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A thousand generations live in you now. See Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in theaters December 20.

James Bond 007 No time to die 2020 Daniel Craig, Rami Malek

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 Edie is a 2017 British drama film directed by Simon Hunter and written by Elizabeth O'Halloran. Discovered at the SBIFF not to be forgotten.

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Daniel Day-Lewis to be honored with the Montecito Award at Santa Barbara Festival

   Photo credit: Nino Munez       DANIEL DAY-LEWIS TO RECEIVE MONTECITO AWARD  AT THE 28TH SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL     The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is proud to announce that it will be garnering two-time Academy Award® winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis with the prestigious Montecito Award at the 28th edition of the Festival on behalf of his inspirational performance in the title role of Lincoln, and as a ...

`The Impossible´ becomes the biggest opening in Spanish box office ever

Juan Antonio Bayona's, The Impossible, broke all-time Spanish box office records for the biggest four-day opening, with 10.3 million euros and 1.4 million tickets sold.   When we attended the European premier of the film at the San Sebastian film festival, we knew that we were watching something big.   The Impossible, is a drama based on a true story of one family’s terrifying account of the 2004 tsunami and the compelling events as they fought to survive in the face of dis...

Geraldine Chaplin will receive the Golden Angel of Tofifest

        The star in the legendary “Doctor Zhivago” will be awarded a Special Golden Angel of Tofifest for Lifetime Achievement, during the Opening Ceremony of the International Film Festival Tofifest. Geraldine Chaplin is a daughter of the legendary Charlie Chaplin and one of the most popular actresses of international...

Ewan McGregor to receive the Donostia Award at the 60th San Sebastian Fest

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The 60th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival will bestow a Donostia Award this year on actor Ewan McGregor in a tribute to his career. Often hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation, Ewan McGregor consistently captivates audiences with a diverse line-up of roles across a multitude of genres, styles and scope. Born in Perth, Scotland, McGregor's career has been highlighted by a continuous string of bold and daring performances, from his breakthrough role as the...

Paul Haggis, Oscar Winner writer and director to co host Ischia Global presentation Saturday (May 19th) at 11:15am

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Multi Oscar®-winning American screenwriter and film director Paul Haggis (Crash, 2004) will co-host the official presentation of the 2012 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest in Cannes Saturday (May 19th) at 11:15am at the International Village's Italian Pavilion. Joining him will be Italian iconic movie producer Marina Cicogna, Rumanian supermodel and actress Madalina Ghenea, producers Avi Lerner (Nu Image), Nicolas Chartier (Voltage Pictures), and Fulvio Lucisano (IIF) along with Fes...

Naomi Watts Promotes Jacob's Creek Cool Harvest At Centennial Park

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Naomi Watts Promotes Jacob's Creek Cool Harvest At Centennial Park This afternoon famous Australian actress Naomi Watts along a number of her friends, associates, and a sprinkle of Sydney’s social set enjoyed an afternoon and evening of wining and dining thanks to Jacob’s Creek Cool Harvest. The sophisticated and glamorous event was held amongst a vineyard inspired set and the rolling lawns of Centennial Park. Special guest and Cool Harve...

Eegar will open AFI Fest

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The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that J. EDGAR, directed by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood, will have its world premiere as the Opening Night Gala of AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi. The film stars Academy Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, along with Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer and Oscar winner Judi Dench. It is produced by Academy Award winners Eastwood and Brian Grazer, and Oscar nom...

Alejandro González Iñárritu will be feted with a Career Achievement Award at the 7th Zurich Film Festival

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  It was announced today that Academy Award® nominated director Alejandro González Iñárritu (“Amores Perros” “21 Grams” “Babel” “Biutiful”) will be feted with a Career Achievement Award at the 7th Zurich Film Festival (ZFF), taking place September 22 – October 2. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Iñárritu will be on hand to receive ZFF’s coveted Golden Eye Award for his career achievements as a director, writer...

ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL wrapped in NYC

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The 25th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL closed tonight in NYC with a screening of the Panavision Audience Choice Award winning film – Avi Nesher’s The Matchmaker. The annual Panavision Audience Choice Award for Best Israeli Feature Film carries a state-of-the-art Panavision package worth over $60,000 for the director and producer to use toward their next film shot in Israel. Mr. Nesher’s The Matchmaker was shot utilizing funds he was awarded from the Panavision Audience Choice Award he received fo...

Interview with Monte Hellman

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< p>  ROAD TO NOWHERE (2010) premiered at the 2010 Venice Film Festival and since then has screened in prestigious festivals around the world, its latest at the Copenhagen Film Festival, CPHPIX, 2011. Monte has won numerous awards throughout his career and was recently guest of honor at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January 2011.  When I went to interview Monte at his home in Los Angeles, tucked in the sundrenched hills of Laurel Canyon, not only did I have the ...

Interview with Monte Hellman (Road to nowhere)

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ROAD TO NOWHERE (2010) premiered at the 2010 Venice Film Festival and since then has screened in prestigious festivals around the world, its latest at the Copenhagen Film Festival, CPHPIX, 2011. Monte has won numerous awards throughout his career and was recently guest of honor at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January 2011. When I went to interview Monte at his home in Los Angeles, tucked in the sundrenched hills of Laurel Canyon, not only did I have the privilege of screenin...

All there is to DISCOVER!

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Innovative directorial visions, forerunning scripts, unconventional ways of presenting reality and all-stars cast. In the DISCOVERIES section we will present the newest projects of widely known filmmakers as well as the unknown beginners in the cinema industry. We discover the titles of directors from France, US, UK and Chile.   “Stone”, dir.John Curran     The majority of the films in the section has been awarded and appreciated at film...

