WATCH: Naughty Sundance Teaser Trailer for ‘BRAHMAN NAMAN’

WATCH: Naughty Sundance Teaser Trailer for ‘BRAHMAN NAMAN’

Check out the perfectly naughty teaser trailer for BRAHMAN NAMAN!  It’s the 1980s and Naman (Shashank Arora, star of Cannes hit TITLI) is a know-it-all nerd driven by the whims of his raging hormones. Heading up Bangalore University’s team of bespectacled misfits (best friends Ajay and Ramu), the trio of lusty intellectuals spend the majority of their […]

Sundance Preview: Kim A. Snyder’s Haunting NEWTOWN Has World Premiere in U.S. Documentary Competition

Sundance Preview: Kim A. Snyder’s Haunting NEWTOWN Has World Premiere in U.S. Documentary Competition

NEWTOWN Kim Snyder’s Powerful Witness to A Small Town in the Aftermath of Unthinkable Violence Has World Premiere at Fest   There are no easy answers in Kim A. Snyder’s searing new documentary NEWTOWN – no words of compassion or reassurance that can bring back the 20 children and six educators who lost their lives […]

SUNDANCE Preview: Felix van Groeningen’s Boisterous BELGICA, Opening Night Film of World Narrative Competition

SUNDANCE Preview: Felix van Groeningen’s Boisterous BELGICA, Opening Night Film of World Narrative Competition

BELGICA The Musically Propelled Rise and Fall of One Glorious Nightclub By Academy Award-Nominated Felix van Groeningen Is Opening Night Film of the World Dramatic Competition   A propulsive, music-driven tale of the rise and fall of the glorious life of an incredible (albeit ficticious) nightclub, BELGICA – directed by Academy Award® nominee Felix van Groeningen […]

Film Review #3: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (★★★½)

Film Review #3: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (★★★½)

I had my reservations before watching director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s adaptation of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. No, not because I’ve read the novel (a rare exception), but because it hewed a bit too much to that other “girl with cancer” movie that came out last year, The Fault in Our Stars aka the […]

Awards Profile: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Awards Profile: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Welcome to the 2015 Awards Profiles series.  For the next two months, every day (except for Saturday), we will bring you a run down of a future 2015 film that we see as a potential awards vehicle for next year’s Academy Awards.  This is all speculative since with just about all these films, we haven’t […]

Sundance Acquisition: Tribeca Film picks up ‘Misery Loves Comedy’

Sundance Acquisition: Tribeca Film picks up ‘Misery Loves Comedy’

Park City, UT – (January 23, 2015) – Tribeca Film announced today it is acquiring North American rights to Kevin Pollak’s directorial debut Misery Loves Comedy, which world premieres today at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film, a Heretic Films and NewAley Pictures production, is written by Pollak and John Varhous, and produced by […]

No Question About It! ‘Whiplash’ Will Compete in Original Screenplay

No Question About It! ‘Whiplash’ Will Compete in Original Screenplay

Venturing on as we continue to clear up all the burning questions that surround certain films in the Oscar race, we’ve received another exclusive confirmation today.    Just the other day we found that Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel will compete in Original Screenplay.  Following just 24 hours later, we exclusively brought you the […]

Official Poster and Clip of Shailene Woodley in ‘White Bird in a Blizzard

Official Poster and Clip of Shailene Woodley in ‘White Bird in a Blizzard

Magnolia Pictures will release WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD OnDemand September 25, 2014 and in theaters October 24, 2014. Written and directed by Gregg Araki Based on the novel by Laura Kasischke Starring Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Shiloh Fernandez, Gabourey Sidibe, Thomas Jane, Dale Dickey, Mark Indelicato Sheryl Lee and Angela Bassett Kat […]

Watch the First Trailer for ‘Dear White People’

Watch the First Trailer for ‘Dear White People’

Written and Directed by Justin Simien, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE stars Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P. Bell, Kyle Gallner, Malcolm Barrett, Brittany Curran, Marque Richardson, and Dennis Haysbert.  The trailer showcases the song “Sleeping at Night,” courtesy of recording artist Caught a Ghost, featuring the film’s co-star Tessa Thompson. DEAR WHITE PEOPLE will […]

Under the Circuit: Brendan Gleeson

Under the Circuit: Brendan Gleeson

Will Brendan Gleeson ever strike gold with an Oscar nomination?

First Trailer for ‘Hellion’ with Aaron Paul Hits

First Trailer for ‘Hellion’ with Aaron Paul Hits

One of the more interesting titles to have played at the most recent Sundance Film Festival, Hellion is a film that I’ve been keeping an eye on, as it offers up a juicy performance for Aaron Paul to sink his teeth into. Paul plays a father trying to raise his two boys, and if he […]

Awards Profile: Whiplash

Awards Profile: Whiplash

Directed by: Damien Chazelle Written by: Damien Chazelle Cast: Miles Teller, J. K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Austin Stowell, Jayson Blair, Kavita Patil Synopsis: A young jazz drummer strives for greatness under the tutelage of an aggressive instructor in one of the best music schools in the country. Why it might succeed: If you had […]

‘Whiplash’ is among the latest additions to the Cannes lineup

‘Whiplash’ is among the latest additions to the Cannes lineup

There were very few films out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival that I wish I could have seen more than Damien Chazelle‘s Whiplash. Besides apparently having nomination worthy performances from Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons, it just seems like the sort of movie that I’m really going to enjoy. Well, I’m still not able to […]

Check Out the First Trailer for Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’

Check Out the First Trailer for Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’

Oh boy, do I want to just block out three hours of my life right now and watch what Richard Linklater achieved with Boyhood. We all know the extraordinary way in which he shot the film, but now that the very first trailer has dropped, you really can appreciate how beautifully it all came together. […]

IFC Films picks up ‘Camp X-Ray’ starring Kristen Stewart

IFC Films picks up ‘Camp X-Ray’ starring Kristen Stewart

Though it debuted to somewhat mixed reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, Camp X-Ray was one of the more anticipated films to screen in Park City. Starring Kristen Stewart as a prison guard at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, it’s the sort of baity role that could garner her awards attention if everything breaks right. Well, […]

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