Women in Film: Cannes Film Festival Criticized for ‘Disturbing’ Representation

Effectively showcasing a woman’s perspective could be one of the reasons Coppola snagged the best director award for her work on the movie The Beguiled, in which Nicole Kidman stars as the lead actress alongside Colin Farrell. The movie’s theme encompasses emotions and ideas based on a woman’s experience as a schoolmistress, portrayed by Kidman, […]

Kate Winslet and Mark Wahlberg aim for Oscars at unusual Toronto film festival

The Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg is hoping to return to the race with the fact-based drama Good Joe Bell from Reinaldo Marcus Green, the acclaimed director of Monsters and Men, and the Oscar-winning screenwriters of Brokeback Mountain. The film tells the true story of a father whose son kills himself after homophobic bullying and his […]

Venice Film Festival 2020: The Best Movies According To The Critics

Standing out in the pack for its touted Academy Awards potential was Chloe Zhao’s anticipated drama Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand as a woman who embarks on a journey through the American West. The Searchlight Pictures movie, which debuted last night, was expected to be impress given its simultaneous berths in Venice and Toronto, and it […]

Venice film festival 2020 roundup – against all the odds, a triumph

This beautifully executed work could well be the Golden Lion contender that wins over the jury, led by Cate Blanchett and including actor Matt Dillon and directors Joanna Hogg and Christian Petzold. Another likely candidate is The Disciple, an austere drama from Chaitanya Tamhane. It’s a raga saga – the story of a young Indian […]

Nomadland takes first prize at scaled-down Venice Film Festival

From Marx to Greta: Highlights of the 2020 Venice Film Festival Italian infidelity drama opens the festival For the first time in more than a decade, an Italian film receives the honor of opening the Venice International Film Festival: The drama “Lacci” will be screened out of competition and depicts the story of a marriage […]

‘Nomadland’ takes first prize at scaled-down Venice Film Festival

From Marx to Greta: Highlights of the 2020 Venice Film Festival A German-Polish production in the run His hands seem to work wonders: In “Never Gonna Snow Again,” actor Alec Utgoff plays the role of Ukrainian migrant Zhenia, who works as a masseur for the Warsaw upper class and develops into a kind of guru […]

Oscars: Fall Film Fest Circuit Aims To Promote Early Contenders McDormand, Winslet, Hopkins, King, And More – But Is It Just Too Damn Early?

I know at least one major buyer who is chomping at the bit to lock in the impressive, if very dark, drama Pieces of a Woman, which stars Shia LaBeouf, Vanessa Kirby, and Ellen Burstyn. It is the stark story of a pregnancy turned tragic, with the resulting trial of a midwife (Molly Parker) at the center […]

New York Film Critics Circle Awards Names ‘Roma’ Best Film, Alfonso Cuarón Best Director

Though the organization’s bellwether rate for determining Oscar’s best picture is reportedly over 40%, the last time both AMPAS and NYFCC matched was in the 2011-12 season when they both gave the top prize to Michel Hazanavicius’ Hollywood silent film ode The Artist. Last year NYFCC lauded Lady Bird as best picture which went to score five Oscar nominations, […]

Chaitanya Tamhane’s ‘The Disciple’ wins FIPRESCI award at Venice Film Fest

“I want to thank the FIPRESCI and its jury members from the bottom of my heart for their continued support for our work. This is a very special honour for us given that the jury for this award comprises of film critics and journalists from around the world.

Neon Acquires Ivory Coast’s Oscar Submission ‘Night Of The Kings’ After Venice Premiere

Producers on Night of the King are Delphine Jaquet, Yanick Letourneau, Ernest Konan, Yoro Mbaye and Banshee Films, Wassakara Productions, Peripheria and Yennenga Productions. Neon’s Jeff Deutchman negotiated the rights deal with Emilie Georges and Mathieu Delaunay of Memento Films International on behalf of the filmmakers.