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Sundance/Slamdance Docs: Into the Life of the Others (Part 1)

February 1, 2017 | By
Sundance/Slamdance Docs: Into the Life of the Others (Part 1)

Sundance and her little sister, Slamdance bring together some of the best independent documentary filmmakers from around the globe. Despite language and cultural differences, the international filmmakers all wanted to disappear into the background so that they could observe people going about their daily routines, immersing the viewer into the diverse lives of the... »

The View from La La Land

January 24, 2017 | By
The View from La La Land

So the Oscar nomination process is on the one hand modernizing: the Academy realized they no longer have to gather everyone “live” at 5 in the morning, feeding all those press minions breakfast before they head back to their newspaper offices with printed handouts, to type up stories for afternoon editions. Instead, they could... »

2017 Oscar Nominations

January 24, 2017 | By

BEST PICTURE La La Land Moonlight Manchester by the Sea Arrival Lion Hidden Figures Fences Hell or High Water Hacksaw Ridge ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Emma Stone, La La Land Natalie Portman, Jackie Ruth Negga, Loving Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins Isabelle Huppert, Elle ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Viola Davis, Fences Naomie Harris,... »

Director Denis Villeneuve Challenges Intellect with Arrival

January 13, 2017 | By
Director Denis Villeneuve Challenges Intellect with <em>Arrival</em>

For a long time Denis Villenueve was looking for a science fiction project to direct. In the genre, it was not easy to find strong material that had depth and freshness, not old recycled ideas. He wanted the story to be new, with an emotional journey that was mature and intellectually challenging, something like... »

Video of the Day – “Lion – Garth Davis Featurette”

January 9, 2017 | By

Lion synopsis: Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination,... »

Below The Line Screening Series Presents Fences

December 22, 2016 | By
Below The Line Screening Series Presents <em>Fences</em>

Below the Line recently hosted a screening of Fences, based on the magnificently brutal, Pulitzer Prize winning play by August Wilson, Fences is a family drama directed by the lauded Denzel Washington. Washington serves double duty on the project as he also plays the fifty year old Troy, a hard working garbage collector in... »

The Eagle Huntress

December 14, 2016 | By
<em>The Eagle Huntress</em>

Set in the sprawling, exotic locale of Western Mongolia, The Eagle Huntress is an exhilarating peek into the highly unique lives of a family preparing for the region’s prestigious 18th annual Golden Eagle Festival. Every October, over seventy veteran fox hunters arrive from as far as China, to display their honed skills and compete... »

2017 Golden Globes: List of Nominees

December 12, 2016 | By

Best Motion Picture, Drama Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama Amy Adams, Arrival Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane Isabelle Huppert, Elle Ruth Negga, Loving Natalie Portman, Jackie Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama Casey Affleck,... »

Collaboration on The Secret Life of Pets

December 11, 2016 | By
Collaboration on <em>The Secret Life of Pets</em>

Pet lovers got a glimpse of what takes place when we leave our pets alone in the laugh-out-loud animated film, The Secret Life of Pets. Director Chris Renaud collaborated with composer Alexandre Desplat to bring the emotional lives of his furry stars to the screen. The collaboration began with Desplat reading the script and... »

Contenders – Director Vetrimaaran on India’s Unlikely Interrogation

December 9, 2016 | By
Contenders – Director Vetrimaaran on India’s Unlikely <em>Interrogation</em>

Only three films from India have ever been nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category since the Academy started it in 1957, with Mother India that first year, and the last being Lagaan, in 2001. Surprisingly, none of those nominees was a film directed by the great Satyajit Ray (though Ray eventually won... »

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