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Jul 10 2019

Links: Rip Torn,Woman in the Window,Mank,The Lion King,and more...

THRWoman in the Window,the Fox thriller starring Amy Adams as an agoraphic woman is being pushed back to 2020 for reshoots.Mark it off your Oscar lists (for now)
Coming SoonRip Torn has passed away at 88
VarietyQueen & Slim,one of the most hotly anticipated 2019 titles hoping for awards play,screened its first 12 minutes at the Essence Festival this week

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Oct 24 2016

APSA Nominations: Lion,Cold of Kalandar,and More

TheAsia Pacific Screen Awardshas announced its nominations for the film year.The organization is in its 10th year -- and we should note thatour own Glenn Dunksworks for them behind the scenes.They basically cover the whole continent so that includes Asian countries,Australia,Russia,you name it.Their definition is loose enough that it even covers films with creative teams that qualify even if the film is a co-production made elsewhere.Their nomination procedure is elaborate-- 303 films from 43 countries were in the mix this year -- andwhittled down throughout the year.The results are certainly a unique barometer of the region.

Cold of Kalandar,Turkey's Oscar submission,has 3 nominations

The nominations with commentary are after the jump...

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Sep 14 2016

More "Best Foreign Language Film"Oscar News

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Look at this cute still fromTrain Driver's Diary.That's Serbia's submission to the Foreign Language Film Oscar race which was announced yesterday.It won the audience prize at the Moscow Film Festival and tells the story of a retiring train driver training his son to take over.The old man holds an infamous record: the most accidental killings on the job.

Forty-one countries have now made their announcements official including high profile choices like Chile'sNerudawhich stars Gael García Bernal and could put the auteur Pablo Larraín in contention for yet another nomination towhatever haul his brilliantJackiepicks up.

Spain's submission ofJulieta,is even more high profile given Pedro Almodóvar's international statue...

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May 22 2016

Cannes Winners 2016

Despite what was generally regarded as one of the strongest Cannes lineup in many years,George Miller's jury wasn't having the critical consensus.At all.They didn't remotely follow the "buzz"whilst handing out their honors...

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Nov 08 2015

Interview: The Star of Philippines' Oscar Submission 'Heneral Luna' on the Subjectivity of History

Josehere.Since its release in the Philippines,historical epicHeneral Lunahas been shattering box office record after record,not only managing to break even in almost no time,but also drawing very young audiences,some of whom might have taken advantage of a half-off student discount (take note Hollywood!).The film which chronicles the campaign by General Antonio Luna to combat American invaders in the late 19th century is directed with flair by Jerrold Tarog.Thanks to its commercial and critical success not only did it open Stateside in late October,it was selected by the Philippines as their officialOscar submission.

The starJohn Arcillagives a ferocious lead performance as the titular army officer.
Arcilla is one of the Philippines' most respected actors,having made a name for himself as a star across television,stage and film.In America,he will be best known for a supporting performance inThe Bourne Legacy,and his terrific work inMetro Manila, but as shown inHeneral Lunahe can carry an entire epic on his shoulders.Despite the terrible reception that kept interrupting our phone interview,Arcilla also proved to be an incredibly insightful conversationalist,making remarks that made me wish I could sit down and talk history and politics with him for an entire afternoon.We talked about his process when playing historical characters,remembering the subjectivity of history and what an Oscar nomination might bring the film.

full interview after the jump...

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Oct 01 2015

Dear Readers,obrigado,xie xie,takk, danke!

Before Fall Film Season hits us like a ton of bricks in 3...2...1..I wanted to thank the faithful readers.Running a daily site is not even remotely easy though it may sometimes appear to be from the outside.We truly cherish those of you who tune in regularly.Especially those of you who take the time to tweet out articles,or email them to friends or share them on facebook or what not.

Your editor Nathaniel (c'est moi) has always loved globes & maps.This could account for some of our obsession withoscar's foreign film submissions each year(today was the final day for countries to submit!).Whilst pitching an ad block to a distributor recently we got lost in statistics to where the readership actually is.More...

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