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Review: ‘A War’ explores war’s quiet, forgotten horrors

Review: ‘A War’ explores war’s quiet, forgotten horrors

More than 14 years later and the war in Afghanistan is still going on. President Obama declared the end of U.S. military combat operations in Afghanistan in December of 2014, but 9,800 American troops and 3,200 NATO troops remain there to prop up the ineffectual Afghan Army as the longest war in U.S. history unofficially […]

Tribeca picks up North American rights to ‘Misery Loves Comedy’ at Sundance

Tribeca picks up North American rights to ‘Misery Loves Comedy’ at Sundance

Park City, UT — Tribeca’s distribution arm, Tribeca Film announced Friday it has acquired North American rights to Kevin Pollak’s directorial debut “Misery Loves Comedy.” The film premiered the same day at the Sundance Film Festival. The Heretic Films and NewAley Pictures production is written by Pollak and John Varhous, and produced by Becky Newhall, […]

TMA FilmCast #32 — Alison Frank interviews Ana Geislerova

TMA FilmCast #32 — Alison Frank interviews Ana Geislerova

Alison Frank reports from London, where Czech actress Ana Geislerova was in attendance for the screening of ‘Honeymoon’, part of the Made in Prague Festival 2014. LISTEN!

‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ tops Online Film Critics Awards

‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ tops Online Film Critics Awards

Wes Anderson’s gleeful, absurdist adventure “The Grand Budapest Hotel” took home top honors in the 2014 Online Film Critics Society Awards (of which I am a member). It also won Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography. Other big winners include Richard Linklater’s decades-in-making experiment “Boyhood,” which took home Best Director and Best Supporting Actress honors […]

’12 Years a Slave’ wins big at OFCS Awards

’12 Years a Slave’ wins big at OFCS Awards

The Online Film Critics Society proudly announces the recipients of the 17th annual OFCS awards for excellence in film. Steven McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” was the standout winner, with recognitions for Best Picture, Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Best Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender), Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o), and Best Adapted Screenplay, for John Ridley’s […]

Drinking Buddies (2013)

Drinking Buddies (2013)

With no end in sight to the glut of autobots and decepticons, board game adaptations and bloated Marvel costume parties passed off as narrative storytelling, Tinseltown could use a little more mumble in its movies.

‘Farah Goes Bang’ writer/director awarded Norah Ephron Prize at Tribeca

‘Farah Goes Bang’ writer/director awarded Norah Ephron Prize at Tribeca

NEW YORK — First-time writer/director Meera Menon (“Farah Goes Bang”) took home the inaugural Nora Ephron Prize at the 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday. Menon was selected out of eight 2013 TFF filmmakers to receive a cash prize of $25,000 for work and talent that embody the spirit and vision of Ephron. “We’re […]

‘Richard III’ to be restored in 4K

‘Richard III’ to be restored in 4K

CULVER CITY, Calif. — A few months before the bones of Richard III were discovered below a parking lot in Leicester, England, the infamous British monarch was the focal point of a very different type of reclamation project halfway around the world in Culver City, California. There, Colorworks, Sony Pictures’ digital intermediate facility, applied the […]

Focus Features picks up Jean-Marc Vallee’s ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

Focus Features picks up Jean-Marc Vallee’s ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

NEW YORK — Focus Features has picked up the domestic and Latin American distribution rights to Jean-Marc Vallée’s “Dallas Buyers Club,” Focus CEO James Schamus and Focus president Andrew Karpen said Tuesday. currently in post-production, has been acquired by Focus Features for domestic theatrical release in the second half of 2013. The company has also acquired […]

Props from ‘ParaNorman’ to be auctioned off for charity

Props from ‘ParaNorman’ to be auctioned off for charity

LOS ANGELES -– Animation buffs, movie fans, and memorabilia collectors will all have the chance to own unique hand-crafted materials from Academy Award nominee, “ParaNorman.” The internet auction is coordinated through Profiles in History, the world’s largest auctioneer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, and will begin on Friday, February 22 and will end Monday, March 4. […]

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