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May 10 2019

Nominations for the 61st Arieles Are Announced

by Jorge Molina

Award season is a misnomer.Movie awards are a year-long,worldwide affair.At the end of last month the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences (AMACC) announced its nominees for the 61st annual Ariel awards,celebrating the films of 2018.

As you undoubtedly would expect,Alfonso Cuarón's multi-celebrated,Oscar-winningRomagarnered the most nominations,with 15.It was followed byMuseo,by Alonso Ruizpalacios,andThe Good Girlsby Alejandra Márquez Abella (still awaiting US distribution),with 14 each.

You can see a full list of the nominees after the jump with a bit of trivia and commentary [UPDATED IN JULY: WE'VE ALSO NOTATED WHICH FILM WON EACH PRIZE AT THE CEREMONY.WINNERS ARE MARKED WITH A STAR]...

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Feb 17 2019

Great Moments in Kissing: "Y Tu Mama También"

We've decided to extend our 'kissing' appreciation series past Valentine's.Not that you were asking but we're having fun and it's a sexy break inbetween Oscar madness.Here's Eric Blume...

In director Alfonso Cuarón's 2001 mini-masterpieceY Tu Mama Tambien,lifelong friends Julio (Gael García Bernal) and Tenoch (Diego Luna) spend much of the movie talking about girls and sex.  And when they begin a road trip with older,sexy Luisa (Maribel Verdu),most of their focus is on her,her body,and the idea of getting her into bed.  Which makes the climax (yep,I said it) of the film so incredibly surprising:  at the end of their journey,they finally consummate their adventure in one of the cinema's best threesomes...

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Jan 30 2019

All 95 Foreign Film Nominees This Century.Oscar & Box Office Trivia!

by Nathaniel R

Roma's great competition: Shoplifters,Never Look Away,Cold War,and Capernaum

Dear readers,I've been filled with existential despair this week.I'm not sure how to continue covering the Oscars next year if the Oscars are going to drain all the art out of it by denying all the categories that make cinema,亚博主页cinema,and announcing them off air.I haven't quite formed my thoughts on this (I expect this upcoming Oscar night to be disastrous) for a complete post but while we still have the more movie-fan friendly categories to look forward to let's continue to talk about them!  We've done some research on how the foreign film category tends to fare in the US marketplace that we wanted to share.In addition to being a super high quality roster,this year's Foreign Film list has done well with audiences,too.

Both Poland'sCold Warand Japan'sShopliftershave become genuine hits and will certainly outgross the long runs of the last few years worth of most talked about foreign flicks whether or not they were Oscar nominated likeThe Square,A Fantastic Woman,Elle,The Salesman,andThe Handmaiden.In fact,in any year withoutRomaor each other in it,wouldn'tCold WarorShopliftersbe winning this category with ease ?!?

After the jump,let's take a look back atall95 nominees this century and how well they fared at the box office.Plus lots of trivia just because trivia is fun and will ward off the despair...

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Sep 14 2018

TIFF Quickies with Gael García Bernal,Paprika Steen and more...

Nathaniel R reporting from the Toronto International Film Festival

Herewith very quick notes on five new films from world cinema,some with stars you'll recognize,that deserve lengthier word counts.That said,we're a week behind with TIFF reviews so we have to crank them out somehow -- better short-takes than no takes at all!

The ever prolific Gael García Bernal continues to be a gift to world cinema.He has a small role inThe Kindergarten Teacher(which...more on later) but fully carriesMuseo,a restless gem from Mexico.The movie begins with a formative father and son memory and memorable newsreel footage of an ancient statue being hauled across Mexico as a prized museum acquisition.Years later in 1985,the son Juan Nunez (García Bernal),or "Shorty,"as his often derisive family calls him,remains obsessed with the story and robs the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City of 140 more mobile pre-Hispanic pieces...

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Aug 20 2017

Link is an Open Door

let's catch up on news stories...

Tracking BoardABC developing a live-action sitcom remake ofThe Jetsons
Vulturea tribute to the bungled non-release ofTulip Fever
Criteriona Joan Crawford double featureDaisy KenyonandSudden Fearon filmstruck
Cinema Enthusiastpolled cinephiles on the best films of 1969.Lots of opinions though it's beyond troubling thatThey Shoot Horses,Don't They?which runs laps around almost everything produced in 1969,just barely squeezes into the top ten

more after the jump including but not limited toWonder Woman 2,Obi Wan Kenobi,mother!,Frozen,andThe Conjuring.

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Aug 03 2017

More TIFF Lineups: Midnight Madness and Platform

Another day another festival announcement.TIFF keeps adding to the festival.Even though they've reduced the number of films this year it's still SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM IN EACH SECTION.Herewith the Midnight Madness and Platform choices.Let us know which ones you're most curious about!

Gael García Bernal in the French film "If You Saw His Heart"

This section of 12 films,which tends to focus on directors in early stages of their careers,is actually juried (though TIFF isn't known for awards really outside of "People's Choice"which tends to have a strong correlation to eventual Best Picture nominations at the Oscars).亚博主页

"Platform is the place to look for the distinct stamp of today's most interesting directors as they establish their reputations.
- -Cameron Bailey,TIFF's artistic director

The three-person jjury for 2017's Platform are directors Chen Kaige (China),Malgorzata Szumowska (Poland) and Wim Wenders (Germany)

Beast(UK) A troubled woman becomes involved with a suspected killer in this debut from Michael Pearce [WORLD PREMIERE]
Brad's Status(US) Screenwriter Mike White returns to the director's chair for this story about a man (Ben Stiller) comparing himself unfavorably to friends while touring colleges with his teenage son [WORLD PREMIERE]...

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