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LAJewish Film Festival -- Curtis to Curtiz and Roth on Roth

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with a footnote on Woody Allen by Alex Deleon for <www.filmfestivals.con>   This year's ninth edition of the Los Angeles Jewish Film festival with the cooperation of the widely read Jewish Journal Weekly was better organized than in previous years and had an unusually strong selection of films.  Films are, of course, chosen on the basis of having some connection with Jewishness, director, subject matter, or whatever, and are aimed at a primarily Jewish audience, which can be pretty...

Oscar for Best Actor in the past

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BEST ACTOR  2012 Jean Dujardin The Artist (2011) 2011 Colin Firth The King's Speech (2010) 2010 Jeff Bridges Crazy Heart (2009) 2009 Sean Penn Milk (2008) 2008 Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood (2007) 2007 Forest Whitaker The Last King of Scotland (2006) 2006 Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote (2005) 2005 Jamie Foxx Ray (2004) 2004 Sean Penn ...

Eskişehir, an off-the-beaten-track fılm festıval with Flair

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The 10th Eskişehir (Turkey) Film festival opened on Saturday, May 2 on the spacious modern-looking campus of Anadolu University wıth a flourish and gala celebration worthy of many an A-festıval.  While this festival is relatively minor sandwiched in between the big Turkish festivals of İstanbul, Ankara, and Antalya, it has a truly international flavor and offers extraordinary hospitality to foreign visitors in a forested college campus setting with handsome modern buildings, guest houses, a...

Jazz Beats At MoMA Film Program

 Friday, May 23-----If you are a lover of film (guilty) and also a lover of jazz (guilty again), then you are destined for movie and musical heaven at the on-going film series Jazz Score at the Museum of Modern Art. Starting last month, this unique retrospective will showcase 50 feature films and a selection of shorts that meld the power of jazz and the moving image.The series celebrates well-known and obscure jazz scores composed for films from the 1950s to the present, with a particular emph...

Eski&#351;ehir, an off-the-beaten-track f&#305;lm fest&#305;val with Flair

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The 10th Eskişehir (Turkey) Film festival opened on Saturday, May 2 on the spacious modern-looking campus of Anadolu University wıth a flourish and gala celebration worthy of many an A-festıval. While this festival is relatively minor sandwiched in between the big Turkish festivals of İstanbul, Ankara, and Antalya, it has a truly international flavor and offers extraordinary hospitality to foreign visitors in a forested college campus setting with handsome modern buildings, ...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best actor

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Winners and nominees Following the Academy's practice, the films below are listed by year of their Los Angeles qualifying run, which is usually (but not always) the film's year of release. For example, the Oscar for Best Actor of 1999 was announced during the award ceremony held in 2000. Winners are listed first in bold, followed by the other nominees.1920s1928 Emil Jannings - The Last Command as "Gen. Dolgorucki/Grand Duke Sergius Alexander" and The Way of All Flesh as "August Sc...

Influential Critic Hollis Alpert

Tuesday, December 4------------As the film world enters into the breathless marathon also known as the "awards season", it is worth noting that one of the key architects of the national film critics prizes has passed away. Hollis Alpert, a film critic and author who co-founded the National Society of Film Critics more than 40 years ago has died at the age of 91. The Society was started in 1966 after Alpert -- then a critic for the weekly Saturday Review magazine -- and other reviewer...

Influential Critic Hollis Alpert passed away

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As the film world enters into the breathless marathon also known as the "awards season", it is worth noting that one of the key architects of the national film critics prizes has passed away. Hollis Alpert, a film critic and author who co-founded the National Society of Film Critics more than 40 years ago has died at the age of 91. The Society was started in 1966 after Alpert -- then a critic for the weekly Saturday Review magazine -- and other reviewers were denied membership in the New York Fi...

Bill Tuttle: Hollywood Makeup Pioneer

Tuesday, August 7---------William J. "Bill" Tuttle, a pioneering makeup artist who was the first in his profession to win an Academy Award, died last week at the age of 95. During his 35-year career at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Tuttle created innovative techniques in the pre-digital film era and trained generations of makeup artists, who now rule the roost in Hollywood. He won the first Oscar given for achievement in makeup, for his work in the fantasy thriller 7 FACES OF DR. LAO. That Awar...

Melbourne Film Fest will open with Sicko and close with his Is England

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Melbourne International Film Festival will open on July 25th with much lauded and always debated Michael Moore's latest offering Sicko, which had its world premiere at last month's Cannes Film Festival. "Sicko proves the power of documentary to place important issues on the social and political agenda - I can't say I've always agreed with him, particularly the ethics of that scene with Charlton Heston, but this is Mike Moore in vintage form. Sicko is brilliant in its execution, full of humour an...

