Stars of ‘Money Monster,’ ‘The Shallows’ Take Cannes by Storm

Originally posted on Pelikula Mania:
The cast of two of Columbia Pictures’ most anticipated films of year – the hostage actioner “Money Monster” and shark thriller “The Shallows” – have taken the Cannes Film Festival by storm by sheer star power. CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 12: Julia Roberts, director Jodie Foster, George Clooney and Jack…

Sydney Film Festival Announce Full Line Up

The 63rd Sydney Film Festival program was officially launched today by the NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant. “The NSW Government is proud to continue its support for this amazing festival; a key event that has cemented itself in Sydney’s winter entertainment calendar,” Mr Grant said. “I’m extremely pleased that these…

Newport Beach Film Festival

Originally posted on I See OC:
The Newport Beach Film Festival is an 8 day affair showcasing “over 350 films from 50 countries, along with nightly special events, red carpet galas, post screening receptions, compelling conversations with filmmakers, international spotlights, industry seminars and retrospectives.” Someone gave me tickets to the closing night celebration (worth $95…

2016 Cannes Film Festival Opens Wednesday

Originally posted on Movie Awards PLUS:
The 2016 Cannes Film Festival opens Wednesday with the premiere of Woody Allen’s Cafe Society which is not in competitions for the Palme D’Or. Blake Lively, Parker Posey and Steve Carrell also appear in the film. It takes place in Hollywood in the 1930s. It’s Allen’s third film to…

LA Film Festival Announce 2016 Lineup

Today the LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that also produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, unveiled the official U.S. Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, Nightfall and LA Muse sections. The 2016 LA Film Festival will screen a diverse slate of feature films, shorts and web series, along with programs such…

Oscars 2017: One to Watch

Last year we singled out The Revenant as our one to watch for the Oscars, and sure enough it picked up twelve nominations and won three on the night, including Best Director and Cinematography. This year is a tough one to call. On the one hand the diversity issue is bound to have a knee-jerk reaction…

And the best pitcher is…

Originally posted on Sally and the City:
Our annual Oscar party was this weekend, and we pulled out all the shots… I mean, stops! Champagne, chocolate, a mega-ballot on the wall, and fifteen friends from all parts of our lives made the evening a huge success that even Leo can look at with good memories.…

Leo’s Political Agenda

Originally posted on forthepatriots:
During the Oscar it has become a more and more common occurrence to politicize issues while up accepting an award. At this year’s 88th Oscars Awards celebration, actor Leonardo Dicaprio got up to accept his first Oscar award for Best Actor. As he accepted his award he, like many others before…

Backstage Interview: Leading Actress Brie Larson

Q. [Inaudible]. A. How am I?  Good.  Feeling pretty good. Q. I’m actually curious.  Can I first say I told you so? A. Yes, you can, many times; and I went la, la, la, la, la. Q. I’m actually curious.  I mean, it must be amazing, a thrill to win, but is there a little…