Today on indieWIRE, Michael Fassbender’s acclaimed turn in “Shame” got graded, we profiled “The Descendants” up-and-comer Shailene Woodley, Dustin Hoffman got his directorial debut underway and much more.
TORONTO FUTURES: “The Descendants”’ Shailene Woodley on Clooney, Payne and Dealing With the Hype
Shailene Woodley more than holds her own in “The Descendants,” delivering a comic, wrenching and amazingly vivid performance, sure to make her a hot commodity once it hits theaters on November 18.
TORONTO REVIEW | Steve McQueen’s “Shame” Is All About Michael Fassbender
Eric Kohn reviews “Hunger” director Steve McQueen’s latest film: the sexually explicit and compelling “Shame” starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan.
Dustin Hoffman’s Directorial Debut “Quartet” Finally Gets Underway
It’s somewhat surprising that Dustin Hoffman has never stepped behind the camera to direct a film. He has, after all, won awards a-plenty, and been a fully-fledged, albeit unorthodox, giant movie star, for most of his career. But somehow, he’s never quite fallen for the temptation to direct. Until now.
Tilda Swinton and Lynne Ramsay Need to Talk About Kevin: Demon Seed or Bad Mothering?
Anne Thompson talks with actress Tilda Swinton and director Lynne Ramsay at Telluride about their new film, “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”
Film Movement Takes Murat’s “Historias” Out of Toronto
Film Movement has acquired Julia Murat’s “Historias” after a well received Nroth American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film had premiered in Venice last week.
FIRST PERSON | Mark Cousins on His Epic “Story of Film”
“The Story of Film: An Odyssey” is filmmaker Mark Cousins’ 15-hour documentary that chronicles the artistry of cinema. Cousins offered his thoughts on taking on such an ambitious project in the following first person account.
David Chase’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Coming-Of-Age Feature Debut Scheduled For October 2012 Release
Paramount Vantage has revealed that they’ll hold onto David Chase’s latest film until 2012, slotting it for an award-season release on October 12th.
“Top Gun” Being Converted To 3D For 2012 Re-Release (Survey Time!)
Tony Scott’s 1986 classic “Top Gun” starring Tom Cruise is being converted to 3D for a theatrical re-release in 2012.
Here’s the Trailer for TIFF Premiere “Lovely Molly” from “Blair Witch” Director Eduardo Sanchez
Check out the freaky teaser trailer for Eduardo Sanchez’s Toronto premiere, “Lovely Molly.”
Truly Indie Will Handle the Release of SXSW Documentary “Incendiary”
Wagner/Cuban’s Truly Indie self-distribution label will handle the U.S. theatrical release of the documentary “Incendiary: The Willingham Case.”
TIFF ‘11 Review: ‘Pariah’ Is So Much More Then Just This Year’s “Precious”
Kevin Jagernauth reviews Dee Rees’ refreshing and raw film “Pariah” from TIFF.
iW’s Project of the Day: LSD-Induced Music & Retirement of Anonymous Artists of America
Here’s your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
European Academy Names 45 Films for Nomination Consideration
Forty-five titles have been named by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions for this year’s selection list. The list of films are a “recommendation for a nomination” for the European Film Awards 2011. 32 countries are represented in the group.http://i2.indiewire.com/images/uploads/i/Shamereviewwwdailyclick.jpg