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    Sundance hit and Cannes Official Selection ‘Fruitvale Station’ gets a new poster

    After taking Sundance by storm and getting a name change, Fruitvale Station is all set to head to the Croisette as an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival. Today, the Weinstein Company debuted a beautiful new poster that highlights the movie’s unique location and one of the central relationships. While I liked the movie coming out […] More

  • Cannes Film Festival Includes ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’, ‘Only God Forgives’, Roman Polanski, and More!

    As we all wait for the “official” announcement of the films that will be playing at this year’s prestigious Cannes Film Festival, IndieWire seems to already have the list.  They films will officially start being announced at 11:00am, but with the leaked list at hand, some exciting and head-scratching films will be making their bow. […] More

  • First Quarter Round-Up – Are There Any Oscar Contenders?

    As April has completely come out of nowhere and become fully present, I’ve updated the new Oscar Tracker to keep in mind everything that has already been released this year so far or have screened at major festivals like Sundance, SXSW, and Tribeca. There’s no super-duper “out there” contender that looks like it can go […] More

  • Oscar Circuit – 2014 Films and Minority Contenders

    It’s March!  We get started right away and over the past few weeks after the Oscar ceremony, I took some brief stabs at some categories.  Those have been tinkered with and will be reflected on the actual Oscar Prediction pages in the next couple of days.  The full listing of predicted nominees is on the […] More

  • SUNDANCE: Fruitvale (***)

    Every so often as a critic you get the opportunity to witness a film that’s so ingrained in your experience that it becomes difficult to even comprehend how you feel about the film. On one hand, Fruitvale is a rich, if slightly problematic, retelling of the day in the life of Oscar Grant, the Oakland […] More

  • The Weinsteins Acquire the Rights to Ryan Coogler’s ‘Fruitvale’

    So far, one of the biggest hits at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival has been Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale. Today The Weinstein Company has announced that they have acquired the rights to distribute the film. See the official release and read more about the film after the jump. More

  • Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer joins Indie Film ‘Fruitvale’

    Since winning a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, Octavia Spencer has been linked to many projects. She’s currently filming Diablo Cody’s directorial debut with Russell Brand, from there, she’ll film Snowpiercer and news is coming that she’s in negotiations to star in Fruitvale, an independent film about the controversial shooting of Oscar Grant. Written by debut writer/director […] More