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Movies, that move (emotionally).

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The thing about movies, we don’t have enough of them that come along and challenge the way we see the world in which we live in. Every year we have any number of movies that would be releases for the express purpose of being entertaining. That is not a bad, thing in fact that is a great thing because that’s what movies are meant to do, show us the grand and an overall escape from reality. Yet sometimes we want to watch movies, to just move us and show us a side of the world that we liv...

The 84th Academy Awards Nominations - Full List

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By Maria Esteves – January 29, 2012 The 84th Academy Awards Nominations were announced by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) President Tom Sherak and 2010 Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, California on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Eleven Oscar nominations went to Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese and The Artist, directed by Michel Hazanavicius received ten Oscar nominations including best picture and best dir...

2011 a record year for France: quite a combination of records if you look back to 2011

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  I am simply amazed by the combinations of historical records broken by the french film industry last year AND wanted to take a moment to share the salute with you, and them.   2011 was one of the best Cannes selection in years, in my view, with Awards everyone agreed to be well deserved and well balanced. 215 M admissions, a record (going back to 1966 levels, pre facebook, pre TV, pre world Cup audience...) ...

The Artist (3) leads the Golden Globes Awards surprises, The Descendants grabs Best Film and Best Actor

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The Golden Globe ceremony was held this sunday in Los Angeles. The Artist by Michel Hazanavicus leads the awarded films with three wins, best comedy, best actor in a comedy Jean Dujardin and best music. The Artist was the first french film to receive Best film (comedy) The Descendant by Alexander Payne received best film and best actor (G Clooney) The veteran directors were awarded too : Spielberg (best animated film), Scorcese (best film), Woody Allen (best script) Meryl Streep, best ...

The Artist (3) leads the Golden Globes Awards suprises, Descendants grabs best film and actor

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The Golden Globe ceremony was held this sunday in Los Angeles. The Artist by Michel Hazanavicus leads the awarded films with three wins, best comedy, best actor in a comedy Jean Dujardin and best music. The Artist was the first french film to receive Best film (comedy) The Descendant by Alexander Payne received best film and best actor (G Clooney) The veteran directors were awarded too : Spielberg (best animated film), Scorcese (best film), Woody Allen (best script) Meryl Streep, best ...

Golden Globes award winners

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The Golden Globe ceremony was held this sunday in Los Angeles.The Artist by Michel Hazanavicus leads the awarded films with three wins, best comedy, best actor in a comedy Jean Dujardin and best music. The Artist was the first french film to receive Best film (comedy)The Descendant by Alexander Payne received best film and best actor (G Clooney)The veteran directors were awarded too : Spielberg (best animated film), Scorcese (best film), Woody Allen (best script)Meryl Streep, best actress as th...

The 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Select "The Artist" as Best Picture and Michel Hazanavicius as Best Director

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    The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners of the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards earlier this evening. Hosted by comedians Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, the star-studded ceremony was held at the Hollywood Palladium and aired live on VH1. "The Artist" was named the year's Best Picture and Michael Hazanavicius won Best Director honors for the film. Other...

The 17TH BFCA Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

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The 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Select "The Artist" as Best Picture and Michel Hazanavicius as Best DirectorThe Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners of the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards earlier this evening. Hosted by comedians Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, the star-studded ceremony was held at the Hollywood Palladium and aired live on VH1. "The Artist" was named the year's Best Picture and Michael Hazanavicius won Best Director honors for the fil...

PARIS CINECITY

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by Robert BerryFor all Paris residents who are also lovers of cinema – a Venn diagram with a broad intersection if ever there was one - watching Woody Allen’s recent Midnight in Paris must have provoked a series of uncanny recognitions: the steps at the top of Rue de la Montagne Ste-Genevieve without the overspill crowds of drinkers from the Bombardier pub, entrance to Polidor on Rue Monsieur le Prince, but with the tables arranged slightly differently. Allen’s film presents an impossib...

Homage and Honorary Golden Bear for Meryl Streep

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American actress and Oscar-winner Meryl Streep will be awarded an Honorary Golden Bear at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. Meryl Streep has appeared in over 40 films and is looked upon as one of the world’s most talented and popular actresses. She has received countless awards and nominations as an artist, including an unprecedented 16 nominations for the Oscar (two of these coveted prizes which she won) and 18 Golden Globe nominations and seven wins. “We are delighted to be able...

Tribute To Jacques Tati at Belgrade’s Author Film Festival

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Belgrade’s Author Film Festival hosted Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon and gave a couple of screenings of The Fairy (La Fee) to a festival audience, including the screening of their previous film Rumba. The actually amazing Belgian based filmmaking trio Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy are back with their second (actually third) old school approach film The Fairy (La Fee). Even if the film is firmly grounded in dedication to the artwork of Keaton or Charlie Chaplin, authors here g...

French Film "The Artist" leads the Golden Globes with 6 nominations

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HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION 2012 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2011 The awards ceremony will take place january 15th, 2012     BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA THE DESCENDANTS Sofia Vergara Ad Hominem Enterprises; Fox Searchlight Pictures THE HELP DreamWorks Pictures, Participant Media; Touchstone Pictures HUGO Paramount Pictures presents a GK Films Production; Paramount Pictures THE IDES OF MARCH Columbia Pictures, Cro...

