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Golden Globe Snubs and Surprises

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   Jeremy Renner in THE HURT LOCKER It happens every year.....key performances, outstanding films and worthy indies and international titles that seem primed for awards consideration are inexplicably ignored. This has happened again with the announcement last week of the Golden Globe Award nominations, considered second only to the Oscars. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group of 80 international film critics and journalists who vote for the prizes, is known f...

UP IN THE AIR Goes All The Way

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  How do you follow up an international success like JUNO?Well....writer/director Jason Reitman, who has only three feature films to his credit, is sailing into Oscar town with his latest serious satire, UP IN THE AIR. The George Clooney-starrer has already been named Best Picture of the Year by several critics groups and has now posted the biggest nomination record for this year's Golden Globe Awards (will Oscar gold be far behind????). UP IN THE AIR has scored six 2009 Golden G...

BIFA nominations and jury announced

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NOMINATIONS AND JURY ANNOUNCED FOR THE 12TH BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS The nominations and jury members for the twelfth annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) were announced today, Monday 26 October, at Soho House in London. The nominations this year reflect the up and coming and internationally renowned on and off screen talent. The film receiving the most nods is Fish Tank with eight nominations. Moon follows with seven nominations. An Education, In The Loop and Nowhere Boy each...

The Global Film Village: British Independent Film Awards nominations announced

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by Marla LewinTHE RICHARD HARRIS AWARD (for outstanding contribution to British Film) is being awarded to Daniel Day Lewis The  twelfth annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) were announced today, Monday 26 October, at Soho House in London. All of the films nominated for best picture and most of those in the other major categories have been or will be released in the United States. This is a major accomplishment in today's independent market which is under major assault.BEST BRITISH I...

The good, the bad and the ugly

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Alex Deleon offers his choice of ten best and worst films of the past year. Well, it's that time again when many film reviewers and critics compile their lists of Best (and Worst) of the flicks they were exposed to in the preceding year. Given that one can no more tell people which films they "should" like and which they shouldn't, anymore than you can expect everybody to agree with you on the taste of tripe soup or boiled tongue-- or even honey, for that matter -- it should be obvious to any pe...

P.T. Anderson will receive the Fipresci Grand Prix

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Director Paul Thomas Anderson will receive at San Sebastian Festival the Fipresci Grand Prix for Best Film of the Year, granted by the international critics who have decided to award the distinction to his film, There Will Be Blood. The director of films like Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999) and Punch-Drunk Love (2002) will collect the award at the Festival opening gala in the Kursaal Auditorium on September 18. “The choice was extremely clear for the 242 members of the International Fede...

"Bernard Maisner"

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The word "Calligraphy", is derived from the Greek language, "kallos", which translates to "beauty" while "graphe"/"writing", and is one of the most romantic and expressive ways to portray a language on paper. Some of the earliest writings were recorded on papyrus with reed pens, while medieval manuscripts were written on vellum. These formal characters and writings have been exhibited in museums, galleries, libraries, and private collections thro...

There will be blood & reviews

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SYNOPSIS:In 1898 - 1902 Texas, prospector Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) scratches the soil and digs deep holes looking to find his fortune in whatever form there is. Sure enough, he finds it - oil; but as he begins to harvest it, an accident kills one of his workers, leaving behind a baby boy. Daniel brings up the orphan HG (Dillon Freasier), as his own, as he buys up ranches where oil may be found - including the Sunday family ranch, where the young Eli Sunday (Paul Dano) is exciting the ...

Los Angeles and New York Film Critics Awards Shape Oscar Race

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With the announcement over the past two days of the winners of the Los Angeles and New York Film Critics Associations, the leading contenders for the Oscar have finally crystallized. Prize winners from the two most prestigious film critics societies in the United States have definitely turned both films and talents into the frontrunners…..in other words, the ones to beat come Oscar night. The first to announce, on Sunday afternoon, was the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). Its cho...

Los Angeles and New York Film Critics Awards Shape Oscar Race

 Tuesday, December 11----------With the announcement over the past two days of the winners of the Los Angeles and New York Film Critics Associations, the leading contenders for the Oscar have finally crystallized. Prize winners from the two most prestigious film critics societies in the United States have definitely turned both films and talents into the frontrunners…..in other words, the ones to beat come Oscar night.  The first to announce, on Sunday afternoon, was the Los Angeles Film Cri...

Great screenwriters at Copenhagen International Film Festival

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Copenhagen International Film Festival is Denmark’s great film event.From 20 to 30 September 2007, the general public and industry professionals will come together to see magnificent, dramatic, romantic, mesmerizing and macabre European feature films. Many of the films shown are not in Danish distribution, and the festival is therefore the only opportunity to see the films on the big screen. Jim Sheridan and David Hare – two Oscar-nominated screenwriters – will attend this year’s Copenha...

NY Fest Opener: A Dialogue With Stephen Frears

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It would be hard to find a more entertaining guest for afternoon tea than the director Stephen Frears. His self-deprecating humor, off-kilter sensibility and ingratiating personality were in rousing form on Saturday afternoon, with the director participating in the first of three HBO Films Directors Dialogues at the New York Film Festival.For almost 90 minutes, Frears regaled his audience in a mix of interview and question and answer, moderated by New York Film Festival Selection Committee membe...

A Dialogue With Stephen Frears

Sunday, October 1----It would be hard to find a more entertaining guest for afternoon tea than the director Stephen Frears. His self-deprecating humor, off-kilter sensibility and ingratiating personality were in rousing form on Saturday afternoon, with the director participating in the first of three HBO Films Directors Dialogues at the New York Film Festival. For almost 90 minutes, Frears regaled his audience in a mix of interview and question and answer, moderated by New York Film Festival ...

Directors Dialogues At The New York Film Festival

Stephen Frears Friday, September 29---One of the more popular recent additions to the venerable New York Film Festival, which opens its 44th edition this evening, has been the Directors Dialogues series, sponsored again this year by HBO Films. Cinephiles have the rare opportunity to hear from some of the most celebrated directors on the planet in the intimate atmosphere of the Kaplan Penthouse, atop the Lincoln Center arts complex. This year, three directors, with films premiering at the Festi...
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