Oscars 2019: Complete pro and con analysis of all 9 Best Foreign Language contenders

Oscars 2019: Complete pro and con analysis of all 9 Best Foreign Language contenders The 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival came to a close this week after offering screenings of 226 films from 78 countries in 12 days. Though films from the U.S. and other ...

TBS Takes German Comedy ‘Arthur’s Law’ to the U.S.

TBS has snagged German comedy-drama “Arthur’s Law” from its Turner stablemate TNT in Germany. The U.S. channel has taken the finished show subtitled in English, as well as the option to remake it ...

TBS To Remake German Comedy ‘Arthur’s Law’ From Turner’s Euro Network TNT Comedy

TBS is set to remake German comedy Arthur’s Law – the first original comedy from Turner’s German network TNT Comedy. The U.S. cable network has secured the rights to the project, which is known ...

Foreign Actors Break Barriers

Foreign Actors Break Barriers Dec. 6 felt a bit like déjà-vu for one director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, whose German film “Never Look Away” landed just one of five berths in the Golden Globes foreign-language film ...

Globe-Trotting Filmmakers Find Inspiration From Homecomings

Globe-Trotting Filmmakers Find Inspiration From Homecomings You can’t go home again, goes the old saying — and for many Hollywood émigré filmmakers over the years, from Billy Wilder to Milos Forman, it has proved true. But exceptions have always endured, ...

Two Favorite Sony Pictures Classics Films This Season: ‘Never Look Away’ and ‘Stan & Ollie’

I have always loved Sony Pictures Classics. It is a brand you can trust to bring great films to the U.S. I have loved the company from the days when they were Orion Classics and we bought Us rights ...

Will Germany snatch Oscar from Mexico again? The same director could upset ‘Roma’ just like ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’

Will Germany snatch Oscar from Mexico again? The same director could upset ‘Roma’ just like ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ Mexico has never won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, but it looks like that drought is about to end thanks to “Roma,” which is a rare foreign language film that is also an Oscar contender ...

South Korea breaks the foreign-language Oscar barrier while ‘Roma’ and ‘Cold War’ expectedly make the short list

South Korea breaks the foreign-language Oscar barrier while ‘Roma’ and ‘Cold War’ expectedly make the short list The just-announced short list of nine foreign-language films vying for one of five Academy Award ballot slots offers a rich and varied swath of global cinema, ranging from Mexico’s already-lauded ...

Oscars 2019 Foreign-Language Feature Shortlist: Winners and Losers

Oscars 2019 Foreign-Language Feature Shortlist: Winners and Losers For the 2019 Oscars, 87 countries submitted eligible entries, down from 92 last year. The shortlist of nine came from the foreign-language committee: six from the general committee drawn from ...

Oscars 2019 Foreign-Language Feature Shortlist: Winners and Losers

Oscars 2019 Foreign-Language Feature Shortlist: Winners and Losers For the 2019 Oscars, 87 countries submitted eligible entries, down from 92 last year. The shortlist of nine came from the foreign-language committee: six from the general committee drawn from ...

‘Roma’ and ‘Cold War’ Lead Oscars Best Foreign Language Film Shortlist

‘Roma’ and ‘Cold War’ Lead Oscars Best Foreign Language Film Shortlist The Academy unveiled the shortlists for nine different categories on Monday, including Best Foreign Language Film, Original Song, Original Score, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Live-Action ...

‘Cold War’ Wins Big at the European Film Awards

‘Cold War’ Wins Big at the European Film Awards Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Cold War” has been named the best European film of 2018 at the European Film Awards, which were handed out on Saturday in Seville, Spain. The decade-spanning drama, which was ...

Golden Globes: ‘Cold War’ Gets Cold Shoulder In Foreign Language Race

Golden Globes: ‘Cold War’ Gets Cold Shoulder In Foreign Language Race Today’s Golden Globes nominations for the Best Foreign Language Film include some of the leading favorites with potential to be in the mix for the similar category at the Oscars like Alfonso Cuaron’s ...

Review: ‘Never Look Away’ is a Novelistic Return to Form for Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

One of the biggest challenges when making a film about a fictitious artist must be coming up with art that doesn’t make audience members question the admiration for the artist. In that sense, ...

The view from the tree by Anne-Katrin Titze

Never Look Away (Werk Ohne Autor) director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck on Martha's (Ina Weisse) marriage to the monstrous Professor Seeband (Sebastian Koch), father to Ellie (Paula Beer): "You ...

‘Never Look Away’ Review: A Sketchy Three-Hour Epic About a Brilliant Painter

‘Never Look Away’ Review: A Sketchy Three-Hour Epic About a Brilliant Painter In 2006, a 33-year-old German director named Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck took Hollywood by storm with his Oscar-winning debut, a manipulative and wantonly middle-brow spy drama about a heartless ...

Oscars: Can Promising Outliers Sneak Into The Category Of Best Foreign Language Film?

Oscars: Can Promising Outliers Sneak Into The Category Of Best Foreign Language Film? There are 87 titles vying for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award this year, in what continues to be a robust lineup of talent, with rich tales to tell from faraway lands. With a number of ...

Review: Never Look Away

by Murtada Elfadl Tense apprehension is usually how I approach 3 hour long movies. But I shouldn’t have fretted about Germany's Oscar entry Never Look Away. It was never less than totally engrossing ...

‘Never Look Away’ Film Review: ‘Lives of Others’ Director Returns With Bold Tale of Art and Love

‘Never Look Away’ Film Review: ‘Lives of Others’ Director Returns With Bold Tale of Art and Love “Never Look Away,” which had its world premiere in Venice earlier this year, might just turn the man with one of the most formidable names in the movie business, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, into ...

NYC Oscar voters fete ‘Never Look Away’ director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, who explained his big casting coups

NYC Oscar voters fete ‘Never Look Away’ director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, who explained his big casting coups Screen tests no longer mean anything to Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. For his German entry for Oscar consideration, “Never Look Away,” he chose the young actor Tom Schilling despite bad auditions. ...

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