it's a world away from that kind of Hollywood fare.

Based on the true story of Cavendish's parents, we meet 28-year-old Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) as he meets and courts Diana Blacker (Claire Foy.) They marry and move to Kenya soon after and anticipate a lifetime of adventure ahead of them, that is, until Robin falls ill. Polio leaves him paralysed from the neck down,
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New to Streaming: ‘The Hateful Eight,’ ‘Ingrid Goes West,’ ‘Creep 2,’ ‘Atomic Blonde,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Atomic Blonde (David Leitch)

There’s a bargain underlying the whole of Atomic Blonde, wherein director David Leitch wavers between its more cheeky qualities and its adherence to the conventions of generic spy fare. The film is, by definition, “cool” in every sense. Despite some wonky plotting best described as Diet John le Carré and a heavy-handed soundtrack that occasionally gets in its own way, Charlize Theron plows full
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Win Run of Engagement Passes for Breathe

Enter here for your chance to win a pair of run of engagement (Roe) passes to see the new film from director Andy Serkis, Breathe starring Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, and Hugh Bonneville.

For your chance to receive two (2) Roe passes to see the new film Breathe, just look for the “Enter the Contest” box further down on this page. But hurry because there are a limited number of passes available and when they’re gone, they’re gone! The contest will end on Wednesday, October 25th at midnight.

About The Film

Breathe: For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Academy Award® nominee Andrew Garfield, Golden Globe® winner Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. When Robin is struck down by polio at the age
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Review: ‘Breathe’ is an Unabashedly Old School Drama

From its opening aerial shots, to the stylized font used to announce its title, it’s pretty clear that Andy SerkisBreathe is a throwback to a kind of movie Hollywood specialized in a very long time ago: the inspirational melodrama based on a true story that once would’ve starred Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. Breathe stars Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy as Robin and Diana Cavendish, respectively, the married couple who revolutionized the way in which the world saw people with disabilities. When we first meet them in the late 1950s, Robin is a bright eyed young man ready to conquer the world. He sets his eye on the beautiful Diana at a cricket game, and despite his friends suggesting she would never go for a guy like him, within the first ten minutes of the film they get married, she’s expecting a child, and he’s
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“Breathe” aims to return Andrew Garfield to Oscar contention

After being snubbed for his performance in The Social Network, Andrew Garfield took a detour from the awards season for a while. Part of that was his turn as Spider-Man, to be sure, though overall he just wasn’t making Academy friendly fare. Then, last year found him in contention for a pair of prestige titles, with Hacksaw Ridge and Silence. The former got Garfield his first nomination, while the latter expanded his range. This week, Breathe opens and hopes to propel Garfield back into the Best Actor field. All of the ingredients are there, so it’s definitely possible that we’re entering a period of time where Garfield will consistently be in the Oscar hunt. The film is a biopic of Robin Cavendish (Garfield) and Diana Cavendish (Claire Foy), a couple that defied the odds in truly spectacular fashion. When Robin is diagnosed with polio and loses the
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening of Breathe In St. Louis – Stars Andrew Garfield

For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease.

When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana’s twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together — raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients.

We Are Movie Geeks would like to invite you to an advance screening of Breathe. It’s next Monday, October 16th at 7pm at Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Theater

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61st BFI London Film Festival Review – Breathe (2017)

Breathe, 2017.

Directed by Andy Serkis.

Starring Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville, Ed Speleers, Stephen Mangan, and Dean-Charles Chapman.

Synopsis:

When young married couple Robin and Diana have their new lives in Kenya violently halted by his devastating polio diagnosis, their fight to prevent his status as a responaut – one who is entirely reliant on a respirator to stay alive – from stopping him living a life outside hospital walls goes on to radically transform the way the world views – and cares for – the severely disabled.

The directorial debut of Andy Serkis, Breathe sees the actor famed for his motion-capture expertise and CGI spectaculars, in new territory. This poignant biopic hones in on the life of an extraordinary couple, Robin (Andrew Garfield) and Diana (Claire Foy) Cavendish, and how the pair dealt with Robin’s sudden succumbing to polio in 1958 and his subsequent below-neck paralysis. By refusing to submit
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Toronto Film Review: Andrew Garfield in ‘Breathe’

Toronto Film Review: Andrew Garfield in ‘Breathe’
Practically a household name if not a household face, Andy Serkis may have done more than anyone in contemporary film to revise and expand perceptions of what constitutes screen acting. Whether as slippery no-man’s-creature Gollum or mighty chimpanzee warlord Caesar, his detailed, digitally abetted characterizations have effectively divorced the ideas of performance and physical presence, making the stage-trained thespian an unlikely flag-bearer for cinema’s more synthetic possibilities.

