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Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), Filmmaker‘s parent organization, announced today that John Cameron Mitchell will host the 2017 IFP Gotham Awards. The first awards show of the season, the IFP Gotham Awards is one of the leading honors for independent film and media, providing critical early recognition to groundbreaking independent films and their writers, directors, producers, and actors with ten competitive awards categories. The IFP Gotham Awards also honors selected film industry icons as tributes each year. The ceremony will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017, at Cipriani Wall Street, New York City. “We eagerly anticipate a fun, exciting and [...]
Wed, Oct 11, 2017
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We covered last year’s Hawaii International Film Festival — its 35th edition — and now the fest is back for another year. Asian box-office sensations, Cannes art-house favorites, and a particularly strong lineup of indigenous Pacific filmmaking highlight this year’s edition, which runs November 2-12 in Oahu. Long a bastion of Pacific Rim and specifically Pacific Islander story-telling, the festival this year brings forth a new competition for films made in Hawaii, highlighted by the Closing Night world premiere of Alexander Bocchieri’s Go For Broke: An Origin Story, a narrative feature based on the famed 442nd Infantry Regiment, a World [...]
Wed, Oct 11, 2017
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To supplement Matt Mulcahey’s interview with Roger Deakins about shooting Blade Runner 2049, check out ARRI’s interview with the legendary DP. He starts with a few general anecdotes, notes that he’s not lit the way he’d light a scene, and tells a story about lighting a scene in Prisoners with just a lighter, among other highlights. [...]
Tue, Oct 10, 2017
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With the Tacoma Film Festival kicking off tonight, Filmmaker former managing editor Nick Dawson writes about what’s become one of its signature events: a screening series organized around our 25 New Faces list, with the majority of each year’s filmmakers in attendance. — Editor Since I first worked at Filmmaker 10 years ago, I have been passionate about the 25 New Faces list, its importance and its ability to transform the career of filmmakers who truly deserve it. The list has also spawned an event that is an antidote to the big festivals — no distractions, no competitive vibe, no [...]
Fri, Oct 06, 2017
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Each year, the Points North Institute magnetizes the fog-kissed landscape of coastal Maine to lure the best and brightest of the non-fiction universe to the towns of Camden, Rockport and Rockland. The Camden International Film Festival offers an immersive overlay of screenings, panels, workshops, virtual reality installations, parties and intensive personal encounters that elevate the proceedings far above the standard festival formula of films and frolic. Exhibit A: What other festival turns a pitch session into a kind of centerpiece presentation? Staged under the banner of the Points North Institute, the festival’s umbrella organization, the program invites a group of [...]
Fri, Oct 06, 2017
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In horror movies, kids are often exempt from the carnage. It’s a trope of the genre—the cute moppet that any experienced horror viewer knows is in absolutely no peril within the confines of the film. Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of It opens with a grade-schooler in a yellow rain slicker having his arm torn off by a sewer dwelling clown—a creature who then drags the child into the underground bowels of Derry, Maine. The film’s brutal ground rules are immediately established – anyone is fair game and no appendage is safe. “I am very conscious watching any film where the main cast [...]
Fri, Oct 06, 2017
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NATALIE Portman reveals what she did to become arguably the most famous First Lady of them all in Jackie. [...]
Wed, Jan 11, 2017
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REVIEW: Natalie Portman’s mesmerising performance of Jackie Kennedy in the aftermath of her husband’s assassination is one for the books. [...]
Wed, Jan 11, 2017
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IT attracted Oscar-worthy talents Helen Mirren, Will Smith and Kate Winslet, but Edward Norton admits he wanted no part of new film Collateral Beauty. [...]
Wed, Jan 11, 2017
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SIENNA Miller knew the sex scenes for her latest film would be intense, but she says she really didn’t think her co-star Ben Affleck would go this far. [...]
Tue, Jan 10, 2017
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NATALIE Portman may as well start polishing up a spot on the mantelpiece next to her first Oscar because she is absolutely transcendent in Jackie. [...]
Tue, Jan 10, 2017
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REVIEW: The lead character might be pigeon-toed, but the team behind Ballerina have animated this ‘toon with the sure-footed grace of a gazelle. [...]
Sat, Jan 07, 2017
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REVIEW: Embarrassing slapstick, terrible dialogue and an annoying gang of minor characters leaves us with little to laugh about in Railroad Tigers. [...]
Sat, Jan 07, 2017
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REVIEW: Natalie Portman’s portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy is as much a poetic evocation of a traumatic national event as it is a character study. [...]
Sat, Jan 07, 2017
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REVIEW: Movie critics are sure to be collateral damage in this big, life-affirming weepie. Not even the A-list cast can save this flick from tanking hard. [...]
Sat, Jan 07, 2017
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