Focus Features has acquired the U.S. rights to The Place Beyond the Pines, the new drama from director Derek Cianfrance, starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, and Eva Mendes. Focus CEO James Schamus and president Andrew Karpen made the announcement today at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the movie is having its world premiere.
Focus acquired the rights from Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (SKE), which financed the movie… Continue reading TIFF: Focus Acquires US Rights to The Place Beyond the Pines
Review in a Hurry: Leonardo DiCaprio wears a lot of old age makeup in Clint Eastwood‘s biopic about the man who ran the FBI for 48 years…and was rumored to be gay. The look feels genuine, the performances (if you can get past the bad makeup) are solid… Continue reading Movie Review: J. Edgar Really Should Have Been the Focus of a More In-Depth Investigation
With this year’s edition of the Telluride, Venice, and Toronto film festivals all in the books, the next round of major fall events gets underway on Thursday when Fantastic Fest opens in Austin, Texas.
True, it’s unlikely that The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), which opens Fantastic Fest, will suddenly become an awards contender. But it’s good to keep in mind that, in… Continue reading Fest Focus: Genre Rules, New York Gala Parade, and More Fall Festivals
In this month’s column, we look at three events that kick off the fall festival season. How do they impact what we’ll be seeing in our theaters in the next few months — and at the Academy Awards next year?
Toronto International Film Festival
Who: The festival has always been proud of its reputation as a festival for local audiences… Continue reading Fest Focus: Toronto, Telluride, and Venice -- A Primer
Specialty Film Researcher Jeremy Juuso explains why filmmakers shouldn't compromise their vision in favor of attempting to appeal to a broader set of moviegoers.