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Tiff 2016 Line-Up Includes ‘Nocturnal Animals,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘American Pastoral,’ and More

After highlighting the best films of the year thus far, it’s time to turn our attention to the fall. While Venice and Telluride will get things going, the biggest seasonal event is easily the Toronto International Film Festival. With hundreds of titles from around the globe on its slate, many of our yearly favorites debut there and we’ll be covering in-depth yet again this year. To get a preview of what to expect, they’ve announced their initial line-up of titles.

The slate includes Tom Ford‘s Nocturnal Animals, Denis Villeneuve‘s Arrival, Damien Chazelle‘s La La Land, Kim Ji-woon‘s The Age of Shadows, Ewan McGregor‘s American Pastoral, the Miles Teller-led Bleed for This, Denial starring Rachel Weisz, Christopher Guest‘s Mascots, Werner Herzog‘s Salt and Fire, the Michael Fassbender-led Trespass Against Us, Una starring Rooney Mara, Rob Reiner‘s Lbj, A Monster Calls,
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Take This Opportunity to See Robert Downey Jr. Out of His Iron Man Suit

It's been a few years since we've seen Robert Downey Jr. lead a movie out of his Iron Man suit, and the first trailer for The Judge is a refreshing change of pace. He stars as Hank Palmer, a skilled lawyer who returns home after his mother's death only to encounter his estranged father (Robert Duvall) is suspected of a murder. Now, he must put his grieving on hold to defend his father, who also happens to be a judge and a pillar of their small community. It's kind of like Garden State, but if Zach Braff were Robert Downey Jr. and Natalie Portman were replaced by a mysterious murder. Leighton Meester, Vincent D'Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton, Vera Farmiga, Dax Shepard, Melissa Leo, and David Krumholtz round out the impressive cast. The Judge is due out Oct. 10, and you can watch the trailer below. Front Page Image Source: Warner Bros.
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Film Bitch Awards Best Supporting Actress Prizes (2000-2011)

I'll announce 2012's nominees the second the write-ups are done (working on them this week). But until then another listy flashblack to year's past here at The Film Experience. My opinions have changed somewhat over the years (as many opinions should if we continue to evolve) and perhaps I'll detail which changes those were in the future but mostly I like to think of Awards, both mine and other people's as time capsules of What We Valued At That Moment.

So here you go... 

Nominees in Alpha Order

Sally Field, Lincoln

Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy 

Diane Kruger, Farewell My Queen

Lorraine Toussaint, Middle of Nowhere

write ups here 

Gold: Vanessa RedgraveCoriolanus

Silver: Sarah Bayet, A Separation

Bronze: Carey MulliganShame

Also Nominated

Jessica ChastainThe Help

Melissa McCarthyBridesmaids

Gold: Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Silver: Melissa LeoThe Fighter

Bronze: Amy AdamsThe Fighter

Also Nominated

Kimberly Elise,
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HBO Makes a Record for Primetime Emmy® Awards Nominations HBO® has received the most nominations for the upcoming edition of the Primetime Emmy® awards for the eleventh year in a row. The nominees for the 63rd edition of the awards were announced today from Los Angeles.

The HBO original Miniseries, “Mildred Pierce” leads all nominees with 21 nods. The successful series, “Boardwalk Empire,” is close behind with 18, making these the two most recognized series.

The HBO programs that received Emmy nominations this year were:

Mildred Pierce” with 21 nominations, including: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Kate Winslet), 2 nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Guy Pearce and Brian F. O’Byrne), 3 nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Evan Rachel Wood, Melissa Leo and Mare Winningham), Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or a Movie, Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Movie.

Boardwalk Empire” with 18 nominations, including:
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Tsr Blog: Nick Allen Recaps Oscar Night, With Points

I can’t decide if last night’s Oscars were a disaster or not. Sure, I laughed my ass off. But at what cost? Was most of the entertainment laughing with the ceremony, or did I find it so enjoyable because it was such a mess?

To settle this debate within myself, I’ve decided to compile a list of last night’s highlights, spanning the entire ceremony, but not in exact order. Then, I’m going to decide what’s positive and what’s negative by indicating a “plus” or a “minus” to a general quality index. It’s a bit like Jeff Bayer’s “Oscar Bowling,” except that it makes no sense at all.

And the winning/losing moments are …

James Franco and Anne Hathaway brought a “young” aspect to the Oscars, but I wouldn’t say it was “hip.” After their hilarious introduction video, the duo hosted
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The 10 Sundance 2011 Films with the Best Box-Office Prospects

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There's a certain fever moviegoers get while they're at the Sundance Film Festival (in the case of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, that's literally so). It feels like the center of the Universe while you're there; we fail to realize that the rest of the world barely cares because "Two and a Half Men" is still on, or the NFL playoffs are in full swing. The Sundance buzz rarely translates outside of Park City. It may feel like the best the year has to offer in film, and when you walk out of certain movies, you may even have the sense that it's going to take the world by storm, that a few of them might part the red sea of Hollywood formula, that America will finally stand up and take notice of something creative and original and bold.

But it never happens. Or, rarely so. Actual box-office hits, even modest ones like Garden State,
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2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards Nominations

The King’S Speech led the way with 14 BAFTA nominations on Tuesday morning as the British Academy Film Awards nominations, Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars, were announced. The film saw nominations for Best Film, Best Director – Tom Hooper, Best Actor – Colin Firth, Best Supporting Actress – Helena Bonhma Carter, Best Supporting Actor – Geoffrey Rush, Cinematography, Costume Design, Editing, Make Up & Hair, Original Music, Original Screenplay, Production Design, Sound and Outstanding British Film.

The Fighter, Golden Globe winner and Best Supporting actress contender Melissa Leo as well as the film’s director, David O. Russell were not among this year’s BAFTA nominations. Oscar Best Actress contender Jennifer Lawrence for Winter’S Bone was also noticeably absent.

The BAFTAs will be handed out February 13th at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in London.

Watch Dominic Cooper and Talulah Riley announce the nominations for the 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards Here.
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