That future-minded reputation is scarcely in evidence, however, in “Breathe,” Serkis’ surprisingly fusty directorial debut. A soft square slab of British heritage filmmaking, bathed in buttery light nearly as golden as the awards it’s targeting, this earnestly romantic biopic of odds-beating polio patient Robin Cavendish and his unwavering wife, Diana, keeps its eyes moist and its upper lip stiff to the last — but its sweeping inspirational gestures rarely reach all the way to the heart.

Primarily a showcase for stars Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, “Breathe
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New Poster Released For Andy Serkis’ Breathe Starring Andrew Garfield & Claire Foy

Bleecker Street and Participant Media have released the brand new poster for the upcoming film Breathe.

For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease.

When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana’s twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together — raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients.

Written by two-time Academy Award nominated writer William Nicholson, and shot by three-time Academy Award winner Robert Richardson,
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Andy Serkis' Breathe Trailer Unites Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy

Andy Serkis' Breathe Trailer Unites Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy
Bleecker Street has released the first trailer and photo for their amazing true story adaptation Breathe, starring Andrew Garfield as the incredible Robin Cavendish, and Claire Foy as his wife Diana. Robin Cavendish was one of the longest-living "responauts," those who are permanently dependent on a mechanical ventilator to keep breathing, after he was stricken with polio at the age of 28. This trailer could be our first look at a potential awards season favorite, which also marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help
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Andy Serkis’ Breathe First Trailer Stars Claire Foy And Andrew Garfield

Actor Andy Serkis is starring as the majestic Caesar in the War For The Planet Of The Apes. He’s already receiving accolades for his complex and intense performance in the film opening July 14. In addition, Serkis is in post-production on Jungle Book: Origins, an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” for Warner Bros, in which he serves as director, producer and actor (in the role of “Baloo”).

For his directorial debut, Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease.

Bleecker Street has released this first trailer for the upcoming and inspiring movie, Breathe.

When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help
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‘Breathe’ Trailer: Andy Serkis’ Directorial Debut Could Bring Andrew Garfield Back to the Oscar Race

‘Breathe’ Trailer: Andy Serkis’ Directorial Debut Could Bring Andrew Garfield Back to the Oscar Race
Andy Serkis is known throughout the industry as the motion capture genius behind Gollum, King Kong and Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” franchise, but this fall he’s trying his hand at directing for the very first time with the inspirational true story “Breathe.” The first trailer has debuted and it has all the makings of an Oscar-baiting drama, complete with a physical transformation required for the lead role.

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Andrew Garfield and “The Crown” breakout Claire Foy are front and center as Robin and Diana Cavendish, a couple whose lives are forever changed when the former is diagnosed with polio and confined to a hospital bed with only a few months to live. With the help of Diana’s twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville
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First Trailer for Andy Serkis’ ‘Breathe’ Starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy

After starring in two historical dramas last fall, Andrew Garfield is back with another this year. Breathe, which is being billed as the directorial debut of Andy Serkis (although he shot WB’s Jungle Book reboot, which was pushed back to 2018 to give distance from Disney’s hit), follows the Silence star as Robin Cavendish, who was afflicted with polio buts fights the odds to live a full life. Ahead of a a fall release and opening at the BFI London Film Festival, Bleecker Street has now released the first trailer.

“We are proud to be opening the 61st BFI London Film Festival with a film that is a beacon for remarkable British talent: the directorial debut of Andy Serkis, compelling performances from a stellar cast led by Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, and a story of universal resonance that is also deeply personal for producer Jonathan Cavendish. Breathe is
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‘Breathe’ With Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy Nabs Awards-Season Release (Exclusive)

‘Breathe’ With Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy Nabs Awards-Season Release (Exclusive)
Breathe,” a true life love story, is getting a prime awards season release date.

The film will open in limited release on October 13, 2017, Variety has learned. It will continue to add theaters throughout the fall.

There are a number of wide releases on that date, including “The Snowman,” a thriller with Michael Fassbender; “mother!,” a drama that teams director Daren Aronofsky with Jennifer Lawrence; “Marshall,” a biopic about Thurgood Marshall; and “The Foreigner,” an action thriller with Jackie Chan.

Breathe” stars Oscar-nominee Andrew Garfield (“The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Hacksaw Ridge”) and Claire Foy (Netflix’s “The Crown”). It follows Robin Cavendish, who becomes paralyzed from the neck down at the age of 28. Along with his wife, Diana, he travels the world to become an advocate for the disabled. Along with a friend, his friend Teddy Hall, he helped invent a wheelchair with a respirator that gave him greater mobility. The film
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