NEWSLETTER N° 500: march 3rd, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 500: march 3rd, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  500! let us toast to that! Contact the Editor, Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 90 9...

Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards

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  AARP The Magazine to Recognize Film Icon Robert Redford With Lifetime Achievement Award at Its 10th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards in Los Angeles, Feb. 7th It's awards season and AARP The Magazine has once again picked the best films for the older audience with its annual Movies for Grownups® Awards. Robert Redford is the recipient of the Movies for Grownups Lifetime Achievement Award and Tom Hooper's The King's Speech nabbed this year's top honor for overall "Bes...

My Personal Top Ten List

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  Jesse Eisenberg in THE SOCIAL NETWORK  As a media junkie (guilty as charged), I cannot help but be inundated this time of the year with all manner of critics pontificating on their "top ten" favorites of the year in the worlds of film, theater, music, art, fashion, politics, etc. While in the past, anxious readers waited with breath that is baited for what the New York Times writers and other major critics singled out as the year's best cultural attractions, the in...

Geoffrey Rush to receive the Montecito Award in Santa Barbara

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Academy Award® winning actor Geoffrey Rush with the Montecito Award at the 26th edition of the Festival, which runs January 27– February 6, 2011, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place Monday, January 31, 2011, at the historic Arlington Theatre.The Montecito Award was created in recognition of a performer who has given a series of classic and standout performances in his/her career...

Director Doug Liman discusses "Fair Game"

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The acclaimed film director of “The Bourne Identity”, “The Bourne Ultimatum”, and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”, as well as Executive Producer of the hit television series, “Covert Affairs”, Doug Liman, discussed his political thriller, “Fair Game”, which is currently out in movie theaters, and is a MUST SEE for EVERYONE this Holiday Season!“Fair Game” stars, “the greatest working actor, Sean Penn, as former U.S. Ambassador Joe Wilson, and Naomi Watts, who gives the performance ...

Independent Spirit Awards nominees for Best Feature 127 Hours, Black Swan, Greenberg, The Kids Are All Right , Winter's Bone

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations this morning for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards.  Eva Mendes and Jeremy Renner served as presenters and 2011 Spirit Awards host Joel McHale was also on hand.  Nominees for Best Feature include 127 Hours, Black Swan, Greenberg, The Kids Are All Right and Winter's Bone. Please Give was selected for the Robert Altman Award, which is given...

Convincing Clooney is the way to go

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Alec Cartio is a talented director who shoots music videos and Sulo Williams is a gifted actor who hasn’t gotten his big break and is frustratedSo they decided to make a movie.Welcome to the Gollywood dreamAfter seeing their very charming film which is the collaboration of 2 good friends  working together to produce their first feature with  a great soundtrack, I met with Alec and I created this dialogue which may have occurred but the result is “Convincing Clooney” the filmExterior Day:...

Convincing Clooney is the way to gp

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Alec Cartio is a talented director who shoots music videos and Sulo Williams is a gifted actor who hasn’t gotten his big break and is frustratedSo they decided to make a movie.Welcome to the Gollywood dream After seeing their very charming film which is the collaboration of 2 good friends working together to produce their first feature with a great soundtrack, I met with Alec and I created this dialogue which may have occurred but the result is “Convincing Clooney” the filmExterior Day:P...

Interview with Guillermo Arriaga in Aruba Hyatt

Early life Arriaga was born in Mexico City and spent his childhood in one of the most violent sectors of the metropolis. At the age of 13, he lost the sense of smell after a brutal street fight that would later serve as inspiration for some of his work.

Griffin Dunne had the world premiere of his short Veronica in Aruba

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Griffin Dunne will have the world premiere of his short Veronica in ArubaAcademy Award® nominated actor and filmmaker Griffin Dunne ("After Hours," "40 Days and 40 Nights," "Game 6," "Johnny Dangerously") will present the world premiere of his short comedy titled "Veronica" at the Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) today - Sunday, June 6 - at 6:30pm at Paseo Herencia (screening room 2). The surprise announcement was made today by AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza. Dunne's short is pa...

Griffin Dunne will have the world premiere of his short Veronica in Aruba

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Academy Award® nominated actor and filmmaker Griffin Dunne ("After Hours," "40 Days and 40 Nights," "Game 6," "Johnny Dangerously") will present the world premiere of his short comedy titled "Veronica" at the Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) today - Sunday, June 6 - at 6:30pm at Paseo Herencia (screening room 2). The surprise announcement was made today by AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza. Dunne's short is par...

NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes gave a toast to Future of Festivals Filmfestivals.com and Xomo gathered 100 festival directors attending Cannes for a wine tasting reception. Our Cannes...

Cannes 2010 amFar Gala diner and auction

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Featuring Emily Blunt, Elizabeth Banks, Kate Beckinsale, Russell Crowe, Sean Penn, Diane Kruger, Kristin Scott Thomas, Naomi Watts, Rachel Bilson, Mary J Blige, Alan Cumming, Naomi Campbell, Kirsten Dunst, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro, Harvey Weinstein, Giorgio Armani, Ana Beatriz Barros, Roberto Cavalli, amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole, Peter Dundas, Tom Ford, Cuba Gooding Jr., Eva Green, Natalie Imbruglia, Ryan Kavanaugh, Karl Lagerfeld, Diego Luna, Bar Refaeli, Carine Roitfeld, Mallika Sh...

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