The Ten and Waitress to open Philadelphia Film Festival

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The Philadelphia Film Society is proud to announce the selection of The Ten and Waitress as this year’s 16th Philadelphia Film Festival’s opening and closing night films. From comedy to drama, these films represent the range and variety of talent highlighted throughout the 14-day festival, April 5-18. Since the 16th Philadelphia Film Festival falls over both Passover and Easter this year, festival organizers thought it would be apt to choose a film about each of the Ten Commandments. Just be...

Sherry Lansing To Receive Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Wednesday, December 27----Sherry Lansing, the recently retired Chairperson of Paramount Pictures and one of the pioneering women producers in Hollywood, will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy Award ceremonies, to be held at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles on February 25, 2007. Sherry Lansing's long career as a producer and studio executive is rivaled only by her philanthropic commitments and activities. Lansing helped Armand Hammer form the nonprofit organization St...

9 days that shook the film world

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THE FIRST ROME FILM FIESTA, OCT. 13 – 21, 2OO6 The whole report day by day from day one. In less than a week, on the fateful FridayThe Thirteenth of the current month (October 13, 2OO6), the First International Film Festival ever held in Rome will open the gates of the Eternal City to a floodtide of media representatives, journalists, film professionals, actors, directors, film fans, and just plain curious stargazers of all stripes and colours. Whether this new festival turns out to be a blas...

The party of the week and honors to von Sydow in San Sebastian

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Nursing a bit of a "resaca" (aka "jengober", or just plain hangover) ... after the JAMAN reception yesterday at the Hotel Londres, which has leapt to the fore as a hot contender for the unofficial "BDPW" Concha, or "Best Damn Party of the Week Award. The thing that characterized this reception -- which started at eight and went on until well after midnight -- was, understated class and a quality mix of people, exquisite "amuse-gueules" (bitey snacks or 'pintxos'), and an endless supply of tasty...

The inaugural Fullerton Film Festival launches

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The inaugural Fullerton Film Festival will take place August 3 through 6 in the heart of downtown Fullerton with screenings and programs scheduled at the Plummer Auditorium, the Wilshire Auditorium and Fullerton College. Fullerton’s first film festival is presented by the Fullerton Historic Theatre Foundation (FHTF) which is currently restoring the Fox Fullerton theatre to its original 1920s glory. “The Film Festival is all about summer fun, said Jon Wagner, FHTF execut...

San Sebastian delivers its Conchas

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Earlier we said: "If this one (Turtles Can Fly) doesn't take the big prize tomorrow, I for one, will be very much surprised". CUT TO: Saturday Night. September, 25 -- well: It did!Prizes. In the final sweepstakes "Turtles Can Fly", the odds-on favorite from Iran, did not disappoint and claimed the Concha De Oro (Golden Seashell) top prize for best film. Director Bahman Ghobadi dedicated his prize to the Kurdish people with a satisfied smile and an upheld fist. Other main prize winners ("Si...

Films in Berlin: Cold, no shoe shine

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Films in Berlin: Cold, no shoe shineAmong winners of the 57th Berlinale 3 films took major spotlight.- Gegen die Wand. A German Berlinale winner (but does it look like your ordinary German movie?) . Head on / Gegen die Wand only does justice to the recent German Box Office (and Festival circuit) successes such as Good Bye Lenin (winner of a Cesar last Saturday in Paris for best European film following 6 awards at last EFA) or The Miracle from Bern.- Lost Embrace by Daniel Burman and Maria Full...

Berlinale Special: a new section

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The International Film Festival has created a new series in its Official Programme: the Berlinale Special. In it the latest works of great filmmakers will be screened as well as reshowings of important film works, and productions related to the Festival’s special focuses or to particularly explosive political topics.This year’s series includes three reshowings, the most recent films of master directors Peter Greenaway and Ermanno Olmi, two productions examining the political past, and three ...

Panorama Dokumente 2004: Politics Alert

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From Woody Harrelson’s gift for green issues and an anarchistic political satire on the WTO to the illumination of politically uncharted regions in Latin America*, from Karmakar’s essay about a forgotten concentration camp in southeast Poland to the growing-up of Palestinian children – from the situation of Iranian women, the homeless in Hollywood, intellectual women on the different sides of wars and conflicts to analytical portraits of culturally relevant artists like Klaus Nomi and The ...
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