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Sep 05 2018

Soundtracking: "45 Years"

byChris Feil

"They asked me how I knew..."

"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"by The Platters is a cinematic staple,constantly showing up in films and yet hasn't become a cliche.The song has been used for umpteen other tragic romances in film likeBlue ValentineandThe Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant,not to mention countless less narratively significant needle drops on screen.But Andrew Haigh's45 Yearsis the one that wrings it for every last drop of its sweeping grandeur and matches the scale of its emotion...

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Mar 10 2016

IFC Films Acquires Kelly Reichardt's Certain Women

Daniel Crookehere,with thenewsthat Kelly Reichardt's sixth feature film,Certain Women,has found a home at IFC Films after screening at this year's Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim but no immediate buyer.While some of her (unnamed) louder,male peers from the American indie scene of the ‘90s have gone on to beat their chests across multiplexes with Great Big Cinema,Reichardt has kept fixing nitrogenous empathy to her storytelling roots over the years and elevated them into a premiere form of living,breathing naturalism.Certain Womenstars Laura Dern,Michelle Williams,and Kristen Stewart as an intersecting triptych of Montana ladies,whose "performance style is as casually organic and democratic as in any of her more scrappily cast early projects,"according to Guy Lodge atVariety.

For longtime fans or recent converts evangelized byWendy and Lucy,Meek's Cutoff,orNight Moves,this distribution partnership is a particularly exciting one as it promises Reichardt her largest release platform to date – with no offense to sage curatorial lookouts Oscilloscope Laboratories and Cinedigm,this is a big bump in maximizing eyes on the screen and seats in the theater.IFC Films has yet to announce a specific release date but assures that it will hit theaters at the tail end of 2016.

As if upping the ante for exposure weren't enough,this putsCertain Womenin the excellent company of other,ahem,certain exemplary women from female-forward stories in the IFC Catalogue.At their poker table of daring heroines with complex agendas,you find no less than:45 Years' shatter-glass Kate Mercer holding a royal flush (which she'll soon discover is actually just an Ace high);Maria Enders and Valentine ofClouds of Sils Mariabluffing one another under the table;and the ultimate in unpredictable poker faces,Phoenix's Nelly.So welcome to the IFC Films party,Certain Women,and know going in thatTwo Days,One Night's Sandra has already paved the way in pressuring them to sacrifice a little extra dough when it comes to Oscar campaigning for a critic's favorite.But above all else,per Amelia,watch out forThe Babadook!

Jan 19 2016

Team Experience Awards ...with love to Carol,Ex Machina,Girlhood,and more

Amir here,to welcome you to the 4th annual Team Experience Awards,bestowed on the year's best in film by the Film Experience community (亚博主页you can read about us here) – sans Nathaniel,our host;you can follow his personal awardshere.In the past three installments,we honouredLeos Carax'sHoly Motors(France/Germany),Steve McQueen's12 Years a Slave(USA/UK) andJonathan Glazer'sUnder the Skin(UK/USA/Switzerland) as our Best Pictures.

Perhaps it won't surprise you that the awards below,particularly in the craft categories,are more or less dominated by a couple of films that we have all been championing throughout the year,but the usual caveats of all our team posts apply to this one as well.Though the final results might be not be shocking,there were bloodbaths in most categories with many strong contenders for each prize.The best actress category's contenders,for example,were separated by a hair,rather fittingly,given the winner and and the runner-up.

Some of these behind the scenes details are listed in the trivia section,but without further ado,here are the winners of2015's Team Experience Awards:

CarolRunner-up: Brooklyn

The LobsterRunner-up: Chevalier

foreign film,acting prizes,and craft achievementsafter the jump...

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Jan 18 2016

London Calling.Kate wants Leo to win his Oscar

The London Film Critics Circle Awards were held last night across the Atlantic as something of a calmer arthouse alternative to the multiplex-lusting Critics Choice Awards here in the States,though they did share one winner: George Miller took Best Director forMad Max Fury Road.We're trying not to think of him as the frontrunner here at TFE because it would be the most anomalous Best Director win of our lifetimes and too satisfying.Could it actually happen?

Judging on photos of the event,Kate Winslet was the main attraction of the night.

The Winners

  • FILM: Mad Max: Fury Road
  • DIRECTOR: George Miller,Mad Max: Fury Road
  • ACTRESS: Charlotte Rampling,45 Years
  • ACTOR: Tom Courtenay,45 Years
  • BRITISH/IRISH ACTRESS: Saoirse Ronan,Brooklyn
  • SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Kate Winslet,Steve Jobs
  • SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mark Rylance,Bridge of Spies
  • YOUNG BRITISH/IRISH PERFORMER: Maisie Williams,The Falling(supposedly this girls boarding school drama headlined by theGame of Thronesstar will be released in the USA by Cinedigm)
  • BRITISH/IRISH ACTOR: Tom Hardy (for multiple roles: Legend,London Road,Mad Max: Fury Road,and The Revenant)
  • SCREENWRITER: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer,Spotlight
  • TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT: Ed Lachman,for the Cinematography of Carol
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: The Look of Silence (APP亚博娱乐 )
  • DOCUMENTARY: Amy (APP亚博娱乐 )
  • BRITISH/IRISH SHORT: Stutterer,Benjamin Cleary (APP亚博娱乐 )
  • BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH/IRISH FILMMAKER (The Philip French Award): John Maclean,Slow West

A FunTitanicTakeaway
Kate Winslet,who can add the London prize to her Golden Globe this year,doesn't seem to be thinking about her own Oscar run for Steve Jobs.Perhaps she doesn't care about a second statue (and Alicia Vikander could be tough to beat -- the advantage of being a leading lady in a supporting category...*sigh*).

With the cameras shoved in her face (seriously back off reporters) Kate is justlovingon Leonardo DiCaprio inThe Revenant(it's clear where her Oscar vote is going).There are also props to her current co-star Michael Fassbender inSteve Jobsas well.

Dec 24 2015

Podcast Pt 2: Carol,45 Years,Christmas Gifts,Etc...

For the second half of the holiday podcastKatey,Joe,Nathaniel,andNick,name our favorite Christmas movies,hand out lumps of coals and Christmas gifts to our least and most favorite movie achievements.Let's jump right in!

37 minutes
00:01 Previously On...
01:00 Foreign & Docs & Shorts +Heart of a DogandWorld of Tomorrow
06:50 Our ongoingCarolobsession
11:00 Favorite X-Mas movies:Home Alone,It's a Wonderful Life,etc
19:01 Lumps of Coal & Beautiful Gifts.Plus a long tangent for Tom Courtenay & Charlotte Rampling in45 Years
30:25 Random Silliness & Goodbyes
34:00 "Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

Further Reading for Context:
Oscar Charts&Doc Finalists&Foreign Finalists
Richard Lawson's Top 10
Nathaniel's 15 Worst
Decider's 'best movies that are only tangentially about Christmas'

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post ordownload from iTunes.

Holiday Podcast Pt 2