Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

All Articles

  • "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael ...
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    COUNTDOWN TO LYNCH

    Read More »
    MORE: Indie Film
  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
    4 comments
    tweet
    0

    The Greatest Film Ever...

    Read More »
  • ReelPolitik
    0 comments
    tweet
    0
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    "Death of a President" Set for Oct. 27th U.S. Release

    Newmarket Films is planning to release its 2006 Toronto International Film Festival acquisition "Death of a President" nationally in U.S. theaters on Friday, October 27, 2006. In an announcement, the film is described as following, "the investigation of the fictional assassination of President George W. Bush in October 2007. Combining real archival footage with a credible but fictional story, "Death of a President" presents a fascinating and thought-provoking political thriller. Filmmaker Gabriel Range's previous film was the BAFTA TV nominee, "The Day Britain Stopped." The company released the film's trailer in 200 theaters today and also p...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    New Yorker Gets Sissako's "Bamako"

    New Yorker Films has announced its acquisition of Abderrahmane Sissako's "Bamako," which is screening early next week at the New York Film Festival. The film, which has already screened at the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals, will be released in Februrary 2007. Described as, "The intimate personal story of an African couple on the verge of breaking up is told alongside very public political proceedings. The country’s civil society is taking action against the international financial institutions whom they directly blame for Africa’s woes." It was executive produced by Danny Glover and Joslyn Barnes of Louverture Films, who will join the dir...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    AFP: Filmmakers face unimaginable difficulties in Iran: Director

    Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi, whose film "Half Moon" has been highly praised at the San Sebastian Film Festival, has said it is increasingly difficult to work in Iran, where his latest movie has been banned because a woman sings in it. "Half Moon" tells the story of a group of Iranian Kurd musici...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    AP: Norway picks "Reprise" as Oscar entry

    The lighthearted film "Reprise," about life's realities intruding on youthful assumptions, is Norway's entry for the best foreign film Academy Award. Director Joachim Trier's debut feature film will compete to be one of five finalists for the Oscar. Nominations will be announced Jan. 23. Earlier thi...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    AP: Movie sparks controversy in Egypt

    It's an odd choice for Egyptian popular entertainment: a bleak movie about corruption, torture and political stagnation in a country where cinematic happy endings are the norm. But audiences are packing the theaters. The crowds are going to see "The Yacoubian Building" both for the cast of all-star Egyptian actors and because the unusually in-your-face criticism of the government has struck a chord. In one scene, a police officer calmly tells a young man he's about to be tortured. Behind the officer, a portrait of President Hosni Mubarak hangs prominently on the police station wall -- an unsubtle hint at the blind eye that the government has ...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    NYFF CRITICS NOTEBOOK: The Best, the Worst and a Festival Revelation

    The best and worst lines of dialog from the first half of the "demanding, inflexible, and insanely selective" (per the trailer) New York Film Festival come from, respectively, Stephen Frears's amusing character study "The Queen" and Todd Field's facile "Little Children." "At the end, all Labour prim...

    Read More »
  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    RS vs. NYFF: Round 1

    Read More »