Friday, September 26, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Adèle Exarchopoulos, Léa Seydoux, Catherine Salée, Aurélien Recoing, Anne Loiret, Benoît Pilot, Sandor Funtek, Alma Jodorowsky, Salim Kechiouche, Jérémie Laheurte, Mona Walravens, Benjamin Siksou, Aurelie Lemanceau, Fanny Maurin, Maelys Cabezon and Stéphane Mercoyrol
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Paulson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Adepero Oduye, Paul Giamatti, Garret Dillahunt, Scoot McNairy, Taran Killam, Chris Chalk, Michael K. Williams, Liza J. Bennett, Kelsey Scott, Alfre Woodard, Quvenzhané Wallis, Devyn A. Tyler, Cameron Zeigler, Rob Steinberg, Jay Huguley, Christopher Berry, Bryan Batt, Bill Camp, Dwight Henry, Deneen Tyler and Ruth Negga
Sunday, September 07, 2014
From Up on Poppy Hill (2013)
Masami Nagasawa, Aoi Watanabe, Junichi Okada, Keiko Takeshita, Jun Fubuki, Yuriko Ishida, Takashi Naito, Shunsuke Kazama, Teruyuki Kagawa, Haruka Shiraishi, Tsubasa Kobayashi, Rumi Hiiragi, Toshimi Kanno, Aoi Teshima and Goro Miyazaki.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Fall festivals season is here so soon. Didn't we just watched the Oscars like last month? The year is going by so fast. The awards discussion never dies I guess which is why it seems that way. So Venice Film Festival began with raves for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman as expected. We will soon get more reactions specially from the Telluride Film Festival which is where the Oscar buzz begins for films. Critics and awards watchers' nirvana. So before we could hear more about the supposed awards players, I thought it would be best to try my hands at predicting 2015 Oscars nominees. Predict all you want now because things change rapidly in the Oscars universe. A hugely acclaimed film has as much chance to be hit by a controversy or trolls as an underdog small film to become the next big thing.
Note: At the moment, I am not ranking the nominees based on their potential to win. They are in alphabetical order.
1. Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
5. Gone Girl
6. Inherent Vice
- A Most Violent Year
- Big Eyes
- Mr. Turner
- The Imitation Game
- The Theory of Everything
Friday, August 15, 2014
Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Libby Villari, Marco Perella, Brad Hawkins, Jenni Tooley, Zoe Graham, Charlie Sexton, Jamie Howard, Andrew Villarreal, Elijah Smith, Nick Krause, Tom McTigue, Steven Chester Prince, Evie Thompson, Jennifer Griffin, Tamara Jolaine, Taylor Weaver and Ryan Power
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Saturday, May 24, 2014
So the 67th Cannes Film Festival just ended with the awards ceremony. I have been closely following all the developments, arrivals, screenings and receptions. More so than ever, I have really felt like at the very center of all the buzz and happenings. So throughout these days, many films received all kinds of responses in various sections. But the excitement remained throughout.
The Turkish film "Winter Sleep" by Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the prestigious Palme d'Or. The pre-festival buzz and the more mixed reviews to some outright raves confused me. Which is why I wasn't expecting it to win... but it did so congratulations to the Turkish master. The Italian film "The Wonders" was given Grand Prix which is the second prize given to a film while two films tied for the third place award, the Jury Prize. That went to Jean-Luc Godard's "Goodbye to Language" and Xavier Dolan's "Mommy". Of these four films, Mommy was the most buzzed. Of all the competition films, Dardenne's "Two Days, One Night" was mostly considered for the big prize but unfortunately, it won nothing. Julianne Moore and Timothy Spall won acting prizes for "Maps to the Stars" and "Mr. Turner" respectively while Russian film "Leviathan" won for screenplay. Finally, Bennett Miller won best director for "Foxcatcher".
The jury headed by Jane Campion made some interesting decisions and some surprising ones. Once again, I am really happy and excited for all the films that were shown in the festival and most specially for the ones that got good praises. Congratulations to all the winners and the non-winners because when at Cannes, you are bound to be remembered for the entire year... if not forever.
Below is the full list of the winners in every section:
- Palme d'Or: WINTER SLEEP (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
- Grand Prix: THE WONDERS (Alice Rohrwacher)
- Jury Prize: MOMMY (Xavier Dolan) & GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE (Jean-Luc Godard)