Are You Ready for the Most Exciting Oscar Race in Years?

The leaves are turning. The Emmys are behind us. The crowds in Venice, Telluride, Colo., and Toronto have dispersed. Oscar season is officially here. As the industry spins out of the late-summer film ...

‘Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press’ Review: Hulk Hogan’s Gawker Trial Gets a Big, Scary Context

‘Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press’ Review: Hulk Hogan’s Gawker Trial Gets a Big, Scary Context Well, let me tell you something, brother: Hulk Hogan always goes over in the end. The result of last year’s tabloid-friendly trial between Hogan (real name Terry Bollea, as Jenny Slate kindly reminded ...

Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’ Lands Oscar-Friendly Slot via A24

Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’ Lands Oscar-Friendly Slot via A24 Awards-watchers have been wondering where Mike Mills’ dramedy “20th Century Women,” starring perennial Oscar nominee Annette Bening (“American Beauty,” “The Kids Are All Right”), would land in the ...

The 10 Best Film Scores of 2015

Far be it from me to disagree with our staff, but I would hard-pressed to name 30 films from 2015 that I would consider among the “best” of the year. The same can’t be said for film music, though. As ...

No Surprises Among Sf Film Critics 2013 Winners

San Francisco Film Critics Awards 2013: ’12 Years a Slave,’ Chiwetel Ejiofor win (photo: Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor in ’12 Years a Slave’) The 2013 San Francisco Film Critics Circle ...

Oscar 2014: Previews for the 10 Animated Short Film Contenders

A scene from Room on the BroomPhoto: Magic Light Pictures Ltd. Today the Academy announced the shortlist of ten animated short films that will be competing for nominations at the 2014 Oscars and I ...

River Phoenix's Final Movie Sets Debut

River Phoenix's Final Movie Sets Debut Miami — When actor Jonathan Pryce first received a copy of River Phoenix's last film "Dark Blood," it sat unwatched on his desk for months. He worried about how he would feel reliving Phoenix's death, ...

Johnny Depp: The Last Buccaneer

On a recent summer afternoon, Johnny Depp walks into a luxury suite at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. Oddly, he is dressed like a pirate. A faded paisley do-rag is tied around his head. Smaller ...

The Five-Year Plan: October Albums

Yes, I have too much time on my hands. Here's a new feature that was fun to put together (though quite time-consuming, which makes me worry about my ability to do this every month). I look back at ...

Pj Raval’S Extended Community

Filmmaker Pj Raval has been involved with a number of Film Independent programs, from participating in our Documentary Filmmaker Lab to serving as a juror for the Spirit Awards and screening his work ...

Tribeca Winners: War Witch, Lucy Mulloy

Rachel Mwanza, War Witch Tribeca 2012 Politics Nation: Una Noche Movie World Narrative Competition Categories The jurors for the 2012 World Narrative Competition were Patricia Clarkson, Dakota ...

Tribeca Film Festival: 'War Witch,' 'Una Noche' take home top prizes

Tribeca Film Festival: 'War Witch,' 'Una Noche' take home top prizes War Witch, a Canadian-made film about a young girl who escapes from the African rebels who forced her to be a child soldier, was named Best Narrative Feature at the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival. ...

Tribeca Honors Controversial Cuban Movie

Tribeca Honors Controversial Cuban Movie The Tribeca Film Festival awards ceremony took place on Thursday, and the controversial Cuban film "Una Noche" turned out to be the toast of the town. Though "War Witch" won the award for Best ...

Zero Charisma Trailer

Zero Charisma Trailer Magic Stone Productions has released the trailer for Zero Charisma, a new indie comedy which starts production April 2 in Austin, Texas. Take a look at the early teaser for this indie comedy, then ...

This week's cultural highlights: Feist and Anne Boleyn

Our critics' picks of this week's openings, plus your last chance to see and what to book now • Which cultural events are in your diary this week? Tell us in the comments below Opening this ...

Salman Rushdie And Michael Stipe To Host Charity Book Fair

March 21 will see The Lunchbox Fund hold its annual Book Fair and auction – hosted by Salman Rushdie and Michael Stipe – at the Piedmonte Room, Del Posto. As well as the chance to enjoy cocktails, ...

Filmmaker Launches Curated Kickstarter Page

With thanks to the good folks at Kickstarter, today we debut our curated page on the crowdfunding platform. At Filmmaker Magazine on Kickstarter you’ll always find a half dozen or so projects that we ...

River Phoenix's final film, Dark Blood, to be released next year

Director George Sluizer says re-edited version will be finished in 2012 and Joaquin Phoenix may fill in for late brother Eighteen years after River Phoenix's death, the director of his last movie has ...

Slacker 2011: Pj Raval Does It Guerilla Style

In celebration of Slacker's 20th anniversary, local filmmakers are re-creating scenes from the Richard Linklater movie for Slacker 2011, a fundraising project benefitting the Texas Filmmakers ...

Kyle Henry On Attending Cannes… And Skipping His Film

I ran into filmmaker — and Filmmaker “25 New Face” — Kyle Henry at the American Pavilion in Cannes, and I was startled to learn that he was attending the festival… but skipping his screening. He ...

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