ThinkFilm, a Brief-Lived but Wily Distributor, Nonetheless Influences Market

January 6th, 2014

LOS ANGELES — In two months, the feisty operatives of an at any time tighter, more durable independent movie company will get at the annual Sundance Film Festival. Possibly the hardest of the great deal are the survivors of ThinkFilm. ThinkFilm, a tiny, limited-lived movie distributor, briefly took the indie globe by storm with provocative fare like “Half Nelson,” about a drug-addicted large school instructor, and “Taxi to the Dim Side,” a documentary about the use of torture in the American war on terror. When it closed most functions in 2008, as fiscal carnage hit the impartial movie company, it […]

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Saul Zaentz, Producer of Oscar-Profitable Videos, Dies at ninety two

January 5th, 2014

Saul Zaentz, an acclaimed impartial film producer who adapted literary functions for the display and won best-photograph Academy Awards for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Amadeus” and “The English Patient,” died Friday at his condominium in San Francisco. He was ninety two. Mr. Zaentz died of problems from Alzheimer’s disease, the producer Paul Zaentz, his nephew and longtime organization spouse, instructed The Linked Push. Mr. Zaentz (pronounced zants) was comfortably in his 50s when he started creating motion pictures and had already manufactured a fortune in the tunes enterprise from the achievement of the rock team Creedence Clearwater Revival […]

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The Oscars Problem: ‘The Butler’ Costumer Designer Points out Selections

January 4th, 2014

Anne Marie Fox/Weinstein Organization Forest Whitaker and Ms. Winfrey in a scene from “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” Bold Appear, Devastating Advancement For the scene in which Gloria offers Cecil with his-and-hers jumpsuits for his birthday, “you visualize a nuts second that you can have enjoyable with, but we also essential to set the audience up […]

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Juanita Moore, Oscar Nominee for ‘Imitation of Life’, Dies at 99

January 4th, 2014

Juanita Moore, who earned an Academy Award nomination in 1960 for the single major movie role she ever landed, then fell by way of the cracks of a Hollywood program with small to offer a black actress in addition to modest parts as maids and nannies, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles. She was ninety nine. Her dying was verified by her grandson, Kirk Kelleykahn, an actor and dancer. Ms. Moore gained a best supporting actress nomination for her part in the 1959 movie “Imitation of Daily life,” in which she played opposite Lana Turner in a tale about two […]

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Hoping That ‘Llewyn Davis’ Appears Like a Greatest Photograph

January 3rd, 2014

LOS ANGELES — In the new film by Joel and Ethan Coen, a struggling people singer, Llewyn Davis, plays a song for a music promoter. Soon after listening intently, the promoter problems his assessment: “I really don’t see a lot of income listed here.” The precision of that prediction has real-entire world implications for the promoters of the movie, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” who have gone to incredible lengths in making use of the folks audio at the movie’s centre to draw in audiences, woo Oscar voters and sell its soundtrack album. Foremost up to the film’s launch very last thirty […]

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The Carpetbagger: ‘Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer’ and ‘The Square,’ Shortlisted

January 2nd, 2014
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Movie Assessment: ‘The Greatest Offer,’ From Giuseppe Tornatore

January 1st, 2014
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Foreign Filmmakers and the Oscar Race

December 31st, 2013
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Arts | Westchester: In the Vacation Movie Crush, a Few Twists

December 31st, 2013

In Westchester, movie lovers can sign up for the throngs catching up with Middle Earth, Madea and Justin Bieber. But it is also feasible to steer clear of the standardized multiplex knowledge in favor of something far more uncommon: Michael Caine and Skip Piggy squaring off in “The Muppet Christmas Carol” (1992) at the Jacob Burns Movie Heart in Pleasantville final month’s hugely praised AIDS drama, “Dallas Customers Club,” at the classic 1921 theater in Pelham, the Photo Home or Martin Scorsese’s “Wolf of Wall Street” accompanied by a neighborhood craft beer at the county’s latest specialty cinema, the Alamo […]

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Russia Screening of Pussy Riot Film Is Blocked

December 30th, 2013

The first public screening in Russia of a documentary about the activist team Pussy Riot was canceled by the authorities at the final minute on Saturday, organizers stated. The movie, “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer,” was to have been screened in Moscow on Sunday afternoon, considerably less than a week soon after two customers of Pussy Riot were introduced from prison. Their two-calendar year sentence, on charges of “hooliganism determined by spiritual hatred” for doing a protest music in a Moscow cathedral, was commuted beneath an amnesty from the Kremlin on Monday. But on Saturday, the administrators of the Gogol […]

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