Interview with GABRIEL ACHIM, 52nd TIFF

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Director Gabriel Achim   When I met Romanian director Gabriel Achim, I asked him about his film and he said this: 'Well, if you like intellectual porn then you will like my film...' Well, what a pitch because I couldn’t wait to see it, and indeed ADALBERT'S DREAM (Visul Lui Adalbert, 2011) IS ‘Intellectual Porn’… Read below to get to first base. But to go all the way, you’ll have to see the film!   ME: why is it called ‘Adalb...

Interview with Romanian New Wave filmmaker GABRIEL ACHIM

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Director Gabriel Achim   When I met Romanian director Gabriel Achim, I asked him about his film and he said this: 'Well, if you like intellectual porn then you will like my film...' Well, what a pitch because I couldn’t wait to see it, and indeed ADALBERT'S DREAM (Visul Lui Adalbert, 2011) IS ‘Intellectual Porn’… Read below to get to first base. But to go all the way, you’ll have to see the film!   ME: why is it called ‘Adalb...

'Midnight in Paris' and Skopje...

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MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (2011) is Woody Allen’s latest magnum opus which held its world premier at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and has met with critical praise since, proving to be Allen’s most watched and beloved film since the past twenty-five years. The film screened to an all new audience this week in Skopje, Macedonia at the 10th annual 'CINEDAYS' event, where 70 films from around the world screened in 10 days from November 10-20.   MY 'MIDNIGHT' REVIEW: Imagine the legendary tales...

Sue Mengers a top Hollywood agent passes on

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   When i was a young actor starting out in New York , I was granted the privlege of meeting Sue Mengers and the advice she offered me was to take a chance on making it in Holywood.She told me to take 6 months in Hollywood and  to see what the result would be and if I got a lucky break to stay there.Well it took me 12 years to get to Hollywood from NY and I had an an opportunity to meet with Sue at a conference and we shared our meeting and her advice. We both laughed and ...

Between the Comic and the Tragic: An Interview With Director Kenji Yamauchi

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In his feature film debut “Being Mitsuko” which had its world premiere on October 13 at the Warsaw Film Festival, Japanese director Kenji Yamauchi walks a fine genre line between the comic and the tragic. And it works. Imbued with a strong dose of black humor and absurdist elements, Yamauchi has crafted an intricate narrative that revolves around the lives of Mitsuko and Emi Shinozaki, two 20-something sisters living in their family house in suburban Tokyo.  But there is hardly...

In case you missed the South East European Film Festival in LA last May...

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For those who didn’t see the 2011 South East European Film Festival (SEE FEST) last May, I thought I’d recap a few of my favorite films. Me, My Gypsy Family, and Woody Allen was a humorous and moving 2009 documentary about the Halilović family’s move from caravans into a permanent apartment, and the daughter Laura’s intent on being a filmmaker rather than getting married at 18, as her mother and relatives expected. Halilović’s family had lived in caravans in Italy sin...

Oliver Stone will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at next Savannah fest

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Oliver Stone ("Platoon," "Wall Street") will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award along with Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy Award-winning actress Lily Tomlin ("9 to 5," "All of Me") at the 14th annual Savannah Film Festival. The festival, which will take place Oct. 29 to Nov. 5, will also honor Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy and Tony award-winning actress Ellen Barkin ("The Big Easy," "Ocean's Thirteen") with an...

Film gems in Durban

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Great Line-up at the 32nd Durban International Film Festival   The 32nd Durban International Film Festival kicks off on 21 July with the World Premiere of the South African film Otelo Burning, directed by Sara Blecher.  Set during the last days of apartheid, the Durban-shot film tells the story of a group of South African township youngsters who discover surfing as an empowering escape from the political violence of the times. There is drama, romance, rivalry, and tragedy in this c...

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, a laud review!

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MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (2011) is Woody Allen’s latest magnum opus which held its world premier at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and has met with critical praise since, proving to be Allen’s most watched and beloved film since the past twenty-five years. Imagine the legendary tales of CINDERELLA, A MOVEABLE FEAST, THE SUN ALSO RISES and the film THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO (1985) all stewed together to make a new stellar film, familiar yet completely original set within the ever tw...

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, a laud review!

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MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (2011) is Woody Allen’s latest magnum opus which held its world premier at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and has met with critical praise since, proving to be Allen’s most watched and beloved film since the past twenty-five years. Imagine the legendary tales of CINDERELLA, A MOVEABLE FEAST, THE SUN ALSO RISES and the film THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO (1985) all stewed together to make a new stellar film, familiar yet completely original set within the ever twinkling romant...

NEWSLETTER N° 512: june 8, 2011

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7 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 512: june 8, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly    Contact the Editor to Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 111 000 film professionals. ...

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS premier, Cannes

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Woody Allen's latest film: MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (2011), premiered this year at Cannes on May 11 in the Lumiere Theater. From Cannes Press Release summary: The romcom, which was shot last year in the French capital, brings together a broad international cast, including Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard, as well as Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Gad Elmaleh and Léa Seydoux.Following London (Match Point) and Barcelona (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), it’s the turn of Par...

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS premier, Cannes

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 Woody Allen's latest film: MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (2011), premiered this year at Cannes on May 11 in the Lumiere Theater. From Cannes Press Release summary: The romcom, which was shot last year in the French capital, brings together a broad international cast, including Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard, as well as Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Gad Elmaleh and Léa Seydoux.Following London (Match Point) and Barcelona (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), it’s the turn of Pa...

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